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Two Weeks To Life is the fourth book in the Soulmates series, and I think my favorite, so far. Carl Bellwin is a 30-year detective—dedicated to the job—spending his entire career wrapped up, day after day, solving cases—so after a couple failed relationships, it's an easy decision to close that part of his life off until after retirement.
Taking the weekend to attend his nephew's wedding, however, starts the beginning and the end for Carl.
Meeting Elijah Quinta, the innkeeper and owner of The Bliss Inn where Carl is staying, not only opens his eyes to a man who has worked just as hard as Carl—and dedicated his life to his own dreams and aspirations—but also shows Carl how much he's missing and has no one to share it with.
Elijah and Carl have an immediate attraction with strong chemistry and Carl wastes no time in wanting to explore their time together—especially—since he will only be there for a couple days. Carl demonstrates his Dom nature asking Elijah to trust him which was asking a lot, I thought, for their first encounter. Elijah is friends with Carl's family so being at the wedding gives them more time together and more time to try different things.
Once the wedding is over and life returns to normal, Carl focuses on solving the case he's been working on, but he and Elijah continue to talk by phone. The more they talk—the more ugliness he witnesses at work—Carl realizes he may be a lot closer to leaving it behind and starting a new life with the man that he can't stop thinking about.
Two Weeks To Life is an enjoyable story that focuses—equally—on the investigation and Carl spending time with Elijah. There are several secondary characters that bring quite a few smiles to the story, and I can see a couple of them getting their own story in the future.
While I enjoy the Soulmates series, there are issues that pull me out of the story. There are timeline discrepancies with Carl and his nephew—depending on who's telling the story when they have "The Talk"— "camping or pizza" and another area —the name was wrong...Erek instead of Elijah. The changing pov's is very confusing, for me, but I'm now more familiar with the author's writing as this is the fourth book. I still enjoyed the overall story and would love to see a follow-up about Carl and Elijah in the future.