THE BLURB: Meet the four horsemen: Michael, Gabrielle, Uriel and Raphael. For centuries their job has been to guard the gates of hell, making sure they never open. Without the keys, there was never any real threat. That’s about to change. There are rumours on the horizon that demon followers unearthed scrolls that explain exactly how to find the lost keys. This new battle is a race to see which side locates them first.
Michael couldn’t care less about the love story behind how and why the world was created. In fact, nothing matters to him other than keeping the gates to hell closed. If one of the lost keys ever fell into the wrong hands, all humanity would be doomed. He’s not going to let that happen – at any cost.
Tara’s life is nothing short of a disaster. She’s managed to flunk out of college with about the same amount of dignity as every relationship she’s been in. The only constant in her life has been her love for flowers. When she’s attacked at work, a stranger comes to her aid. Michael might be good-looking, but he’s also arrogant, bossy and crazy. He’s also her only chance to figure out who attacked her and why. Should she follow her heart and trust him – or listen to her head and run?
4.5 Stars: Historical supernatural is not my go-to genre, however, I read the blurb and found myself intrigued by the prospect of a modern twist on creation, certainly intriguing enough to find out more.
I have to say, I really enjoyed this story. Sweetly romantic, the often humorous dialogue was fun and felt very natural, the characters were very likeable, and I get the feeling this could be a great series.
My only criticism would be that it felt a little rushed. To me, it felt a little short, or maybe I was just too engrossed, but I thoroughly enjoyed this story and although this is my first read of C.A. King’s novels, it won’t be my last.
Looking forward to the next in the Four Horsemen series. Well done!