Review: Immortal Hope (The Curse of the Templars Book 1)
Author: Claire Ashgrove
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Templar knights defied the archangels and unearthed the copper scroll, revealing the gates to hell. Cursed for their forbidden act, they forever roam the earth protecting mankind from evil. But darkness stalks them, and battles they fight bring them ever-closer to eternal damnation. One promise remains to give them salvation – the return of the seraphs.
Embittered by his purpose, Merrick du Loire must honor an ancient pact and bring peace to his cousin’s soul. When he stumbles upon history professor Anne MacPherson, he discovers she possesses a sacred artifact that marks her as a seraph. Duty demands he set aside his personal quest and locate the knight she’s fated to heal. As he struggles with conflicting oaths, Anne arouses buried hope and sparks forbidden desire that challenges everything he’s sworn to uphold.
Anne has six weeks to complete her thesis on the Knights Templar. When Merrick takes her to the Templar stronghold, he presents her with all she needs—and awakens a soul-deep ache, he alone can soothe. Yet loving Merrick comes with a price. If she admits she's destined for him, her gift of foresight predicts his death.
Immortal Hope had me hooked from page one all the way to the end. Riveting and intriguing twist on the Templar knights Claire Ashgrove has a new fan. I loved the detail to the history of the Templar and the chemistry between Anne and Merrick. You could almost feel Merrick’s frustration at his attraction to Anne whom he thought was meant for one of the other men. Then there is Anne who can see what is going to happen but yet she still wants Merrick she just has to make sure he doesn’t find out the truth of which man she truly belongs to. I am anxiously awaiting the next installment in this series and they have a reserved spot on the keeper shelf.
Annette gives this book