I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
by Claire Ashgrove
Released: January 3, 2012
Series: The Curse of the Templars #1
Published by Tor Books
Although there were somethings that I found I didn’t like about this book, over all I feel like I have discovered hidden treasure! I loved the idea of this book and the Templer knights, I found it a little strange at first that a sect of supposedly chaste knights found their salvation by joining with a woman, but I soon got over it and enjoyed reading the story.
First of all I am going to let loose the little rant about what I didn’t like out my system. In a word, communication, or in this case the lack of it! I found Anne’s insistence of NOT telling Merrick that they were to be paired very annoying, especially when she saw the amount of pain and shame it caused him to be lusting after a woman he thought belonged to one of his brothers. And then no one telling Anne the consequences of her not matching her mark also frustrated me! Why, oh why, can people in romance novels not bloody well talk to one another?! Drives me insane!
Phew, rant over! Now back to what I did like, the knights themselves were great, especially Merrick’s friends and I really hope that they all get a book, you can really feel the camaraderie between the Templers. This book also had angels, and I liked the way they were depicted as generals, a different archangel in charge of different groups of Templers, I also liked that it didn’t shy away from Christian religion, they mentioned God and the angels as his messengers.
Despite my little annoyance with Anne and Merrick (as detailed above!) their romance was good, you could see they had chemistry, but also that they grew to care about each other. As for the hotness content, it was hawt, but also a little sweet to.
I thought this was a great read and I will definitely be reading the next one when it comes out.
*ARC provided by author
Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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