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IMMORTAL HOPE
by Claire Ashgrove

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Sensuality: HOT

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This unique and captivating first tale in Ashgrove’s Curse of the Templars series tells the story of Templar Knight Merrick, and how his curse keeps him on a dangerous journey to protect mankind from the very thing that will most likely damn his soul. The story is well researched, with interesting characters, and you’ll be sucked into the novel within the first chapter. Historical factoids blended with paranormal romance makes for an exciting combination.

Knight of the Templar Merrick du Loire, driven by an ancient curse, discovers a history professor with the key to everything he needs: a scroll marking her as a seraph.

Anne MacPherson has six weeks to complete her thesis on the Knights Templar. She also has the ability to heal a fallen knight, and Merrick must help her fulfill her destiny. Igniting in him a hope he thought long gone, Anne and Merrick discover a love that comes with an ultimate price. (TOR, Jan., 368 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Terri Dukes

Publisher: TOR

Published: January 2012

Reader Rating

4 Stars

Average Rating: 4 Stars
(2 ratings)

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LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Immortal Hope

Submitted by MichelleLOlson on October 5, 2012 - 12:31pm.

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson:

My first comments upon finishing this book were: "Incredible find!
A HUGE thank you to Claire for reaching out to me, sending me the ARC of Immortal Surrender & prompting me to buy and read Immortal Hope. A sassy heroine, super sexy alpha males, incredible Knights Templar history with a fresh & unique preternatural spin, smoldering romance, and plenty of action. Loved it."

O.K, now let's break that down...

Anne, our heroine, is a sassy history professor immersing herself in the task of finishing her thesis on the Knights Templar. Ironically, she ends up meeting a real-life Knight of the Order, and throws herself at the chance to get first hand accountings and validation for her hypotheses. The problem, there's more to Anne than meets the eye, and the Order has no plans to simply let her use them and then leave.

Merrick, our hero, is an honest to goodness Templar Knight. An immortal cursed back during the Crusades for uncovering relics they had no business finding. With the help of his `brothers', it's Merrick's duty to fight the evil that exists in the world as well as fight the darkness within himself. He has sworn an oath to serve forever, or until 1 of 2 things happens - 1) He finds his seraph, that one woman meant exclusively for him and who can save his soul, or 2) He succumbs to the darkness and becomes part of the evil himself.

Anne and Merrick's journey to their HEA was not an easy one. It was heart wrenching, utterly frustrating, fascinating and beautifully romantic all in one.

Immortal Hope is action packed from start to finish, and there were plenty of twists and turns to keep me wanting more and even trying to think further ahead in the series to guess what might happen next and to whom.

I'm thoroughly captivated by Immortal Hope and the CURSE OF THE TEMPLARS series and I cannot wait to dig into Immortal Surrender.

LITERAL ADDICTION gives Immortal Hope 4 Skulls and would recommend it to any paranormal romance fan who wants something different to sink their teeth into.