Series: The Curse of the Templars #4
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Independent on 24 January 2014
Reading Challenges: 2014 TBR Pile Reading Challenge
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Templar Knight, Caradoc of Asterleigh, is given the job of acquiring a necklace that contains Christ’s tears at an auction in Sicily. It ought to be relatively straightforward but Isabella, the woman he loved (and abandoned) turns up with the same purpose. When he realises that she is his seraph, he tries to atone for his past behaviour. She has no time for romance though as she is being blackmailed by the dark Lord Azazel.
I liked this book but didn’t love as much as the others. I didn’t connect with the two lead characters as much as they were so unwilling to compromise. Isabella couldn’t get past Caradoc leaving her and Caradoc wouldn’t believe what Isabella eventually told him about her child. Neither really tried to see things from the other’s point of view or even rely on each other when things got dangerous. There were a few sweet moments when they connected which were great but unfortunately there weren’t enough of them as they were both so determined to keep their secrets bottled up.
I enjoyed finding out what the other Templar Knights were up to and how we seem to be moving even closer to the big showdown with Azazel. A solid entry in the series but not the best.