It was bad enough that Alex had flaunted his life choices in front of his family, but when he’d left them high and dry, with barely a word? That was unforgivable. Not that Rob had any intention of forgiving Alex for what he’d done. Not when Alex had deserted him when Rob had needed him the most.
Because your behavior back then just screamed ‘I need you, please don’t leave’?
A relics expert with a nose for mystery is torn between her sexy billionaire boss and her hot bodyguard. Each would die to save her...and win her heart.
Kendall Morgan puts her sixth sense back to work in the second book of the Relic Seekers series, divining the history and location of ancient relics. Her boss, the gorgeous billionaire Nathan Larraby, sends her to Italy to safeguard a priceless treasure belonging to the Protettori, an ancient order of monks who guard four powerful relics that Nathan believes may be the cure for his dark curse. He also sends brooding mercenary Jake Stone to watch Kendall’s back—although her back isn’t all Jake has his eye on.
Nathan joins them, and all three tumble into a labyrinth of defenses created by the monks to protect their treasures, including the Fountain of Youth. They find themselves in England on the trail of the legendary King Arthur, who along with the Reaper, seems mysteriously connected to the Protettori. Sparks fly and bonds are tested as Kendall and Nathan’s pasts are revealed and Jake’s becomes even more mysterious. The trio must stay one step ahead of the mysterious Reaper if they want to survive.
Fountain of Secrets twists and turns through the shadows of myth and reality as Kendall races to uncover the Protettori’s secrets and fight her growing attraction to her boss and her bodyguard.
This is the second book in The Relic Seekers series. I loved it!
Kendall Morgan is a wonderful character. However, I sometimes wanted to shake some sense into her. She works for a billionaire as a relic finder. She has a special gift that allows her to track down, as well as know things about, the artifacts she procures for her boss. When her boss, Nathan Larraby, hires her to locate four powerful relics, little does she realise the danger she will face. Not just from Nathan's reclusive nemesis known only by the name of Reaper (as in Grim), who is also after the artifacts, but from her attraction to her co-worker, Jake Stone.
This is an urban fantasy romance with a twist. I started reading the story and was instantly hooked. The story is told through the view points of Kendall and Jake for the most part, but as it progressed, other characters, namely Nathan, also has his say.
I found myself on a roller coaster of emotion as the story unfolded. I enjoyed getting to know the characters better and we are introduced to quite a few new ones.
This story sees the trio thrown into danger as they uncover more secrets from the secretive Protettori, and unravel the secrets hidden in their own pasts. It continues from the end of book one. Jake and Kendall grow closer together and consummate their attraction, and Nathan finds out that the changes he is experiencing is linked to an event in his past. They also uncover a mysterious connection between the Protettori, King Arthur, and the fountain of youth. This sees them travelling from Italy to England in an attempt to find the lost fountain of youth, fabled to give anyone who drinks from it not an immortal life but a longer one. The mystery and suspense kept me reading until I'd finished the book. However, I was a little disappointed that the relationship between the three didn't develop as much as I thought it could have. There is definite chemistry between the three; Jake and Nathan not so much, but they both have feelings for Kendall. I could see the potential for a threesome, but the author seems to have shied away from this aspect. Perhaps they will get together in the third book? I guess I'll just have to read it and see. The book ends in a cliffhanger and I am now looking forward to reading The Lost Chalice as soon as possible.
Anita Clenney has written an intriguing paranormal romance full of action and adventure. I love her fast paced writing style and the flow is wonderful. I would definitely consider reading more books by this author in the future, and there is a high probability that I would add her to my favourite authors list too.
Due to the above mentioned scenes of a sexual nature (which are not explicit), as well as some violence, I do not recommend this book to young readers. However, I highly recommend this book if you love paranormal/supernatural romances/romantic suspense/urban fantasy/action/adventure or myths and/or legends genres. - Lynn Worton
Christine Hart has done a very good job with this book. She easily slips between the past and present and brings the details of the story to light very well. To me this book is geared towards mid to late teens and young adults, but I enjoyed it myself. There are some part of the book that are not appropriate for younger teens in my opinion. I do feel the Katelyn's character should of been older. I don't know many 11 year olds who are quite as advanced as her character.
In the book 11 year old Katelyn is psychic. She hears voices from the past, has vivid dreams in which she is a different person and now she is writing in her diary in someone else's language, handwriting and feelings. As she tries to prove this is really happening as she says her mother decids she has mental health problems and puts her into an institution.
Katelyn decides to do do research to prove this is real and that Akasha was real, as was her plight. Akasha is the person who is taking over her body and writing in the diary. She leaves notes in the diary of her thoughts and feelings. Her loneliness, her sorrow, and her pain. We see how her life ended up after stowing away on the SS Komagata Maru in her boyfriend Sanjay's trunk to come to Canada and start a life together. When they get to Canada and the ship and passengers are turned away the trunk she is hidden in is thrown overboard. Akasha is finally able to escape the trunk and make it to shore. She finds out the passengers of the ship were not allowed to disembark she is left all alone, with no money, no clothing, and no idea of how to survive or return home. She has to figure out a way to survive.
I love the history aspect of the book, and that true events were woven into the story. I have personally never heard of the SS Komagata Maru. The ship carrying 376 passengers from Punjab, British India was turned away from docking in Canada in 1914. This was part of the exclusion laws in Canada and the United States were used to exclude immigrants of Asian origin in the early 20th century. Yep I looked it up. Even though I saw nothing about anyone with Akasha's plight it was still a great history lesson.
I received this book from the Author and Goddess Fish Promotions to read and review.