Book Review: Immortal Surrender by: Claire Ashgrove

Rating: 4/5

Publisher: Tor Books

Publish Date: September 25, 2012

Origins: From Publisher for Review

Format: Mass Market Paperback

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Synopsis: Farran de Clare, loyal member of the cursed Knights Templar, wants nothing to do with predestined mates. Even the Almighty won’t turn him into a fool again—he’d rather sacrifice his soul. Yet in the scientist Noelle Keane, a devout atheist, Farran meets the seraph designed for him.

Ordered by the archangel Gabriel to protect Noelle, the possessor of a sacred relic that could give Azazel incredible power, Farran swears to do his duty—but in name only. Fighting an attraction that grows with each day, he’s determined that he’ll never pledge himself to her.

As they war over her future, their mutual passion ignites a conflict far more damning. But before Noelle will agree to eternity with him, she demands the ultimate sacrifice – his heart.

Review: Farran de Clare thinks the search for the seraphs who could save the Templars’ souls from Azazel is a waste of time – at least for himself. He’s happy enough to let the darkness take him and have one of his Templar brothers kill him than bind himself to a woman again. The Archangel Gabriel has assigned him to protect Dr. Noelle Keane, a scientist working with the Shroud of Turin. Yet when he finds out Noelle is his seraph, he wants to take the oath and have nothing else to do with her. Best laid plans oft go awry as Farran soon will find out…

‘Immortal Surrender’ is a good addition to “The Curse of the Templars” series. I find it’s best to have read ‘Immortal Hope’ prior to reading this book to give you all the background information. I liked Farran’s gruff demeanor and unpolished ways. I wasn't sure how to picture Noelle because she said she felt unattractive and had struggled in her relationships with men, but Farran found her to be perfect. I liked the relationship between Farran and Noelle, difficult yet deep. I especially enjoyed how Ms. Ashgrove wrote Noelle as an atheist, which made convincing her of the truth even more of a challenge than in the previous book. I’m appreciating where Ms. Ashgrove is taking her readers and I look forward to see what she has in store for the rest of the Templars.

The Curse of the Templars series: Immortal Hope (1), Immortal Surrender (2), Immortal Trust (3)


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