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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.
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Ashgrove follows Immortal Hope with a straightforward supernatural romance. Farran de Clare, born to a wealthy Norman family in 1102, is a member of the cursed band of Knights Templar. Having lived through all the centuries into modernity, he still fears eternal damnation at the hands of the demon Azazel and hopes against odds for redemption by the seraph that has been foretold for him. So why does the man speak in the "'twould," "nay," and "mayhap" diction of a nebulously medieval British peasant? It's one of the many world-building anomalies that dog Ashgrove's series. This adventure centers on the Sudarium of Oviedo like the Shroud of Turin, only real. Noelle Keane, a confirmed atheist, is the scientist who authenticates the relic, becoming hell's target first as the one in possession of it, then as Farran's unwilling seraph. The action is fast and violent, occasionally crossing into horror or eroticism as circumstances dictate. For those willing to forgive oxymorons like "overthrow the Almighty," Ashgrove's serviceable prose and breakneck pacing provide an enjoyable bit of tempestuous escapism.