This book was a mixed read for me. It was almost like the plot had the potential to be a very good story but it kept missing its aim. Isabella Fairmont is a child of an unacceptable union of too much passion. She has vowed to marry a practical staid individual so that she can have a constant relationship. Unbeknownst to her, she is being watched by Jude Shelton, Earl of Black. The Earl’s duty like his forefathers is to protect ancient relics as a member of the Brethren Guardians.
For me, I think the problem is that I don’t particularly like stories that rely heavily on relics especially when it is not clear to me what exactly is going on. They had a lot of events happening but no tying up of loose ends—maybe because there are more sequels planned to this book. It was obvious that this is not a standalone book. Her cousin, Lucy, with her own agenda to contact dead people was introduced in the book. She just added more unknowns to the equation with her unexplained antics.
The romance between Isabella and Jude was interesting enough for me to give this book a tepid endorsement with hopes that future books will tie up all of the loose ends in a satisfactory manner.