Malory Price accepts an invitation to Warriors Peak, an old mansion. Even though no one she knows received the invite, she is on the verge of losing her job because she told the boss’s trophy wife what she thinks of her and her bank balance looks ridiculous, she decides to go.
She meets the only other people who received invitations, Dana and Zoe at the Peak. Their hosts, Rowena and Pitte, ask them to embark on a journey – each of them will need to find a key. It sounds very simple and very rewarding – even if they don’t succeed they get 25 000 US Dollars for the effort. After a short debate they all agree- it would seem they are all mysteriously in the danger of losing their jobs.
Malory meets Michael Flynn Hennessey when his dog knocks her over. He apologizes and she leaves in a huff, only to realise that he is Dana’s step brother.
Mal starts searching for her key and realizes that the she and her two new friends are searching for keys that will unlock a box that holds three gods’ souls. As they continue searching, she must face her sudden and startling love for Flynn and focus on the task at hand, which includes not getting hurt by Kane, the sorcerer who had captured the souls in the first place.
Will Mal find her key in time? Will Flynn make peace with Mal’s declaration that she loves him and reciprocate her feelings?
It is honestly not a bad book if you can look past the ridiculousness of the plot. I’ve read better and worse by the author, which means this book floats somewhere in the middle. The trilogy/quartet setup is often used by Nora Roberts (Three Sisters, the Calhoun series, The Bridal Quartet series, The Chesapeake Blue series, The Quinn legacy, the Calhoun’s, etc.) and works well most of the time.
I enjoyed Malory as a character – she keeps herself together, is sure of who she is, has no problem going after she wants and isn’t afraid to speak her mind. Flynn was enjoyable and not overly manman which always scores points.
Have you read it? What did you think?