It’s only the end of the world …
Nathan’s job for the past three thousand years has been to clean up supernatural messes. Jaded, ruthlessly effective and selfless, he’s seen it all and can handle anything – demons, homicidal angels, even bad bosses.
His latest challenge: A creature named Shadowman is seeking out the three keys it believes will open portals between earth and hell. Nathan must eliminate the human host guiding Shadowman to the keys. Except Nathan isn’t expecting the woman anchoring Shadowman to the human world to be beautiful, witty, innocent and completely unaware of the creature manipulating her. Worse, she makes him feel alive for the first time in his long existence, and he haphazardly discovers she’s meant to become the love of his life.
Life becomes more complicated when Nathan helps rescue one of the key holders, a deaf girl charged with protecting the secret of who Shadowman really is: the first of four demons headed to the human world, intent on bringing about the Apocalypse. They will succeed, unless Nathan kills the woman he loves, and sends the demon back to Hell.
This book caught me off guard because I don’t think that I was completely sure of what I was going to be reading. But I can say that after I started reading, I did end up enjoying the story quite a bit and didn’t want to stop reading it until the end.
With that being said, while I did enjoy the story, it will not be going on my “read again” list. But I would be interested in reading the next book in the series because there was something about this book that made me interested.
I enjoyed the characters in the story a fair amount. I did enjoy how the story wasn’t always completely serious, there were times when I couldn’t stop laughing because of what was said. The main thing that was confusing to me at times was there was a lot happening during the story and if you stopped reading for any reason, it took a bit to get back into the story.
I have only read a couple of Ms. Ford’s books in the past, but I do have to say that I enjoy how different they are compared to what is out there now. I will be sure to look into other books by her in the future!