On the outside, Mayr seems to have it all: a successful career as Head of the Guard for a prominent politician, family and friends who adore him, and the attention of beautiful women. But appearances are a good way to bury secrets, including the fact that while Mayr is a romantic at heart, searching for the one person to share his life with, his lovers keep leaving him.
When his last girlfriend takes him back and suggests an intimate night with Tash, one of her lovers, Mayr reluctantly agrees. The last thing he expects is to fall hard for Tash, who is nothing like Mayr’s previous lovers—and about to undertake the Uldana Trials. If Tash fails, he’ll likely die. If he succeeds, he must give up Mayr, and become the latest to leave Mayr standing alone with a broken heart.
Four is the second book in the author’s The Republic Series and it focuses on Mayr and his inability to maintain a long term relationship. Until he is introduced to Tash. Having read the first book in this series, I knew what to expect from the author. Unlike the first book, little detail was paid to the surrounding suspense and drama going on within the Kingdom. Mayr is the head of the guard and his partners always leave him. He is excited when his former girlfriend introduces him to Tash, asking him to participate in a night of passion between the three. While Mayr is initially excited to get back together with his ex, he eventually realizes it is not she who he has feelings for, but Tash. A man. A man of god.
I found the story well done. Mayr was a character that intrigued me in the first book, so I’m glad the author wrote this story about him. He and Tash were the sole focus within the story, with glimpses of previous characters from the first book of the series (YAY!). Their relationship, feelings, and attraction were well written and kept me interested in the story. The angst and conflict (the Uldana Trials) helped to keep me intrigued and wanting their pairing to continue. However, I do wish more was done to keep building the series. I’m not as anxious to read the next book as I was for this one.
Overall, this is a good book with a well written story.