Nov 20, 2013

{Review} of Fountain of Secrets by Anita Clenney

Fountain of Secrets by Anita Clenney
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

GENRE: Romance
THEME: Paranormal, Mystery

She's a human bloodhound with a nose for relics, torn between her sexy billionaire boss and her hot bodyguard. Each would die to save her and to win her heart.

Kendall Morgan puts her sixth sense back to work in the second book of the Relic Seekers series, divining the history and location of ancient relics. Her boss, the gorgeous billionaire Nathan Larraby, sends her to Italy to safeguard a priceless treasure belonging to the Protettori, an ancient order of monks who guard four powerful relics that Nathan believes may be the cure for his dark curse. He also sends brooding mercenary Jake Stone to watch Kendall’s back—although her back isn’t all Jake has his eye on.

Nathan joins them, and all three tumble into a labyrinth of defenses created by the monks to protect their treasures, including the Fountain of Youth. They find themselves in England on the trail of the legendary King Arthur, who along with the Reaper, seems mysteriously connected to the Protettori.

Sparks fly and bonds are tested as Kendall and Nathan’s pasts are revealed and Jake’s becomes even more of a mystery. The trio must stay one step ahead of the Reaper if they want to survive.
Fountain of Secrets twists and turns through the shadows of myth and reality as Kendall races to uncover the Protettori’s secrets and fight her growing attraction to her boss and her bodyguard.


Continuing right where the first in The Relic Seekers series left off, Clenney once again hooks me into a world full of secrets, mysteries, romance and humor. I loved the first book, but the second one kicked it up a notch with the romance and mysterious connections to the tale of King Arthur.

Fountain of Secrets follows the trio Kendall, Jake and their boss Nathan, who are on the hunt to find the fountain of youth. They end up in England after discovering a secret pathway from their last hunt. This time they are hoping the fountain will not only be discovered but will help Nathan with a demon he can’t control. But they aren’t the only ones looking, the Reaper isn’t far behind and Kendall’s visions seem to be getting more frequent as the get closer. But getting closer means getting closer to danger.

Kendall is still her tough as nails self, this time around she decides not to hold back when it comes to finding out the truth and opening up her heart. Kendall’s gift takes her into the past, where she discovers not only what really happened to her parents but also how they are connected to the relics and possibly the Reaper. Her visions don’t stop there, it seems the tale of King Arthur and Gwenivere is connected to not only her but to Jake and Nathan as well, but those are just more questions added to the list that’s already growing. I really liked exploring more with Kendall, her character has lots of ups and downs, she’s always questioning things and I felt her open up a bit more not only to Jake but even Nathan. Also we finally get more answers to the mysterious friend Adam that Kendall lost when she was young.

The boys, Nathan and Jake get a little more depth to them this time around, especially when Kendall is in danger. Jake since the beginning has had a soft spot for Kendall, but his humor and sometimes bluntness makes her shy away from the connection they share. But they do get a lot of exploring, in many ways if you know what I mean. These two finally open up and actually discover a connection that I can’t wait to learn more about in the next book.

Then there is Nathan, I don’t know what it is about him but he’s my favorite. I adore this guy, always protecting Kendall, trying to find a cure to the other persona he carries, while also continuing his quest to find relics. The readers will be super excited to get some answers to his super strength side, also some connection to Kendall that I kind of figured out from the first book, but was so excited to be right. He’s definitely like the big teddy bear of the group, always protecting, always seeking answers, and always wishing he had the girl. I’m going to root for him until the end!

Overall I felt this book was a set up, the Indiana Jones plot is seriously fantastic, I never know what secrets, twists and dangers the three are going to walk into next. The humor and romance are not overpowering to what is key, and that’s finding the relics and seeking answers to so many unanswered questions. I love the addition of King Arthur’s story and have not idea what to expect with it, but can’t wait to continue this action packed adventure story.


Fans of Devon Monk’s Allie Beckstrom series and Keri Arthur’s Dark Angel series will love The Relic Seekers series by Anita Clenney.

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