Flower Shields by C.A. King is the first book in the Four Horsemen series. This story follows Michael and Tara. Michael is one of the guardians of the gates of hell. When Tara is brought into his life everything changes for him. Tara is important to him and his guardianship of the gates and is in extreme danger. The only problem is that Tara does not know about any of this and how she fits into the equation. Michael is great. He is used to being a warrior and only lets the other Horsemen into his life. Tara is a free spirit and is not sure in what her direction to take her life. All she knows is that she loves flowers and being around them.
Tara is lovable and realistic. Many of us do not know what we want to do with our lives and how to fit the things we love into it. She is trusting and a bit naive. This lends itself to the story and her being able to get herself into some trouble but also keep herself protected at times. Michael is a typical warrior. He keeps everything close to himself and has a hard time letting outsiders into his world. On top of this, how is someone like Tara expected to understand him?
This was an enjoyable read and I almost read straight through to the end in one sitting. I enjoyed the story and the characters. The only downside is that the ending was left really open but I know that this is because there is more to come. I look forward to learning more about Gabby, Uriel, and Raphael in the future.
Review by @sherimichelle1