Legacy (The Four Horsemen Book 1)

My rating: ❤❤❤❤❤of 5!




This is the very first Reverse Harem book, and series, that I’ve read. I found this book whilst scouring through multiple book websites to find something about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.


L.J. Swallow manages to breathe new life into this very old Biblical legend about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. I love Lisa’s interpretation and the way she puts a modern spin on their powers. I mean, who would have thought, that Pestilence would be behind all the viruses, that any office employee knows too well? Or that the Truth doesn’t always set you free, sometimes you end up wrapped around her finger instead!

Meet the four smoking hot Horsemen:

Heath aka Death
Ewan aka Pestilence
Joss aka Famine
Xander aka War

When the guys take over the gig they don’t remember much from their former lives. So, when they wake up together with no memories and only a limited amount of information in the books left in the house, they have their work cut out for them. All they know for certain is, that their job is to prevent the apocalypse, not start it. After some time, it starts to become clearer for them, that the truth they’re looking for might very well be a person and thus, begins the search for the fifth horseman, or in this case, horsewoman. The Truth is meant to strengthen their powers and help them succeed at their task.

Verity Jameson, or Vee, seems like a lonely girl. She lives with her cat, doesn’t have any close friends or family. She works in an IT office where she has a hard time getting by socially as she has severe issues with lies. She can’t tell any herself and she really can’t stand it when other people do. This makes it harder to handle social interactions, as always telling the truth hardly gets you on people’s good side.

Vee’s world gets turned upside down when she, runs Death over. Or Heath as he prefers to go by. Like that’s not enough, some guy named Fae tries to kill her.

What happens when each of the Horsemen share an unbreakable brotherly bond, but the fifth turns out to be a woman who also happens to have a piece of each of the men inside her? The attraction is instant and none of them are capable of walking away. Instead the guys agree to keep their distance, which is easier said than done when their entire beings crave the opposite.

📚 As a lover of the fables and sagas from mythology and religion I was intrigued.
📚 As a romance fanatic I was a sceptic.
📚 As a reader I was blown away



Full disclosure: the book contains steamy content but I think Lisa manages to walk the line and keep it from being sleazy. The sex scenes are well written and suit the moments, it doesn’t seem forced and the words are well chosen.


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