Mallory Price has a plan for everything. She lives her life by lists and planning. On the day that she spills coffee "accidentally" on her bosses new wife, Mallory knows that everything she has worked so hard to achieve is about to shatter into a million pieces.
After receiving an exclusive and quite vague invitation, Mallory feels that she has no choice but to check it out. When she arrives to the location she soon learns that she is not the only person to have gotten one of the invites. But it is only she, and two other young women like themselves. While talking, the three women realize that they have a lot of things in common that are too similar to just be coincidence.
Now the hosts of the party are telling these strangers that the fates of three immortal souls depend on them. They are being offered money upfront and a big lump sum after their task has been completed. The three young ladies have one month each to find a key destined for them to find. That key will then end the capture of one of the immortal souls locked up and release them from their prison. The key could be anywhere and Mallory has very few clues to go on. Mallory has never really believed in magic, but the prize at the end is too hard to resist.
Flynn is immediately smitten with Mallory from the moment his dog knocks her over on the street. He could not believe his luck when he gets home to find that very woman, whom he could not get out of his head, sitting on his couch along with his sister, Dana. It just has to be fate. He has been burned badly before and is not interested in getting married or anything, but there are so many other perks to pursuing a woman. As the editor and chief of the city paper, Flynn is sucked into this story that his sister, Dana, and the beautiful Mallory are telling him. The reporter in him smells a lead and knows he must help them out.
Soon Mallory and Flynn find themselves in the middle of things that they can not explain. Things are happening that don't make sense. Dreams are feeling too real. Mallory is falling hard and fast for the handsome Flynn. She only has a month to find the key and as time draws closer to the end, Mallory feels the need to find the key. Not for the money, but to save the trapped soul. Can Mallory really be falling for a man she hardly knows? Is the "magic" she is feeling real? Will she be able to find the key in time? Is this real or a dream?
In the first book to the Key Trilogy, Key of Light, Nora Roberts introduces us to a race that means so much more than a finish line. The story is compelling. The characters feel real. You want them to find the key to free the poor mortals who were imprisoned. Roberts tells the story of Mallory and Flynn flawlessly. She captures your complete attention and doesn't release it until the story is over. This is a wonderful book and A Must Read Indeed!