Review: Four by Archer Kay Leah

9 February 2017

Archer Kay Leah
(The Republic #2)
Publication date: September 7th 2016
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance
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.


Before I lot know I'm a sucker for a good cover and this one ticks so many boxes for me!! 

I really enjoyed this book.  Having not read the first one I thought it might be difficult to follow but it actually wasn't too bad.  There was the odd moment where I thought, hang on, where did that come from but on the whole it's a doable read on it's own.

It is however definitely a linear series and I feel the story would have more depth and the world-building would be better if you had read book one.

But anyway that's my problem not yours as it was my choice not to read the first one and I don't want to detract too much attention from the book as it stands because it is a really well written story!

Its a gay romance written in the third person whose name is Mayr.  He's desperately seeking love and finds it in the place he didn't expect it with Tash. I love how the story wove it's way around them both trying to resist what they felt and although some parts made me cringe a little (think Mills & Boon Cheese) overall I think the author did a great job in bringing this story alive!

I especially think the way she wrote the sex scenes was spot on! She managed to make them real but not too hardcore which I think matched the tone of the story perfectly!

Overall I found this book to be well written and on point! I would recommend the series so you can follow it throughout but you can give it a bash on it's own without losing too much of the story

Author Bio:
Archer Kay Leah was raised in Canada, growing up in a port town at a time when it was starting to become more diverse, both visibly and vocally. Combined with the variety of interests found in Archer’s family and the never-ending need to be creative, this diversity inspired a love for toying with characters and their relationships, exploring new experiences and difficult situations.
Archer most enjoys writing speculative fiction and is engaged in a very particular love affair with fantasy, especially when it is dark and emotionally charged. When not reading and writing for work or play, Archer is a geek with too many hobbies and keeps busy with other creative endeavors, a music addiction, and whatever else comes along. Archer lives in London, Ontario with a same-sex partner and their cat.


Disclosure: The Pursuit Of Bookiness received a copy of this book free of charge in return for an honest review.  All opinions are our own 


  1. Great review! This sounds like a very well written read! I like how chemistry filled the romance seems, too!

  2. Thank you so much for being part of the tour! I'm glad you enjoyed it and the cover. :D

  3. Amazon vouchers would mean new books! Reading addict's heaven!!

  4. This sounds like a fairy good read but I am not convinced totally!

  5. I need to stop reading this blog, sooooo many books!!!!

  6. Wooow, a book that's right up my street :)! I can't wait to read it!

  7. Thanks for the competition! Good luck everyone.


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