“He didn’t know what it was about this female, but she set off a chain reaction within him that was impossible to combat.” – Blood Lust, Alexandra Ivy
**advance reader copy received via NetGalley**
Series: Sentinels, Book 3
Release: 31 May 2016
Length: 352 pages
Cost: $5.99 (Amazon Kindle)
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥ for likeable characters, action, and sizzling connections
Blessed and cursed by their hidden abilities, the Sentinels have no choice but to live, and love, on the edge of humanity…
The Sentinel assassin, Bas, is facing the greatest challenge of his outcast existence. His young daughter, Molly, has been kidnapped. But her disappearance has brought the return of her mother, Myst, whom Bas has never forgotten–or forgiven.
Haunted by a vision that she’s destined to create a weapon that will destroy thousands, Myst was never impulsive–until she met the irresistibly handsome Bas. But with the Brotherhood, the enemy of the high-bloods hunting for her, Myst had to stay on the run, to keep her child, and the world, safe. Now, with the most important thing in both their lives at stake, she and Bas must embark on a treacherous journey to save Molly, to confront the truth of Myst’s fate–and to face their fierce desire for one another.
I really enjoyed this story featuring outlaw assassin Bas and his absent love interest Myst as characters. I think that this author works to build up the personalities within her series, sometimes kindling the romance for multiple books. Bas is both despicable and admirable, and has a lot of the anti-hero qualities that many readers enjoy despite his dark nature. Myst seems innocent and lovely despite being a mother and a victim of horrible treatment in captivity. While I prefer stronger female leads in my stories, I think that Myst’s more gentle strength seems to compliment Bas’s open aggressiveness and her character grows a little as the story progresses. In this book you will find steamy love scenes, despicable villains, and admirable heroes. This is a great story within a winning paranormal romance series, and I think this author delivers each time she publishes.