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.
Worldbuilding: The rich paranormal world of The Sentinels is amazing: high-bloods with all sorts of awesome powers, kickass warriors/assassins, complete with Valhalla and a Mave who I loved 😀 So, so much paranormal goodness!
Characters: Bas was the super-badass bad boy with a heart of gold. And an awesome dad. I mean, what could go wrong with an alpha bad boy who’s a great dad and a devoted lover (even if in denial for a while there, lol)? He was so charismatic and Myst was such a fierce delicate little thing! I loved him and Myst together, they had explosive chemistry, and Molly was simply irresistible. I liked how the three of them came together as a family.
Other characters were just as fascinating; I’m totally into Kaede, hehe. And the Mave&Tagos thing so needs to happen asap! There’s a lot to look forward to in the series in terms of characters and future couples.
Plot: The second chance romance with a family spin was awesome, full of yummy tension and sweetness. The action outside the romance was fast paced and exciting, with the Brotherhood and its leader versus same world, lol, evolving in an interesting way. Curious to see how things will go.
Writing: Third person, past tense narrative, mostly his/her POV. Loved the writing style.
Curb Appeal: Yummy cover, hooking blurb, kickass author name – impulsive buy material for my PNR needs for sure.
I totally recommend Blood Lust by Alexandra Ivy to lovers of PNR with diverse paranormal worlds, where romance and action entwine to deliver a delightful and sweet experience. The sweet second chance romance involving a family HEA will make you smile, and the obvious tension in couples-to-be will make you want more of The Sentinels for sure.
Don’t be afraid to jump in at any point during the series. This was the first I read, and it made perfect sense to me. While I’m sure reading the previous titles in the series is awesome too, jump right in at whatever point too – it works like a charm.
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