Blood Lust by Alexandra Ivy is the 3rd novel in the Sentinel series. This book takes place shortly after the previous book, Blood Assassin, ended andBlood Lust by Alexandra Ivy is the 3rd novel in the Sentinel series. This book takes place shortly after the previous book, Blood Assassin, ended and features Bas, the father who, we discovered in Blood Assassin, would stop at nothing to get his daughter Molly back, and Molly’s mysterious and allusive mother Myst. I wasn’t sure how I would feel about a book with Bas as the hero. I didn’t agree with all of his methods in the previous book but I understood his reasoning. I have to say that while I didn’t really like him in Blood Assassin, I quite liked him in this book. He was no long the semi bad guy but a fully flushed character with substance and emotions. I also really liked Myst and found her story to be both interesting and heartbreaking.
Blood Lust is a great addition to the series. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is entertaining, fast paced, sexy and moving. Bas and Myst suited each other perfectly and I loved seeing them become the couple they were always meant to be. Blood Lust is about Myst’s search for a weapon, one that could be used against the high bloods. Hampering her search is the Brotherhood’s relentless pursuit of her. But Bas isn’t about to let Myst out of his sight again and joins her as they work together to find the weapon and elude the Brotherhood. My only disappointment in Blood Lust was that the mystery seemed rather obvious. But it didn’t detract from the overall story and I look forward to the next book in the series.
I would recommend Blood Lust to fans of the Sentinel series.
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Holding Her Hand by Tammy Falkner is the 9th book in the Reed Brothers series. The one tells the story of Lark and Ryan. Ryan isn’t a Reed but he workHolding Her Hand by Tammy Falkner is the 9th book in the Reed Brothers series. The one tells the story of Lark and Ryan. Ryan isn’t a Reed but he works in their tattoo shop. He is deaf and has never dated a hearing woman until Lark. I found it interesting that he held a prejudice of sorts about hearing people. Though, that notion is quickly banished by his fondness for and desire for Lark.
I really liked the heroine Lark. She’s funny, sweet and charming, yet hides a deep pain and vulnerability. Ryan is the one that helps to push Lark past the shields she’s been wielding for years; first with a pair of tattoos and then with his love. I loved Ryan and Lark together. Their interactions are amusing, sexy and endearing. I wanted more time with them. The story and the romance quick due to the length of the book, I felt it was too quick. I would have loved to have read their story over the course of a full length novel. This one just didn’t do them justice.
Overall, I quite liked Holding Her Hand. It held my attention from the very first page. I just wanted it to be longer.
I would recommend Holding Her Hand to fans of the Reed series.
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Quick thoughts- Wasn't too keen on this one at first but it won me over in the end. The characters took some time to warm up too, mainly patch3.5 stars
Quick thoughts- Wasn't too keen on this one at first but it won me over in the end. The characters took some time to warm up too, mainly patch. Interesting idea for a story and I liked it enough that I'm interested in how the series will play out....more
Her Fierce Warrior by Paige Tyler is the 4th book in her X-Ops series. The heroine Minka has recently escaped captivity after spending weeks3.5 stars
Her Fierce Warrior by Paige Tyler is the 4th book in her X-Ops series. The heroine Minka has recently escaped captivity after spending weeks if not months being experimented on and tortured. But even after getting away from her jailors she finds herself hunted by a different sort of predator, but this time she won’t allow herself to be at their mercy, for she now has a beast inside of her that breaks out in a furious rage when she is threatened.
It is during an enraged response that Minka meets Angelo and discovers that his presence can calm her beast when control is lost. Finding peace for the first time in months, Minka clasps onto Angelo and doesn’t want to let go. Angelo quickly discovers a soft spot for the beautiful Minka and doesn’t hesitate to stand as her protector as she navigates the new world she finds herself thrust into.
I enjoyed Her Fierce Warrior. The beginning is my favorite part, the middle and end just didn’t have as much of an impact, though it was still good. Angelo was a great hero and Minka was a good fit for him. I felt Minka recovered from her captivity amazingly well, perhaps too well to be realistic. It didn’t seem to even be an issue aside for the physical changes. But, that wasn’t the point of the story.
Her Fierce Warrior is an entertaining and fast paced read. The story continues an overall plot, laid out in previous books and leaves plenty of threads for future stories. There’s danger, a bit of intrigue, romance and action. I liked it and would recommend it to fans of the series.
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The Good, the Bad and the Vampire is the 4th book in the Dead in the City series by Sara Humpreys. It continues the trend with an entertaining story aThe Good, the Bad and the Vampire is the 4th book in the Dead in the City series by Sara Humpreys. It continues the trend with an entertaining story and characters that stand out from one another. I liked Dakota and Trixie together. Dakota was charming and sexy and worked hard to gain Trixie’s trust. Trixie was spunky and tough with a deeply vulnerable side that she does her best to keep hidden. I appreciated, that their romance wasn’t an instant love story. They first met 2 years prior and while drawn to each other they kept their distance and had no idea they were bloodmates.
In this story, a widely believed extinct supernatural species emerges from the shadows, sparking dangerous events and unearthing a centuries old mystery. Trixie and Dakota find themselves working together while trying to navigate their new and tentative bond. Dakota is ready to throw all in but Trixie takes some convincing as her fear holds her back.
I really enjoyed this new installment in the Dead in the City series. It’s fast paced, romantic, exciting and sexy. We get to revisit past characters, meet new ones, and learn a bit more about a couple secondary characters. I’m quite curious to see whose story will be next.
I would recommend The Good, The Bad and the Vampires to fans of the series and fans of paranormal romance.
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