Series: The Sentinels #3
Published by Zebra
Publication Date: May 31st 2016
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
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 always look forward to Ms. Ivy’s books because she is a master at weaving details, hidden clues, mystery and smoking hot romance into a plot line that reels a reader in completely and there’s always something new and interesting in each of them. BLOOD LUST certainly has all that – great storytelling, hot romance and lots of heart.
Sentinel assassin, Bas has been declared a wanted man by Valhalla but he’s going to need the help of the powers that be to take on their common enemy, the Brotherhood and ensure the safety of his daughter and her mother, the woman who has consumed him for the last five years.
Myst only hoped to get job when she came to Bas but she got more than she planned for and to save her daughter’s life, she brought her to her father and disappeared. Haunted all her life by the Brotherhood to be used as a tool for world dominion, Myst has been searching for a way out and with no solution in sight, she has decided on a very permanent solution, but first she has to say her goodbyes to her loved ones. But Bas is not letting her go without a fight, even if it means a temporary alliance with his enemies.
I certainly wasn’t a fan of Bas from the previous book but he won me over finally and made me see him as more than just a soulless mercenary. He still doesn’t play by the rules, is still out for number one, but his devotion to his daughter is undeniable. His feelings for Myst have made her his second weakness but he’ll fight to the death to protect both of them. What Myst lacks physically she makes up for with her inner strength and determination and even Bas has his work cut out for him trying to keep her in line.
BLOOD LUST certainly is not as action-packed as the previous installments in the series but it more than makes up for that with the heartwarming feelings induced by the interactions between Bas, Myst and the enchanting Molly. I loved untangling the threads of the mystery and have to give Ms. Ivy kudos for making that a unique and unexpected twist to the whole story. In addition, we are teased endlessly with the air-sucking chemistry between the Mave and her Tagos and I can’t wait for their story.
As usual, while each book stands alone I’ll recommend reading the series in order so as to keep track of the ongoing story arc. With all the deliciousness the series has to offer, why not?