Series: The Sentinels, #3
Published by Zebra Books on May 31, 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Romantic
Pages: 352 pages
Sexual Content: sex scenes
Reviewed by: Kristina
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.
BLOOD LUST is another excellent, bold, action-packed installment of The Sentinels series. I love when we are given the opportunity to see interesting side characters from previous books get their own book. For BLOOD LUST we get Bas, a mysterious assassin who caught my eye earlier in this series. I liked how there was a role reversal of sorts with the man being left with a baby and the woman leaving only to return some years later. Bas comes off as a very dedicated and protective father which is an interesting contrast to his assassin career. Myst, the mother of Bas's daughter Molly, is a puzzle who's backstory is central to the riveting plot.
The conflict the had to overcome in their relationship was obvious. Who wouldn't be upset if the mother/father of your kid suddenly reappears after leaving for years without reasons. Luckily they do sit down and talk out the reasons for their emotions and actions which seemed pretty realistic. And as Myst actually explained her reasons for being essentially a 'dead-beat mom' I warmed up to her a lot and took back my 'dead-beat mom' thoughts!
Now, the book wasn't talking a dispensing of feelings. The plot revolves around a prophecy involving a humans-only cult who fear the powered individuals. As Bas and Myst try to rekindle their feelings they are thrown head first into a world ending plot full of close calls, twists, and tons of wonderfully tense moments that had me wondering if they'd make it in the end. In the midst of this plot Bas and Myst are able to rekindle their romance which was a touch too much of the insta-love trope. But they fit so well together that I didn't really mind.
BLOOD LUST was a very enjoyable read filled with action, suspense, and romance.Series Titles:
- Born in Blood
- Blood Assassin