Review: Blood Assassin by Alexandra Ivy

, by Kt Clapsadl

Blood Assassin by Alexandra Ivy
The Sentinels #2

They are the outcasts of humanity. Blessed with power. Cursed by fate. Driven by passion. The Sentinels have returned. . .

Out Of The Shadows

At six-foot-three and two-hundred-fifty pounds, Fane is a natural born guardian. A flawless mix of muscled perfection and steely precision, he has devoted years of his life to protecting a beautiful necromancer. But after she found love in the arms of another, Fane has been a warrior adrift. He swears allegiance only to the Sentinels. And no woman will ever rule his heart again. . .

Into The Fire

Not only a powerful psychic, Serra is that rare telepath who can connect to minds through objects. When the daughter of a high-blood businessman is kidnapped, Serra agrees to help. But when she stumbles onto a conspiracy involving secrets sects and ancient relics, her life is in mortal danger--and Fane is her only hope. Is the warrior willing to risk his body, his soul, and his heart, for Serra? Or will one last betrayal destroy them both?

After seeing the build up of tension between Serra and Fane in the previous book, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this one. There's just something to be said about strong sexual tension that leaves the characters in opposition. While I wouldn't say these two were quite enemies to lovers (my favorite trope), the way they interacted had the same feel, so I loved it. I especially enjoyed the flip flop in roles once Serra gives up on chasing Fane, and he in turn realizes that he has to have her after all. She sure gives him a run for his money and I couldn't help rooting for her.

In addition to the steamy and addictive romance aspects, BLOOD ASSASSIN has one heck of a plot. So many times the romance in a PNR will overshadow the plot, and while I still enjoy those books, there's just something to be said about a really strong plot as well. It kept me completely hooked to the story right from the start, making for an addictive read. Speaking of addictive, it really says something when you enjoy the villain as much as the hero. In fact, as the next book looks to feature him, I'm sure it's going to be every bit as good.

This series is shaping up to be a really impressive addition to the genre. From strong romance with a great main couple, strong characters, and one heck of a plot, BLOOD ASSASSIN is sure to please fans of Paranormal Romance, especially those who like just as much action as romance. Seriously a great read!

(Received a copy from the publisher)

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