Friday, March 10, 2017

Sentinel's Kiss by Jamie K. Schmidt

A fiercely protective bad boy. An innocent reporter in serious trouble. They shouldn’t work, but after he throws her onto his bike, there’s no going back.

If Josh Lehman learned one thing as a Green Beret, it’s patience. Josh founded the Sentinels of Babylon because he was sick and tired of watching scumbags cheat the system—scumbags like the man who murdered his sister. Of course, if Josh’s sniper rifle was linked to the death of his ex-brother-in-law, that might be a problem. The bigger problem is the nosy reporter who’s this close to exposing the club. Josh has to find a way to keep her hot mouth from talking... but he’ll be damned if he lets someone take her from him. Not on his watch.

Ashley Carver thought she’d do anything for a scoop. That was before her latest story leads to multiple attempts on her life. Ashley’s been investigating a homicide that has gone unsolved for five years when she uncovers evidence tying the vigilantes of the Sentinels of Babylon to a revenge killing. Now she’s in their crosshairs. But after Josh defies all notions of club loyalty to come to Ashley’s aid, soon they’re burning up the sheets—and taking on the world.

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Book 2
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

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M/F Military romance
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This has a long, twisted story line. It was somewhat convoluted and predictable, which I found to be somewhat disappointing.

Josh has a kind soul, but has done some very unkind things. He has some vengeful thoughts regarding his sister's murder. He has wanted to find out how to bring the killer to justice and he will stop at nothing to find a way to do just that.

Then you have Ashley. She is a pit bull when it comes to a story. Not only will she protect a source, but she'll put herself in harm’s way to get the answers. When she stumbles on a story that involves a special hunting club, she finds herself in the path of Josh and his vigilante group.

Despite the significant plot development, I think that this story was too predictable. You knew that in the end, they would be together less than half way through the book.

Even with the twists and turns, which weren't very dynamic, you could see the ending. Overall, this was a fairly successful love story, but not a very successful revenge story.

Ashley Carver is a journalist. Tragedy struck in her teens, causing her to be an adrenaline junkie. The adrenaline takes over the depression she feels most of the time. Twelve years later she's still chasing that high. Having some of the hottest sex of her life in the back of the jeep of a sexy biker who just buried his sister.

Josh Lehmen (Sentinel) is a member of the Sons of Babylon. A vigilante club working on the orders of the "judge." The people they go after are guilty of horrible crimes that for one reason or another justice was never served. It's been two years since Josh's sister was killed. He knows her husband Stan had something to do with it. Just when he was about to make his move, he sees the face of a woman he hasn't seen in two years. Why was Ashley talking to Stan? Did it have something to do with Sarah's murder?

Ashley has information Josh wants. Josh still carries that danger that Ashley needs. Can two people completely dangerous for each other make it work?

I enjoyed Sentinel and Ashley's story. I like the suspense aspect trying to figure out who the killer was. Josh and Ashley were insta-love with explosive chemistry. I'm interested to see where the next story goes.

Also Available in the Sentinels of Babylon Series

Book 1
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USA Today bestselling author Jamie K. Schmidt has published more than thirty short stories in small-press journals and e-zines. She’s an active member in the Romance Writers of America. When not writing, she relaxes with a mug of hot tea and knits or makes beaded jewelry.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Sentinel's Kiss (Sentinels of Babylon #2) by Jamie K. Schmidt to read and review.

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