Back in October I began reading the first book in The Sentinels series, Saving Her, by Cassidy Reyne. Unfortunately, due to NaNoWriMo, our family’s birthday season and then Christmas, I’ve only recently finished and I’m still dealing with the hangover.
Here’s my review, without the spoilers.
We learn pretty quickly that Nikolas is a well liked, hard working, demigod. You know the type, swoon worthy hot, but he’s not showy or vain with it. To him, it’s just the way he was built, it’s in his DNA. He is a Sentinel.
‘What is a Sentinel?’ I hear you cry. Well, for the answer you will have to read the book, but it does give Nik some abilities. We’re not talking Superman here, but they definitely come in handy during the course of the story.
Nik has been unlucky in love in recent years and has thrown himself into his work, that is until Anya slips into the seat next to him on a plane bound for New York. For reasons I won’t go into now, they become close very quickly, and gradually their harrowing pasts come to light. Unfortunately, a happy ever after isn’t on the cards… yet.
Kidnappings, explosions, deadly viruses -it really does have it all.
Cassidy has a great voice across the pages, going straight for the details and the heart strings. I joke in my writing group that I have a steel heart when it comes to books, very few have made me shed a tear, but Cassidy really goes for the feels. You’ll find yourself laughing, crying, and shouting in frustration at the characters and their decisions and reactions.
Cassidy has created an amazing world of extraordinarily talented people. With that being said, this isn’t a fantasy or a sci-fi. No, it’s a gritty romantic suspense that is heavy on the romance.
If you are looking for hearts and flowers, you will get them in bucket loads, but don’t be fooled. With them comes the tale of two individuals who have gone through hell to find each other, but they never got the memo that their troubles were only just beginning.
I would highly recommend giving this a read, you will be entertained from start to finish, and I give you warning that you will struggle to put it down. I can’t wait to read The Sentinels 2: Saving Him. It’s sat in my tbr pile taunting me, but I have another book to read first. For your copy of The Sentinels:Saving Her, head to Amazon.
Speak soon, Jodie xxx