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.
We were introduced to Bas in the previous book, Blood Assassin, when he cunningly used the High Bloods to help him rescue his abducted daughter, Molly, from a murderous former employee. So how did someone like Bas, assassin and unrepentant outcast, become such a loving father? Well, five years ago a beautiful woman asked him for a job but instead of work, Bas gave Myst a night both would never forget. Myst left with no word of how he could find her only to leave a baby nine months later in the inner sanctum that Bas had thought impregnable. Molly is the apple of Bas's eye but Myst is the woman he can't forget and she's about to come crashing back into his life!
I found Bas to be an intriguing mixture of good and bad in the previous story so I'm over the moon Ms Ivy not only revisited him but made his story such a sweet one. I know you might think Bas is anything but sweet, after all he doesn't play by the rules but his love for Molly is rock solid and undeniable. Molly is adorable, a scene stealer if there ever was one! Then of course there's the elusive and secretive Myst. She claimed to be a clairvoyant when he first met her but the reality is Myst is a foreseer who had a vision so terrifying she has been on the run but reality is about to catch up with her although to say more would ruin this book for other readers.
I do like the way the author keeps dangling other characters in front of her readers. It's so obvious that the Mave, Lana and her Tagos, Wolfe are going to combust at some point and I for one can't wait. Now that being said, there's a rather cheeky Kaede who is also waiting in the wings so clearly that's at least two more books in this series but I'm sure there are many more Sentinels out there with tales of their own.
Blood Lust is a well thought out story that's perhaps not as action fueled as some but the heartwarming emotional journey was fabulous. There are truly nasty villains, a romance that pulled me in (Bas made me melt!), and such a unique twist as the truth about Myst's vision was revealed.
If honest, Blood Lust felt quite short and I seemed to reach the end quite quickly but it's my favourite book in this series so far and yes, Ms Ivy proves yet again she truly excels when it comes to paranormal romance.
I was gifted a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.