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?
What I liked: I read the first book in this series, Born in Blood, thinking I would need the back ground before I read this ARC. You really don't need to as Ms Ivy has different characters starring in each offering and there is a resolution to each story I've read so far. But the secondary characters are given enough attention that you can almost guess who will get their own book in the future. I liked the interaction on that front.
We met Serra and Fane in the first book and you just knew the sparks were going to fly when they got their story. They do, but Ms Ivy used a pretty ingenious storyline to get them together and to make Fane man up.
I'm not an avid PNR reader but this series is good enough to disregard that portion of the story. There are hot moments but I feel the novels I've read in this series are more plot and character driven than sex driven.
What I didn't like: I did get a bit frustrated with Fane in the beginning. What is it with macho men who are in love with the leading lady but think they are no good for the lady?? Women are smarter than that and can deal with more obstacles than men realize. (Rant over)
Overall, this is a series I will continue because it is different and well developed but the characters really have me wondering.
Recommended for PNR and UF readers!!!