GtPGKogPYT4p61R1biicqBXsUzo" /> Google+ Book Review: Sentinel of Darkness (Darkness Series Book 8) by Katie Reus | I Smell Sheep

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Book Review: Sentinel of Darkness (Darkness Series Book 8) by Katie Reus

Sentinel of Darkness (Darkness Series Book 8)
by Katie Reus
October 16, 2018
99 pages
Book 8 of 8 in Darkness (8 Book Series)
She thought she’d put her past behind her…

Local artist Keva might be human, but she knows about the things that go bump in the night. Years ago, a dragon shifter saved her from certain death. Ever since, she’s lived in his clan’s territory and put her life back together. But the feeling of security is only an illusion, because her past has come back to haunt her. A past with claws and fangs, demanding blood.

He’ll do whatever it takes to defend his mate…

Dagen has finally met his mate—except he insults her the first time they meet. He’s not too proud to grovel to get back into her good graces. But when a threat from her past emerges, he realizes that he’ll do anything to keep her safe. Even if it means dying—or losing her forever.

Length: 30,000 words

Author note: This is a stand-alone story in the Darkness series complete with an HEA and no cliffhanger.

Katie Reus is such an amazing author and Sentinel of Darkness is one of the many reasons why. It feels like an entire novel packed into a mere 30,000 words.

The plot is pretty straightforward: Artist and human Keva has been living in shifter territory for years ever since a dragon shifter saved her from an abusive boyfriend. She’s managed to put her life together as best as she can but soon enough her past comes back to haunt her in the form of her boyfriend’s shifter family and she doesn’t know if she can trust the Dagen, the dragon shifter that has captured her interest. Meanwhile, Dagen knows Keva is his mate and while he didn’t exactly make the best first impression he is determined to win her over and protect her from the enemies that want her dead.

I love it when Reus’ characters have a less than ideal first meeting, and in this case, Dagen really puts his foot in his mouth with Keva but as powerful as he is (Dragon shifter guys!) he isn’t above doing a bit of groveling to get back into her good graces. I love that he isn’t completely confident in his ability to win Keva over, I don’t care for overconfident or arrogant males and Dagen is just the right blend of confidence and humility to make him likable and a hero worth rooting for. And Keva is just one of those heroines that you can’t help but cheer for. She’s a survivor and since the night that she was rescued she has become stronger and more determined to reclaim her life and not let fear rule it. I liked her spirit and her humor too. She made a great partner to Dagen and I loved them as a couple because Dagen never tried to take total control of Keva’s life or hover like a paranoid parent over a child. I really felt that the author balanced out their relationship as best as possible given that Dagen is a dragon shifter and Keva is a human. Overall they just made a great couple.

Sentinel of Darkness is the 8th book in the Darkness series but can totally be read as a stand alone without having previous books spoiled.

Rating: 4 sheep

Adria Reyes


About the Author:
Katie Reus is the New York Times, USA Today, and IndieReader bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Redemption Harbor series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom’s stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it.

However, she didn’t always know she wanted to be a writer. After changing majors many times, she finally graduated summa cum laude with a degree in psychology. Not long after that she discovered a new love. Writing. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense.

No comments:

Post a Comment