Book 2, Sentinels of Babylon
Jamie K. Schmidt
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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 two 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.
Praise for Sentinel’s Kiss
“If you like an opposites-attract story, you will love Ashley and Josh.”—The Book Disciple
“Let’s just put this out there: this book is light-the-pages-on-fire sexy.”—RT Book Reviews (four stars)
“I loved the end of the book. Talk about the ultimate HEA!”—Life of a Crazy Mom
Look for Jamie K. Schmidt’s seductive first Sentinels of Babylon novel:
Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
I like the idea of the anti-heroes doing vigilante work with the help of a judge. This had a great plot about a series of murders that was killing pregnant, abused wives of men who are members from the Poconos Hunting Club. This was personal for Josh since the first victim was his sister. Ashley comes in as the reporter on the murders. Ashley interviews Josh when his sister was first murdered and two years later she shows back up again when several copycat murders have come to light. Up to this point, Josh believed her husband got away with the murder but when the copycats became known, the Sentinels of Babylon decide to investigate before they take out his sisters husband.
While I enjoyed the plot of the story, I did not enjoy the main couple...at first. Josh came off as a jerk and Ashley didn't have much self respect. They first hooked up when she interviews him after his sisters funeral. He then proceeds to forget about her for two years until she pops back up to investigate the additional murders. Josh doesn't want her poking too much into the investigation since the Sentinels plan on taking out the bad guy, so he only pursues her to babysit her. This did not make for much of a romance in the beginning, but then Josh realizes he wants more. Now normally it would be too little, too late at this point except this couple actually turned it around for me. Once they committed, I started to like them and enjoyed the story more. I loved the epilogue and we got enough of a teaser for Ryder and Travis that I'm looking forward to their story. ARC provided by NetGalley.
Thoroughly enjoyed this second book in the Sentinels of Babylon series. This group of vigilantes continue to bring justice to those guilty parties when the court system fails to do so. This is personal for Josh "Sentinel" Lehman since his sister's murdering husband has gotten away with this crime. Ashley Carver is his biggest problem right now though. She's an investigative reporter that has gotten herself into real trouble with her latest investigation. He finds himself wildly attracted to the woman but the last thing he needs in his life is a woman full of questions especially when she's so close to exposing the club. Yet with her life in danger he can't walk away from her.
I highly recommend this one.
Ashley is a reporter and a little wild. She lost her boyfriend and baby at 16. Two years ago she was doing a story about a woman who was pregnant and put in the trunk of her car and pushed in the lake. She interviews Sentinel, a Son of Babyalon, and the victims sister. He knows his brother in law killed her but can't prove it.
Now two years later, Ashley is getting tips about other murders just like Sentinel's sister Sarah. She goes to interview the ex and runs into Sentinel. He is a vigilante and is going to get justice for his sister one way or the other. Can he keep Ashley from finding out what he really does or will he lose the woman he has falling for?
Awesome story. Sexy bikers. Beautiful reporter. Some explicit sex. A book that will keep you engrossed till the very end. Be prepared for a cold shower and nail biting thrills.
*voluntarily reviewed this for netgalley *