Reviewed by Jennifer Joyce
Sentinels Aryal and Quentin can’t stand each other. Aryal has never trusted Quentin and is certain he holds a hidden past, but no amount of digging has produced any evidence to back up her theory. Still, she can’t let go of her vendetta, which is spiralling out of control and affecting those around them. Quentin is growing weary of Aryal’s hate campaign against him and finds himself retaliating. When Dragos, Lord of the Wyr, banishes the pair from New York and sends them on a mission to Numenlaur, they each make a vow to destroy the other. But during their mission, Aryal and Quentin are forced to work together and they may have to put their differences aside in order to survive.
I’m not a huge fan of paranormal romances, but I did quite enjoy this one. I found it took me a little while to get into it, but the humour and fierce sexual tension between Aryal and Quentin began to draw me in. Aryal and Quentin really hate each other – to the extent of plotting to kill one another – but an attraction soon develops as they begin their mission and the fierce aggression makes way for passion.
Although it was pretty obvious the pair were going to get it on, there is a fine line between love and hate, after all – I enjoyed the journey they took to get there. The book has quite a lot of humour, both subtle and laugh out loud, and it is written in quite an easy-going style, which I liked.