Jackie Patton is a Sentinel, one of a race of guardians committed to protecting humans from the Synestryn demons infesting Earth. She’s under the protection of Theronai warriors who rescued her from two years of Synestryn captivity where she was used and abused for her coveted Sentinel blood.
Jackie would love to return to her former, normal life as a corporate executive, but that world no longer exists for her. The Theronai know that the moment she leaves the protection of their Dabyr compound the Synestryn will be relentless in their pursuit to get her back. Her only option, if she ever wishes to leave the compound, is to choose one of the Theronai warriors to be her mate and protector.
Iain, a seasoned Theronai warrior, has no interest in taking a mate. He knows his life force is dwindling and he’s grown tired of a lifetime of pain and loss. Even though being mated to the Sentinel would ease his pain, in fact her slightest touch holds blessed relief, Iain is living a lie. He’s already lost his soul and believes there is no longer a future for him with a mate. He struggles every moment to keep his inner monster in check, not trusting what he might do should it take control.
Among all of the warriors desperately seeking her favor in her mate selection, Jackie senses Iain’s cold disinterest. She decides to select him as her mate so she can leave Dabyr, and once they’re outside the compound, Iain may be willing to dissolve their agreement. Except fate intervenes and changes everything, drawing them inexorably together to face the growing Synestryn threat.
This latest story in The Sentinel Wars series brings two, equally stubborn and determined individuals together, Warrior Iain and Sentinel Jackie. Though they’re each reluctant to admit their attraction to the other, they both know that’s where their happiness, and their destinies lie. A turbulent love story in a fascinating series.