Personally, I don’t think I’d go out with a bad boy.  You heard me right; I like my bad boys only when they reside on the pages of the books I read.  I can tell you why in two words. High. Maintenance.  Am I right?  More often than not you’ve got to coax, cajole and other wise stomp up and down to get a bad boy to communicate. Of course when he does, the heavens open and his words make your heart expand and your breathing becomes a bit shallow.

Yes, I think the reason we all love a bad boy is because when he finally falls in love, he’ll not only move mountains for his lady love - he will love her until the day he dies. You can’t beat that with a stick. So although they may be high maintenance they also have a take charge attitude that allows them to deal with dangerous situations or die trying. They are usually “give it all they got” kind of guys, and they always, ALWAYS, “find themselves” when they find the woman they love.  Who wouldn’t want that?  

This month I fell in love with a Bad Boy who stole my heart – his name is Iain.

Shannon K. Butcher’s new release Dying Wish, the sixth book in her Sentinel Wars paranormal series, is packed with action. The series itself is about immortal warriors, Sentinels, who are charged with protecting humanity against the demonic enemies known as the Synestryn.  Each warrior must mate with a special woman who can relieve their suffering and bring their souls back to life.  Unfortunately Iain’s soul is already dead and he is convinced that it is too late for him to be saved. His only reason for living is to help his fellow warriors.  Iain is the very definition of duty, honor and loyalty and before he dies he wants to do everything in his power to make sure his brothers are given every chance to live long enough to find the women who will save their lives.

Iain is a warrior through and through and his cold detached way of surviving keeps him living from one day to the next.  He has a take charge attitude that leaves little room for sentimentality. He is clear, concise and compelling. It is when he is paired with Jackie that hope finally comes into his life. Of course he’s unaware of this until much later; but as with all great Bad Boys, it’s the heroine, Jackie, who complements and completes him.  

Is Iain high maintenance? Yes. Do you have to cajole, coax and jump up and down to get him to communicate? Yes. Is he willing to face danger without a second thought? Of course. Will he risk anything and everything for the people he loves? You bet. Do sparks fly and the heavens open up when he finally finds the woman of his heart? That’s what makes him the Bad Boy we fall in love with.

If you’re looking for a great hero who will live up to promise of the word hero then Iain is the man for you. Ms. Butcher’s Sentinel Wars series has several heroes and heroines who are that great combination of fierce and gentle, stalwart and graceful, and emotionally layered.  The action and story arcs are ever evolving and surprising. If you’ve yet to read this series, and you love your heroes with a dash of Bad Boy in them and you also like equally strong heroines then this might be the series for you.   

The series order is as follows:

Burning Alive (Sentinel Wars Series #1)  
Finding the Lost (Sentinel Wars Series #2)  
Running Scared (Sentinel Wars Series #3)  
On the Hunt   - "The Collector" (Part of the Anthology)
Living Nightmare (Sentinel Wars Series #4)  
Bloodhunt (Sentinel Wars Series #5)  
Dying Wish (Sentinel Wars Series #6)  


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by scarlet73 on ‎03-19-2012 12:22 PM

You've really sparked my interest with this review.  Iain and this book sound right up my alley.  I'm definitely going to check it out.  Thanks.

by Blogger Marisa-ONeill on ‎03-23-2012 04:24 PM

Hi mickicakes73 - I hope you enjoy it.


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