Title: Sentinel (Until You #2)
Author: Karrie Roman
Publisher: NineStar Press
Release Date: September 10, 2018
Genre(s): M/M Romance
Page Count: 252
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Never allowing anyone too close, Ethan Stone has lived a solitary life since he was disowned by his family when he discovered their darkest secret. He spends his days as a quiet sentinel, protecting others to make up for the ones he didn’t. Love, friendship, and family have no place in his world.
Ben Cronin is a warrior, haunted by a past he excelled at, which almost robbed him of his humanity. He became a professional bodyguard to save lives rather than take them. And he has loved his stoic colleague, Ethan Stone, from the day they met.
When Ethan’s sister suddenly comes back into his life in desperate need of his help, Ethan doesn’t hesitate to do whatever he needs to do. To his surprise, Ben—the man who makes him want things he shouldn’t—is right there beside him, risking everything to help him and finally coaxing Ethan’s feelings back to life.
A desperate race to find his missing nieces leads Ethan to a place he never thought he’d be and takes Ben exactly where he wanted to be—in a life filled with love and desire. But how long can they keep it when evil stalks their every step?
Ethan Stone and Ben Cronin are private security guards for actors Lucas and Kyle (from Book 1-Shipped). After saving them from a burning building, Ethan passes out from smoke inhalation and Ben is shot, recovering in the hospital. When the paparazzi dig up dirt on Ethan’s past, he’s too worried about Ben’s disappointment to see him and he takes off for another job.
Later when Ethan’s sister calls needing help, he races to Wyoming and runs into Ben and Cameron, Ben’s twin brother. It’s not a happy reunion, though as Ben has been in love with him for years and Ethan walked away when he needed him the most.
Ben was awesome. I loved his cheesiness and the bad jokes. I loved how tactile he was and how sweet his temperament was with the children from the cult.
Both MC’s were strong alpha types, but they put their emotions out there honestly and consistently. The story was intriguing, the characters were awesome and the tension was palpable. I was super excited to see a cliffhanger, knowing more is to come!