ARC Out of Control by Alexandra Ivy – 5 Stars!

Out of Control
Book cover art thanks to Goodreads, click on it to visit title’s page there.

Book 0.5 in the Sentinels series, release date 10/28/14

I received a copy of this book from the publisher through Net Galley for an honest review.

Book Synopsis:

New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Ivy quenches your thirst for illicit desire with this seductive tale of the Sentinels—outcast humans with the ability to tread the line between life and death—and pleasure and pain…

Ph.D student Angela Locke has a crush on her sexy professor, Dr. Nikolo Bartrev. When she learns he’s actually a Sentinel with extraordinary powers, she joins forces with him to catch a psychopath. But soon, their hottest pursuit is of each other…

My Review:

OMG!  I loved this!  I have been a fan of Ms. Ivy for a while now, and even picked up the first book (yet to be read) in this series a long time ago.  I’ve read her entire Guardian’s of Eternity series, but somehow always seem to give it a three star rating.  I like the books, but never seem to love them.  This one is different.  Same great writing, but the story spoke to me more and now I’m itching to dive into this other world she created.  I am so thankful to have received a copy of this title for review, otherwise it might have taken me forever to get around to trying this series.

So what worked for me?  This world reminds me of a mix of X-Men, the Avengers and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  So love my superhero stories, fits in to this good vs evil pull that attracts me to other stories.  It is a mix of Sci-Fi and Supernatural, set in a slightly different modern-day.  The action was great and I loved all the gadgets.   The author’s talent of writing great friendships or teams came out in the dialog and character development.  There was also plenty of steam and chemistry between the lead couple.  Sure it was kind of an instant romance, but it was a novella and only had 90 pages to create this relationship within.

This is a great way to become introduced to this other world Ms. Ivy has created.  If you want a taste of the Sentinels before you dive into a full length book, I highly suggest giving this one a try.  It managed to hook me.



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