Torin, By Dariel Raye 1

When greedy land developers set their sights on Dark Sentinel land, Torin turns to attorney Stephanie Bates for help, but she’ll need his protection to stay alive long enough to save his land.
Real estate lawyer, Stephanie Bates, has risen to the top of her field through meticulous sacrifice and goal setting. She has no time for distractions – and that includes pets, messy relationships, and loose ends.
Torin DuMont is a forensic scientist who chose the profession to avoid dealing with people as much as possible. Raised by a stepfather who hated him, he’s been forced to live a life of solitude, fueled by anger and distrust. When wolves and shifters start turning up dead, Torin must battle an enemy bent on destroying those he was born to protect. His greatest challenge, however, is Attorney Bates and the surprising affect she has on his heart.
This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains explicit sex scenes and/or situations and adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.

Sara’s Review: This book combines two of my favorite things: Alpha Males (YES!!) and werewolves.  Rawr.  Or “woof”, I guess I should say.  In my world, you can’t go wrong with an alpha pack leader.  In this respect, “Dark Sentinels Book Two” was not a disappointment.  You get those things in spades.

We are introduced in the beginning to Torin, trying to save his family’s land from greedy real estate developers.  He meets Stephanie, a real estate lawyer, and boy do the sparks fly.  He is stubborn and she is a not sh*t takin’ kind of girl, and I have to admit that the tension and angst between them was quite delicious.  She throws Torin out of her office at their first meeting, and since he refuses to go he waits outside, where he serendipitously becomes her knight in shining armor.   As time goes on, they are drawn more and more to each other, and love blossoms.

I think the strength in this book was with the characters.  They are very likeable and real, and as a woman, I connected with Stephanie right away.  This book is exciting; with romance, sex and an undercurrent of disaster seeming to await our characters.

The area in which I think this book could improve is by making the storytelling more succinct.  I found that the action occurred very suddenly, without much set up.  I was bit lost in plot development.  I wonder if perhaps if I had read the first book in this series, which I haven’t, if I would have understood more of the secondary story lines presented here.  I give this book a solid 3 stars!

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Getting to know Dariel:
Dariel is a classically trained pianist and vocalist with a degree in piano and vocal performance and a master’s in counseling psychology from The University of Georgia. She also completed studies and passed comprehensives for a Ph.D. (ABD), and tutors algebra and statistics. She loves animals, nature, all things paranormal, and presently lives with 2 large dogs and a passel of black cats. Dariel is currently writing Dark Sentinels Book Three, two Nephilim series: The
Alerians – Dark Progeny
and Children of Cain, and two short stories: Kaden’s Reprieve andAshanti’s Becoming: A Summer Quickie.
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 Dr. Akila Marshall is a veterinarian with a calling – save as many stray animals as possible. The only child of wealthy, yet distant parents, she’s convinced that love is not for her. Until…

Sable’s search for his twin sister leads him to Akila. Born into a rare species of wolf shifters whose main purpose is protecting others, he has always been forced to fend for himself, but Akila’s loving, protective nature draws him – and not a moment too soon. Together, they must learn to trust each other enough to overcome a new, deadly enemy.

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