Review: Necessary Evil (Sentinels of Babylon #1) by Jamie K. Schmidt

November 11, 2016 Review 0

Review: Necessary Evil (Sentinels of Babylon #1) by Jamie K. Schmidt

In this steamy series opener from bestselling author Jamie K. Schmidt—whose writing has been called “hot and sexy, with just the right amount of emotional punch,” by Lauren Layne—a vigilante biker takes the power of love into his own hands.

Lucy Simmons comes from a rough family, but she’s a damn good public defender. Even though she hates to see criminals walk due to sloppy police work, the law’s there to make sure everyone gets a fair trial, and Lucy certainly doesn’t believe in the kind of justice meted out by the leather-clad ex-cop they call “Evil.” He’s stubborn, cynical, and out of control—but he plays her body like no man ever has. For once, both Lucy’s boss and her brother agree: The biker is trouble.

Evan Villiers took a sacred vow to let no killer, rapist, or pedophile go unpunished. When scumbags fall through the system, his motorcycle club cleans up the garbage. Although the Sons of Babylon and their methods may not be to Lucy’s liking, the beautiful lawyer has become Evan’s light in the dark. But his next hit is Lucy’s own brother—a murderer who got off on a technicality. Now, with his loyalties split, Evan must turn his back on his brothers . . . or lose the woman who has claimed his reckless heart.

Title: Necessary Evil
Author: Jamie K. Schmidt
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: The Handy Men
Series: Sentinels of Babylon #1
Published by LoveSwept
Source: Publisher
Published: November 1, 2016
Genres: Crime Drama, Erotic Contemporary Romance, Motorcycle Theme, Romance
Pages: 234
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Stars: three-stars
Flames: three-half-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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Can you really ever know someone? Whether it be your brother, colleague. or current lover? Lucy used to think so. As a public defender she has gotten used to reading people and is very good at her job. So much so, that the police department has resorted to giving her shit, playing pranks, and even just straight out name calling to try to derail her from her recent hot streak. Former cop, Evan, was tired of seeing criminals walk away free while their victims run scared. Most of the time having to face off with Lucy and deny the chemistry between them. He retired from the force early and now spends his free time making the scumbags pay that fell through the holes in the justice system.

Being on the fence with this one makes me sad. When I read the blurb for the book I was like yes! A vigilante-like book but with a motorcycle gang as the front! And I did enjoy the characters- which is usually a first for me. Evan was overwhelming like normal alphas are and Lucy is the loyal hard-ass that we all know and love. The steam and heat were literally rolling off the pages when they interacted. So why am I on the fence of falling in love with it?

It was mainly due to the fact that this book did not have a clear flow to it and the scene (outside the bedroom) could have been connected a bit better. The first few chapters I had to piece together what was going on or where the scene was taking place. There was also one random flashback that could have been intertwined instead of being by itself. The book finally started coming together halfway through the drama which is nice because towards the end it gets real good.

Overall, I enjoyed the book just not enough to totally love it. I would recommend this book to other MC fans.

I was gifted a copy of this novel from the JeepDiva in exchange for an honest review.

 

 

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