Review of Necessary Evil (Sentinels of Babylon, Book #1) by Jamie K. Schmidt @Jamiekswriter

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 out of 5

A group of childhood friends that came back together as adults and created an MC with the name of their childhood group, Sentinels of Babylon. A retired police officer, a former high security prison guard, a former sniper and a former CIA agent. All burned out from their jobs or fighting demons of their own coming together to form a family and finding their own peace. Evan “Evil” Villiers retired from the police force and searched out his childhood friends, the Sentinels of Babylon name they called themselves in childhood is now the name of their MC. They have a bar that is patronized by police officers on the ground floor and then their MC meets in the top floor where they have a meeting room for officers only to discuss the jobs they do.

She is a public defender that is not well liked by the police officers, mostly because she’s good at her job, but also because she defends some criminals that would be better off behind bars. Lucy Simmons has her reasons for becoming a public defender and she won’t apologize for doing her job. She’s strait laced and follows the laws to a T, some of that is to keep from being targeted by the police that have problem with her doing her job. She also can’t seem to get Evan Villiers out of her mind. She has always found him attractive, but she doesn’t date police officers, good thing he retired.

I really enjoyed this story. It was a change from a lot of MC’s that I read. It has great characters, a good story line and keeps you wondering if Lucy and Evil will be able to find a way to work out their differences and have a relationship that they can both accept. Evil is fighting with some things on his own and Lucy finds herself in a situation that will put a huge roadblock between them, but things could work out in the end, if you believe in fate. I give this story a 5-star review and look forward to Sentinel’s Kiss in the near future. If you are a reader of MC’s but are looking for a different twist, you’ll enjoy Necessary Evil.

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