Lexi has been running from the Sentinels all her life and when she's marked by Zach, one of them, she immediately goes on the run. But now, she has a plan. She's done running and she wants to rescue her friend, Helen, from those bloodthirsty monsters. To do that, she has to let herself be caught by Zach, the one Sentinel that terrifies her the most because she's being attracted to him ever since they first saw each other months ago. However, her plan is to not only rescue Helen but hurt those guys where it matters by planting a bunch of explosives in their compound and blowing the place to kingdom come.
Yet when Zach finally finds her and takes her back to the heart of the Sentinel world, she slowly founds out that Zach is not the monster out for blood she thought he was but a courageous, honorable being that wants to take care of her. Her decades-old beliefs battle with her new-found knowledge and as both their attraction to each other deepens, Lexi better make a decision fast before it's too late and people start dying.
Running Scared is the third installment of the Sentinel Wars and a really great one at that! We first meet Lexi and Zach in Burning Alive, the first book, and since then, she has been running from him. The one thing that truly annoyed me about Lexi was how damn negative and pigheaded she was. No matter what Zach did to make her understand that he would never hurt her and that he wants to be with her, she's still treats him as a monster and she just can't let go of the beliefs her mother taught her. I can understand having a hard time when all you've even known for years turns out to not be completely true but she just took it too far and it got old real fast.
Zach was an awesome character. He is so patient with Lexi and he practically bends over backwards trying to change her mind about the Sentinels and make her see the truth. While Lexi was being really pigheaded about trusting Zach, she definitely didn't have issues making out with him though! Their chemistry was sizzling and it made for some really hot scenes. No matter that Zach and Lexi were the main characters, Madoc and Nika completely stole the story for me and I'm happy to report though that the next book in this series is called Living Nightmare and it's their story!
I really enjoyed reading Running Scared, even though Lexi annoyed me to no end at times, the plot and the other characters - especially Madoc and Nika! - kept me reading and I cannot wait for the next book in this really fun series.