Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Bastard (The Baddest Boys in History #1) by Inez Kelley

In the battle between good and evil, humans have never been more than collateral damage. Now they are prey. Mankind doesn’t need a hero. It needs a sinner.

Corrupt. Wicked. Nefarious. Contemptible….

The Baddest Boys in History are back!

You read about them in school. Now learn the truth. Real men. No vampires, no werewolves, no shifters. Just down and dirty raw power —sin to sin, evil to evil, bad to bad. They fight for humanity. It was that or eternal damnation.

They agreed to risk their souls. No one told them they would lose their hearts.

Overall Rating:  4 Rockin’ ★★

Do you believe that you only die once?  Vike and his other brothers have died and been awoken by God’s Beauty to fight evil on earth. 

She and Michael could each only Awaken seventy-seven human souls, men and women who would be more than human.  They would become the Awoken, new soldiers in the Creator of All’s forces in the battle for peace. 
Everything changes for Vike when he meets Lacy, a Scion, and human descendant of the original eight. He lost his best friend Gen, defending Lacy from the soul-leeches that had been sent to collect her soul.  As a Forsaken it is his job to protect the precious souls of all Scions.
A buried hum thrummed his blood as her soul sang to his…All those Awoken could sense these precious souls, but he’d never felt a soul-song as strong as hers, as pure and light.  Even among the rare, she was unique.
If he can keep her safe for forty days, Lacy will be immune to the Soul-Leech and Minion in the Western Hemisphere. Where can he keep her that is safe from the evil that is after her until she is protected?  Lacy does not know about the things that are after her, she thinks Vike is a body guard working for a security service. Vike does not know that she is needed by  Samael (Satan) to complete his army and return to conqueror heaven.
“Why is she special?”  She realized her blunder before his jaw flinched.  No one questioned Samael, ever. The automatic plea fell from her lips.  “Forgive me, Master, I didn’t mean –“  “I want the Cooper bitch and I want her now.  Use her weakling sister as bait.”
When Vike finds out what makes Lacy so special he is stunned.  She must be protected and kept safe from Samael. 
“They’re not just Scion.  They’re Scionim, descended from one of the seven.”  “The Seven.”  Horror blended with shock.  The highest rank of Vangelus, the Seven…”Scionim,”  Sela murmured.  “Of course. That’s why her soul melody seemed different when I touched her.  And why Annie still lives.  She’s diabetic, but that gene might not be passed to a child.  Samael’s holding her as a reserve.”
Vike and Lacy develop a relationship as he protects her.  Will he be able to keep her from the evil that is hunting her?  Will he be able to deny the feelings he has for her.  Can an Awoken and a human find a future together?
Hero –Erik “Vike”Ulfhedinn: 4 stars
Heroine –Lacy Nicole Cooper: 4 stars
Steam: 4 stars 
Plot: 4 stars 
Cliffhanger: No

Would I recommend this book: Yes! This book looks at Heaven, Hell, Angels and Satan in an entirely different way with TRUE love crossing all boundaries and surviving all obstacles put in its path. 

Would I read other books by this author: Yes! I look forward to reading the stories about the other Forsaken.

***Received an ARC of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review***

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