Forsaken by Jacquelyn Frank
Won from a giveaway for an honest review...
Synopsis via Goodreads:
New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Frank continues her scorching and sensual new series set in the world of the Nightwalkers, where alluring entities known as Bodywalkers are the vanguards against the raging forces of darkness.
As a mercenary, Leo Alvarez has signed on for a lot—but he never signed on for his best friend becoming host to the soul of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh. Jackson is now inhabited by a Bodywalker, and Leo is forced to grapple with a realm of supernatural beings far more dangerous than anything he’s ever encountered.
But when Jackson is wounded by an attack from a demon god, Leo must team up with another supernatural creature—a Night Angel—to save his friend from utter destruction. With skin as black as midnight, hair as white as snow, and a body of pure perfection, the Night Angel arouses a burning desire in Leo, even as he refuses to be intimidated by her power—or the power of those who would destroy his friend. An unusual alliance is forged, electrified by sexual temptation, and together the two must unite their strengths to bring down a supreme evil.
Leo is having a hard time dealing with the fact that his closed friends who he considers family are both turning into something he can't accept. His reluctant to accept Jackson and Docia as Bodywalkers is because he doesn't want them to get hurt. He, himself is hurt by a Bodywalker to the point where he thinks he would die but luckily he survives. Nevertheless he will always carries the scars that cover his body. He feels very distant from both Jackson and Docia but when Jackson was badly hurt during an attack, he vows to do anything to save Jackson.
A Night Angel, Faith offers to help save Jackson. At first Leo doesn't want help but he eventually agrees since Faith knows what's to do and he doesn't know much about the world of the Nightwalkers. So they set out on a dangerous mission and unexpectedly, Leo and Faith couldn't keep their feelings hidden despite their dislikes for each other.
I really liked this book. As I was reading, I could really get into the book even though I didn't read the two books before this one. And I wasn't lost as I thought I would be. I decided to request this book to review because I was very interested in what's the Bodywalkers are all about and I'm glad I did because I wasn't disappointed. With every page, I got into the story more and more. From beginning to end, Leo's story kept me interested. And of course him and Faith were so good with each other. When I read the parts where they were making love, the temperature in the room suddenly went up. I was glad I read it in the private of my home because I would be really embarrassed for my face was red the whole time.
Leo was set on killing the one who tortured him. He was full of hatred and anger but Faith changed him. Faith taught him forgiveness and love. They both thought they won't be able to love someone after what they had been through but again they found love. I loved reading about them together. Faith was so right for Leo because she always put him in place. She doesn't back down easily. I really loved that about her.
So I will recommend this book. The plot kept me interested and excited. The romance is just beautiful. Leo and Faith are awesome with each other. This book is slightly different from the first two books I guess because it's not about pharaohs but a man and what a fine man Leo was. So if you like the Nighwalkers series, you might want to check this one out, too.