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Dark Sparrow Box Set: The Complete 6-Book Series (A Dark Sparrow Novel) by India Kells – Review by Betsy Melano

Dark Sparrow Box Set: The Complete 6-Book SeriesDark Sparrow Box Set: The Complete 6-Book Series by India Kells
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This series is one of my recent favorites! I read the last 3 books in the series first and told myself I need to read the first 3 books so I can learn more about the other brothers. I was very excited to find out the 6 books came in a box set! The stories are easy to read, as you read them you’ll connect with the characters, danger and intriguing moments keep you interested, and along the way love blossoms for each of the very sexy sons.

Each book is about one of the many bastard sons of Jamieson Finch, a ruthless evil father, who left his sons and their mothers to fend for themselves. Along the way, each son finds their true love and the couples become a close knit family as the brothers work together to bring their father down and prove how a family can work together for the greater good.

Book 1: Lost Bastard is about Aleksei and Deva
Book 2: Cold Bastard is about Archer and Zoe
Book 3: Wild Bastard is about Kai and Isabel
Book 4: True Bastard is about Liam and Catriona
Book 5: Dark Bastard is about Sam and Ellie
Book 6: King Bastard is about Lazareth and Sasha

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Dark Sparrow Box Set: The Complete 6-Book Series (A Dark Sparrow Novel) by India Kells – Review by Shannen Kern

Dark Sparrow Box Set: The Complete 6-Book SeriesDark Sparrow Box Set: The Complete 6-Book Series by India Kells
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

WOW. Where do I start with these wonderful brothers?? This box set blew me away. As I had not read anything from India Kells before, I had my reservations committing to the entire set. Those qualms were blown away mere pages into the first book. The author has such a way of grabbing your attention and writing the stories so well that they just envelop you. I love each of these boys for slightly different reasons, but they all have such strong qualities that you just root for automatically. My favorites are probably a tie between Aleksei and Archer, the Lost Bastard and the Cold Bastard, respectively. Though these brothers will all do whatever it takes to protect the ones they love, this box set is full of strong women as well. This series is fast-paced and suspenseful with plenty of steamy scenes that you can’t get enough of!

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Dark Sparrow Box Set: The Complete 6-Book Series (A Dark Sparrow Novel) by India Kells – Review by Amy Brennan

Dark Sparrow Box Set: The Complete 6-Book SeriesDark Sparrow Box Set: The Complete 6-Book Series by India Kells
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Am I ever glad that I thought to pick this set up! I had read a couple of novels by this author before this set, and thought, how could I possibly let this one slide through my fingers. So many deliciously strong, masculine alpha men and women within these pages, and so little time. I spent the duration of my sick week immersed within these pages, and I couldn’t tell if it was the cold that had my body warming up, or the incredibly written adventures, but by my drool soaked pillow, I think you can guess!

I was hoping that I would have one specific installment within this box set to focus on, to tell you it’s my favorite, but as per what I’ve come to expect from this author, they only keep getting better and better, though I certainly have a soft spot for the Aleksei, and Deva! Do yourself a favor, and carve out some time for these novels, you won’t be disappointed. Highly recommend all literature by her!

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Dark Sparrow Box Set: The Complete 6-Book Series (A Dark Sparrow Novel) by India Kells – Review by Shea Gilkerson 7/5/22

Dark Sparrow Box Set: The Complete 6-Book SeriesDark Sparrow Box Set: The Complete 6-Book Series by India Kells
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have enjoyed every single page of this entire box set – even the dark ones that explained some of the horror the evil antagonist spread around the world. Dark Sparrows are the code name of a group of women that have been saved from horrifying circumstances and vowed to repay the favor if their assorted areas of expertise should ever be needed. Headed by Purgatory, an extremely specialized team in rescue operations, the Dark Sparrows never know if they’ll be called upon. Each of them receives their own call from Beatrice and Gabrielle (the Purgatory leader and 2nd in command) in this series. Each of them ends up assigned to their own brother of bastards, all for their own reasons. These bastards, as they affectionately call themselves, prefer to be seen that way than admit the evil monster that is Jamieson Finch is really their father. Brought together by the brother that was intended to be his heir, Lazarus King, each book focuses on it’s own bastard brother and his own journey to bring down the devil, and the ways he interrupts their plans. EACH OF THESE BOOKS DESERVES A TRIGGER WARNING FOR ASSORTED REASONS, PLEASE READ WITH CARE.

LOST BASTARD
Aleksei Voronov is the first son we read about. Aleksei is a brother from Russia who was orphaned and brought up on the streets. He is strong, hard, and never backs down from a fight – just what Finch wanted.

Deva Landry is a former MC princess that fled before she could be forced into a marriage she didn’t want by a father who was head of his club, and as brutal as you can imagine he could be. She upended her comfortable life as a physical therapist for veterans to repay her favor by acting as a therapist in a Chicago fighters gym and help protect Aleksei. She knows the odds of being rediscovered by her father in her hometown, but owes Gabrielle this favor and a finds the fight of her life, for her life, for the new man she can’t seem to keep herself away from.

COLD BASTARD
Archer Blackwood, leader of a business empire, is from London and expanding to Chicago. To help with the expansion, he needs an incredible interpreter to keep up with the languages and dialects of the buyers he deals with from around the world.

This is where Zoe enters. Gabrielle and Lazarus place Zoe within the ranks at the office in downtown Chicago to help keep an eye on Archer. As usual, Finch finds her secrets and uses them against her, even as she and Archer investigate the draw they feel towards one another.

WILD BASTARD
Kai Jones left his carefree surfer persona behind him, he thought with the memories of a very special woman he met on the beach before he joined the Army and later Delta Force. Though still a fan of loud hawaiian shirts and long hair, Kai is a seasoned and deadly soldier. He is the first son that Finch has not yet claimed. Will he be able to keep his focus on Finch when his past comes calling?

Isabel met Kai by coincidence 15 years ago on the beach in Hawaii, but has never forgotten the 2 weeks they shared together. In the years since, she has become an avid and successful businesswoman with an assortment of ways she earns revenue. She is best friends with Gabrielle, but they originally met when she was in the middle of her own crisis. Gabrielle knows she is precisely who Kai needs to help lead him through the next stage of attacking Finch to bring him down. Her biggest fear is that Kai will learn the real reason she deserted him all those years ago.

TRUE BASTARD
Liam Harker is an Irish detective in Chicago, and brother number 4. The other brother Finch has not yet acknowledged, he has fought to be a good man who helps others. His mother was forced by Finch and her faith was too strong to get an abortion for a child she didn’t want and didn’t love. When he meets the Dark Sparrow Gabrielle assigned him, he felt like life was playing a cruel joke on him.

Catriona Walsh is a novitiate with a knack for numbers. An orphan, she was raised surrounded by love and faith and light, and exudes her goodness from her pores. She sees people, helps people, trusts people, and gives them second chances. When she starts running the numbers, she finds questionable information and joins the adventure the brothers have had so far. Will her bright serenity soothe Liam’s soul?

DARK BASTARD
Sam Sarkhan grew up in the desert with his mother, a Bedouin princess. It was a simple life, but he was happy and loved. Until Finch discovered him and took him away. An unbearably hard past has made him a serious and heartbroken man, but his brothers have given him family and a sense of comraderie, and helped him aim towards bringing the infection of their father down. Sam is willing to lay his life down for all of them, but is unable to keep going anymore. Until a voice of desperation on the other end of a wrong number pulls at something in him.

Ellie is an emergency call center operator, and it is taking everything she has to keep going as the holidays bring an upswing in desperate calls and suicides. She doesn’t know why she answered the phone on New Years Eve from a number she didn’t recognize – but it seems fate knows what it’s doing. Sam is drawn to keeping an eye on Ellie – one last mission before he checks out. Things happen very fast after he “meets” Ellie but the connection they have and the way they make each other feel alive again draws them out of the dark. Will they be able to take down Finch while saving each other?

KING BASTARD
Lazarus. The last brother. The ringleader of the bastards. The heir apparent to Finch and the one who started the goal of taking him down. Lazarus has a weakness for family and gathered his brothers and called in the help of Purgatory to help protect them. After avoiding death, he only wants to finish the job and stop having to watch his brothers enter dangerous games with their father. All he wants is to have this over after putting a bullet in Jamiesons head and he is not interested in distractions.

Sasha has been around since book 1, as Deva’s cousin and a battlefield doctor. She is incredibly tough in her own right, and stands toe to toe with Lazarus from the beginning. They continue to circle and show the ways they care about one another, and she helped save Oz’s life after he was shot. While awaiting more missions overseas to help victims in war torn areas, she joins the group in Chicago to find herself ending up in the sights of Finch. Will she be able to withstand him? Will Oz be able to withstand her? Will all the brothers end up finding something worth living for after their goal is accomplished? Book 6 is explosive and an amazing conclusion to this incredible series.

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Dark Sparrow Box Set: The Complete 6-Book Series (A Dark Sparrow Novel) by India Kells – Review by Melissa Saxton

Dark Sparrow Box Set: The Complete 6-Book SeriesDark Sparrow Box Set: The Complete 6-Book Series by India Kells
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If I could give a series more than 5 stars it would be this one. I’m so glad I started with the set because once I got started I couldn’t put it down!

Every story follows one of the Dark Brothers finding their true love. There is some dark themes , suprising match ups (think … NUN!), intense chemistry, opposites attract and then a finale that will answer the questions I had to know about finally defeating their father or “donor”.

Dark Romance , spice, intrigue , Action… this one has it all and you don’t want to miss it!!!

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Dark Sparrow Box Set: The Complete 6-Book Series (A Dark Sparrow Novel) by India Kells – Review by Beverly Finnie

Dark Sparrow Box Set: The Complete 6-Book SeriesDark Sparrow Box Set: The Complete 6-Book Series by India Kells
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This series is amazing! It has it’s ups and downs and some really dark themes running throughout but if you sit down and read them you will get sucked in. Dark Sparrows Boxset is full of romance and suspense, and though you could read each book individually they are so much better in succession. I say that because I’ve read King Bastard before, and I swore at that time I would go back and read books 1-5 then re-read book 6. Well that’s exactly what this boxset allowed me to do. I re-fell in love with the main characters of book 6 as well as everyone else.
The events set into motion by none other than Lazarus King, he’s made it his life’s mission to bring down his estranged father, Jamieson Finch. Along the way he’s learned that he isn’t Jamieson’s only bastard son and these books are what brings them together for a common cause.
Book 1 Lost Bastard puts into the Chicago underground. Which means there’s quite a bit of suspense that’s going to be throughout. Aleksei, a potential Russian Bratva operative, gets pulled into illegal fighting by his estranged father. It’s at that point he meets Deva.
Deva, a MC princess, has been in hiding after escaping the Chicago underground. When she’s called upon by Beatrice, as one of her Dark Sparrows to assist Lazarus King in uniting his brother’s and keeping them safe from Finch.
Book 2 Cold Bastard brings Archer Blackwood to the spotlight. Despite learning in book 1 Lazarus has already been in contact with other brothers Archer has no idea about the relations or his father is and how close he’s circling. Is it your typical Billionaire Romance? Of course not because all these books are tied together. Little did Archer know Zoe was going to change his life.
Zoe is the next Dark Sparrow tasked into action because of her penchant for solving puzzles as well as being multilingual. Unfortunately there’s a slight twist in this book that they don’t see coming, proving Finch is currently a few steps ahead of them.
Book 3, Welcome to the Kai Jones lighthearted adventure, or is it? In Wild Bastard, Kai gets brought to his knees by the one who got away. Kai, being the most lighthearted and laid back of Finch’s six bastard sons, doesn’t see his Dark Sparrow coming. Despite everything going on knowing that fact and the dark undertones it’s probably the lightest book in the set in my opinion.
Isabel never thought she’d see Kai again after she disappeared on him 15 years earlier in Hawaii. With secrets that are buried deep she never realized her feelings towards him would come back full force. Being the PR guru she is, she’s tasked to become the specialist Finch hirers to help launch his mayoral campaign. Will it be successful? Will the brother’s finally get what they want? It was also a breath of fresh air to see Deva and Aleksei back in this book, since they were absent from book 2.
Book 4 True Bastard, gives the reader a lot of inner turmoil storylines. Liam is a cop, which doesn’t necessarily mess well with his brother’s who float in the illegal underground of Chicago to get things done. At the same time he wants nothing more to be part of the cause to take Finch down. Anything he can and will do to help Lazarus and his other brothers he will do. Unfortunately with Archer taking the reins because of Lazarus being in a coma things are starting to slip. Does that make it the perfect time for Finch to slide in and destroy his sons?
It walks Catriona, a numbers expert, that Dark Sparrow calls to help shut down Finch’s finances. Catriona is on the road to becoming a nun, but after meeting Liam she’s struggling with the road she wants to travel. Though not as light as book 3 this is probably the only other light book in this series.
Book 5 Dark Bastard in my opinion is the darkest. Extremely dark storylines that I feel a reader should know could be a trigger warning, so just use caution going in. Sam has been living in a dark cloud since childhood. Ready to end it all until one misdialed phone call changes everything. Finch knows exactly who Sam is, he took him away from his mother and broke him as a child. Forever damaging his psyche.
Ellie was ready to end it all, till New Year’s Eve and a mysterious caller stopped those plans in their tracks. Now being held hostage with Sam, the caller, by his psycho father they need to do everything they can to bid their time and get out. These two beautifully fight light and dark throughout this whole book.
Book 6, King Bastard is still my favorite book in the series, however closely followed by Cold Bastard. Finally making it to Lazarus King, the man who set this all in motion. Now it’s time for the epic conclusion, but not without him being brought to his knees as well. Ever since waking up from his coma, he feels like he’s putting his brother’s in too much danger, especially since they’ve all found women they love. He pulls back from everyone, till Sasha shows him there’s another way.
Sasha, the resident bastard’s doctor when needed, hates being told what to do. And
Lazarus being the prime suspect of doing such things, the man drives her crazy. Yet since she cared for him during his coma, she’s started to see him in a new light. The passion between them is undeniable. Do they succeed? Does Finch finally get what’s coming for him? What happens between brothers?
This is a well written series and again I will say I love it. The author wrote characters that are easy to fall in love with. Such wonderful themes and so much suspense, romance, and love throughout. So worth it!!!

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Dark Sparrow Box Set: The Complete 6-Book Series (A Dark Sparrow Novel) by India Kells – Review by Edie Kelleher

Dark Sparrow Box Set: The Complete 6-Book SeriesDark Sparrow Box Set: The Complete 6-Book Series by India Kells
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a series! This is a must get dark romance box set about bold brothers finding love. Suspense, intrigue, action, romance and steam. The books can be read individually, however I would recommend reading from the start as they do all interlink with each other. The author has done a brilliant job in each book building each character with depth and individuality.
Happy reading!!

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Dark Sparrow Box Set: The Complete 6-Book Series (A Dark Sparrow Novel) by India Kells – Review by Megan Conley

Dark Sparrow Box Set: The Complete 6-Book SeriesDark Sparrow Box Set: The Complete 6-Book Series by India Kells
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Get the boxset…don’t even consider getting 1 just to see if you’ll like it…you will. These books are addictive and engaging and fast-paced and seductive and so much more. I absolutely love the way India Kells creates and develops her characters and how each character is an imperfect match for the other. The amount of push and pull between the Brothers and each of their Sparrows is riveting and each book has just the right amount of spice. I positively love the way Kells weaves each of the Brothers and their Sparrows stories together to build on each story as we progress in the box set. We still get to see characters that were the focal points of other stories while not losing sight of the main characters in this story. India Kells is quickly becoming one of my favorite, go-to authors. I will definitely be reading all of her stuff!

Reviewed by @meggs1717

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Dark Sparrow Box Set: The Complete 6-Book Series (A Dark Sparrow Novel) by India Kells – Review by Candida Hopper

Dark Sparrow Box Set: The Complete 6-Book Series (A Dark Sparrow Novel)Dark Sparrow Box Set: The Complete 6-Book Series by India Kells
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This box set is a must read. I loved each of the brothers and the women they fell for. These women came into their lives at a time they needed them the most; they just didn’t know it. Each of them have a dark side but they are good men who love fiercely. The author did an exceptional job pulling me into each story and tying them all together. Each book has danger, action, romance, and so much more. As soon as you finish a book you will want to dive right into the next one. I needed to know if they were going to be able to stop their evil father. I highly recommend these books, you don’t want to miss out on this series.

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Dark Sparrow Box Set: The Complete 6-Book Series (A Dark Sparrow Novel) by India Kells – Review by Alisa Boomer

King Bastard (Dark Sparrow, #6)King Bastard by India Kells
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a 6 out of 5 stars for me!! I didn’t want this book series to end but WOW what a perfect ending! This band of brothers has been battling their father this entire time but none as fervently as the oldest son. Until the love of his life bursts into his life! While shie is very strong & capable, she has a wonderful capacity to understand & trust him. That is IF he lets her!! I highly, highly suggest reading the previous books before this page-turner. I will definitely follow Kells for her future masterpieces!

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