Covet (Fallen Angels, #1)

Covet (Fallen Angels, #1)

 

TITLE: Covet (Fallen Angels, #1)
AUTHOR: J.R. Ward
GENRE: Paranormal Romance/Fantasy
NUMBER OF PAGES: 474

SYNOPSIS (from Goodreads): Seven deadly sins. Seven souls to save. This is the first battle between a savior who doesn’t believe and a demon with nothing to lose!

Redemption isn’t a word Jim Heron knows much about-his specialty is revenge, and to him, sin is all relative. But everything changes when he becomes a fallen angel and is charged with saving the souls of seven people from the seven deadly sins. And failure is not an option.

Vin DiPietro long ago sold his soul to his business, and he’s good with that-until fate intervenes in the form of a tough-talking, Harley-riding, self-professed savior. And then he meets a woman who will make him question his destiny, his sanity, and his heart-and he has to work with a fallen angel to win her over and redeem his own soul.

REVIEW: 3 stars 
If you didn’t know this by now, I am a lover of all things J.R. Ward and this book was no exception!  Now don’t get me wrong, it didn’t hook me like the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, but it was quite enjoyable.Let me start off by saying that this book took some work…which is the main reason it has a 3 rating.  It was very hard to get into at first, but about halfway through, things really started to take off.  I know that may seem like a long time to get into a book, but there were interesting things happening…it was just that the characters that were falling flat for me.  I didn’t feel like I connected with any of them and their stories were so disjointed that I couldn’t tell how they would all fit in together.  My biggest issue had to be Marie-Therese’s story line…that was the one that kept throwing me for a loop.  Once their stories started to intertwine, everything started to make sense and get much better.

I have to say, this Fallen Angels group reminds me a lot of the brotherhood which is probably why I really enjoyed it.  I am in love with Jim and I think the whole premise (saving seven souls from hell) is really interesting.  It is a different kind of paranormal than the usual vampire/werewolf trend that is really big right now.  A book with something different is what makes me get excited…and this book definitely had the ‘different’ going on.

The best part of ‘Covet’ had to be the ending – that was some paranormal craziness!  It got a little out there for me, but I think that is what made it work also.  It lets your imagination run wild, which is always fun when you read.  Ward also made the demon (won’t spoil who it is on here) pretty crazy and eccentric – very believable and scary at the same time.  Loved it!

Overall, I really enjoyed the story line and this new series of characters in Caldwell.  If you love Ward’s writing style, it is definitely present in this series and won’t disappoint.  If the beginning had been a little more cohesive, I definitely would have given ‘Covet’ 4 stars.  I am intrigued so far and will be reading the second one soon.  It is always nice to find a new series that has a lot more books for you to catch up on 🙂