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.
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 🙂