Envy (Fallen Angels, #3)
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Envy (Fallen Angels #3)

4.2 of 5 stars 4.20  ·  rating details  ·  13,593 ratings  ·  982 reviews

As the son of a serial killer, homicide detective Thomas �Veck� DelVecchio, Jr., grew up in the shadow of evil. Now, on the knife-edge between civic duty and blind retribution, he atones for the sins of his father � while fighting his inner demons. Assigned to monitor Veck is Internal Affairs officer Sophia Reilly, whose interest in him is both professional and arousin...more
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Really!? How did I not know earlier that the hero of this book was going to be Thomas “Veck” DelVecchio, Jr from Lover Unleashed

Gah, how awesome is this? I love the crossover.

This must mean we'll also get to see his partner...Jose del la Cruz, yippee. Endless possibilities here; Butch sightings, Lessers, The Band of Bastards (Throe) and the subsequent headaches leftover from his scrubbing.

The year long wait for Tohr's book just got a little easier! You rock warden.

*Confirmation given at Ward's...more
Suzanne the Mighty (Under the Covers Book blog)
Caldwell is the PNR/UF version of Sunnydale (from Buffy, just in case you live under a rock!), all the supernatural shit goes down there! You have a Brotherhood of vampires and now we are battling demons to make sure Hell doesn't come bubbling up. Sounds like a crappy place to live, you are likely to either be killed by the Omega or have your soul destroyed by a demon; however, the payoff may just be worth it, Caldwell also seems to be the centre of the hot-man-universe packed full of gorgeous m...more
Jen (Red Hot Books)
I didn't care much for Detective DelVecchio when JR Ward introduced him in Lover Unleashed. In fact, I wondered what the hell his side-story was even doing in that book, since it had little or no relation to anything else in the storyline. Obviously, the plan was drive Black Dagger Brotherhood fans to the Fallen Angel series... and I think the idea was kind of off-putting. I would have read this book anyway, but I hated the idea that Ward stuffed its set-up into LU... a novel that was already fr...more
Oct 02, 2011 Auntee rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Paranormal Suspense; Fans of J.R. Ward
Despite a few slow parts, I found this latest Fallen Angels book very entertaining. And you know who (I think) is the most entertaining character of this whole series? Devina! She's soooo evil, she soooo bad--that she's good! (And I find her much more interesting than Ward's BDB villain, the Omega.) I'm really getting into her twisted relationship with the 'savior' Jim, and how she desires him so much, and how he seems to have the upper hand with her and is using her weakness for him against her...more
This book had so much of what I love about JR Ward’s books. I like how she writes male protagonists and their interactions with each other. Ward has an interesting idea on the urban fantasy world, she makes it fun to read. I did feel it was too long, I ended up skimming some parts and felt I did not miss anything. Normally I really enjoy different points of view, Wards seems to do this well in her BDB series but the switches from Nigel, to Colin, to Sophia, to Veck and back and forth seemed to b...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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4.5 stars! I really enjoyed this installment in the Fallen Angels series! I absolutely LOVED Veck and Reilly. They were attracted to each other from the get-go and didn't fight that attraction...they just went with it. Of course, there's always a hurdle to get over, and they had a big one (or rather, Reilly, did), but it all worked out in the end, and they were just the sweetest frickin' couple. Loved the epilogue.

Jim, of course, was once again awesome in this book. He is doing his work in stri...more
All though Envy was my least favorite so far of the Fallen Angels series, it still held my undivided attention throughout the entire book and I still finished it in 2 nights, and it definitely was still a 4 star book.

Whatever Ward does, whatever twists and turns she puts within the plots that we as readers do not want to see or agree with, no matter what, the woman can create a great hero. Envy like the others in the series, has heros in abundance. Let's start with who is supposed to be our mai...more
Jul 30, 2012 Mel marked it as paused  ·  review of another edition

This had me rolling my eyes constantly. The, smart tough woman who holds her own in a man's world and the guy who 'respects the hell out of her' for it. Ward's clichés are getting tiresome! (Meanwhile he's the typical self torturing hero and if she were a guy I'd say she was thinking with her dick).

I'll probably read this eventually despite the shameless Envy book promotion stunt Ward pulled in Lover Unleashed (and the fact that I wasn't too crazy about Crave) . I don't like being manipul...more
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Ugh . . . I need a witness! It can be quietly, in your own mind as to not upset your J.R. Ward group 'friends", or to keep the obvious from your lips but can someone please back me up!!

Ward's faux ghetto diatribes have become the most annoying thing since parachute pants. Hammer was not badass for strutting around in 25 yards of fabric and J.R. Ward's characters are not fiercer for trying to sound like they're "Straight Outta Compton", leave that to NWA, m'kay!

Here are some examples:

CPDers - re...more
✽ Sharon is an emotional book junkie ✽
I keep going back and forth between a 3.5 and 4 star rating, so I just went with the 4. It's not a great book but the series is getting better with each book and the ongoing background story is more and more interesting.

In this book, we have Thomas DelVecchio Jr., aka Veck, who finds himself in a wooded area with a serial killer who has been attacked. The problem is he can't remember if he was the one who attacked him since that's the reason he went there. Enters Sophia Reilly, Internal Affairs...more
Okay, I know I have 4 stars down, but I'd really give this book about 3.5 stars. I enjoyed reading it, but there were parts of the books that I did not enjoy as much as "Vech's" storyline. Also, I am finding this series is becoming formularic (sp?). One thing I did find interesting were the Brotherhood references through out the book. Also, JR has not lost her talent at writing great sex scenes for her characters. In fact, she does a great job in one scene leaving her characters and readers hang...more
The love for these books, just keeps growing and growing...

UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine...

Great series!

I loved getting to know Veck better and watching him slay his demons.

Can't wait to read Matthias' story!

Full review to come...
WHAT an Awesome read!!!! 5+ stars!! I love this series.

Our game continues of good vs evil or in this case Jim vs Devina. Now that Jim has discovered Devina's weakness for him, he is determined to exploit that to the fullest to win the game of keeping the souls of mankind and heaven out of the devil's hands.

Jim's soul to save is Thomas “Veck” DelVecchio, Jr. We met Veck in a prior BDB book. His dad is a prolific serial killer and is due to be put to death in about a week. Everyone has been watc...more
Duchess Nicole
Major series game changers happen in this one!

This heroine, Riley, started out fine but pissed me off later when she doesn't trust her man...to the point that he gets into really, really big trouble because she's such a suspicious *****. Veck, the hero, has both a good and an evil side that he has unknowingly kept in check his entire life. He's big and scary...and I LOVE big and scary. He's also very, very alone. He instantly feels this consuming attraction for Riley. He wants and needs a part...more
3.5 STARS . I just wish we had the half stars system working...

Things I liked
This book was way better than the previous 2. Book 1 I almost didn't finish it. Book 2 was a bit better but I still could have go on without having read it and I wouldn't feel like I had regret it. NOW THIS BOOK was just superior. The plot was way more interesting, even though the characters were almost the same. The romance between the main character definitely exceeded my expectations. I really liked them, not a coupl...more
~J~ Riverina Romantics
After losing my first attempt at writing this review, I will now try and retype all my witty comments – but you all know that my first version was better, Murphy’s Law I’m afraid.

J. R Ward is a word smith beyond compare.

Her writing is continuously flawless, convincing, unpredictable and thoroughly enjoyable.

I would rate her in the top two authors I would inspire to write like (if I had a lick of talent). Her writing style is so acutely meshed with what I love in a book that I have seriously co...more
Mandi Schreiner
Wow - I liked it!! Surprised me because I'm not a huge fan of the first two. I actually almost didn't read this one but thanks to some GR friends I took a chance.

Nice romance! Sexy menage. Drama!

A hero that has angst and lots of issues.

A JR Ward heroine I actually liked!

So I def rec this one. Kind of excited for bk 4 ;)
I actually liked Envy and thought that it was best of Ward's Fallen Angel books so far, but for some reason I just am not inspired to do a full-fledged review. Here are some thoughts though....

I generally like Ward's style and the slang, product as nouns, and F-bombs work for her big bad-A males, but way too many characters here spout BDBisms - even the heroine has this 'voice'.

It was nice that there wasn't so much of the torture, the book is still dark, just not so graphic.

I really enjoyed the...more
As a JRW fan..., if her name's on it, I buy it. Envy, IMO, is about the same as the first 2 bks in this series...okay; maybe I'd go so far as to say good, just not great. Her early harlequin bks that are now being re-released are cute stories, but her Black Dagger Brotherhood series is where she really shines.

I liked that Veck, among others, was brought over into this story from Lover Unleased, JRW's lastest BDB bk, and that the setting is in the same town - Caldwell. Similar in that way to Cov...more
Once Upon
It's been a while since I read the previous book in the Fallen Angel series and let me tell you, as soon as I started reading Envy, all of those little feelings for my bad boy angels came right back. Oh, how I love those angels. (Sigh) If you have read any of the previous books in this series you know that it's about good vs. evil. Literally. The war between Devina and Jim and his badass fallen angel sidekicks Eddie and Adrian. There are 7 deadly sins and 7 souls that will be tested when they re...more
There are good books and then there are good books, and without fail, J.R. Ward's books, for me, seem to all fall into the latter category.

After going through a bit of a dry spell with recent books, I was nervous about starting Envy, but within minutes of reading it, I knew my apprehension was unnecessary. Ward's writing has a way of literally taking me out of my "realistic" world, dropping me into Caldwell where I forget about important things like feeding myself, sleeping, etc.

I loved this boo...more
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Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Thomas DelVecchio Jr IS MINE!!!!!

Wow, what a ride this book was! I love the fact that we first met Veck in Lover Unleashed but to tell you the truth I didn't think much of him then. He didn't excite me at all and I had no crazy major interest in reading this book, other than I wanted more Jim and Adrian and Eddy.

Veck is the son of a notorious serial killer who is now serving a sentence in jail for crimes he committed long ago. He has lived his whole life with the stigma and he carries himself a...more
5 stars...ahhh...finally... So glad I stucked it out with this series, but than I'd read anything from J.R. Ward. This 3rd book was the best one yet. Every storyline was achingly good, sexy, exciting and so well written. The Archangels' sidestory shed new erotic lights to the series, hmmmm. Jim/Eddie/Adrian's quest to save soul and making the most of their times had their moments of greatness, sacrifice, outsmarting Devina and so emotional this time around; Detective Veck & Officer Reilly hi...more
Grammy 1
I am still bleary eyed...Read it on and off all night...I could not put it down.
I had found Covet very interesting...Crave okay...Envy our author has stepped it up Notches!!!

We met Detective DelVecchio along with De la Cruz in the Black Dagger Brotherhood Books. I had no idea where this story line was going...It was was brilliant. I will not continue to give you a book report, you can read the others. I must say, the emotions this story draws out is incredible. I laughed, I cried, turning the p...more
Sharon (Simi) Ehcstasy
Okay it didn't take me long to give this book five stars. The Warden has written one hell of a book. Veck is one of my favourite characters....a lost soul who lives with the knowledge that he carries with him a piece of the evil that is his father and that it may overtake the good inside. Reilly and Veck have the best chemistry (the kitchen scene). She was a really good character. Then there is Jim, Adrian and Eddie who along with cracking me up also had me in tears.

Trust me in this - you are go...more
This is the third books in the Fallen Angels series. Probably the last one I am going to read. I have not been convinced that this series is something for me. The concept with seven sins and fallen angels and a female demon is not very interesting or creative. I am a fan of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by the same author. FA is not in the same league as BDB.

I am worried about cross-over between the two series. In the last BDB book, Lover Unleashed, there is a part about the detectives Ve...more
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“[Devina] “You know, Adrian, you ever get bored with being a Goody Two-shoes, you could come over to my side.”
“Because you have cookies, right.”
Those black eyes returned to his own. “And so much more.”
“Well, I’m on a diet. Sorry—but thanks for the invite.”
“Come here. I need to hold on to you."

She felt the same way. And when there was no distance between them, it was like coming home.”
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