Covet (Fallen Angels #1)
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 s...more
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A PROMISING START ON THE OTHER SIDE OF CALDWELL N.Y
I'm sure most people picking up Covet are fans of JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood and my advice to you would be (as hard as it is) to forget about the Brothers (just for a moment) and enjoy this story for what it is. Ward has created a whole new mythology here, that of Angels, Demons and the occult and given us some fantastic new characters to play in it. Her unique...more
Rest assured. The new JR Ward series is not about birds, it’s about angels. Sexy, leather-clad, Harley loving angels. And -as cheesy as that all may sound- this series promises to be great!
Covet introduces us to Jim Heron, a carpenter with a secret military background, who gets pinned with the most important job of his life, well... of anybody’s life: he is to help determine whether humanity is good or bad. Seven s...more
Most who know me know that I am rarely impressed by the premier book in any series. They seem to have a slower pace due to setting up background stories and introducing characters. Let me tell you, this book is not your usual premier book. I have found a new obsession in The Fallen Angels. What an aaaamazing story! J.R. Ward, affectionaly known as The WARDen, never ceases to amaze me with her imagination and her gift of weaving words into a believable, incredible, unforgettable sto...more
Powerful, unadulterated awesomeness! Covet is another a‘Ward’ winning read from the master of paranormal/urban fantasy romance and one of my top favorite books so far this year.
I stayed up until 4:30am to finish reading because I simply couldn’t put it down, and then I was immediately depressed for it to be over. I cursed myself for flying through so quickly and not savoring it more, and I was tempted to flip right back to the beginning when I was done...more
Vin diPietro has everything that money could buy expect love and happiness. That is until Jim walks into his life telling him his soul is in need of saving and a beautiful woman that steals his breathe away makes him question his life and his future.
When a great evil r...more
This was NOT a romance. I felt it leaned more toward general fiction/horror. More horror because in my thoughts anytime there are decaying corps...more
I really liked Vin and Marie-Terese together. I will be waiting to see how Jim gets to take down Devina..
If your are a big BDB reader dont expect the hot...more
This book is awesome and whilst I feel as though I should write a synopsis of the story I expect many others have already done so, so I'm not going to repeat. I will say that everything about this book is wonderful the characters, the sub plots, everything! If you are a fan of the Black Dagger Brotherhood books and enjoy the way J R Ward brings her intricate and i...more
The Warden is back and just as good as ever. This book is an introduction to the other side of Caldwell. Vampires aren’t the only kind that stalks the street. J. R Ward introduces us to her fallen angels and the struggles of the everyday person.
We meet Jim Heron, a recluse who doesn’t say much, but by looking at him you know that he has lived a pretty sordid life. One night at a club he meets a woman with sad eyes, who was looking for comfort, and he offers it with his bo...more
I must admit that I was completely disappointed with this book. I was expecting much more. So many things were wrong with it. it was more than the first book syndrome. First, there was too much background information, but non of it relevant. Moreover, the romance in the book felt fake and forced. You never get to know well the characters, which was the most annoying thing with this book; You had pages and pages of information but nothing really important to understand what was going on....more
I did like the book. I am interested in the next one and still juggling thoughts about this one, so those are strong signs.
It is written by Ward and I know after Zhadist how strong the author can write characters. In comparison these were underdeveloped. I love character stories over plot stories and this was most definately a plot story. I almost felt like I was reading James Patterson, not an author who started in PNR.
Not really much of a new story line. This version of angels/dem...more
Bound with all the weight of all the words he tried to say
As he faced the sun he cast no shadow
So I started this book riding on the crest of the Lover Reborn wave – looking for something to break up with barren WARDenless wasteland before the next BDB book arrives and didn’t have massively high expectations. I should have known better to doubt the WARDen though and can happily report that it’s a totally new approach to the age...more
This book started out with many points of view and differing story lines. I had a hard time with the back and forths, it makes it harder to develop a relationship with the characters. At first I found it confusing, trying to figure out who was the Angel and who was to be saved.
I also think there was a lot of filler. I don't want to go into what I felt could have been deleted because I don't want to spoil anything for anyone. There was a lot of information that I felt wasn't necessary
Jim Heron has returned, having accepted his mission to save the souls of seven people as part of the ultimate battle between good and evil. The age old battle will be decided by the outcomes of the trials these seven face, some one acceptable to both sides, good v evil, had to be appointed to oversee them - that would be Jim.
Jim is a strong character with plenty of flaws. He is ex Black Ops who hoped for a new life working in con...more
Covet did suffer from a slow start, and I had a little issue with the setting and surrounding characters paralleling the BDB universe. I would have preferred for this series to stand on its own in that respect.
In addition, I’ve never been a huge fan of the...more
NOTE: First read in December 2009 - now listening to the audiobook.
GAHHH... I have mixed feelings about this book. On the one hand, I remember loving it when I first read it. On the other, James Marsters is a LOT to live up to as an audiobook narrator, and I'm not sure Stephen Douglas is up to the task. I'm not sure what his accent is (I'm going to take a wild stab at "something Southern" from the "windders" and "dubya"s), but while it's interesting for the general narration, it tends to niggle...more
I ended up liking it but not loving it. I'll give the next book a go to see if it's better.
-->Now that I have read the BDB series, I can see where Butch and Phury make an appearence. I think I would of been excited about them "popping up" if I had read it the other way round about them. Without reading...more
Covet was a smorgasbord of characters. All types of characters. Fans of J.R. Ward will recognize not just the types of characters, but also some actual characters that were featured in her Black Dagger Brotherhood novels. Readers who are new to her work won’t really be missing out on anything but it’s a fun treat for fans. Speaking of characters, I have to say t...more
I am THRILLED with the first book in this series. This is very different from the BDB series. This has an emphasis on the concept of heaven and hell, angels and demons (no vampires). It took a while to get into the story, but once I did I found the action exciting to the point of biting my nails.
Jim Heron is a man with a mysterious military background. We don't find out what he did, but clearly it was top secret and he was the best of the best. Now, he's in Caldwell doing construction work on a...more
this is actually a nice and fun read! the story (told from the view of different characters) is good and the characters really interesting. the writing style is quite fast paced and hard - lots of cursing and is there actually a page where the f-word isn't used? - which fits perfectly with the main characters. everything seems to be too much: the use of the f-word...more