Covet (Fallen Angels #1)
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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
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
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
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
Like....... Whoa !!!! This book was exactly what I expected. I was blown away by the Black Dagger Brotherhood and here I am .... Again .... Doing a JR Ward genuflect ..... This author can tell a story like none other. I have to admit that I was hoping that there would be some brother cameos .....I was tickled pink. First of all....Trez - amazing in this book as he was in Lover Avenged. Mini cameos that you gotta pay attention and be a fan of the BDB series to not miss. The setting : Caldwell NY, ...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
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
Take 2 : Dec. 2014 - on a quest for BDB crossover tidbits while waiting for The Shadows to come out.
Okay, this wasn't bad as I'd been expecting. I'm not sure why I didn't get into the book before. It might very well be that I wouldn't have cared for Covet as much if I wasn't already invested in BDB (for a series trying to stick closer to UF than its original PNR counter ...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
For one thing, the paranormal elements are different. We do see cameos of characters from the Brotherhood world, which means vampires, but the story doesn't really hinge on them. So, we're being introduced to a new mythology, containing black magic, angels and demons. She's cre ...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
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
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
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
Before I go into what I liked and didn't like in this book let me set up the world - which is basically set up in the prologue in ...more
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
Sigh....I like Jim! I really do....but....
This book was not what I expected.....it could have been because of the damsel in distress /pretty women trope. I hate that theme.
Or, that I was expecting was a badass book boyfriend, or even an angel " that uses his wings" with some serious paranormal aspects....sigh....I didn't get that.
What I got was.....
A good trope.....7 deadly sins , gosh I love that trope. ...and what I liked was
Jim, and his buddies( Eddie and Adrian ) ALL were fun ...more