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Crave (Fallen Angels #2)

4.07  ·  Rating Details  ·  21,971 Ratings  ·  1,265 Reviews

Seven deadly sins. Seven souls that must be saved. One more no-holds- barred battle between a fallen angel with a hardened heart and a demon with everything to lose.

Isaac Rothe is a black ops soldier with a dark past and a grim future. The target of an assassin, he finds himself behind bars, his fate in the hands of his gorgeous public defender Grier Childe. His hot att
Kindle Edition, 481 pages
Published October 5th 2010 by Signet (first published January 1st 2010)
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4 stars – Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy

This quote from the first page was my favorite passage and sums up the entire book rather nicely.

But that was life: Nobody got a guided tour to their own theme park. You had to hop on the rides as they presented themselves, never knowing whether you would like the one you were in line for...or if the bastard was going to make you throw up your corn dog and your cotton candy all over the place.

Although I really enjoyed it, Crave didn't quite live up to m
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Alright BDB fans...Before you read this review, put aside your love for the Brothers just for a minute because I know everyone is dying for their next Brother fix. Once you’ve done that, pick up your copy of Crave if you haven’t already and just read.

Don’t flip to the back to read the Lover Unleashed excerpt and don’t read Crave simply to spot Brother cameos. Read it because you love J.R. Ward’s writing style and you want to support her.

Now, where do I even start? I thought Covet was a great rea
Oct 17, 2010 Mel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first book of the Fallen Angels series, Covet, introduced us to Jim Heron, a former XOps soldier who –much to his own surprise– was appointed as the key player in the ultimate game of good versus evil. Crave is round two in that game, in where angels (leather clad, tattooed and pierced) and a demoness (with OCD) battle for the fate of seven souls and the future of mankind. Meanwhile: there is a love blossoming between an unlikely couple: cage fighter and former XOps soldier Isaac Rothe and h ...more
Opening Line:"Hey! Wait a -- Save that shit for the ring!"

CRAVE is book #2 in the anticipated Fallen Angels series and while this still aint no Black Dagger Brotherhood with this instalment the WARDen seems to have at least found her groove, and I feel way more invested in the series as a whole now then I did after reading Covet, although I’m still not in love with it (does that make sense?)

Continuing 4 days after the end of COVET, Fallen Angel Jim Heron finds himself in familiar territory as t
Oct 10, 2010 Auntee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of J.R. Ward
Good, but a little short of great. It's hard to live up to Covet, which I thought was excellent, or any of the author's BDB books. Where I think this one faltered was in the romance department. There was plenty of potential there--the hero and heroine were two very likable characters, from two vastly different worlds (he's a former Black Ops soldier with a brutal past and a bleak future; she's an uptown lawyer from a privileged upbringing)--but the fact that the whole story took place in a coupl ...more
Mandi Schreiner
As started in the first book in this series Covet, angel Jim Heron is the pawn between good and evil. After seven battles, where seven people’s soul is at stake, the world will know if evil or goodness has prevailed. In Crave, we see battle number two. Isaac Rothe is a former XOps member, an extremely secretive organization that runs on intel and murder. No one leaves XOps without a bullet in their head, but Isaac has managed to escape – for now. Needing cash and to let out steam, he starts part ...more

Hands down, Crave is better than the first book in this heart pounding series. Where Covet was an introduction to the other side of Caldwell, Crave is established and brings the jaw drop and goose bumps. The Warden offers up a writing style all her own and some of the greatest leading men, these guys make being good “oh so bad”.

Jim Heron is to the save the world by saving seven souls. He is up against a WICKED biatch. She would make you welcome the antichrist wi
Jess the Romanceaholic
It's entirely possible that I simply need to re-read Covet, because I see everyone else saying that Crave didn't quite live up to the standard set by that book. I disagree wholeheartedly. There was definite chemistry between Isaac and Grier, and the whole bit with Jim and Devina -- well, that was skeevy beyond words. Even though Jim isn't technically the hero of these books, y'all know how much I love a tortured male, and Jim's got it in spades in this one.

I did figure out the twisty twist way b
Oct 15, 2010 Caty rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
At first, I tought I was gonna like this instalment better than Covet, but at the end, it wasn't the case.

The plot was OK, not really original and just mildly entertaining. The romance was a little off, even when the hero and the heroine seemed to be really complex and interesting characters, you never really get the chance to know or understand them. Actually, the story unfolds in just a couple of days , and seriously, who falls head over heels in love in no more than 72 hours? That's just ridi
So ... How most of my goodreads' friends could have given 4 and 5 stars to this book is beyond my comprehension. I'm giving 3 stars to it and being really nice about it. It was far better than book 1 though, that much I agree.

So many things are still wrong with this series that I don't know even where to start.

FIRST :The paranormal aspect of the story

I know this series is supposed to be paranormal, but IMHO not enough importance is given to the paranormal characters. I always find myself craving
Smokinhotbooks K.C.
I know, I know you are not ‘supposed’ to compare BDB (for the uninitiated that’s Black Dagger Brotherhood) with Fallen Angles but I can’t help it. I’m in hearts with all the brothers and wanted the same relationship to happen with the Fallen series. (My emotional grid was all over the place…you actually can’t see that I just fist bumped myself)). But seeing as how Covet was a mite disappointing, I felt the need to pump the brakes and take a knee before I bought the new installation to the series ...more
While I still feel that J.R. Ward's books are immensely readable, Crave proved to be the first time I've contemplated seriously giving her up. The plot of this book made absolutely no sense whatsoever, characters made choices that defied logic and seemed designed simply as a means to provide gratuitous scenes of torture. The central conflict of the story is convoluted and unclear - I have no idea what these people are fighting against and the rules of the game are ever changing. And I've finally ...more
Oct 09, 2010 Cindyg rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Outstanding...this was an excellent story...I love Jim and his buds...Isaac and Grier...awesome. I was pulled in right from the beginning and couldn't put this book down. The story lines where easy to keep up with...the pace was great and the character development both primary and secondary where fantastic. I'm in love with series and can't wait to see where J.R. takes us next.
I can't stress enough how good this book/series is...I highly recommend will leave you CRAVING for more...
Home Is Where the Wine Is Book Blog
"I want a proper piece of you before I go. Something to remember you with that's in my skin, not just my brain."


Ok so starting off let me say I LOVE LOVE LOVE J.R. Ward!....but this series is a buzz kill. First is slow talking about Jim's past etc etc.

Then in comes Isaac!!! Wowza that man is sex on a stick!

And I'm thinking HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY!!

Problem is that was the best part of the book was the few chapters where Grier and Isaac...ummm get to know each ot
~E~ Riverina Romantics
Definitely no where near as good as the Black Dagger Brotherhood, but I still thoroughly enjoyed it

I didn't really enjoy the first story in this series because I had such high expectations coming off her Black Dagger Brotherhood series, so when I started this book I was expecting it to be pretty crappy - but I am happy to admit that I was wrong.

J.R. Ward is such a wordsmith! I cant put into words how brilliant she is.

I felt like I was on a rollercoaster ride with this book, totally floored agai
Jun 16, 2012 Nomad rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book was AWFUL, they say that it can become very apparent when a writer has jumped the shark and gone completely off the deep end. Well ladies and gents aside from the very first book, the Fallen Angels series marks the point where Ward done lost her goddamned mind! I mean this thing is... garbage, and honestly the book after it is even worse. But I'll save my vitriol for that... piece of wet toilet paper when I review it.

Crave almost sucks from the very word go. Let's start with the romant

This is a serious UPGRADE in the status of this series from the first book!

In short...

The constants~>
The Evil Devina (seriously, if not Angelina's face as Devina then whose?) has serioulsy upped the game. Oh how I love to hate you Devina, esp. after (view spoiler) I can't wait for YOUR time to suffer.


Obviously. Unequivocally. Eternally.

Andrian and Eddie

Team Angel -
Crave is a great installment to the Fallen Angels series by J.R. Ward. This is the second time I’ve noticed that this author seems to hit her stride after the first book. She does a much better job in this book of developing the characters, carrying the plot to an even more intriguing level and infusing just the right amount of back-story to make you feel like you’ve comfortably falling into the storyline.

Not sure how this happened, but in this book I’m actually feeling compassion toward Devina.
Sep 24, 2010 Melindeeloo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: angels
Dark and gritty, and full of dangerous (and a few tormented) males...

Another soul is at the cross roads and up for grabs. Heaven is ahead by one soul, but Hell is up to bat and the first team (Heaven or Hell) to get a majority in seven skirmishes wins it all. With this second entry, Ward solidifies her new Fallen Angels series and get past some of the things that bothered me in the first book: Jim Herron, the sole entity ‘allowed’ to influence the soul’s decision, has definitely gotten his wing
Oct 06, 2010 Tara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Duchess Nicole
Sep 21, 2012 Duchess Nicole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Ward fans
Quick little mini review...

--Isaac is AWESOME! Big tough mean looking guy with a heart of gold...well, after he's done being a badass killer-face.

--Brutal! If you're askeered of rape scenes, you may want to skip a scene. It's a man who is violated, which I guess leaves more opportunity to be graphic about it? I know if it was a woman who had this done in such a descriptive way, there would be a reader revolt! I was a bit disturbed, so fair warning.

--Jim, OH JIM! You've just got to love him. He's
Oct 13, 2010 Celeste rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: j-r-ward
Really good book - not GREAT but a solid read. JR Ward has had her ups and downs with me recently... I feel like she's an ex-boyfriend that wants to get back together with me, but I just don't trust her enough to not let me down again!! LOL

However, Crave was definitley one of the "ups" in our relationship. I loved the dynamics between Grier and Isaac. They actually reminded me a little of Butch and Marissa (who, HELLO, are my favorite BDB couple!). I just wish there had been MORE to their relati
Oct 11, 2010 Stacey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved it even though the beginning/set-up was a bit slow. Once it took off it really took off!!! Ward did not disappoint...I was left guessing right up until the end. And I now have better understanding of Jim, Adrian, Eddie, Devina and the arch angels. Loved the ending..but then again I'm a sap :) Back to Caldwell we go!
I really want to love this series but I find myself skipping a lot of the Devina and Nigel scenes because I'm not interested in those parts of the stories. I found myself more engaged in Jim's character this time around and I loved Isaac. And Eddie and Adrian are growing on me. I want more romance.
Carol Storm
Hi Kids! Devina here again. As a sexy she-devil, I don't really celebrate Christmas, but I did want to wish everyone a happy holiday season, and let you know that CRAVE, the second novel in J.R. Ward's Fallen Angel series, is actually kind of . . . well, meh would be the word I guess.

I really had high hopes for this one going in. I really thought I was going to get some more steamy sex with Jim Heron, the blue collar angel with the wings and the cute scruffy little dog. But of course, we're on
Kristin - *Nocturnal Bites*
Full Review Here:

Crave is the second installment in J.R. Ward's Fallen Angel Series. In book #1, Covet, we learned that Jim is on a mission to defeat "evil" and in order to do that must save the souls of four out of seven people. First and foremost, let me just say that I am a huge Warden fan. To date, I've read each book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series at least fifty times. Well, maybe not fifty, but you know what I mean. Then the first Fallen Ang
♥ Melody
2.5-3 stars
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I really adored Isaac Rothe. His brute strength, ruthless skill as a XOps, his deadly percision and determination all while doing it with a quiet Southern gentle charm and impeccable manners to boot. Gah. His 'yes ma'am's and 'no ma'am's' just gave me major feels. I love this guy. I just wish his story with Grier got more focus in this. Their romance took a back seat in this and seemed more of a secondary arc which is a shame. The romance and steam in this is rather tepid which kind
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
I really liked this book, as the second book in the Fallen Angels series it shows Jim Heron trying to save his next soul in the ultimate contest to see whether Heaven or Hell will prevail. It differed a bit from the first book, focusing more on Jim, Adrian and Eddie rather than the romance that was developing between the secondary characters in the book. I didn't think this necessarily made this book better or worse as I enjoy both aspects of this series. It was however interesting to learn more ...more
Sarah Marie
Crave by J.R. Ward

Second book in The Fallen Angels series

4.5 stars

Jim Heron is back and ready for his next mission. After winning the last battle with the demon, Devina, his feeling pretty confident about his next battle. Isaac Rothe is a black ops soldier on the run. Never staying in one place for more than week is the way he lives and fighting for money provides the essentials. He finds himself behind bars and captivated by his public defender, Grier Childe. Who will win the battle this time?

Oct 15, 2010 UKSandy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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“But that was life: Nobody got a guided tour to their own theme park. You had to hop on the rides as they presented themselves, never knowing whether you would like the one you were in line for...or if the bastard was going to make you throw up your corn dog and your cotton candy all over the place.” 218 likes
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