Rapture is the 4th installment of the Fallen Angels series by JR Ward. I am a huge fan of this series and listen to it on audio. This was my least favRapture is the 4th installment of the Fallen Angels series by JR Ward. I am a huge fan of this series and listen to it on audio. This was my least favorite of the series, but I liked it, nonetheless.
In the battle for souls saved Jim Heron is winning 2 to 1. To say this doesn’t please Devina is an understatement. She cheated in the last round and is now reaping her punishment. She gets to keep her win, but Mathias is being sent back for a second chance at being redeemed.
Mels Carmichael is a journalist for the Caldwell Courier Journal and going through the motions of everyday life. She lost her father in a car accident while on duty, she’s taking care of her mother now that he’s gone and she’s feeling in a rut. On her way home from work she hits a man with her car. After he’s safely carted off to the hospital and she’s cleared of blame you would think she could just move on with her life. But, she can’t quit thinking about him. Little does she know her decision to visit him at the hospital turns her world upside down.
Mathias finds himself lying in the hospital with no memory short of just being hit by a car and a distant memory of a tombstone with the name Jim Heron written on it. Enter Mels Carmichael and he has a partner in hunting down his past. The fact that he is head over heels in love with her is an unexpected bonus and complication.
The world of fallen angels is always such a fun ride. The powers that be in the battle of good vs evil are always so entertaining. They turn every preconceived notion you have about angels and evil on its head. Adrian breaks my heart. He and Jim are still reeling from the loss of Eddie, but Adrian is taking it particularly hard. Devina is evil incarnate, yet she never ceases to make me a bit sad for her.
This audio is narrated by Eric Dove and he does such a good job with this series. I imagine as a narrator this is a fun series to narrate. The characters are pretty badass and have great dialogue.
So many people had such negative reviews of this book. I would totally give this a 3.5. I didn't feel that it was as bad as everyone thought. I foundSo many people had such negative reviews of this book. I would totally give this a 3.5. I didn't feel that it was as bad as everyone thought. I found it very entertaining....more
This is my favorite Chicagoland vampire novel, yet. I loved that Chloe Neill didn't play games and draw out the tension between Ethan and Merit. AlthoThis is my favorite Chicagoland vampire novel, yet. I loved that Chloe Neill didn't play games and draw out the tension between Ethan and Merit. Although, they do have their hurdles. Favorite quote "You undo me, Merit. Wholly and completely. You don't take me at my word. You challenge me at every opportunity. And that means when I'm with you, I am less than head of this house...and I am more than head of this house. I am a man."...more
There seems to be a lot of mixed reviews on this book. I liked it! I found the characters very amusing and Aisling made me laugh A LOT! Looking forwarThere seems to be a lot of mixed reviews on this book. I liked it! I found the characters very amusing and Aisling made me laugh A LOT! Looking forward to reading the next books in the series....more
I can not believe it has taken me so long to read this book. The Darkest Surrender is the 8th book in the Lords of the Underworld series by Gena ShowaI can not believe it has taken me so long to read this book. The Darkest Surrender is the 8th book in the Lords of the Underworld series by Gena Showalter. It was so good! Ms. Showalter writes smart, hot, sexy characters that you won’t be able to get enough of.
Kaia is a Harpy with something to prove. She made a terrible mistake when she was 16 and she’s paid the ultimate price ever since. Titles are very important to harpies and her own mother dubbed her Kaia the Disappointment and then banished her. Thank goodness for her sisters. They are the only ones to love her, after it all. That’s why when she gets the invite to compete in the Harpy Games, for the first time since her mistake; she knows it’s her chance to prove herself. When Strider decides to come along as her consort she’s not sure if she is thrilled or horrified. She has loved him for so long and has tried to convince him to give them a chance and now he will hear about her nickname and the things she did. Surely that will be the definite thing to push him away for good. After all, her own mother can’t even love her.
“First, I didn’t compliment her. Second, she looks like she eats other people’s hopes and dreams for breakfast, and not just because they are tasty. That’s not attractive. Third, you look like you sprung from other’s people’s hopes and dreams. I couldn’t – can’t – believe you’re related.”
Strider is the keeper of the demon Defeat. Because of the demon, Strider can’t lose a challenge without suffering terribly. So many people, over the years, have used this against him challenging him to do things just to get their way. That’s why when it comes to Kaia, Strider enjoys and appreciates their friendship, but won’t let it go any further. Kaia challenges him too much and that could wreak havoc in his life for him and his demon. Lately, he sees her as more and has decided to keep his distance. That’s why when her sisters tell him of the Harpy games and demand that he attends as Kaia’s consort he wavers. How can he keep his distance while being with her everyday and night? Yet, how can he let her go when he can be there to protect her?
It’s funny how I always forget how much I love this series. It’s such a unique storyline and the heroes are so likeable. I love to read how they learn to live with their demons and how, when they find their mate, they work it all out. If you are a lover of paranormal, but want something a bit different from the typical vampire/shifter stories that are out there this is the one for you.