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Envy

(Fallen Angels #3)

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4.22  ·  Rating details ·  20,747 ratings  ·  1,203 reviews
A man and a woman tread the lines of danger, desire, and deliverance in the new novel of the Fallen Angels from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.

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 at
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Kindle Edition, 481 pages
Published September 6th 2011 by Berkley (first published September 1st 2011)
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
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Blah this book was just okay for me. I didn't really care for the love story part of this book. Veck the hero was likable. The heroine Reilly on the other hand I couldn't stand. The whole book she tells Veck that he can trust her and tell her anything. Then when a bad guy sets Veck up she believes the bad guy. She turns her back on Veck when he needs her most. She not only breaks up with him, without a reason she helps try to build a legal case against him with the aim of putting him i
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Buggy
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 giv
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Jilly
I can review this one. I just finished it, and it was good.
So, the deal with this series is that it is set in the Black Dagger Brotherhood world. If you haven't read any of those, or don't like them, I wouldn't bother trying this one out. I think one of my favorite things in these books is when there is a familiar character from the BDB world. I get all excited about it, like Buddy from Elf.



So, Jim, our
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Exina
Ward’s talent of portraying characters, their emotions, and the labyrinth of their relations is well-known from the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Envy is like a BDB story, with the same character types, same basic plot elements, same writing style, etc.  It is interesting that despite this Ward's heroes and heroines are so memorable: Jim is impressive in this book, Veck is likeable, and Devina is an exquisitely evil character, with a funny maniac personality; she is strong and dangerous enough, but also has weaknesses. Butseries. the Black ...more
Penny
Rating Clarification: 1.5 Stars

Dashed Hopes.

After reading Crave (book 2) I thought I was done with this series for good but I decided to give it another final attempt. Well, it didn't pay off.

I didn't dislike Envy, but I didn't like it either. I just wasn't into it, I wasn't interested. Besides I have never been interested in police/detective/crime plots, not in books or movies or TV series; that genre is simply not my cup of tea. The only parts of the books I could manage to rise some curio
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Auntee
Jul 07, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  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. (Or at leas ...more
Jen Davis
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 fractured wi ...more
Suzanne (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
Regina
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
Katie
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
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Britainy
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 - really, just "cops" from Caldwell Poexamples:
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Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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Leigh
Nov 22, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
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Mel
Nov 22, 2010 marked it as paused  ·  review of another edition
PAUSED

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 b
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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
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Sabrina
Jan 25, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Alexa
Oct 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars, though I feel like it could potentially be higher and I’ll be mulling over that. I think this is the best book in the series so far! I liked the crossroads struggle in this one, and I think story-wise, it was the one that appealed to me most.
Debra Johnson
Envy by J.R. Ward
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Suspense
5+ Stars

Once you start, you will not be able to stop!
This is the 3rd book in the series and the best yet! I can't wait to read #4.
J. R. Ward is an awesome writer.

Her story flows, her characters are 3 dimensional. You get so caught up in the story you feel like you are IN the story. You are a part of it. You cannot put it down. I've read a lot of J. R. Ward's books and I have never been disappointed. Somehow each bo
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Lynn
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
Mona
Oct 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, own-it
The love for these books, just keeps growing and growing...

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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

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...
Keri
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
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Julianna
Oct 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
Reviewed for THC Reviews
"4.5 stars" Envy, the third installment in J. R. Ward’s Fallen Angels series is a combination of urban fantasy, romantic suspense, and paranormal romance. The urban fantasy element comes in the form of the continuing story arc of Jim Heron, a fallen angel, and his two comrades, Eddie and Adrian, who’ve come to Earth to battle the demon, Devina, and her horde of minions. Jim is tasked with saving several souls who are at a crossroads in their lives, and the success of his mission w
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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
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❧Gwendolyn❧A Bookish Berkeley Girl❧
4 Envy Stars!

These are not your typical Angels, these Angels have Fallen. And, I adore them all. They drive the book/series for me. Veck I adored, Sophia what she had going for her was that she was NOT a damsel in distress. I loved that a lot.
Gwen (The Gwendolyn Reading Method)
Kinda liked book 1, eh on book 2, but book 3 I've been struggling through STRUGGLING through, I just have no interest in going further so, sadly, DNF.
valee
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 couple I/>Things
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Mandi Schreiner
Sep 12, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr
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 ;)
Jess
Dec 07, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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J.R. Ward is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. She lives in the South her family.

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Fallen Angels (6 books)
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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.”
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“That's where you come in. I want into that guy's mind, and you need to tell me how to do it."
Ad shrugged. "Personally, I'd just use a hacksaw, but—"
"There are potential consequences and side effects," Eddie said carefully.
"Like what?"
"Well, worst case... he could end up like Adrian.”
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