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(Fallen Angels #4)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  15,868 ratings  ·  1,047 reviews
Out of the wickedly inventive imagination of #1 New York Times bestselling author J.R. Ward comes a world where sin and salvation collide in a battle for the future of mankind—where a cynical fallen angel struggles against the seven deadly sins and a demon’s lure over seven chosen souls…

Mels Carmichael, reporter for the Caldwell Courier Journal, gets the shock of her life
Mass Market Paperback, 460 pages
Published March 5th 2013 by Signet (first published January 1st 2012)
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Isananonymusaol.Com No. It made no sense to me as a stand alone book (it was an assigned reading and nobody knew it was part of a series. Or so sexual, haha)

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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
What do you get when you have ....

some spoilers

1 an impotent hero
2 a heroine that doesn't stand by her man
3 a plot that doesn't really move forward but feels stuck
4 and lastly an angel that has sex with a gross rotten fleshed demon not because he has too, but just because she made him so mad his dick got hard and it happened...... Even though he hates said demon and is obsessed with a dead girl.

You got a boring meh read that is what you got! And that is what this book is
Just noticed that this series is switching to a hardcover release!

Which pisses me off. I'm not sure I'm invested enough in Ward's angels to shell out the $$ for hardcover especially when I'll just end up replacing it in PB so my series is all matchy, matchy. (Yeah I know) Damn I hate when publishers do this.

So far this series isn't up to BDB standards, and what I mean by that is that I've yet to reread any of the books whereas my BDB's are trashed, I've reread them several, several times so it
Sometimes I can't see eye-to-eye with J.R. Ward. She's like a date that keeps taking you to all of these awesome places, and then one night she takes you to Waffle House, and you're like, "What the hell?" So, you're not too sure about this date thing anymore, but then she takes you to Benihana and you're like, "Okay, we're cool again." Then, back to Waffle House. So, your left wondering if she thought you liked the Waffle House experience, which then makes you wonder, "Does she even get me at al ...more
3 ½ stars – Paranormal/Urban Fantasy Romance

I’m an avid, loyal J.R. Ward fan and love the Fallen Angels series, but this was a bit disappointing. It just didn’t have the same oomph like the previous books, and I wasn’t as invested in the story or characters this time around. The dark, edgy, biting snarkasm that’s one of Ward’s trademarks seemed lacking in this, and overall it honestly fell kind of flat for me. I’m not going to write a full review, but needless to say I was expecting more, especi
Sammy Loves Books
Gah! I was really looking forward to this one.
But it was just Meh. A sure cure for insomnia.
A solid 2.5 star read.

Matthias is a pawn in the battle of good vs evil.



His will face a cross roads, and his decision will determine the winner of round four. The game continues and the battle to save souls continues as Jim Heron and Devina try to out maneuver each other.

Devil in a red dress, Devina

The demon, Devina, cheated during the last battle by breaking rules. So this battle is basically
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

Exciting, funny, heartbreaking, uplifting, romantic, sexy... Rapture, the fourth book in J.R. Ward's The Fallen Angels series, is all that and more.

I've enjoyed, even loved, every book in the series so far, but there's something about this story - about Matthias - that drew me in and kept me totally engrossed in his tale, first page to the last. I've never met a man more unworthy of salvation and yet, at the same time, more deserving of redemption.

I laughed, I cried, I sighed, and I wanted it
Apr 17, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of J.R. Ward; or more specifically, her Fallen Angels series
3.5 stars I definitely enjoyed this one more than the first two installments in this series; my opinion of it is more along the lines of my thoughts on book 3. Full review to come.
Feb 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For me, J. R. Ward = 5 STARS!!! Another Fallen Angel story, and I have yet to be disappointed!!!

Jim Heron and his wingman, Adrian Vogel once again take on Devina, the evil she-demon in round four of the fight for good and evil!!! This particular battle is a redo for Jim's former XOps boss and nemesis Matthias Hault, who had recently been condemned to Hell after the loss of battle no. 2 with Devina.

Mels Carmichael, a young reporter for the Caldwell Newspaper, is sucked into the story, after she
Malissa Thurman
Jun 22, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Maybe I am a litte shallow, but I fail to be impressed by a main character that is as flawed as this guy. I don't get why he gets a second chance. I failed to feel any compassion for him and often while listening, wondered why Ward decided to make Mathias the F**r, as Jim calls him, the focus of this new novel. For most of the book she kept harping on how messed up he was, physically and morally. I mean seriously there was no fantastical visions in my head of Mathias - One eyed, limping, scarred ...more
Opening Line: Grave. And not as in serious. As in headstone and freshly disturbed earth, as in body down under, as in ashes to ashes, dust to dust.”

I’m one of those obsessive JR Ward fans that knows the release date of her latest book about a year in advance and plans accordingly, rearranging my work schedule and blocking off several uninterrupted days to read it. If I’m honest though her Fallen Angels have never quite made it to the same level as her BDB boys however I did feel (at least with t
This JRW book had a much "quiter" feel to it, than previous FA books. That isn't a bad thing, it was just something that I noticed. I think Devina was still reeling over the realization of her feelings for Jim. So this book is about Mattias and second chances and all about redemption. Mattias was an evil hated character in the other FA books. So I wasn't sure how JRW could possibly not only redeem him enough, but also turn him into hero material, but darned if she doesn't do it. Our story opens ...more
Mary Beth
Seriously JR, 14.99 for an E-Book? It sucks that there are so many books I want to read but can't afford to. I will never understand how a book that you don't actually have to publish could be as much as the physical book.
Pam Nelson
I think this might be my favorite yet, the redemption that happens in this book really called out to me.
Matthias wasn’t a good person, and he knew his fate. What I loved is that he accepted it and was going to pay the price but before he does he has the chance to do good. He had the choice.

I think what I loved was he was already on his path and then Mel happens and poof a real honest to god good woman, and he wants to do right by her. Even if that means never seeing her again.
My h
Feb 08, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of J.R. Ward
Guess what? This wasn't as bad as I'd feared. After reading lots of mixed reviews, I was expecting the worst. But despite some problems (mostly with my memory of where this series left off) I kind of enjoyed it. (I did have to skim some parts of Crave and Envy to get up to speed). Granted, it wasn't the best book of the series...aaannnnnd I had trouble remembering/loving the formerly evil hero (Matthias--who was referred as "that F***er Matthias" in previous books). Aaaaand there was the problem ...more
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
I am in raptures over Rapture....excuse the bad pun, I just couldn't resist! Normally I start my reviews with a little blurb of the book, but I am far too excited and if you have read the books this far then you know the gig, good vs evil, angels vs demons and sexy bad ass Jim, possibly the hottest match maker in existence! In this book, Matthias makes a reappearance and gets a second chance to save his soul, with a little help from Jim and Adrian, not to mention Melissa Carmichael, the woman wh ...more
Mandi Schreiner
Please Note: The hero of this book has been kept pretty hush hush. If you want to go into the book with a totally clean slate, please don’t read this review.

Rapture is book four in JR Ward’s Fallen Angel series. I wasn’t a big fan of the first two, but the last book was an enjoyable read. Rapture falls down the middle. It is an okay book, slow at times, but continuing this battle between good and evil.

Matthias wakes up on top of a grave completely naked, and he has no memories of anything. He ca
Olivia ツ
Apr 16, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In my opinion it took this series about two books to get into its own rhythm and find it's own entity away from Ward's other series -- although there is a cameo. After Envy, it was clear that the war was on. It wouldn't be a Ward story if it wasn't full of acronyms and pop/label/fashion references, things that some people find annoying. These don't bother me since it doesn't take away from the story development.

A summary of the story thus far: In Caldwell, NY Jim Heron is an XOps now angel that
Duchess Nicole
This was on par with book one for me, sort of blah. Matthias had the potential to be a really dynamic character, and I felt that he WAS in earlier books. Evil or no, the dude blew himself up with a bomb! That's pretty memorable.

Mels started out a fairly interesting character, maybe because she took over Beth's (from the Black Dagger Brotherhood series) job at the Caldwell newspaper. In the opening scene, she hits a man with her car outside of a cemetery, and is so distraught that she sneaks into
Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
This review has been cross-posted on Happy Indulgence. Check it out for more reviews!

This is the first J.R. Ward book that I've read, and I'm already wondering what I'm missing out on due to the creativity and dark world building in Rapture, the 4th book of the Fallen Angels series.

The paranormal romance series is about a war between Heaven and Hell as Jim Heron, a fallen angel must save the souls of 7 people from the seven deadly sins. His opposition is Devina, a gorgeous, evil demon that has a
1.5 stars.
I keep reading these, even though the language and the formula sometimes make me cringe almost to the point of implosion.
Full-length review:
  Contains spoilers of all previous books in the ‘Fallen Angels’ series  

The odds are in their favour, but Jim Heron and his last remaining angelic aid, Adrian, are still fighting hard in the war against Good and Evil.

This time the soul in question belongs to Jim’s old XOps boss, the pathologically cruel Matthias who was a previously lost cause.

Matthias is back from hell and upon his return he’s involved in a car accident with Caldwell Courier journalist Mels Carmichael. Mels can’t forget abou
Mimi Smith
Feb 21, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr
3.5 stars

Is there such a thin as a second chance in life.
Can people really change.
Does J.R. Ward know ? exists.

Also called interrogation point, interrogation mark. a mark indicating a question: usually, as in English, the mark (?) placed after a question.

OK, that's just me being annoyed and sarcastic, but c'mon, is it SO hard. The flat questions are not macho, they're annoying. Well, at east to me. Now I'm letting that go and moving to the more important things.

What can I say a
Oct 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019
3.5 stars, though I really enjoyed that more than I expected to! While there was still a thing or two that made me roll my eyes, this story was just so compelling and well-constructed.
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Though more slow-moving than the previous novels in the series, Ward hooks readers in with her signature writing style. Her descriptions are wholly her own with a touch of slang and that confident swagger that fits so well with the Fallen Angels world she has created.

Ward explores the aftermath of the events in Envy as Adrian and Jim try to keep a grip on their sanity. Without the presence of Eddie, Adrian has been out of control, experiencing bouts of depression and aggressive behaviour. The te
I liked this one, but I had a hard time getting into it. I think the main reason is due to Matthias. Until this book he was the bad guy, one you really didn't want to like and with this book he is supposed to become the hero, it was a little hard for me to buy. His having amnesia didn't help, seemed too contrived.

I did like Mels, liked that she had an open mind when dealing with Matthias. I also loved how her whole line of thinking in regards to her mother changed. The open and honest discussion
❤️ Dorsey aka Wrath Lover Reviews ❤️
Hmmmm.....not sure where the WARDen is taking this series. Enjoyed Mathias & Mel's story but not as much as the previous books in the series. Looking forward to the next book and hopefully clearing up some things that have me confused....... ...more
Sep 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads

*Possible series spoilers, beware*

The score is currently good – 2, evil – 1 and it’s the first side to reach 4 that wins. The scores are souls, one person in each book will reach his or her crossroads and the decision they make will count for either the good or the bad side; heaven and hell. Jim Heron is in the middle. An angel with both good and evil in him, he’s been fighting the fight for the good guys and intends to keep it that way, but a murdered yo
Nov 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Paranormal Romance
Reviewed for THC Reviews
Rapture is the fourth novel in J. R. Ward’s Fallen Angels series, which is set in the same general world as her Black Dagger Brotherhood series. At this point in the Fallen Angels, the two series haven’t yet converged, but we do get a couple of fun Brotherhood sightings. This series is all about a supernatural battle between the fallen angels, led by Jim Heron, on the side of good, and the demon, Devina, on the side of evil. It’s a game in which the two vie for the souls
I got this for myself a long, long time ago.
I can still remember how
I lend it to a friend of mine.

And the rest is kind of a haze,
it's only been the last few days,
that I remembered Rapture over a glass of wine.

I'm ashamed, but this book I did abandon,
maybe because I'm not in the Fallen Angels fandom.

And I really had so much hope,
but J.R. Ward was just like, "üh, nope"

I can't remember if I intentionally lied,
when I said I'll read this in the publication-night,
but my series page made me see t
❧A Bookish Berkeley Girl❧
Ooh how these Angels have Fallen!

This is the book that’s plays what feels like the most tribute to BDB. And, this book raptured me. It is my favorite in this series.

I love the storyline.
I loved the action.
I loved the feel of this world. I can still feel the night air.

Jim..... and I'm not liking him much right now. I still love him. But, I’m mad at him at the moment.

Yet, this book made me laugh, made me cry and also made me jump for joy and, I loved that.

But, I can not forget that there were
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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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“Straight up, Mels, the only reason I haven't completely jumped you is because I can't. I...can't." He threw up his free hand and let it fall back down to the bedspread. "And you know what sucks? I've been with a lot of women."

Annnnnnnd that made her chest hurt. "Before you were injured..."

He nodded. "Of all the things for my memory to come back on, right?"

Cue another kick in the solar plexus. "You remember them?"

"I hate it– because I would trade every single random fuck for just one night with you." He brushed her face with his fingertips and then brought his thumb to her mouth. With the same gentle pressure he'd put against her wrist, he caressed her lower lip. "I'd give up every one of them. Matter of fact, it feels like...a curse to have finally found someone like you, only to have it be too late. And that's where it's at. It's too late for me, Mels, and that's how you're killing me. When I look at you, when I see you move, when you smile or take a deep breath, I just... I die a little. Every time.”
“Before he could start asking, a family joined them in the wait for the elevator, the daughters running around, the parents looking like they were stuck in a version of hell that smelled like bubble gum, and was populated by short demons in matching fairy princess outfits that asked for ice cream every three minutes.” 2 likes
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