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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 attract
Mass Market Paperback, 454 pages
Published October 5th 2010 by Signet (first published January 1st 2010)
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
4 Mistaken Identity Stars


Crave the 2nd book in the Fallen Angels series was better for me than book 1. First off it wasn't bogged down with info overload. I enjoyed the faster pace of this book. There was lots of action in this book too. Also I personally liked this couple better than book 1. Isaac Rothe our male love interest in this book( since each book has more than one hero, mainly Jim Heron) was absolutely yummy. A sexy black ops soldier, with a good heart, and a slow southern
Apr 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Okay, here's why I always review books and don't wait a day. I have the memory of a goldfish.

Oh my gosh! Look at how cute this grumpy goldfish is! I want him! He's my new spirit animal!

Anyway, I read this book and immediately started the next one, which I just finished, so I don't remember the deets on this one. I'll give you what I remember:
There was a guy,
then a bad guy,
people died.

That sums it up nicely.
4 ½ 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
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
Mar 07, 2010 rated it liked it
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 08, 2009 rated it really liked it
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

I didn't like it at all. I had to force myself tremendously to keep reading it. I kept expecting that it would get better at some point or at least more interesting, but it never did. I finally gave up during chapter 30. This book was an immensely let down.

I think this series is not for me. I am a huge HUGE fan of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series but these books are vastly different and don’t work for me.

I am not interested in the romance, I am not interested in the demons versus angels
Mandi Schreiner
Sep 03, 2010 rated it liked it
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
Debra Johnson
Crave by J.R. Ward
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Suspense
4.5 Stars

So if you have made it to the 2nd book you know that this series is about the 7 sins and has 2 mc's, Jim (the newly fallen angel) & Devina (the female demon) that are in all 6 books.
Jim must save 7 souls from Devina.

Each book in the series also has the 2 mc's whose souls have to be saved. In this story those souls are Isaac Rothe and Grier Childe. While I loved them both...... There were a few parts that didn't 'Completely' d

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
Apr 17, 2010 rated it liked it
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
Jun 15, 2012 rated it did not like it
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
Jan 13, 2010 rated it liked it
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
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 05, 2010 rated it it was ok
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
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Apr 26, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: pnr
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
Jan 08, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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...
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"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
Riverina Romantics
Aug 07, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
Carol Storm
Nov 13, 2014 rated it liked it
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 little scruffy dog. But of course, we're on
Duchess Nicole
Apr 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Pam Nelson
I do love a book with a man who has been a black-ops soldier because you KNOW it’s going to be hella good. He is like a ghost I love that he can be there and then poof up in smoke!

The battle between good and evil is in full swing, Jim, Eddy, and Adrian are determined to win but it’s not as easy as it seems.

I loved Grier, and her whole character, she had such a strong will and great head on her shoulders. Her idea’s and determination really make her relationship with Isaac believable.
Davina is
Oct 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Sep 19, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
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.

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 An
While I enjoyed the first book and was interested in the unique set up for this series, I was riveted when I realized this book was going to delve into Jim's past doing wet work for a shadow organization and more about his steel-hearted boss. This latest story within a story left me craving more.

Crave is book two continuation of the Fallen Angels series, a spin off from the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, with its own tough guy fraternal order in an age-old battle. This one doesn't standalone e
Oct 08, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
May 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
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!
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