Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Review: Covet (The Fallen Angels #1) by J.R. Ward

Synopsis (via Goodreads):
Redemption isn't a word Jim Heron knows much about-his specialty is revenge, and to him, sin is all relative. But everything changes when he becomes a fallen angel and is charged with saving the souls of seven people from the seven deadly sins. And failure is not an option. Vin DiPietro long ago sold his soul to his business, and he's good with that-until fate intervenes in the form of a tough- talking, Harley-riding, self-professed savior. But then he meets a woman who will make him question his destiny, his sanity, and his heart-and he has to work with a fallen angel to win her over and redeem his own soul.
My Thoughts: I'm going to start by saying that I ultimately liked this book.  I liked that Vin and Marie-Terese weren't squeaky clean citizens. They both had a lot of stuff to work through before they could find resolution.  In fact, there was a lot of stuff that I enjoyed in general.  That said, the beginning of this book was torture to get through.  I had no idea why we were getting all this random info at first.  I wasn't sure what part Jim Heron played.  I had confusion.  Buckets of confusion.  There was a point where I was seriously lamenting the fact that I had already bought the second book in series.

And then it all started to make sense.  I've never read any other books by J.R. Ward so I can't say if this is her normal writing style, but if the beginning of the book had been a bit more coherent for me, this book would have been positively outstanding instead of just really good.

The interesting thing here is that although Vin and Marie-Terese are the so-called main characters, the story ultimately belongs to Jim Heron.  He's the thread that ties all the pieces together.  He's the catalyst that propels the storyline forward.  I went into this not knowing that and I think that's why the beginning of the book threw me.

In the end, I liked the book.  I thought Vin and Marie-Terese were strong, well-written characters.  I'm intensely curious about Jim, Adrian and Eddie.  In short, I'm ready for book #2.

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  1. I liked book 2 better than book 1. I thought it definitely flowed easier, and I'm looking forward to the future books. And I love her BDB series :)