Fallen Angels #1 - J. R. Ward
What they say: Seven deadly sins. Seven souls to save. This is the first battle between a savior who doesn't believe and a demon with nothing to lose!
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. And 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.
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What I say: It's no secret how much I love J.R.Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series and I thought it was about time I started her Fallen Angel series. Covet is set in the same world as the BDB (Caldwell, New York) and several of the character's make an appearance but instead of focusing on Wrath and his vamps the series is about other supernatural creatures, namely angels and demons!
Jim Heron is an unwilling and unfortunate pawn in the battle between good and evil. He finds himself in the weird predicament of needing to help stranger Vin make a life changing decision.
Jim is something of a nomad and is running from a less than stellar past. As with all of Ward's writing Covet is high on the sarcasm and wit. I love her writing style and the supernatural world she's created.
I was expecting to hate Vin but I didn't. Although I wasn't a fan of the insta-love/lust/obsession he had going on. I liked Marie-Therese and it was great to see more of The Iron Mask (yay Trez), but from her human perspective. I liked Adrian, Eddie and Dog but I was hoping some of the Brothers may appear. I enjoyed Covet but I still preferred the BDB books.
4 Stars in my Sky!
My fav non-spoilery quotes:
- Unfortunately, beer was only a short-term answer. And head transplants had yet to be approved by the FDA.
- If the Angels won, the entire Earth would be nothing but one giant Christmas frickin' morning, a choking wave of happiness and warmth and caring and sharing taking over everything.
- "That's the problem with white horses. You have to pay for them yourself or you'll always be using someone else's reins."
- "Don't be an asshole," the guy snapped as he cracked a freshie. "Oh, right, because two in this group would be overkill."