by JR ward
Release date: October 29, 2009
Source: Half Price BooksSeven 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.
After devouring the BDB series, I knew that I had to pick up JR Ward's Fallen Angels series at some point. I'm pretty new the the angel side of PNR, so I wasn't quite sure what to expect. I will say, Covet ended up being super different than anything I could have expected.
When I started this, it read so much like a BDB novel, especially since this book also takes place in Caldwell. I was intrigued by how Jim was brought back to life in order to "guide" another person's life. I will say, I really wanted more of the angels and the paranormal side of things. We really didn't get much, aside from the very beginning, until the last 100 pages or so. I did enjoy how our villain was more fleshed out at the end and can't wait until the next book to see where her character leads us.
As for the main story we get for most of the book with Vin and Marie Therese, I thought their relationship was sweet and I did enjoy how there were some more suspenseful parts to the book. I did think it was kind of annoying how bad things (and bad people) were continuously thrown at Marie Therese. How many men could be obsessed with one women in her lifetime? Other than that, I did enjoy Vin's character, the secrets that were revealed from his past, and how his relationship grew with Marie Therese.
Overall, this wasn't as great or full of paranormal all throughout as I wanted it to be, but it was still an enjoyable read. I really love JR Ward's writing, so I was sucked in for this whole story. I'm definitely continuing on with this series and can't wait to see where the story goes.