Book Review

COVET
by J.R. Ward

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Paranormal Fiction
Sensuality: HOT

2009 Paranormal Fiction Nominee

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Demons from hell mix it up with a pretty woman in the explosive launch of New York Times bestseller Ward's mesmerizing new Fallen Angels series. Known for creating multifaceted plot threads, Ward offers her legion of fans a whole new cast of characters to get hooked on. Richly absorbing and compellingly addictive!

Former military operative Jim Heron's life changes forever when he "dies" at a construction site. Upon awakening, Jim learns he's been selected to save humanity in an unusual contest between angels and demons. Charged with saving the souls of seven people from the seven deadly sins, Jim cannot fails, or else humanity is doomed.

Vin Di Pietro is a workaholic business tycoon on the verge of getting engaged to an ancient evil. Horrific circumstances have forced Marie-Terese Boudreau to sell herself in order to save her young son. Tough-talking, Harley-driving Jim's job is to save Vin's soul and love -- which won't be easy. (SIGNET, Oct., 560 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: SIGNET

Published: October 2009

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Covet

Submitted by Jancat on August 26, 2010 - 2:37pm.

There is a lot going on in this book. It begins slowly but does pick up. It is surprising to see some some familiar characters and a familiar town from the Black Dagger Brotherhood series in this book. That is where the similarities end.

Jim is the hero in this tale of good versus evil. He is chosen to save the world and is dropped into the mix without his knowing. Once he does know, he is unsure how to proceed.

Vin and Marie-Terese are in need of saving. Marie-Terese's troubles are somewhat obvious although Ward throws in a twist as to who the immediate threat is to her.

Overall, I enjoyed this book but I would have liked more action. I would give give this book a 3.5.

Covet

Submitted by Robin in PA on May 23, 2010 - 6:21pm.

The Fallen Angels series is about the war between good and evil. The two sides have decided to let one person decide who will win the war. In the first book, Covet, we are introduced to Jim Heron, a former assassin who is charged with saving the souls of seven people. If he doesn't succeed, evil wins. Jim's first assignment is Vin diPietro, a very rich man who never has enough money. Jim tries to set Vin on what he believes is the right path. Both soon learn that things aren't what they seem. And when Vin meets Marie-Terese, he starts to question his destiny.

As always, Ward writes complex characters and an interesting plot. The first 50-pages are a little slow with the introduction of many so many characters. It took me a while to sort out how they would come together and who was good vs. evil. But, I found the romance between Vin and Marie-Terese kept me glued to the book. The overall story arc of good vs. evil is very well done. I also loved Jim and his new side-kicks. Can't wait for the next book in the series. My rating: 4.75 Stars.