Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Covet (Fallen Angels, Book 1) - JR Ward

Redemption isn’t a word Jim Heron knows much about—his specialty, both personally and professionally, 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. His weapon: the power of love. His enemy: the darkest of evil. And failure is not an option.

Vincent Di Pietro has surrendered himself to his business—until fate intervenes in the form of a tough-talking, Harley-riding, self-professed savior, and a woman who will make him question his destiny. With an ancient evil ready to claim him, Vin has to work with a fallen angel not only to win his beloved over…but to redeem his very soul.

What can I say...not much.

I REALLY adore JR Ward so dont get me wrong. I think she is an awesome writer! I LOVE my Brother books to pieces and run out and buy them as soon as they come out. Unfortunately this start of the fallen angels series has seriously come up short.

Jim get chosen to fight evil by helping people make the right decisions in their lives. Sounds pretty solid right?!?! Well he soon meets his first "client" Vin. Vin is with this slut that you later find out is a demon. She has latched her claws into the man and it is Jims job to help him see that shes not the one for him.

One cool thing would be that we get to see a character from the Brother books...Marie-Threse. She used to work at Zero Sum but now works at the Iron Mask. Obviously shes a prostitute BUT the big story is she isnt who she says she is. She used to be married to this mobster type guy who ended up kidnapping her son and running away. She finally gets him back but is still struggling to make ends meet (hence prostitution).

When Jim and Vin come into the club one night Vin totally falls head first for MT and decides shes the woman he wants. Btw other things have happened by now that lead Vin to believe he would be making a HUGE mistake by marrying his demon slut. ANYWAYS...MT doesn't want much to do with the guy at first until he saves her from two punks at the club. Bigger problems arise when people start getting murdered and they all seem to link back to MT and Vin!

Jim buddies with some fallen angles to help fight off the demon slut and fix Vin and MT together...blah blah the end.

Ok...I hate to be like this...I really dont know what my problem was reading this...first off it took me like a week to read it. That right there tells me that theres a problem. It wasnt keeping my interest. It also kinda cracked me up that Vin and MT were SO Pretty Woman in this book...Vin being rich going after a ho etc! lol The gist of the story was plausible but to me it just wasn't enough. I liked they threw in some side characters (the fallen angles) but it all just felt so half way to me. Their were parts I eventually started skimming and felt like I ended up not caring for Vin and MT's relationship. Also their ending sorta dropped off for me.

So...unfortunately this one is probably gonna fall off my radar. Ill stick with my BDB books (Yay JM's book is coming up) and be a happy camper.

I give this book a total of...



Nicole McLaughlin said...

I'm trying to think of something about this book to say about how i did like it....I cant remember it though!!! lol I mean, I vaguely do...but I guess liking a book isn't always enough to burn it into my brain.....orrrrrrrr maybe i read to many books. I think thats it.

Bummer though, but now were even! lol
Btw, John Matthews book comes out in April...the cover is on Amazon....yay!!!! There better be a scene where xhex gets girly, thats all i have to say!

February 23, 2010 at 10:49 AM
Seneca said...

Haha, I knew it would suck, suck, be crappy!

P.s I wuv you.

February 23, 2010 at 10:49 AM
Monroe Dawson said...

I think it wasn't enough to burn in your brain...the book was just eh to me...I was like thinking id never finish it. Like the pages were multiplying! Lol! Yes we are even and Omg I can't wait for Jm...Mmmmm...lol

You're such a stinker! But I wuv u for it! Lol

February 23, 2010 at 10:59 AM
Mandi said...

I am so there with you..and you know I LOVE JR Ward too! This book just had problems...pacing was slow..Vin was blah, M-T was - UGH. (like my blah and ugh adjectives..LOL)

I liked the world..but something was missing. I swear Lover Mine better be good... :)

February 23, 2010 at 2:07 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

Ya like good concept but not enough follow through.

I'm sure it will be great if Ward has s way for us to relate to Xhex. Sometimes she's too butch. But in the last book I started to warm up to her.*fingers crossed.

February 23, 2010 at 2:53 PM
VampFanGirl said...

Hey Monroe!

Alright, so I skiped your review cause of your spoiler alert, but damn girl, only two stars?? Really?

I've read ratings for this one that are all over the board and as far as I'm concerned, J.R. Ward is no longer on the top of my list. I'm not even that excited for JM's book. I know! Shamefull! But I'm just lovin' so many other authors at the moment...

Hugs, VFG

February 24, 2010 at 6:52 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

I know I know...I hate I had to give it that but this book was so messy. Honestly I will probably read the second one bc I hate to shun a series just off the first book but I ain't breaking my neck to run out and buy it! Now you may give it a higher rating...who knows but i felt there wasn't much follow through! But good concept. Maybe the second one will be better?!?

My weakness right now is Nalini Singh's books. The Psy/Changling series is wonderful! That woman rocks!

February 24, 2010 at 7:01 PM
Tracy said...

I didn't hate this one but I didn't love it either. There were parts that I was completely involved in but then it would die down again and be kind of meh.

The Psy/Changeling books rock...hard.
That woman could write a grocery list and I would love it. lol

February 27, 2010 at 9:21 AM
Monroe Dawson said...

Ya there good parts but like you said it would just drop off! And oh ya. I'd read anything by Nalini Singh...infact I'm starting my next book tonight and bc you are SO right bout the grocery list I'm reading a Psy book next! Lol

February 27, 2010 at 9:38 AM
~ames~ said...

Awww that sucks you didn't really care for this one. I guess I won't be picking it up anytime soon.

March 4, 2010 at 5:49 AM
Monroe Dawson said...

Ya you wouldnt care for this one. I'll read the second when it comes out and ill let you know if it gets any better.

March 4, 2010 at 6:02 AM