Series: Fallen Angels #1
by J.R. Ward
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Published by Penguin
on September 29, 2009
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Paranormal, Vampires, Fantasy, Romantic
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Covet by J. R. Ward is the first book in the Fallen Angel Series. A paranormal romance mystery with a Pretty Women feel to it.
Jim Heron moved to Caldwell N.Y. hoping for a fresh start. He just wanted to leave his past behind him. What he hadn’t planned on was this move was going to cause him to become a fallen angel.
As a fallen angel Jim is tasked with saving the souls of 7 people from the 7 deadly sins. If he fails humanity will sees to exist.
His first charge, Vin diPieter. His sin, greed. Vin’s only motivating factor in life was making money. He is a self-made success and never question the sacrifices to get there.
Vin is a pretty typical rich guy from a broken childhood. The most interesting thing about him is how his success started.
Jim is your typical bad boy. Military experience, killed a lot of people, brooding. You know the type.
The women in the story are pretty cookie-cutter too.
Although a little predictable, it wasn’t boring. We have a few storylines to follow. Jim figuring out how to be an angel. The relationship forming between Jim and Vin. There is also a who done it mystery thrown in there too.
The romance in Covet was ok. I would say it was insta love on Vin’s side. It had a very Pretty Womanish theme to it. The smut was pretty good. I liked that J. R. Ward wrote awkward sexy scenes. When you first meet someone lovemaking isn’t perfect.
I enjoyed it. It would have been more enjoyable it more if there was better/more dialog and if feared more for the character’s lives. I would recommend it to someone who wants to read a mystery romance with a side of paranormal.
Have you read Covet by J. R. Ward? What did you think?