November 15, 2012

Book #123 - Covet (Fallen Angels #1)

Covet (Fallen Angels #1), J. R. Ward
paranormal romance, urban fantasy
474 pages
Started 11/6/12
Finished 11/10/12

I still have four very long months to wait until Lover At Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood #11) comes out. I've been going through some serious Warden withdraw, too, so I decided to give her Fallen Angels series a try. I picked up Covet, the first book in J.R. Ward's Fallen Angels series. It was sort of like heading over to your boyfriend's parents house for dinner, and being so hungry, but when you get there, you only find one thing that you like, so you leave hungry, but you hate it that you do. Not that that's ever happened to me or anything.

Jim is a newly minted fallen angel with a tall order ahead of him. He has to get a guy worth many millions and with a beautiful model on his arm to want to give it all up for the love of a good woman. Who happens to be a prostitute. And, the demons out there will do everything they can to get him to fail. Only, his failure could mean the beginning of the end for humanity as we know it.

I'm not sure exactly what I was expecting. I know I didn't expect the BDB. Which is good, because BDB this was not. I could tell it was written by Ward - her style and gritty language was there. But, I don't know. It just seemed like it was missing something. Some sort of magic something-or-other.

One thing I love about the BDB books is that it takes the brother of focus nearly 600 pages until he stops acting like an ass. In Covet, Vin seemed to reconcile his evil ways and fell for his new girl within the first 100 pages. The rest just seemed like logistics. I didn't love him. I didn't love her. It just seemed really hard to connect with these characters. And, perhaps it was because of my preconceived notions or expectations that were too high. I don't know.

I will say that I did love the BDB world glimpses that Ward gave us. I mean, it takes place in Caldwell, NY, which is the same town in which the BDB series takes place, so I really hoped there'd be a sighting. And, she didn't disappoint. We do see one Brother, for one very short moment, and not even by name. But, if you're a fan of the series, you know instantly who it is. It was so cool.

I'm not sure yet if I'll continue with the series or not. We'll see how long my BDB bends last.  

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