October 3, 2012

Review: Envy by J.R. Ward

Envy (The Fallen Angels, #3)Title: Envy
Author: J.R. Ward
Series: Fallen Angels #3
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Got From: Amazon
Format: Paperback (420 pages)
Publication: September 6th 2011 by Signet
Average Rating: 4.20

SYNOPSIS:
As the son of a serial killer, homicide detective Thomas "Veck" DelVecchio, Jr., grew up in the shadow of evil. Now, on the knife-edge between civic duty and blind retribution, he atones for the sins of his father- while fighting his inner demons. Assigned to monitor Veck is Internal Affairs officer Sophia Reilly, whose interest in him is both professional and arousingly personal. And Veck and Sophia have another link: Jim Heron, a mysterious stranger with too many answers... to questions that are deadly. When Veck and Sophia are drawn into the ultimate battle between good and evil, their fallen angel savior is the only thing that stands between them and eternal damnation.
(Courtesy of : Goodreads.com)


MY REVIEW:
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

While I think that Ms. Ward is losing her flare in her Black Dagger Brotherhood series, I feel that she's just getting warmed up on the Fallen angels series. Covet I felt was a really good book as well as Crave. Envy I think that not that the series has its feet wet, it's going in a good direction. I also like how coming from Crave where the good guys had lost I think that sets the series on a whole different level. Where it has a story within the story, and though the angels lost a soul, another had gotten their HEA.

In envy Veck, is the son of a mass serial killer, He constantly lives in the shadow of his father, always haunted by the potential of becoming just like him. He knows there is an evil residing within him, but he doesn't realize that it is an actual demon inside him. Heron and his buddies have to try to sway him from going to the side of evil, thus giving Devina another win, and basically closer to hell on earth. Veck at the beginning of the book believes he harmed another serial killer, but he didn't he is then partnered to the IA's office Sophie Reilly, during the book Weck falls for Reilly and her him, but things get shaky when someone betrays him, costing him almost his lover and his sanity.

End results- the good guys won though one of them is lost and another takes more action in the game, an another can't fully pull his head out of his ass to figure out that more is needed to win this war instead of sitting on their tufts sipping tea and playing crochet.

What I love about Wards books, is that she isn't afraid to tip the bar. Using her graphiic wording to make the sexual scene more drool worthy, whether it be a man/woman couple, same sex couple, or a multiple partner in one time scene. She doesn't discriminate on her characters, and her characters aren't discriminative unless they are meant to be that way.

The action in this one was a sub-par compared to other books, I like her books not only because of the uber super hot guys, and that omg that got my panties wet sex scenes. But I enjoy the action as well. But all in all Ward had succeeded in making me hot and bothered and made me crave for more also making me root for the good guys even more.

Sorry this review is so long.

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