I have a mini review for you today! A mini review is my short and sweet analysis of a book. You'll know in 350 words or less if this is a book I recommend.
Release Date: January 1, 2009
Format: Audio MP3 (Brilliance Audio, Released December 21, 2009 )
Pages: 474 (Mass Market Paperback) / Audio Length: Approx 15 hours
Narrator: Eric G. Dove
Source: Library Borrow via Overdrive
Genre: Paranormal / Paranormal Romance
Review Date: October 16, 2013
Rating: 4 bookmarks
Synopsis: Seven deadly sins. Seven souls to save. This is the first battle between a savior who doesn't believe and a demon with nothing to lose!
Redemption isn't a word Jim Heron knows much about-his specialty 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. And failure is not an option.
Vin DiPietro long ago sold his soul to his business, and he's good with that-until fate intervenes in the form of a tough-talking, Harley-riding, self-professed savior. And then he meets a woman who will make him question his destiny, his sanity, and his heart-and he has to work with a fallen angel to win her over and redeem his own soul.
I liked that even though there a clear good and evil, the good guys aren't perfect goody two shoe angels. They are real, flawed and sort of rugged, which makes reading about them pretty fun.
Since I listened to this on audio, I must mention the narrator. Great job there. Hearing the narrator really helped with figuring out what was what in the beginning when things were a little murky.
Cons: Immediately I was looking for something supernatural. In my opinion, it took a long time for it to surface, at least a few chapters. At first I couldn't tell if anything would be supernatural at all. But I pushed forward and as I continued on, I got into the flow of things and the story got better. The supernatural part that I was looking for appeared! Another thing that bothered me a bit is the fact that there are a couple story lines to sort out in the beginning. I'm sure if I were reading instead of listening it may have been a bit difficult at first.
Final Thoughts: Put the BDB series aside. Completely. Take this book and series for what it is and you'll enjoy it a lot more. This story has a lot of aspects; angels, demons, good and evil, love and a whole lot of drama. This series has a lot of potential and I'm looking forward to seeing who Jim and his angel sidekicks help next.
Happy Reading and Listening,