Release Date: First published January 1, 2010 / Audio unabridged edition Released October 5, 2010 by Brilliance Audio, Inc
Format: Audio MP3
Pages: 454 (Mass Market Paperback) / Audio Length: Approx 13 hours
Narrator: Eric G. Dove
Source: Library Borrow via Overdrive
Genre: Paranormal / Paranormal Romance
Review Date: November 4, 2013
Rating: 4 bookmarks
Synopsis: Seven deadly sins. Seven souls that must be saved. One more no-holds- barred battle between a fallen angel with a hardened heart and a demon with everything to lose.
Isaac Rothe is a black ops soldier with a dark past and a grim future. The target of an assassin, he finds himself behind bars, his fate in the hands of his gorgeous public defender Grier Childe. His hot attraction to her can only lead to trouble-and that's before Jim Heron tells him his soul is in danger. Caught up in a wicked game with the demon who shadows Jim, Isaac must decide whether the soldier in him can believe that true love is the ultimate weapon against evil.
Jim's got wings! I adore Jim with all his new angelic powers. Jim, Adrian (aka Ad) and Eddie are set on saving Isaac Rothe from Mathias, in turn saving him from Devina as well. Mathias wants Isaac dead and will stop at nothing to kill him…or will he? Jim is willing do anything to save Isaac, which technically didn't make sense to me. How does Mathias killing Isaac allow him to be claimed by Devina? Fortunately it all began to make sense when Jim figures out that he was trying to save the wrong persons soul. But in this case, even if he did have the correct person from the start, this guy seemed beyond saving. I did enjoy that little turn of events and it made the story come together better. Although, initially I did spend a good amount of time trying to figure out does Devina even would want Isaac?
Isaac, I like him. I hope he makes an appearance later in the series. He is a lot like Jim. He’s a dangerous, lethal killer with morals. Isaac is an oxymoron for sure, but that makes him a good guy. Sort of. I thought for a second he would end up apart of Jim’s team, but that didn't happen. Maybe it will later.
I like Isaac with Grier. Of course no Ward book will do without a little romance, insta-love and hooking up. They have great chemistry, and their times together are seriously high on the hot meter. I’m glad that Grier wasn’t the main character, because had she been I probably wouldn’t have liked her as much. At times she really comes off as holier than thou, which I could pass on. Her character needed to get off her high horse and come to reality. But I guess in the end it all worked out. Apparently the bad boy can get the good girl after all.
Mathias, he's just ridiculous. He's totally week and deserves everything he gets, but at the same time you almost feel a little sorry for him. Almost. He's the perfect villain.
Devina is back and she’s seeing a therapist! A demon needing help for her OCD is too funny and very nonsensical. This B is deranged and pretty sick in the head. But I one should expect no less from such a character. She keeps the story moving and keeps our good guys on their toes...or backs. Which in her world is way worse.
I was starting to wonder if the good side was going to win every time, and I'm glad they won't. If they did it would be pretty boring after a while. Score one for the bad guys, now their game for souls is now one to one. I do wonder if Jim and his boys will ever have to fight Devina for the soul of a woman. That would be a fun twist to read about.
I listened on audio, and I'm enjoying this narrator. It's refreshing to hear a man narrate. It seems like mostly what I’ve listened to thus far has been mostly women. This guy is good because even when he's speaking for Grier, he doesn't sound ridiculous!
I didn't like that our villain didn't interact directly with the good guys until almost half way through the book. It took a very long time to set everything up. While I enjoyed reading about the lives of the Isaac and Grier and delving more into the history of Mathias and Jim, we all know the action takes place when Devina shows up.
I noticed that the writing style of this book did seem familiar to the BDB series, which I don't necessarily like. In the first book Covet, I was able to tell the difference like she was trying to go away from the BDB novels, but this one brought me right back. I kept waiting for one of the brothers to make an appearance, unusual slang, incomplete sentences, bad English and all. That whole "What's doin." and a few other slang phrases is a little over the top for me, but as with the other novels, you get used to it. Now that the writing style has turned more toward the BDB books, I could see a cross over at some point.
I'll keep listening to this series. I'm really enjoying it during my work day and I suspect that this series will get even more addicting as it goes on The story in itself continues to be fresh and entertaining! If you enjoyed Covet, you'll enjoy Crave as well.
Happy Reading and Listening,
Check out my review of Covet (Fallen Angels #1)