Release Date: First published September 6, 2011/ Audio unabridged edition Released November 1, 2011 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 20, 2013
Rating: 4 bookmarks
Synopsis: A man and a woman tread the lines of danger, desire, and deliverance in the new novel of the Fallen Angels from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.
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.
I really liked Veck and Reilly together. They are totally believable and the fact that they are similar in many ways and both cops really resided with me. I always like a strong leading lady and we really got that this time around. Reilly is spunky, smart, witty and she loves her some Veck! There were a few chapters were I thought someone needed to knock some sense into her. Not to mention that the entire situation almost went completely wrong, but thank goodness Jim was there to help Veck out.
Let me just say, that if you're reading the BDB series, Veck, is the same Thomas “Veck” DelVecchio, Jr from Lover Unleashed. I could see that a crossover was coming. I'm sure that more and more of this series will cross over here and there. Honestly, I barely remember Veck from Lover Unleashed. He character didn't leave an impression on me in that book. I'm not going to go back and reread that story to catch the connection - so "oh well". If anyone remembers what Veck and De La Cruz were doing in that book, please fill me in!
Of course no book would be complete without one of Ward's homoerotic bromances. She seems to love writing about bi and gay men. The whole Eddie and Ad relationship is very strange. Not just friends. I mean they have threesomes all the time with a chick and they participate with each other if you know what I mean. Then there's the Arch Angel Nigel and his 2nd in command Colin. Clearly the two angels are having some sort of relationship that's kept quiet, yet the other angels know about it? Very strange.
This book left me with a few questions. Things that I hope are addressed in the next book. Other than the things I mentioned earlier, what's up with Dog? Who is dog? I'm waiting for more background on dog, which appears and disappears at will. And what's up with the vampire?!?! Who is it? Right off his description doesn't remind me of one the BDB men, so who is this huge man dressed like a brother who came to kill the serial killer? Hmm...questions, questions and more questions.
If you've been reading the Fallen Angel books, I recommend proceeding with this one. They seem to get better and better to me. I am holding out hope that the series continues at this pace. If you can stand your books with a little explicit content and you haven’t yet read these books yet, you should! But on the other hand, these books are written in true Ward style, so if you can't get past slang and sometimes purposeful bad grammar (from the characters), this may not be your cup of tea.
Happy Reading & Listening!
Check out my reviews of Covet (Fallen Angels #1) and Crave (Fallen Angels #2)