Release Date: First published October 1, 2013/ Audio unabridged edition released by Penguin Audio
Format: Audio CDS
Pages: 544 (Hardcover) / Audio Length: Approx 14 hours
Narrator: Eric G. Dove
Source: Library Borrow
Genre: Paranormal / Paranormal Romance
Review Date: March 12, 2014
Rating: 4 bookmarks
Synopsis: When Cait Douglass resolves to get over her broken heart, throw off her inhibitions, and start really living, she’s unprepared for the two sensual men who cross her path. Torn between them, she doesn’t know which to choose--or what kind of dire consequences could follow.
Jim Heron, fallen angel and reluctant savior, is ahead in the war, but he puts everything at risk when he seeks to make a deal with the devil--literally. As yet another soul is unwittingly caught in the battle between him and the demon Devina, his fixation on an innocent trapped in Hell threatens to sidetrack him from his sacred duty...
Can good still prevail if true love makes a savior weak? And will a woman’s future be the key, or the curse, for all of humanity? Only time, and hearts, will tell.
Ward does it again! Yes she did. The book was full of surprising moments, misunderstandings, dirty tricks, romance (sex actually),heaven and hell, and of course the battle between good and evil. One of best thing about Ward;s writing style is that she can really balance and intertwine multiple story-lines. All the story lines are pretty equally and they intersect seamlessly.
Duke, Cait and GB...what a triangle. Actually, not really a triangle , because GB really didn't have a chance. For most of this story Cait is struggling with liking both men. She's torn and isn't sure which path to take. It's unclear to her, but it's pretty obvious to the reader. Duke is being directed by a psychic to stay away from a brunette woman, over and over. What does that mean for him? GB seems like a nice guy but a little creepy at the same time, clearly he has something going on. But with that said, whose the soul here? Cait? GB? Duke? Not only isn't it clear to Jim, it's not clear to the reader either. Not at first anyways.
Devina, Jim, Adrian and Sissy. This foursome is a hot mess. Jim is falling for Sissy even though he doesn't want to. Devina will do anything and everything to get Jim under her thumb and in her bed. Adrian steps up and takes a fatherly role with Sissy, but of course Jim isn't happy about it. Sissy isn't really sure of anything, just trying to find her way in this new situation. Jim for most of the book was was totally oblivious to anything outside of Sissy. He was so busy being worrying about Sissy that the game was secondary to him. For three quarters of the book I was wanted to yell at Jim to get it together. He was so distracted that Devina was able to get in his space and trick him.
Maybe you'll recall that I mentioned in my review of Rapture, that I was expecting a major plot twist in the story, well I believe it's upon us. This book is a game changer. As we know, Jim gave up his last flag in trade for Sissy. Clearly that choice is going to hurt him in the long run. Devina, the OCD demon is genuinely crazy. There is nothing she won't do to win. Lies, trickery, anything. Jim, Adrian and Sissy should all be very scared. Eddie, I don't know how much longer they are going to keep that guys dead body around. Jeez. I keep waiting for him to come back to life, but I'm starting to wonder if that's ever going to happen.
Ward's writing style is very unique and it's an acquired taste. I've never read another author that uses as much slang and curse words as she does. She actually goes a little easy on the slang this time around, but as expected, her trademark writing is present. So if you're not okay with odd sentence structure, slang, unusual verbiage, and cursing, then you may need to pass on this. You should probably pass on all of her books. But I find personally that It's okay to deal with if you don't think about it too much. Just go with the flow. As always, sex scenes are turned up to 10, so don't be shocked when it happens.
I listened to this on on audio, as I did the previous books in this series, so I must address the narrator. Eric Dove is great with Ward's books. He's can pull off the changing of POVs with finesse and he also does the female character voices nicely. He's easy to listen to and I hope to hear more from him.
What didn't I like? Nearly no complaints. I do wish that if there is a BDB cross over coming, that it happens already! I'm tired of waiting.
I'm looking forward to book six, Immortal, which is due out this October. Are you reading this series? If so, what do you thing of it so far? New to J.R.Ward? This series would be a great jumping off point.
Happy Reading and Listening,
Check out my reviews of the previous titles in the Fallen Angels Series:
Covet (#1) | Crave (#2) | Envy (#3) | Rapture (#4)