Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Review: Crave by J.R. Ward

Title: Crave (Fallen Angels #2)
Author: J.R. Ward
Pages: 454
ISBN: 9780349400198
Genre: Paranormal Romance
First Published: October 2010
Buy It: Bookdepository

The battle between good and evil has left the future of humanity in the hands of a reluctant saviour and his band of fallen angels. Seven deadly sins that must be righted. Seven souls that must be saved. While his first task was success, Jim Heron is battling a demon that can take any form for the soul of someone he must identify on his own. If that weren't enough, his old boss Matthias wants Jim to assassinate an AWOL member of The Firm - Isaac, the man Jim is pretty sure he is supposed to save. Jim knows first hand that once you're in The Firm, there's no getting out. But when Jim finds Isaac to warn him, he has been picked up by the police for illegal street fighting, and it is clear that Isaac is falling for his gorgeous public defender. Is their love the redemption that will save Isaac's soul? Or has the demon Devina set an elaborate trap?

It took me awhile to get into, but eventually I got hooked. Jim is trying to save Isaac, someone he knows from his past. Isaac, another tortured hero is in jail and falls for his DA, Grier. Of course you knew how it was going to end between those two, but the biggest question was, would Jim be able to save Isaac's soul, so he wins from Devina again.

I wasn't really able to connect with Jim in this book, although I did love Dog. The one who I'm most intrigued by, is actually Adrian. I want to know and read more about him. Maybe in one of the next books? Some parts of the book were a bit too long, but the surprising twist near the ending made sure I just had to keep reading. Oh and by the way, a corpse sending a text message? That was super creepy.

I hate comparing books from the same writer that basically have nothing to do with each other, but for BDB fans: I've found that this series is much darker and has less humor. If you just finished one of the BDB books, don't read this right after, because your expectations are going to be too high. 

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