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Covet: Number 1 in series Paperback – 1 March 2011
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- Publisher : Piatkus; 1st edition (1 March 2011)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 496 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0749955589
- ISBN-13 : 978-0749955588
- Dimensions : 13 x 3.6 x 19.8 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 178,181 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Having been so involved with all the Dagger characters for so long in the fabulous series, please give it a chance, such a different type of book instead of the warriors, it’s a new fallen angel finding his feet in his new role. Not sure if we have any vampires to come, but I did find I was glad I kept going and really enjoyed it and I have high hopes for the rest of the series!
His first soul is Vin diPietro who owns the site that Jim is working on. But Vin has his own troubles, he has succumbed to greed and loves only having the best of everything, including his beautiful girlfriend Davina. Jim has sex with Vin's girlfriend in his truck at the Iron Mask, at the time he didn't realise this was who she was until he ends up at Vin's apartment for dinner.
Jim meanwhile now has three companions, Dog and two other fallen angels Adrian and Eddie. They try to teach him what he needs to be doing but he often blunders and doesn't listen.
Vin during a night out at the Mask meets Marie Teresa when he rescues her from a handsy customer. He suddenly knows that what he has with Davina is not right. That evening he attempts to tell Davina its all off but she's found the ring he bought. He tells her she can keep it but that he wants her to move out. He leaves to give her space, unknowing she trashes the apartment and makes it look like he assaulted her out of jealousy over Jim . She rings 911 and reports the assault and gets taken to hospital.
Marie-Teresa is a single mom with a little boy, she is hiding from her very abusive ex-husband, she is wary of men but Trez and iAm protect her. As she lets Vin in, he discovers that he doesn't need the material things in life. But he has a battle ahead of him as he let Davina in a long time ago.
I also spent the first 3/4s of the book feeling that the Fallen Angel wasn't magical enough, then the last 1/4 of the book gets very paranormal very fast and it feels contrived, like powers are just thrown in for effect without reason or explanation.
Another negative for me was that I didn't bond with the characters. I know that in the Black Dagger series Ward left the supporting team vague in the first few books and we had to go through each book in tern to learn their full back grounds, so you might expect here the supporting cast to also be vague. but I think my dissatisfaction is because the main focus was given to the humans (and that seems likely to be the set up for the next books also) and I am less interested by them. so that the supes that I really wanted to read about felt ignored.
Not sure what to recommend with this book. For the first 3/4 I would have recommended it to a regular romance reader who wanted a touch of supernatural but then they won't like the ending. All I can say is if you are new to Ward and like a good bit of PNR, check out the Black Dagger Series. But as for this series I don't think I will read any further.
Some of the characters from BDB make an appearance in Covet, Trez has the biggest "part" with a cameo role from Phury and I couldn't make up my mind if Butch was in the back of the Cathedral with is Red Sox cap on or whether is was Saul (the baddie), wasn't really clear.
What do do next? Well, I've downloaded Crave (Fallen Angels 2) and will "have a go" with this one, but can't say that I will finish it, we'll see.
Covet just seemed to lack the draw of her other books, so to sum up, I am just a little disappointed, or maybe I just didn't know what to expect.
I have had to reluctantly award only two stars, which is such a shame I had such high hopes. Hey-Ho!
I bought the first two books about a year ago, possibly longer. And to my shame they have been sat on my shelf as other books beckoned me.
Paranormal romance is my guilty pleasure it must be said, and there is no bigger pleasure than immersing myself in J.R Wards fictional world, set in Caldwell, New York, which is not only where the Brotherhood live, but also where 'Covet' kicks off from.
I won't go into the plot or the characters because others have done that, and to be honest... I bought the books without knowing and I think you should take a chance and do that too.
What I loved about this book was that there are moments, throughout where The Brotherhood overlaps with the Fallen Angels and it is genius: Phury in his AA group, Butch in church, Trez, as owner of The Iron Mask nightclub and Detective De L Cruz as well. These connections helped me, as a reader, quickly feel at home with story and the setting.
There are all the normal, exciting twists and turns in plot, some real edge of your seat moments, vividly painted characters and scenes that are so well written that, as I have said before, J.R. Ward manages to get the story playing out in your head, just like a movie
Within minutes of finishing the last page of Covet, I had already opened and started to read 'Crave' (book two). And the third book in this series, 'Envy' is now on my Christmas list...
Jim Heron, the main character, is my new hero!
Crave: A Novel of the Fallenangels (Novels of the Fallen Angels)
Envy: A Novel of the Fallen Angels: 3 (Novels of the Fallen Angels)