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“Gracie C. McKeever (c) February 2011
“A great story with good character depth! 3.75”Corryn V wrote this review yesterday. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Love this book! How horrible am I that I like Isaac better than Jim Herron? I really wanted Isaac to come back as an angel....maybe later, huh? I can wish. This book moved a lot better than the first in the series. I guess now that the foundation has been laid, the stories can now flow easier. Great tension between the hero and heroine, love scenes were awesome and the battles between good and evil were heartbreaking and joyous. I'm looking forward to Envy :)”Jpress1206 wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“KOBO”Talthor wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“OK book. Not as good as her Black Dagger Brotherhood series”Avid Reader N AZ wrote this review Sunday, March 10, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I am still having a hard time with this series. I liked the book... But if I didn't already have the next book gifted to me by a friend, I am not sure I would continue with the series. I am liking the recurring characters, but unlike the first book, the new characters just never really interested me. Since the new characters or "potential souls at play" are the main focus, I had a hard time keeping interested in this book.. I did like the parts with Jim, Adrian, Eddie, and even Devina... I will continue with the series though... ”Tracyseb wrote this review Wednesday, October 31, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I really enjoyed this but it had some parts that almost made me stop reading because it was kind of boring. When the book picked up it stayed there and I can say I was happy with the story and the way way everything turned out.”Deloris H wrote this review Wednesday, October 10, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Isaac Rothe is a man rich in history. A farm boy turned assassin turned cage fighter. But his underground activities stirred up trouble with the law and threatened his cover. Here he meets Grier Childe, attorney-at-law who ended up being his champion. But his past is catching up with him fast and his growing affection for his lawyer is proving to be a disadvantage. Matthias, his former boss, is after his head and Grier being his lawyer is no coincidence. Matthias has a long and very colorful history with Grier's father and he's hoping to hit multiple birds with one stone with Isaac Rothe's capture.
Meanwhile Jim Heron is still working in the shadows, preempting Devina's next move and on the defense saving the next target. But he discovers that it's hard to play by the rules when the enemy finds ways to skirt around them. Jim is too emotionally invested in his mission and his grudge against Devina is now personal. But as the war progress, Jim learns the hard way that not everyone can be saved.
I didn't enjoy Crave as much as Covet. The love story between Isaac and Grier just didn't grab my attention the way Teresa and Vince's did. But true to Ward tradition, it's still hot and heavy between these two, maybe it's because I'm not a big fan of UFC that turned me off or maybe because Grier, though beautiful, didn't exude sexy and daring and is in a fact a little too goody-goody for my taste. But it's not a lost cause bcause the continuing tale of Jim and company is entertaining as hell, no pun intended.
I like Ward's sense of humor, how funny is it that Devina, a demon if not the devil itself, is seeing a therapist to help sort out her feelings of depression about losing round 1 to Jim and her convenient life with Vince. Though she just alludes to her recent past, the fact that she needs someone to bounce off her problems with is hilarious. And Eddie being allergic to lilacs, like he said, he's the only immortal who gets allergies.
As for the Ward signature, these men are D.A.M.A.G.E.D. Adrian and Eddie, aside from their traumatic past with Devina, have a disturbing relationship reminiscent of the BDB's Butch and Vishous but while the Brothers' relationship is chaste, Adrian and Eddie is hardly platonic. It's implied that Ad and Eddie's M.O. is always a threesome, Adrian picks up the girl and brings her to Eddie and they partay. And though graphic, Ward has a fascination about men and masturbation and sexual abuse. Jim traded Matthias' temporary safety for a night with Devina and it's a far cry from their little tryst in his pick-up. It reminded me of Zsadist the Bloodslave but with hellhounds instead of human playthings.
This led Cimmaron and I to speculate why our beloved author has a thing about abused and violated men and we came to the conclusion that it's either she's close with someone who survived an atrocious act of sexual perversion and violence or she's doing it for the controversy. Or maybe she's just pushing the envelope. Aside from erotica writers, she's the only author I've read who has no qualms about exploring the male sexual psyche and all its ugliness. Whichever the case it seems to be working though most of the time I find myself cringing. But in retrospect it's these kinds of reaction that keeps us readers supporting their work. This is what makes Ward's novels distinct from its counterparts. But I deviate...
Crave is a 3.5 out of 5 for me, I'm too captivated by Jim's story to skip this and though Grier and Isaac are not my favorite, I'll endure their mediocre story for more of Jim Heron and his company of three. I hope Envy is better.”
“This is better than the first; found her groove in writing these. Jim is dead but an angel-Adrian and Eddie, too. A fellow Black Ops, Isaac is trying to get out but Matthias won't let go. Grier, an attorney gets pulled into Isaac's world when defending him, but her father already was part of this agency. Jim thinks it is Isaac's soul he is to save but it turns out to someone else and Jim loses.”NjoiReading wrote this review Thursday, August 16, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“LOVE this author/series”Tina Selig wrote this review Friday, July 13, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book took me a few weeks to finish it, which is probably the most telling statement I could make about how I felt about it. It usually only takes me a few days to finish a book. The overall story I liked, but there were parts the dragged. The whole beginning of the book was hard to get into and get through until Isaac met Grier. I think this book could have used some editing out of some unnecessary scenes with Davina, Nigel and even Jim. Some of the narration was rather long. At several places I found myself skimming the book.
I have to say that as a fan of the Black Dagger Brotherhood books, that while this series is ok, I just don't enjoy it as much as BDB. Some aspects feels like an attempt to carbon copy the feel of the BDB books, such as the lingo she uses.
The premise of the book is great, but over all it's only mildly interesting.
Ebook Pages: 383
Steam Factor: Hot