“love the Warden. love all her series.”sherri w wrote this review Friday, February 24, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Outstanding, the best in the series so far. See Amazon for my full review. I've already pre-ordered Rapture.”Redlorry wrote this review Tuesday, February 21, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“My favorite of this series so far. J.R. Ward fans should enjoy.”MARIAH H wrote this review Tuesday, February 7, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Audio 2.5 stars-I loved the character Jim Heron in the previous books. Not so much in this one. It wasn't his character that changed my feelings it was the overused similes, slang and unending bad arse attitude all the characters had. It read like a 'who can out cool who' story. I found myself suffering from excessive eye rolling. Bah !
The story was predictable, the outcome visible from the first 1/4 of the book.
I do not think I will continue with this series.
“I find it interesting how some of the Black Dagger Brotherhood characters come into these books! ”Mandy Bell wrote this review Saturday, January 14, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Gracie C. McKeever (c) December 2011
Homicide Detective, Thomas "Veck" DelVecchio, Jr. just transferred to the Caldwell Police Department and makes quite a splash and an impression his first week on the job when he loses his temper and punches out a paparazzi for disrespecting the dead at a crime scene. Though his fellow detectives support his action, some see him as a loose cannon and on the edge. They may very well be right since Veck has had doubt about his own sanitry for a long time. It comes with the territory when one is the son of a notorious serial killer on death row like he is.
Internal Affairs Detective, Sophie Reilly has a dark past of her own, but she won't allow it to keep her from doing her job when she is assigned to monitor Veck after an incident that leaves a suspected serial killer at death's door.
Jim Heron, The Savior, will do anything he has to to find out who his next assignment is, even sleep with evil incarnate in his nemesis, Devina. When he and his partners and fellow angels do discover their assignment in Veck, they understand that the stakes have been raised, and He has upped the ante considerably. Nothing has come easily to the three angels so far but as the contest moves forward, executing the plans of the Creator becomes even more difficult and more dangerous with Devina and her minions out and about. When Veck makes the cardinal mistake of falling for a fellow officer in Reilly, he puts not only himself in Devina's deadly crosshairs, but Reilly.
Jim refuses to back down from his duty and will do everything in his power to reach Veck and let him know he isn't walking alone, before it's too late. The safety of the entire human race and the world depends on Veck making the right decision at the quickly-approaching cross-road of his life, and Jim has to be there when he makes it.
Another fast-paced, engaging story in Ward's Fallen Angel series with multi-dimensional and sympathetic characters to drive the narrative to its suspensful and action-packed end. ”
“This is the 3rd book in JR Ward's new Fallen Angels series. In this seris, the souls of mankind are at stake in a deadly game between heaven and hell. The one person agreed on by both parties to be a deciding factor has equal parts good and evil from his mortal life. Fallen Angel Savior Jim Heron has helpd one soul turn from evil at his crossroads, but had helped the wrong person during the 2nd round, and had lost one soul to Devina, the Demoness working for the other side.
In this round, Jim wants to know exactly who he is supposed to watch out for, and since the good guys aren't supposed to give too much away, the other side already knows which peson's soul is next to be helped, and Jim goes to Devna with a trade in mind for the information. Homicide detective Thomas 'Veck" DelVecchio, Jr is the son of a serial killer who grew up in the shadow of evil. as a member of the police force, he tries to atone for the sins of his father, with the fear that he has the same capacity for evil inside him.
Assigned to moniter Veck is Officer Sophia Reilly from Internal Affairs. Her professional interest in him becomes compromised by the strong attraction between the two. Assigned to cover cold cases, their search for a missing girl brings in an FBI agent, who is Jim Heron, who has a personal interest in the girl they are searching for.
Both main characters are very interesting, and I found myself rooting for things to work out for them! I especially loved learning Reilly's back story and meeting her family, which was also a game changer for Veck. The big moment was when it came time for Veck's "crosroads", as it put both his soul and Reilly's life at stake, and only Jim Heron is the one that is on hand. Of course, Devina finds ways to make things lean in her favor to try and make the son take after the father.
Devina also finds ways to split Jim up from his other fallen angel helpers, Eddie and Adrian, which has some major consequences. Another storyline also follows some discord among the heavenly four watching over Jim and his brethren. All in all, an excellent third installment in this series. If you love JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series, you should definitely give this one a try, too! Check out the first book in this series "Covet".”
I keep going back and forth between a 3.5 and 4 star rating, so I just went with the 4. It's not a great book but the series is getting better with each book and the ongoing background story is more and more interesting.
In this book, we have Thomas DelVecchio Jr., aka Veck, who finds himself in a wooded area with a serial killer who has been attacked. The problem is he can't remember if he was the one who attacked him since that's the reason he went there. Enters Sophia Reilly, Internal Affairs, to investigate.
All in all, I really enjoyed the two of them together. It was a nice spin on how you shouldn't date someone you work with. The one part that really bothered me was when Bails told Reilly about Veck's juvenile record. She just totally believed and she's an Internal Affairs officer? Just didn't ring true which was too bad.
All the drama between the angels and Devina was pretty intense. It bothers me that Devina gets away with all the stuff she does especially when this was set up by the Creator. Also, what in the heck happened with Eddie?? and are they keeping his body in hopes the Creator will bring him back?
"The notorious threesome" just didn't do it for me. All I could think of was poor Adrian. blah!
Nigel and Colin's relationship was a bit intriguing and surprising to the degree that she is taking it. Especially with all the drama she has over Blay and Qhuinn not that I mind at. all.
Okay, so the ONE BIG thing that really bothered me about this book was all the slang!! There is just way too much of it and it's really disheartening because that's one of the reasons I like J.R. Ward's books. I can only the hope the next one is not so over the top.
"Come here. I need to hold on to you."
She felt the same way. And when there was no distance between them, it was like coming home."
"It...is for me?"
"Aye. So what say you, lover mine." ”
“Awesome!!”Shanell H wrote this review Friday, December 2, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“By far the best one in the series to date. I'd often wondered how the Vec storyline from "Lover Unleashed" would work into something - but Ward did it well. Devina is still a supreme bitch - lol but the scores is now Jim 2, Devina 1and there is a chance to redeem Matthias still.”Linsey wrote this review Wednesday, November 30, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No