If you take out the angels, the demon and the minions, I would give this book 5 stars. I think it is better off being let as a romantic suspense/thriller novel and Ward does an excellent job with the characters of Reilly and Veck. If she just stuck with these two without the paranormal twists and turns, then I believe I would have been thoroughly satisfied.
Instead, I found myself reading slightly faster through the angel and demon parts hoping to get to the more realistic scenes....a good old fashioned save-the soul romance where the supposed "bad boy" falls in love with the good girl.
I did like the bump in the road with Reilly believing Veck actually committed a crime, but eventually found out he was framed. That showed the absolute human side of the conscience and the logical side. The crossroads that Veck had to face did involve the paranormal influence, but that was the only time I was understanding of the demon and angel involvement. liked how the pace picked up around this circumstance...it was thrilling to read and towards the end, it was heart warming. I actually cried.
“This is my favorite in the series so far”Torie Inman wrote this review Sunday, November 20, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“MY FAVORITE OF THE SERIES!! LOVE J.R.WARD!!”Issy wrote this review Friday, November 18, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Angel warriors kicking ass. Devina is going down....I hope!”KRISTY20 wrote this review Tuesday, November 1, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“There is nothing to be said for this book except that it is perfect!”josieD wrote this review Wednesday, October 26, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I don't like the "Fallen Angel" series as much as the "BDB" series but this was still a good read.”Deanna S wrote this review Tuesday, October 11, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Although it started slow it turned out to be a very good book.
Ad and Eddie really suprised me in this one. ”
“Best of the series thus far”karen p wrote this review Friday, October 7, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I thought is started out a little slow but it did pick up about half-way through. Overall, it's another really good book in this series. We get to see more of the Archangels as they interact with each other and with Jim and Adrian. Jim is getting into his power and learning how to use what he's got to the best advantage. Veck and Reilly are a great couple even if Reilly does lose faith in him for a time. They get their relationship back on track before the end.”stupid shiny volvo driver wrote this review Tuesday, October 4, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No