COVET - Fallen Angels Book 1
Redemption isn’t a word Jim Heron knows much about—his specialty is revenge, and to him, sin is all relative. But everything changes when he becomes a fallen angel and is charge with saving the souls of seven people from the seven deadly sins. And failure is not an option. Vin DiPietro long ago sold his soul to his business, and he’s good with that—until fate intervenes in the form of a tough-talking, Harley-riding, self-professed savior. But then he meets a woman who will make him question his destiny, his sanity, and his heart—and he has to work with a fallen angel to win her over and redeem his own soul.
The first thing I had to realize about this book was that it was not the Black Dagger Brothers. It was hard because I love the Brothers. But this was not about them, it may have been set close to their world and there were whispers of a few characters we had previously met but it was not their story. This was Jim’s story. The second thing, really flows on from the first, it’s a new series. There was so much for Ward to set up, and for a first book it was good. I guess we have come to expect more from our favorite authors or wish that their new series were exactly like their old series. This one is not. Sometimes I felt that the characters only did things to move the story along, there wasn’t a real reason for them to chose path A over B aside from it moved the story better. And other times there was information that right now makes no sense, maybe it will come into play later on, but for now it was excess baggage that could have been filled with a little more emotion from our main couple. I believe that this series is trying to find a balance between urban fantasy and paranormal romance that it just hasn’t quite figured out yet, basically because our main guy will run through all the stories and presumably we will have couples in all of them. Thus we have this weird sort of threesome that most PNR readers aren’t quite used to. Although Ward does appear to enjoy taking us out of our comfort zones. It was an interesting take on the old Good vs. Evil battle and I will be looking out for the next book; even though I believe that not all the books will be able to have a happy ending, simply because then we know for certain who will win... and where’s the fun in predictability?
Overall I’d say 3.5 out of 5. 1 point of for pace issues, and half a point off for not enough smut.