Thursday, October 8, 2009

Covet by J.R. Ward

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.

I love JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series so much that I hesitate to say that I didn't like this one - but I didn't. From the very beginning it felt like this book was going on forever. A never ending sea of mundane world building exercises and seemingly meaningless character building. There's just no balance between the world and the characters, thus instead of the characters weaving together with each other and their environment, things almost feel stilted and forced. In the end things do come a bit clearer and you feel like the series could go somewhere, but this story was just no my favorite and I don't know if I'll ever reread it except to remind myself where the series began. So sad J.R. Ward, so sad. I hate to say it.

Overall Feeling - Thumbs down. Mediocre in execution though a good idea. She could have done a lot better- I know because I've seen her do it.

Series - 1) Covet