Covet (Fallen Angels Series #1)

Covet (Fallen Angels Series #1)

by J. R. Ward
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Covet (Fallen Angels Series #1) by J. R. Ward

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series comes the first Novel of the Fallen Angels.
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 charged with saving the souls of seven people from the seven deadly sins. And failure is not an option.
Vin diPietro surrendered himself to his business—until fate intervenes in the form of a tough-talking, Harley-riding, self-professed savior, and a woman who makes him question his destiny. With an ancient evil ready to claim him, Vin has to work with a fallen angel not only to win his beloved over…but redeem his very soul.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451228215
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/29/2009
Series: Fallen Angels Series , #1
Edition description: Original
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 121,623
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

J.R. Ward is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. She lives in the South with her family.

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Covet (Fallen Angels Series #1) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 970 reviews.
KateDouglas More than 1 year ago
I almost finished this entire book during a five hour flight, and I swear that if the plane had gone down, I would have been reading when we hit the Pacific. I haven't been this hooked on a story in ages--so many disparate threads in the beginning that end up woven together into a perfect tapestry. I'm a huge fan of Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood and I'm already hooked just as seriously on this new series. This is not a book to rush through--there are so many twists and turns that you really have to pay attention to every single thing--but I am anxiously awaiting her next book in the series so that I can see what Jim Heron, one terrific fallen angel, gets into next. My hat's off to Ward--as an author myself, I know how hard it is to come up with a totally fresh series. To set one in the same town of Caldwell as her BDB series with reference to some of those characters, and yet create something so unique and so perfectly written is an amazing achievement. I'm definitely recommending this book to my readers.
LesIsMore More than 1 year ago
After reading other reader reviews, I was very hesitant about starting this new series. But I loved the BDB, so I decided to go ahead and give it a try. To be honest, I don't really understand all of the negative reviews. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Admittedly, it is far different than the BDB. Although it does retain Ward's decidedly alpha male character type, the story is more about Heron's entry into the spiritual realm and his place in the battle between good and evil and the salvation of diPietro's soul. The romance subplot is just that...a subplot - perhaps that is why some hard-core romance fans might have a difficult time with the book. This is not a love conquers all story, as the BDB books seem to be. It is more about the consequences of choices and the precarious position of the soul. Don't get me wrong, the romance is there, it just isn't the book's main theme. I also wanted to say that while the story does involve such religious subjects as angels, god, heaven(?), and the soul, it is not overly religious in nature. Nor is it overly serious. Despite would-be heavy topics, the read is light and fun with a little suspense, per Ward's usual style. I look forward to seeing where Ward continues to take this series and these characters.
doggis More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the book immensely.I found the world of Caldwell interesting and the lives of Jim and Vin kept me engaged. I also liked the subtle references to the Brothers and could see how their stories could coexist in one setting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is NOT the BDB but more than worth the read. I am typically not a romance reader and got into the erotica genre because of the Beauty Trilogy and Fifty Shades. This first book was absolutely captivating. If youre looking for an easy 'fluff' read this is a little more intense and story/character driven but has all the positives from Black Dagger Brotherhood and many of the same underlying male characteristics that made BDB so hot. I almost made the mistake of letting the negative reviews turn me off of this series but obviously those sorry,posters, dont have the brainpower requisite for even a rudimentary understanding of this series...they are looking for porn....i.e. all sex/no story. They should stick to films. For any actual book lovers out there this is everything you want....great writing. Great story. Great characters, and even better for all of us ereaders great editing. Period. Dont let the negs fool you! Great book and I thought Black Dagger was absolutely fantastic....very original and this is just the next level. Definitely not a waste of money in a time when we could all use a giant 'pick me up'!
spears More than 1 year ago
I was not sure at first but ended up loving it. It is what life is all about. good verses evil.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I guess it would have been better if I hadn't read the Black Dagger Brotherhood books first. Kind of disappointed since her writing is so strong in the other series, this book was a mess. I think the most excited I got was the short appearances of Phury, Trez and mention of Rhev. The love "scenes" aren't even that good, really lacking compared to BDB.
MomsReadingAgain More than 1 year ago
I wasn't expecting the Black Dagger Brotherhood but I was expecting something a little better than what I read. I'm a HUGE fan of Ward but this book had way too many characters and too much going wasn't worth trying to keep up. The story was more about the angel "Jim" than a romance between the couple. Ward jumped around so much in her writing that the couple truly was shorted read time. Truly several in our book club would get down on one need to Ward and beg her to drop these books and devote all her time to BDB, or if she did continue, please make it more about the couple and allow the angels to do their 'deeds' in the background. You really can't read this and expect a 'romance' because there isn't enough in there to qualify.
ericamanda01 More than 1 year ago
JR Ward's writing usually has me captivated and I devour all her work like it's brain candy. Covet did not hold that same feeling. I normally finish her books within a day, but this book took me a week. I felt as if I were waiting for something good to happen and it never did. It's as if the The Black dagger Brotherhood and Covet were written by two totally different writers. There was far too many little details and not enough substance. I don't believe I will continue this series. It's a shame, because I love every thing else Ward has written. This just wasn't up to her usually standard.
yummymummy More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of JR Ward, but this story was just not her best. I had to force my way through until the end. There was very little chemistry between the main 2 charachters. Usually, JR writes the kind of chemistry that jumps off the page and has you hooked from the start, but it just wasn't there with these two. Also, the story of Jim the angel really bored me. That being said - don't waste your time with this one. JR needs to stick with the brothers....
klassyk1829 More than 1 year ago
very slow to start and a little confusing,but soon everything starts to mesh together and when it does it just gets better,this is not bdb but you get small glimpes of these characters coming into there own,trust me this series is only going to get better and i for one will be waiting to get my next copy in the series. it was well worth the money and a very good read.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Before he died Jim Heron never thought much of the afterlife as a special unit soldier who could be killed on a dangerous deployment at any moment. However he never expected his demise would be at a construction site. Nor was he prepared for his new assignment as a front line operative in the "war" between angels and demons; which seem to echo his old work for the military. His afterlife job is to save seven souls; each with a different one of the deadly sins sinking the person. The magnificent seven represent mankind so Jim understands the consequence if he fails to win this weird wager as the stake is humanity. The first soul on the line is avaricious business mogul Vin Di Pietro, whose future fiancée Marie-Terese Boudreau sold her soul to evil to save her son. All Jim has to do is save the soul of Vin while finding an escape clause for Marie-Terese without harming her offspring. A simple scenario for his handler to outline, but Jim knows how easy a plan collapses when dealing with humans only; throw in angels, demons, and who knows what else they hid from him and all he wants to do is ride away on his bike. Moving from the exhilarating Black Daggerhood urban fantasy saga, JR Ward starts her new series The Fall Angels with a great opening act. Readers obtain enough of a taste of Ward world to understand how complex yet simplified it is. Jim is a fascinating champion who knows vengeance may be the lord's domain, but he understands that; saving souls is out side his job description. With a strong cast of lost soul humans, angels, and demons fans will enjoy the exciting COVET and look forward to six more deadly sins. Harriet Klausner
moncatrock More than 1 year ago
I was not able to "get into this novel." My favorite character was the dog, Dog. The idea is great, but I did not feel any connection to the characters, as it kept jumping around too much. I felt no empathy towards any of the characters. Hopefully, the second one will be better.
TaraElizabeth More than 1 year ago
I love J.R. Ward and I love her writing style. She has a canny way of helping us delve into the male psyche while still carrying and expanding a complicated story line. I thought this book was absolutely wonderful and it being the first book in a series was even more impressive. I am disappointed by many of the reviews I've read and I feel like Ward has not been given credit where credit is due. I loved how complicated the story line became and how Jim, Vin and Marie all became intertwined. I also enjoyed the many plot twists and the many character additions. I never felt lost or confused nor was I disinterested at any point. You really had to be paying attention to keep up with all the different characters and I totally did not see the ending coming. It was a complete twist and very refreshing. I wondered how she would carry us from book to book and I loved how she incorporated Jim and his buddies into the ending. I also liked that while Jim's mission is to save other people it is ultimately about saving himself. Being able to emotionally intertwine your characters together morally while still maintaining a strong story line is quite a feat. Most authors would get too preachy and bogged down in all the Heaven vs Hell stuff. She created her own story, her own rules and put it all together in her own style and it was brilliant. I'm no professional but I am an avid reader and I read many different genera. I can honestly say that if you thought this was difficult to read or the story line was too confusing then you should go take a gander at Robert Jordan's "The Wheel of Time Series". He has over 10 main characters and his storyline is so complex that if you miss one page you could be lost for many many chapters, even the whole book. I have to literally stop reading sometimes because my head is throbbing from so much information and story movement. Go check out his book reviews on B&N and I bet you wont find one bad review, he is genius. J.R. Ward does a brilliant job here and I hope as fans of her series you take the time to reflect on your poor comprehension skills and give the book another go. J.R. Ward deserves it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little confusing at first, but the book gains speeds and then falls flat. None of the characters are very memorable and the story is dragged on. I absolutely love the BD books so this was a disappointment. Maybe the next one will be better because anyone who has read the BD knows how amazing JR Ward can write. Definitely did not live up to my expectations. Best part was the 3 page preview of John Matthew's story -Lover Mine.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not as compelling as BDB series but still great and worth your time and money! I love her writing style!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book very much. The story line keeps your attention and I am looking forward to the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Been a fan of the BDB and now a fan of this one! Great characters that you really care about and want to read more of. Very much a page turner.
margie230 More than 1 year ago
I had read the BDB and fell in love with the series , then i saw these and had to read them i am very gld i did i fell in love with Jim. he must save 7 souls because there is a war going on between good and evil.i can't wait to see who he asigned next.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow I am really surprised at all the negative reviews I read before purchasing this book. I thought it was very good and right up there with Black Dagger Brotherhood. Just started the second book and looking forward to how this series progresses.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. I love the way she intertwines this series with her BDB books.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
JR Ward is awesome....I absolutely love the fallen angels series and the Black dagger brotherhood is my fav. I can't put them down once I open it...they are so addicting, should be made into movies imo.
Quilterspride More than 1 year ago
Can't wait to purchase the second book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There goes harriet klausner, ruining another book with her cliff note book reports. Bn, when are you ever going to do something about this plot spoiler and deleye her plot spoilers? She makes a point of ruining every book she comes in contact with. Please, do something with her.
vlmorales More than 1 year ago
I love JR Ward's BDB and was looking forward to read more from her. The Fallen Angel series is different BDB in the fact that it moves a little slower in the beginning. But I think that is because a slower pace was needed to istabish the characters and the back ground beging that this was the first in the series. The characters are well written and fun to read about. I was afraid Jim was going to be more reluctant in his new job but true to form for a military man he is up for the challange. I am already reading Crave (book two) and love it.