Crave, by J.R.Ward

25 Jan

  • Format: Kindle edition 480 pages
  • Published: 05 October 2010
  • Publisher: Signet Books

Back cover blurb:

Seven deadly sins. Seven souls that must be saved. One more no-holds- barred battle between a fallen angel with a hardened heart and a demon with everything to lose.

Isaac Rothe is a black ops soldier with a dark past and a grim future. The target of an assassin, he finds himself behind bars, his fate in the hands of his gorgeous public defender Grier Childe. His hot attraction to her can only lead to trouble – and that’s before Jim Heron tells him his soul is in danger. Caught up in a wicked game with the demon who shadows Jim, Isaac must decide whether the soldier in him can believe that true love is the ultimate weapon against evil.

My review:

As with all of J.R. Ward’s writing, I couldn’t put this book down. I know this Fallen Angel series is not as popular as the Black Dagger Brotherhood, but she still has managed to craft gripping, sexy storylines with characters you become invested in. The UST in this book is off the chart, and when Isaac and Grier finally got it together, well… there was one line in particular which may or may not have made me groan out loud. In a good way.

I realised early on in this second book that the bad guys would have to win half these battles, otherwise there would only be four books to the series and not seven – one for each deadly sin. So I’m willing to let the baddies have a few souls, so long as the guy gets the girl at the end.

The only reason I didn’t give this book five cupcakes is that I became confused about the title. “Crave” indicates lust, but surely the lust between Isaac and Grier was good? (It was good for me! *wink*) Devina said she craved Jim, but while that lust will drive future stories, it had little impact here. Mathias lusted revenge, power, even death. Maybe that was it. But ultimately, while this was a great read, I think maybe J.R. can do better next time. I’ll certainly be keen to read the next title, due out later this year, called Envy.

My rating: 4/5

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4 Responses to “Crave, by J.R.Ward”

  1. math games February 7, 2011 at 7:37 am #

    thanks

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