Saturday, October 20, 2012


Author: J.R. Ward
Goodreads rating: 3.85/5
My rating: 4/5
Pages: 474

Reviewed by: Amy

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.

J.R. Ward is most definitely my favorite author of all time! Just throwing that out there. This was my second time reading this book and I must say I liked it a lot more than I did before. My first time reading this, I distinctively remember not liking this series as much as her Black Dagger Brotherhood one, which disappointed me greatly. But as I said before, reading through it again, I liked it a lot more for some reason. There were a few things that I didn't like, hence it only getting 4/5 stars.

First off... I'm never really a fan of the "falling in love in a matter of days" thing. For me, I think it should take more time than that. And due to personal reasons I haven't been feeling the romancey stuff lately so that also swayed me a little. However, this isn't one of those 50 shades of stupid (oh... I mean gray) romance books with raunchy sex scenes everywhere. This is definitely a romance book with a great plot to it.

Which brings me to the plot of the book :) I really liked this concept and I caught a few things I missed during my first go around. I understood that this series was going to be about the 7 deadly sins but for some reason I didn't get the "greed" "covet" connection. It was nice to finally have the "ah ha" moment (sort of... and followed by the "wow... how did I miss that" moment).

The characters are also great! A little older than I like them but hey that's what imagination is for. J.R. Ward has the fabulous ability to make what I call "real" characters; characters who say it like it is and not worry about dropping a few dirty comments and f-bombs every so often. Her characters have always been to token "bad asses" and some of their comments I just love enough to use them in everyday arguments :)

This was a great first book and really set the stage for the books that follow and J.R. Ward continues to hold my favor! I simply can not wait to dig into the next one to see what Jim has to put up with next :)

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