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Crave (Fallen Angels, Book 2) Mass Market Paperback – October 5, 2010
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About the Author
J. R. Ward lives in the South with her incredibly supportive husband and her beloved golden retriever. After graduating from law school, she began working in health care in Boston and spent many years as chief of staff for one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation.
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Jim owes Isaac a debt from their former XOps days and knows Matthias has thrown in the call to have Isaac taken out. Jim figures the least he can do is get Isaac out of the country - alive.
Attorney Grier Childe takes on public defender cases every so often, and the one she is handed is a doozy. Isaac is a mountain of pure muscle, and the very successful Grier can't help but set aside a little of her professionalism to drink in the sight of Isaac. Although beaten, and very rough around the edges, Grier likes what she sees.
With a brother dead from a drug overdose (who shows up as a ghost and felt very misplaced throughout the book), Grier feels the need to do something to save or protect Isaac from whatever he is running from. Isaac in turn feels the need to repay Grier for her kindness and cash to get him out of jail. But Isaac's dark world is about to descend upon them, and the light is far from the end of the tunnel.
The first half of Crave is so good! I became very excited, because for me, Covet (book one) left much to be desired.Read more ›
(Fallen Angels: Book Two)
Oh, how I struggled with Crave. Normally I can blast through a J. R. Ward romance novel like a blowtorch through butter, but this one did not click with me on any level. For years now, I've heard readers grumble about her ultra-masculine heroes, but this is the first time that one of them really grated on my nerves. Isaac was the biggest, baddest, meat-head hero I've ever encountered, and I'm finally sending up the white flag. I surrender. I had a bad premonition within the first couple of pages, where it was all f-this and f-that, and sentences like this:
"As they approached, Jim's balls went tight when his green night-vision goggles picked up movement all over the place."
Okay, I get it, he's a MAN, but these kinds of mucho macho references are all over Crave like fleas on a dog. It was just too much, but I could have overlooked the alpha overload if the heroine hadn't pissed me off too. Grier reeks of wealth, class, and beauty, and we're also supposed to believe that's she's an angel on the inside.Read more ›
Heaven is ahead by one soul, but Hell is up to bat and in Crave, Jim has more of a vested interest in this skirmish since several of the players are people from his not so distant human past as a black ops soldier. This when combined with the fact that I also liked the pairing for the romance better this time are also strong plusses in Crave's favor. Jim's former black ops comrade Isaac and lawyer Grier Childes both are solid characters and the intense attraction between them as they are thrown into danger together seems real - even though it is hard to imagine a HEA for a pair from such different worlds.
Crave is definitely darker than the Covet and there are some difficult to read moments when one of the characters is tortured and violated - and in the aftermath of that as well. I can see Ward's purpose in this, as it affects relationships between several characters, but it still was hard to take.
I guess the bottom line with Crave was that I enjoyed the immediate story of Isaac and Grier and thought that Crave effectively advanced the elements of the larger series arc.Read more ›
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This limited series (six books) started with a terrific premise: a human being with both good and evil in him is chosen to square off against a demon for the sake of seven souls. Read morePublished 22 hours ago by Paper or Kindle
Fantastic, can't read the series fast enough, they just suck you right in and won't let go.Published 5 days ago by Christie Strader
These are funny books. I love the story and the angels with their tea, etc. Fun to read.Published 3 months ago by John T.
A deeper look into Jim Heron's world, and three more characters to love and hate, what more could you want! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amanda