CRAVE is the second book in J.R. Ward's Fallen Angel series.
Fallen Angel Jim Heron and a powerful demon from Hell are
in a war of good versus evil. Jim must work with two other
angels to save the souls of seven humans before the demon
can claim them. The future of mankind depends upon it!
Isaac Rothe is the focus of the second battle in the war
between good and evil. He's a soldier on the run for his
life, but when he ends up in jail it's up to his public
defender, Grier Childe, to keep him safe. However, Isaac
thinks this beautiful woman is anything but safe in his
company. Grier feels an instant attraction to her assigned
client. Not only is he gorgeous, but his duel nature
(ruthless and protective) calls to her. Keeping Isaac out
of jail is her main concern, until the people hunting him
put both their lives in danger. Before Jim Heron died and
became a warrior angel, he worked with Isaac in black-ops.
Now it's up to him and his two side-kicks to save Isaac's
soul from the demon who threatens mankind. He's still
adjusting to his new powers though, and it turns out the
demon is not the only one after Isaac. Keeping him safe
will take everything Jim has...and maybe more.
CRAVE is an apt title for this book. It kept me up
late at night reading and craving more of it when I
finished. The story line is well thought-out, and the
characters truly come to life. Unlike most other novels
that give you only one or two character points-of-view, Ward
gives you more. You get to see the story through the eyes
of Jim, Issac, Grier, and even many of the other supporting
characters. The multiple points of
view add richness to the story. They also helps you
understand what motivates both the heroes and the
villains. The strong personalities are definitely one of the
highlights of the book.
The story itself is filled with everything you could want:
detail, suspense, action, and love. Ward takes the time to
set the stage for the story so, even though I didn't read
the first book in the series, I had no trouble following the
storyline. Because there are so many characters there is
always a lot going on at once which definitely held my
interest. It also has the bonus of not only one, but two
hunky heroes! But my favorite part of the plot by far is
the love story. Issac and Grier's time together is a
wonderful discovery of who they each really are and what
they could be together. Can two people from such different
backgrounds find true love?
I absolutely loved this book and will definitely be going
back to read the first one in the series. I'll also be
keeping my eye open for the next installment. I've always
been a fan of the paranormal genre, and this book is by far
one of the best I have read. So if you are in the mood for
something intriguing and a little dark, don't hesitate to
pick up a copy of CRAVE.
The battle between good and evil has left the future of
humanity in the hands of a reluctant savior and his band of
fallen angels. Seven deadly sins that must be righted. Seven
souls that must be saved.
While his first task was success, Jim Heron is battling a
demon that can take any form for the soul of someone he must
identify on his own. If that weren't enough, his old boss
Matthias wants Jim to assassinate an AWOL member of The Firm
- Isaac, the man Jim is pretty sure he is supposed to save.
Jim knows first hand that once you're in The Firm, there's
no getting out. But when Jim finds Isaac to warn him, he has
been picked up by the police for illegal street fighting,
and it is clear that Isaac is falling for his gorgeous
Is their love the redemption that will save Isaac's soul? Or
has the demon Devina set an elaborate trap?