Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Reviews
Book Review: Crave
By Sandy Amazeen Nov 1, 2010, 3:57 GMT
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 ...more
Ward’s second of the Fallen Angels series finds angel Jim Heron coming to the assistance of black ops solder Isaac Rothe who nearly killed a man during an underground fighter bout. Rothe’s arrest draws the unwanted interest of his former commander along with that of a demon determined to win Rothe’s soul and Heron whose role is to save the ex-solder. Public defender Grier Childe serves as the love interest as she strives to protect her client, but what can protect her from the passion that erupts between them.
With Heaven ahead in the final battle between good and evil that depends upon the outcome of average sinners faced with temptation, it is certain the minions of Hell won’t play by the rules. Good thing Heron has plenty of helpful aids in his corner in this decidedly dark, yet fairly ho-hum paranormal romance.
While better then Covet, the first title of the series, this still leaves plenty of room for improvement starting with the editing, which failed to catch several typos and grammatical errors. While Ward does an excellent job at developing her male leads, her female protagonist comes off as a rather flat, namedropping fashionista. A steady pace coupled with a greater sense of depth then seen in Covet improve the second series installment but not quite enough when considering the many exceptional releases to choose from.