Book description: As the son of a serial killer, homicide detective Thomas “Veck” DelVecchio, Jr., grew up in the shadow of evil. Now, on the knife-edge between civic duty and blind retribution, he atones for the sins of his father- while fighting his inner demons. Assigned to monitor Veck is Internal Affairs officer Sophia Reilly, whose interest in him is both professional and arousingly personal. And Veck and Sophia have another link: Jim Heron, a mysterious stranger with too many answers… to questions that are deadly. When Veck and Sophia are drawn into the ultimate battle between good and evil, their fallen angel savior is the only thing that stands between them and eternal damnation.
My review: J.R.Ward has the knack for writing very entertaining prologue. Readers arrive at the scene of Detective Thomas DelVecchio Jr. relieving his nightmare, wondering if he has finally turned into the same monster his father was. The fight between good and evil intensifies and Jim feels he is losing the battle.
I have always enjoyed J.R’s writing skills. J.R. Ward keeps the story interesting and flowing from one book to the other, making each book a sequence of the previous one. Even though each love story stands on its own and it develops quite different, J.R. is able to maintain the plot and content interesting. For new readers I suggest getting familiar with her writing style, if you have read her Blackdagger Brotherhood Series, then you will feel at home. She uses the same type of dialog in Envy, Crave and Covet. Be also aware that there is an excessive use of Acronyms which seems to be characteristic in her writing. There are cross references between the two series, but there isn’t a complete character crossover between the Fallen Angels and the BDB, so far.
You will not miss anything on this book, her work on the characters is one of the things I like the most about her writing style. She is able to create a connection between the characters and the readers. J.R. manages to create each character and give it a defined sex appeal & strong personalities. I enjoy the way she creates conflicts which add the spark needed for great character interaction.
Are all angels sexy and extremely hot? It also makes me wonder if she is stating her opinion on homosexuality. Is J.R. trying to make a point on religion and homosexuality?
This was a nice read and for that I give it ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (hearts)