Envy by J.R. Ward
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A man and a woman tread the lines of danger, desire, and deliverance in the new novel of the Fallen Angels from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.
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.
I absolutely love the way that Ward writes. She manages to get me emotionally involved with the characters. I love the little peeks into the Black Dagger Brotherhood series in this book as well. I have as yet not read the book that Veck appears in but intend to soon as I am very interested in seeing the tie.
I experienced the range of emotions in this one. I felt sorry for Veck, having had the stigma of his father to live his life with and always doubting himself when he was so obviously, at least to me, a good soul. I was so pissed at Reilly. That she could be so gullible and so easily believe the worst of Veck. I was heartbroken for Adrian. I am a little concerned for Jim with this obsession over Sissy. It seems a little unnatural and to be honest a little bit creepy.
As usual with Ward's books a great read that leaves me wanting more real soon.
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