Thursday, February 4, 2016

Thou Shall Not Crave

"I just keep thinking it'll happen for me...But it hasn't."
--JR Ward, Crave
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Signet
Pages: 454
Publication Date: October 5th, 2001
Source: Bought
Find On: Goodreads | Amazon
Previous Books in Series: Covet
Goodreads Description 

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 to her can only lead to trouble—and that's before Jim Heron tells him his soul is in danger. Caught up in a wicked game with the demon who shadows Jim, Isaac must decide whether the soldier in him can believe that true love is the ultimate weapon against evil.

I am so in love with this series, I just can't. I'm completely obsessed and I cannot stop reading! I actually cannot even verbalize how absolutely impressed I am by how JR Ward continues to surprise me with romances I am 100% fully invested in. I keep thinking, 'there has to be one that sucks' and it just isn't happening. Isaac and Grier are total opposites and that's what makes this even more delicious. Isaac is on the run from the same organization Jim works/worked for and to fund his life post-AWOL he fights in illegal MMA-style cage fights. Yes, you can start drooling now. He gets arrested and that's how he meets Grier, his court-appointed lawyer. The sexual tension is there immediately, obviously.

What I loved about this story was Isaac's juxtaposition between his appearance, his job, and his true nature. While he is a foreboding physical creature and a trained killer, he is at heart a Southern gentleman with impeccable manners and forethought. Example: He walks into Grier's front door, notices how nice her house is, unties his shoes and leaves them outside. Like holy fucking hell I think my panties melted. He is so kind and thoughtful and his actions towards Grier are totally swoon-worthy. Grier is pretty awesome herself. Smart, strong, and sassy. My kind of woman. I love that she is able to not fear Isaac and tell him like it is. She pushes him just enough without being overbearing or nagging. They are seriously hot, hot, hot.

Jim continues to impress me with how fucking badass he is. I'm totally falling for him, too. This big, sexy, moral man has a heart that is in the right place. The sacrifices he makes in this book broke my heart and his desire to free the young woman he couldn't in Covet makes my eyes leak. The teamwork of Jim, Adrian, and Eddie is fucking on point. They are all so fantastic to read about and I just can't get enough of this trio. And while there are still a few secrets lurking about these Angels I can't wait to keep reading and have everything come together. I also heard rumors a certain Angel from the BDB ties in somewhere...we shall see...until then I'll keep reading...

Backstage Pass
If you love broken heroes, fierce warrior Angels, and opposites attract...this book is for you.

1 comment:

  1. I really need to read this series! They sound like yet another set of J.R. Ward stories that I'm going to love, and you KNOW that I've been on a romance kick lately. So happy to hear you've been enjoying these, and I hope I do too!

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