Covet by J. R. Ward – Review

Posted June 22, 2020 by Tina in Book Review, Books / 0 Comments

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Covet by J. R. Ward –  ReviewCovet
Series: Fallen Angels #1
by J.R. Ward
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Published by Penguin
on September 29, 2009
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Paranormal, Vampires, Fantasy, Romantic
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Source: Purchased

Covet by J. R. Ward is the first book in the Fallen Angel Series. A paranormal romance mystery with a Pretty Women feel to it.

Covet Summary

Jim Heron moved to Caldwell N.Y. hoping for a fresh start. He just wanted to leave his past behind him. What he hadn’t planned on was this move was going to cause him to become a fallen angel.

As a fallen angel Jim is tasked with saving the souls of 7 people from the 7 deadly sins. If he fails humanity will sees to exist.

His first charge, Vin diPieter. His sin, greed. Vin’s only motivating factor in life was making money. He is a self-made success and never question the sacrifices to get there.

Covet Review


Vin is a pretty typical rich guy from a broken childhood. The most interesting thing about him is how his success started.

Jim is your typical bad boy. Military experience, killed a lot of people, brooding. You know the type.

The women in the story are pretty cookie-cutter too.


Although a little predictable, it wasn’t boring. We have a few storylines to follow. Jim figuring out how to be an angel. The relationship forming between Jim and Vin. There is also a who done it mystery thrown in there too.

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The romance in Covet was ok. I would say it was insta love on Vin’s side. It had a very Pretty Womanish theme to it. The smut was pretty good. I liked that J. R. Ward wrote awkward sexy scenes. When you first meet someone lovemaking isn’t perfect.


I enjoyed it. It would have been more enjoyable it more if there was better/more dialog and if feared more for the character’s lives. I would recommend it to someone who wants to read a mystery romance with a side of paranormal.

Have you read Covet by J. R. Ward? What did you think?

About J.R. Ward

J.R. Ward is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. She lives in the South her family.

Posted June 22, 2020 by Tina in Book Review, Books / 0 Comments