Author: J. R. Ward
Series: Fallen Angels #4
Devina has been penalized after the events in the previous book, which means a soul has been given a second chance. Matthias is thrust back into the world but is suffering from amnesia and doesn’t know what happened to him. While trying to regain his memory he finds himself falling for Mels Carmichael, a reporter for the Caldwell Courier Journal.
This one was a bit slower than the previous books but it covers a lot. Jim and Adrian are struggling to cope without Eddie, especially Adrian. Adrian is out of control and is struggling with his emotions. I actually like Adrian a lot of more after this book because he actually feels more human, instead of a lust ridden jerk.
Ward also gives us more character development on Devina. She isn’t just an evil demon, she also struggles with OCD and is seeking help for it. I like that she is a more developed character now and not just an evil demon. Jim’s obsession with Sissy is a bit disturbing to me, especially since he never met this girl and considers her his now. Also she is a lot younger than him so this is even creepier to me.
Matthias and Mels relationship was actually very enjoyable. They both struggle with their instant attraction to each other because they know it’s going to be temporary. It was great seeing Matthias actually be human and have feelings. I always love a good redemption story and Matthias’s was a great one.
Overall, I think this has been my favorite book from this series so far, but I am still getting a bit tired of the repetitiveness of this series. Also, I find myself not really loving most of the characters still.
Trigger warnings: rape, attempted suicide, toxic masculinity, child abuse
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