I felt Jim came into his own in this book which was really good. The last two he was helped and guided a lot more by Adrian, Edward and Dog as he was still learning what he could do. I don’t think he is yet fully aware but he is damn impressive!
I loved Tom ‘Veck’ Delvechio, he was a solid character that was really well created. I must admit I found him very attractive, flaws and all! Likewise with Sophia Reilly. I liked that while she was good at her job, she lacked other skills that heroine’s in other books seem to have. Mainly that she can’t cook! It made her seem so much more human and more accessible by not being able to whip up a fantastic meal in a jiffy.
As a couple they were scorching, the dance they start was full of lustful frustration and it was one of the things that kept me turning the pages, even after they get together. Love is never easy! I have to say J.R. Ward writes amazing sex scenes, whether a threesome or male/female, there is just something about them that is exciting and fresh, even after so many books.
The plot was intriguing and really good, the bold statement at the start made me go “woah”, and it didn’t really stop from there. There is fallout from the events in Crave, the previous book in the series, and it does affect Jim and the others. I can’t help feeling for them though and there is one event in particular that just made me cry and choke up every time it was referred to. I am still shaking a virtual fist about it!
There were a few twists and again, this is something Ward does very well but doesn’t drag them out too long in the build up.
I think Envy is a worthy part of the Fallen Angels series and packs as much of an emotional punch as the previous stories. I can’t wait to pick up Rapture, the next book and one I happen to have right here!