Rapture (Fallen Angels #4) by J.R. Ward

RaptureMels Carmichael, reporter for the Caldwell Courier Journal, gets the shock of her life when a man stumbles in front of her car outside the local cemetery. After the accident, his amnesia is just the kind of mystery she likes to solve, but she soon discovers they’re over their heads with his past. Over their heads with passion, too …As shadows walk the line between reality and another realm, and her lover’s memory begins to come back, the two of them learn that nothing is truly dead and buried. Especially when you’re trapped in a no-holds-barred war between angels and demons. With a soul on the line, and Mels’s heart at risk, what in heaven – or in hell – will it take to save them both?

After reporter Mels Carmichael hits a disheveled man with her car outside the local cemetery, she pays a visit to the stranger in the hospital. The only thing he remembers of his past is seeing a name written on a headstone: that of Jim Heron—a fallen angel charged with rescuing souls from the seven deadly sins. Now, as Mels struggles to help this mysterious stranger rediscover himself, Heron himself returns to prepare for a battle between good and evil.

Talk about an emotionally packed read. Wow! Each time I read one of The Fallen Angels books I think that J.R. Ward couldn’t possibly make me love these guys more, but I should have known better.

Envy was an emotional nightmare and throughout Rapture our beloved angels are still dealing with the fallout from those events. Seeing how broken Adrian is throughout Rapture is painful, but I never expected to become emotionally attached to the characters that this story centers around. As you can tell, this is a hard review to write because I don’t want to give anything away, especially if you haven’t read Envy yet. Just take my word for the fact that I knew that J.R. Ward would have her work cut out for her before I started reading Rapture. I love it when authors take a character that they have made you despise and turn them into someone you want to protect.

More than once these characters had me on the verge of tears. The emotion was raw and the attraction between the two main characters was strong, yet the relationship was impossible and doomed from the start. It pretty much had me on the edge of my seat from the first chapter. And then Adrian…. well, you’ll just have to read it to find out. To be fair, Jim had me shaking my head a few times too.

Jim was as strong and determined as ever, yet he faultered more than once. Nialls was as vaguely annoying as usual and Devina was her spiteful, evil, mentally unstable, messed up self. There were also some nods to the BDB series, which I always look forward to. There was a lot packed into this book and there were a lot of turning points and altering decisions made. Some of them were more drastic than others, but they will all have a huge influence on what happens next. I’m almost afraid to find out, but I know I won’t be able to stay away. I love these guys too much to abandon them now. I just hope J.R. Ward takes it a little easier on them in the next installment. (Yeah, I know, it’s never gonna happen – she loves to torture us too much *sigh*)



2 comments on “Rapture (Fallen Angels #4) by J.R. Ward

    • No judging here… that’s a perfectly acceptable reason to purchase a book for someone else. Brace yourself for Envy. I loved it, but it was a real heart breaker. The worst part for me was that I read a spoiler on a fan site and I knew what was going to happen but it still floored me. I might have to go back and re-read them before the next one comes out. These angels are great and the other characters are too. My favorite part is when there is a nod to the BDB though. It’s subtle in Rapture, but it’s there. 😉

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