Rapture by J.R Ward

Short, Sweet, and Snappy Review:

Title: Rapture

Author: J.R Ward

Genre: Paranormal

What I liked: The storyline and the crossover

What I didn’t like: It was a bit slow in places

Recommended Read: Yes

Rating: 4 stars

Synopsis:

Mels 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?

Michelle’s Review:

Men in leather on motorbikes. That sounds like heaven to me. Add in the fighting and the paranormal element and these are as close to my perfect books as it can get.

This is the fourth in the series and it’s been getting better and better. But this one lacked something. Most of it felt too slow for me and as my attention span is about as long as a…. ohh, shiney! That meant it took me a while to read as I got bored. That didn’t stop me from picking the book back up again and keeping going.

No on to some of the details. The main focus of the book has amnesia. Now, I don’t know a lot about that subject, but it felt real enough to me. The processes of the character, how they gained their memories back, and what order they came in; it all had a ring of logic to it, and I liked that.

The main female focus was also awesome. Kick ass and carries a gun. What’s not to like?

Well, that’s the thing. Main male character with issues and a dark past. Main female character, Mels, who is strong and independent but bored with her life. It all rang a bit too familiar. Specifically, similar in a lot of ways to Dark Lover by the same author. As there is cross over between the Fallen Angels series (of which Rapture is a part), and the Black Dagger Brotherhood (of which Dark Lover is the first), I expected some of the same places to pop up. There is inevitably something in each book that crosses the boundaries and merges the worlds. But when Mels works at the same place Dark Lover’s heroin did, has a similar personality, and a not too dissimilar past it struck me as too much the same.

But that was the biggest downfall for the book for me. Everything else, loved.

If you haven’t started the series, then have a look out for it. They are all well worth a read.

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