Friday, January 21, 2011

Review: Pleasure Unbound (Demonica #1) by Larissa Ione

Synopsis (via Goodreads):
In a place where ecstasy can cost you your life . . .

She's a demon-slayer who hungers for sensual pleasure-but fears it will always be denied her. Until Tayla Mancuso lands in a hospital run by demons in disguise, and the head doctor, Eidolon, makes her body burn with unslakable desire. But to prove her ultimate loyalty to her peers, she must betray the surgeon who saved her life.

Two lovers will dare to risk all.

Eidolon cannot resist this fiery, dangerous woman who fills him with both rage and passion. Not only is she his avowed enemy, but she could very well be the hunter who has been preying upon his people. Torn between his need for the truth and his quest to find his perfect mate before a horrific transformation claims him forever, Eidolon will dare the unthinkable-and let Tayla possess him, body and soul...
My Thoughts:  I had a tough time getting into this book at first.  I was... I don't know.  Not enraptured of it, maybe.  I think a lot of it stemmed from how easy it was to see that the foot soldiers of the Aegis were being duped.  The way they were almost indoctrinated to see all demons as threats without bothering to try to understand the whys and hows of the different demons' existence bothered me.  Admittedly, the story clicked for me once Tayla was able to open her mind and see past the lies the Aegis had been shoveling down their throats.  And once it did click, I loved it.  It was just getting past the point where I was gnashing my teeth at how willfully blind she was being that was tough.

I really liked the brothers.  I liked how different they were, how loyal, how they weren't afraid to say it like it was.  Well, to an extent, I guess.  They were definitely keeping some things from Wraith, but I can see their reasons.  I guess.  Eidolon's dedication to his hospital and his sudden, overwhelming lust for Tayla made me like him.  His drive to give her an orgasm ... gotta respect that.  You just have to.

Once I got into the book, I really enjoyed it.  It was just that the beginning didn't pull me in right away.  However, now I'm extremely interested in seeing how the rest of this story plays out.

Looks like I found myself a new series.

More books by Larissa Ione

Reading challenges: The Paranormal Romance Challenge, The Morbid Romantica Challenge, The Horror & Urban Fantasy Challenge

1 comment:

  1. I read this and loved it! After having read all of them. i think I would say that please unbound was my least favorite even though i still loved it, the other books blew me away. Just wait til you get to book 3, Wraith's story!