Thursday, July 19, 2012

Review: Passion Unleashed by Larissa Ione

Passion Unleashed (Demonica #3) by Larissa Ione
Synopsis (Goodreads):

Serena Kelley is an archaeologist and treasure hunter-and a woman with a secret. Since she was seven, she's been the keeper of a powerful charm that grants her health and immortality . . . as long as she stays a virgin. But Serena isn't all that innocent. And when a dangerously handsome stranger brings her to the brink of ecstasy, she wonders if she's finally met the one man she cannot resist.


Wraith is a Seminus demon with a death wish. But when an old enemy poisons him, he must find Serena and persuade her to give him the only known antidote in the universe-her charm. Yet, as she begins to surrender to his seductions and Wraith senses the cure is within his grasp, he realizes a horrible truth: He's falling for the woman whose life he must take in order to save his own.
My Thoughts: Helllllo, Wraith! I've been waiting for his book since we first met the tormented half-vampire in book one and I'm happy to say that he didn't disappoint. Oh, and not to be shallow or anything but I kinda sorta love this cover. Tattoos, hot dude and big muscles? Niiiiiiiice.

So. Wraith. He was screwed up by his childhood - and who wouldn't be after being tortured for countless years by their mother? - and he was skating the edge of crazy for a while. His brothers don't exactly trust him to do the right thing because he hasn't been the most unselfish of demons. The deranged brother who he tried to kill has sent a couple of assassins after him (and E and Shade) and now he's dying from a really nasty poison. He could have been completely unlikable but he wasn't. He's messed up. He always seems to be looking for a fight. He doesn't understand how E and Shade can be so devoted to their mates. As a character, he's everything I love.

I liked Serena from the beginning. She's strong and her charm has made her a little cocky since she can't get hurt, but she loves treasure hunting and adventure and she wants to experience life. Her celibacy is a barrier that she'd gladly give up, yet the charm that keeps her alive depends upon it. Oh, and did I mention that she and Wraith are pretty freaking hot together? Indeed they were.

I love the introduction of Lore and the huge strides the overall arc took. In fact, this book grabbed that arc and gave it a good shake. Things are moving, people. We'll have to see how things stand once the dust settles.

For the record, I'm totally loving this series.

Books in this series
1. Pleasure Unbound
2. Desire Unchained
3. Passion Unleashed - Paperback | Kindle
4. Ecstasy Unveiled
4.5. Eternity Embraced
5. Sin Undone

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  1. So Wraith is totally hot and should be panted after! I got it! I have the first two on my shelves :)

    *going back to my kindle stalking theory LOL*

  2. I've read the first two, and this is next on my list. I can't wait to squeeze in the time to actually read it. One day!

    1. Lol! Oh, the life of the busy writer! You don't get much time to read for pleasure anymore, do you?

  3. How the heck have I not read this series yet? I really need to get cracking . . . even without knowing the history, I'm already anxious to read about Wraith. :)

    1. It is FUN! Wraith is a wreck. A WRECK! I kinda love him for it.