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Thursday, July 19

Pleasure Unbound by Larrisa Ione

July 1st 2008, Grand Central Publishing
391 pages, Paperback
Bought from Amazon
First in Demonica series
Adult Fiction

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 . . .

Favorite Quote:

“You can't truly hate someone you've loved. You can only hurt.”

Cover Review:

Have I mentioned how much I detest covers with a color overlay? Why do this? I don’t get it. It doesn’t make it more attractive or less creepy to be seen with a cover with half naked people on it. Yep, hate it.

OMG!!! Sexy good! This is not my usual type of paranormal read. It’s sex content is way higher and demons that are of satan and are usually evil being sexy is a bit implausible to me, but I found myself loving every moment of this deceptively fast read. It’s not a short book, but I finished it in a little under 3 hours simply because I could not look away. The plot was so well done that I had absolutely no clue what was going to lay behind that next page.

This has to be one of the steamiest books I have ever read. I’ve read books where there is more sex, but none that have merged the emotional with the physical quite as well. The first love scene is one that I would find appalling in most books.  Any love scene where the male sleeps with an unconscious female makes me want to scream rape, but the explanation actually settled most of my discomfort with it.

I love when I connect more strongly to the male character than the female and that certainly was the case with Eidolon. He is so family orientated that he is willing to undergo intense pain in order to protect people he isn’t even sure care the same way about him.

Recently, it seems I’m on a kick of books about women being indoctrinated into one set of beliefs and then finding out there are vast shades of grey. Making them rethink everything they’ve been taught to believe. Tayla is a byproduct of intense damage and strong hatred for demons has been her rock. A horrible steadying place, but a rock all the same. She has to overcome this not only to fall in love, but in order to reconcile herself to herself. I didn’t question Eidolon and Tayla’s love in the slightest.

Sadly, I did not connect with any of the side characters. Perhaps it was because there was simply too much going on with the main characters for to devote much time in caring what happened to them. Although, if you have read previous review you know I love pack books and Eidolon certainly has a pack.

Overall, I adored this book! This is a deep book with lots of naughty fun parts, an intense love story, a plot that keeps you guessing!


Rie (@missiontoread)
I'm a wife, student, and a dog-lover who reads when I should be folding laundry (bane of my existance), I write (rarely as academic papers consume my life), and love getting wrapped up in fiction.

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