Ecstasy Unveiled, by Larissa Ione
Publisher: Forever (Hachette Book Group)
New York Times best-selling author Larissa Ione grew up reading Stephen King and Dean Koontz. She began writing horror and fantasy, but soon learned to love romance. She is able to combine her two loves into one genre- paranormal romance. She also writes under the pen name Sydney Croft. Titles include: Seduced by the Storm, Pleasure Unbound, Hot Nights Dark Desires, Unleashing the Storm, Wet Dreams, Snow Bound, Riding the Storm, Flesh to Fantasy, and Shadow Play. Her title, Pleasure Unbound was named Best Paranormal Romance of 2008 in the First Annual Reviewers Choice Awards at Romance Novel TV. She was born in Oregon but resides now in Virginia.
Idess is an earthbound angel trying to complete her last assigned duty before finally ascending into Heaven. Her wild side has gotten her into trouble before and this could be her last chance at redemption. The task? To protect the very human that Lore (a half-breed Seminus demon) is being forced to assassinate. If Lore does not complete his mission to kill his half-brother, his twin sister will die. If Idess does not protect the human, she will not ascend. Torn between duty and desire, both angel and demon must join forces and fight their attraction, because an enemy from the past is rising again, hell-bent on revenge- and this time, he doesn’t plan to fail.
This is book four in the Demonica series, with Pleasure Unbound, Desire Unchained, and Passion Unleashed coming before it. Though this book is part of a series, it stands alone and it is not necessary to have read the previous ones to understand this one. However, I highly recommend doing so, as you’ll get more from the read and the books were great.
Now here’s an author who knows her conflict well. Pinning angel against demon and good against evil, to make an argument for the importance of family and loyalty, all the while adding forbidden lust and love to the mix. Yeah, this was a stellar, fascinating, steamy read. Following the books with previous characters, former enemies, and new ones made for exceptional secondary characters and side-stories. Flaws and all, you’ll fall in love with demons, rooting for them all the way. The descriptive and imaginative setting draws you into this fantasy world and holds you captive. By the time you are finished, the ordinary world seems dull, and you want more of Larissa Ione’s. A recommended read!
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