May 19, 2009

Review: Desire Unchained by Larissa Ione

Walking in on her lover Shade with two other women, Runa Wagner ran from his apartment and into the arms of immortality. Runa was bitten by a warg (werewolf) and she spent over a year in hiding while her brother, a part of the US Army’s paranormal unit, searched for a cure.

Long ago the Seminus (sex) demon Shade was cursed to never know love. If at some point he were to fall in love he would slowly fade away to nothing yet fully aware of his surroundings, never able to interact with anyone or fulfill his endless sexual desire. He used this curse as an excuse to never form attachments to women.

As Runa sets out to find a supposed traitor she is captured by the Ghouls, demons who harvest organs for money. When she’s brought to the dungeon to await her fate she comes face-to-face with none other than Shade. Together they fight for their lives and despite their reasons for not wanting to get close they can’t help turning to each other regardless of the danger for both.

Again this was a smoking hot book that I really liked but it’s my least favorite of the series so far. It may be due to the fact that some of this book’s sex scenes have hints of S&M and while I might like a naughty spanking every now and then I was a bit turned off by some of it.

Other than that I loved Runa and Shade as characters. Runa is a strong female and Shade has a tender side. Together they made a great couple and I enjoyed the way the book ended.

In this book also is the beginning of the relationship between two characters Gem and Kynan that finishes up in book three, Passion Unleashed my favorite book in the series so far. This is another must read and I can’t wait for the next installment Ecstasy Unveiled due out in February 2010.


Unknown said...

Thanks for the review I just picked up the 2nd book, now I'm kicking myself for not getting the last one. Have a great week. )

Ladytink_534 said...

Oh no! I have enough books I need to read to keep me occupied for years. I surely didn't need to just add another to this list... yet I just did lol.