Sunday 10 January 2010

Review: Pleasure Unbound - Larissa Ione

Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione
Demonica, book 1

Genre: Paranormal romance
Pages: 389
Published: 2008

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 unshakable 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.

There is nothing like some hot paranormal romance to shape things up now and again. I never thought I would find demons hot, but oh yes that they sure are. Hot and so much more.

I did have some problems with this book cos I highly disliked Teyla and it took almost the entire book for me to stop. The problems were that she only saw things from one side, all while Eidolon saved her life, even though she was a slayer and would kill him on sight. Not questions asked. Even after he had stitched her up she continued her all demons are evil quest. And of course I know why but it just made it so hard for me to like her.

But Eidolon was hot, and especially when he had nothing else than sex on his mind, lol, not his fault he was that kind of demon and he was close to this kind of change. Now all he wants is a mate so that he doesn't want to run around and have sex with everything that moves.

Teyla is a kick-ass demon slayer with a chip on her shoulder, and I do agree with what Eidolon says about it being a sort of cult and they following like sheep.

These clash at once but there is also a huge attraction between them. And then there is the fact that Teyla never has achieved an orgasm but a guy. Of course he wants to change that even if she is the enemy.

This book promises wild chases, hot sex, and sizzling passion, and characters, other than the main ones, that leave you wanting more. And this is a series so yes you get to read about his hot brothers too.

Hot book, with some ass kicking too, which I highly appreciate. Good despite me giving Teyla the evil eye through out the book. It manages to have a serious side too.

Blodeuedd's Cover Corner: Nah not for me
Reason for reading: My own book
Final thoughts: A book for all you paranormal romance fans out there.


  1. Whew, that cover alone is pretty suggestive. Glad you had a fun read in there :-)

  2. Great Review!! I LOVE this book! I LOVE this series!

    I hope you come and take part in the Demonica Week up at my blog! =)))


  3. I really loved this book when I read it. But I don't much read this genre anymore. So when I read the second book, it didn't mesh with me. I'm pretty sure it was just me not wanting to read this type of paranormals anymore. So many people love these books :). I do love the Sydney Croft books though! I still have the last one to read, Taming the Fire. Those are some hot books too!

  4. Hey B!

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I'm glad you enjoyed the read despite your misgivings about Tayla. She is a character with tremendous emotional baggage but she does come through for E in the end.

    Some HEA eh? lol

    Thanks for sharing.


  5. Hey Sweetie...Come over to my blog - you got second place in the contest! I'll need your info!

    Big hugs

  6. Aarti,
    Oh yes the cover pretty much spills the bean on what it is about ;)

    I went there checking yesterday before i wrote my review, must get back now since i wanna know more.

  7. Glad to hear you enjoyed it. Aarti is right, that is one hot cover.

  8. Amy,
    I can understand that, sometimes genres, well they just don't do it for you any more. I have found that I prefer UF to PR these days.
    Croft you say, must go google to find out what you are talking about ;)

    Oh yes she sure had a lot of baggage poor girl, I am glad i could finally like her in the end. And such a great HEA, I do love those that just makes me smile.

    And I have book 2 thanks to you, yay!!

    You have been emailed Hawk :D

  9. Vivienne
    Oh yes it sure is ;) They know how to sell it

  10. Ooooh-la-la. This sounds like one spicy read! Nice review.

  11. I raise my hand for some "wild chases, hot sex, and sizzling passion" To my that sounds like pure PNR aphrodisia!! There is a handful of PNR authors I should start in 2010, Ione is one of them.

  12. Dar,
    It sure got some spice in it, among the ass-kicking :)

    Haha, yes that is a buying line. I finally crossed the line, I blame certain bloggers who raved about how sexy the demons were ;) Yup I fell into that trap and got me some hunky demon crushes

  13. Another lovely review and though I haven't said I LOVE the new paintings you have on your blog.
    Have a brilliant week, my dear and thank you for your supportive comments on my blog. It means a lot.
    Warm regards,

  14. I like to read a hot, ass kicking book from time to time!! I loved your review....makes me want to read it!

  15. Glad to hear you liked it. I liked this series too (book 3 is my fave) and am looking forward to book 4.

  16. Sounds like one to add to the list for when I'm in the mood for a hot paranormal.

  17. Thanks Simone! I always love hearing that since I love them too.

    Lol, a girl needs a book like that now and again ;)

    Book 3 you say, now you got my attention.

    Oh yes, then this one is a sure hit

  18. You do know how to break a book down into the important bits...

    Can't say I was ever attracted to this book and it's all because of the cover - hate it...

    Thanks for the grin...


  19. EH
    Lol, thanks.
    Yeah, nothing makes me want to read this book, I am just not moved by the cover, even though the blue is pretty

  20. We have this to read at AR!!! Thanks for the great review, I'll let you know when it gets read and published to the blog. :)

  21. Sassy
    have fun :D Which I am sure you all will

  22. I am going against everyone who loves this genre and say I didn't like it as much as I thought I would. After reading this book, I decided not to continue on with the series. I just couldn't get into it.

  23. Jkaye,
    Too bad, well I wasn't moved either, not enough to rush out and buy. only to read if the fall into my lap. They were ok, but then I am such a cheapgoat

  24. Blodeuedd, I think that I am to blame here too. Before I read it, most of my friends had. They said it was the best ever. Well, my best doesn't always match with how others maybe and I lost sight of that. I had my hopes built way high. I've learned to tone it down a bit. ;)

  25. Best thing ever, well I have been there. I heard that about Graceling and when I only found it to be ok, well I should not have gone in with such high expectations cos my high is never like their high.

    I might have had some expectations here too, but at least here I have learnt to tone them done :)



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