Review ~ Ecstasy Unveiled by Larissa Ione

Posted February 5, 2015 by Tanya in Paranormal Romance, Reviews / 4 Comments

Review ~ Ecstasy Unveiled by Larissa IoneEcstasy Unveiled by Larissa Ione
Narrator: Paul Boehmer
Length: 13 hours 6 min
Series: Demonica #4
Published by Forever on February 1, 2010
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 400
4 Stars
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A DEMON ENSLAVED
Lore is a Seminus half-breed demon who has been forced to act as his dark master's assassin. Now to earn his freedom and save his sister's life, he must complete one last kill. Powerful and ruthless, he'll stop at nothing to carry out this deadly mission.

AN ANGEL TEMPTED
Idess is an earthbound angel with a wild side, sworn to protect the human Lore is targeting. She's determined to thwart her wickedly handsome adversary by any means necessary-even if that means risking her vow of eternal chastity. But what begins as a simple seduction soon turns into a passion that leaves both angel and demon craving complete surrender.

Torn between duty and desire, Lore and Idess must join forces as they battle their attraction for each other. Because an enemy from the past is rising again-one hellbent on vengeance and unthinkable destruction.

I really felt for Lore. He suffered as most of our heroes have, but his desire to be connected to family really pulled at my heart strings. I wanted him to be accepted by his brothers. Being an assassin just didn’t suit his personality and I wanted him to break out of that as fast as he could. Then the risk and unpredictability of his power made his life even lonelier. He had his sister, Sin, but their relationship was swamped with guilt.

Idess was also alone. She had a job to do, but had spent the last thousand or so years of her life pretty much on her own. As she waits for her calling, she must keep herself pure and “good” so pretty much keeps to herself to avoid temptations except when her hunger drives her to feed. She struggles with feeding too. It’s not something she is comfortable with.

So we have these two lonely souls, with a big job to do. Unfortunately, that job stands between the two of them. THEN, Idess’s job gets an even more complicated twist and trying to stop Lore is going to be a lot harder than she anticipated.

I really enjoyed that we had such two alike personalities coming together. You really want to root for both of them as they have both been alone for so very long. Then just when you think they are going to have their HEA, you see there is another 25% of your book left and you just know something is going to happen. Those last little surprises after you think you have an HEA get me every time. I do a groan and “OMG NO” every time. I should be prepared when reading these by now! Larissa Ione gets me every time.

Of course we have all kinds of other things going on around the Seminus brothers and all their families. We also have Sin causing problems, which doesn’t help Lore with his relationship with his brothers. I’d say family plays a HUGE part of this story! I definitely enjoyed Ecstasy Unveiled and can’t wait to get into Sin’s story. She’s going to be a tough nut to crack!

It was different having a male narrator for this book, but Paul Boehmer did a good job. It’s hard with this series since each book has a different narrator, but I don’t think the big change into a male narrator hurt the book at all.

About Larissa Ione

Larissa Ione is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. An Air Force veteran, she traded in a career as a meteorologist to pursue her passion of writing. She now spends her days in pajamas with her computer, strong coffee, and supernatural worlds. She believes in celebrating everything, and would never be caught without a bottle of Champagne chilling in the fridge…just in case. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her U.S. Coast Guard husband, her teenage son, a rescue cat named Vegas, and her very own hellhound, a King Shepherd named Hexe.

About Larissa Ione

Larissa Ione is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. An Air Force veteran, she traded in a career as a meteorologist to pursue her passion of writing. She now spends her days in pajamas with her computer, strong coffee, and supernatural worlds. She believes in celebrating everything, and would never be caught without a bottle of Champagne chilling in the fridge…just in case. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her U.S. Coast Guard husband, her teenage son, a rescue cat named Vegas, and her very own hellhound, a King Shepherd named Hexe.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

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  • This is one of those series where switching narrators didn’t bug me. Some were better than others but overall because of the different types of characters it worked for me 🙂

    • I’m finding some more difficult than others, their narration kind of the same between characters, but up until Reaver I haven’t found one that killed the story.

  • Larissa Ione gets me every time too! Normally whenever the narrator changes from installment to installment it dampens my enjoyment, but I really didn’t mind in this case because each book features a different couple.

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads

    • Once I get into the story enough, the narration has sort of faded into the background and doesn’t bother me too bad. Just the adjustment on the voices from the previous installments.