Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione

Demonica, Book 1

Grand Central Publishing
ISBN:  978-0446401036
Reviewed by Jambrea




Tayla Mancuso hates demons and is a member of a group who slays the hated creatures.  During a battle she is injured and taken into a demon hospital where her life will change forever.  She has secrets that she doesnít even know about, until the truth starts to unfold that could ruin everything she stands for.

Eidolon is not only a surgeon; he is a demon and the founder of the demon hospital.  When faced with the choice of killing the woman brought into his ER and fixing her, he decides to save her life, causing events to come about that he isnít prepared for.  Eidolon is on the brink of a change and Tayla might be the answer to all his questions.

Can Tayla overcome her hatred and fear to find the family she longs for?  Will Eidolon survive and stay the man he is?  Can the two give up their differences long enough to save each other?

Pleasure Unbound took me on a rip-roaring ride through every emotion I have.  Larissa Ione takes a dark world and spins it around until you donít know which way is up and which is down.  Pleasure Unbound reminds me so much of my favorite show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  Ms. Ioneís writing style reminds me of Joss Whedon and the fun I had watching his work, but Ms. Ione takes it one step further in the rich wonderful world she created for Pleasure Unbound.  Her characters come to life and jump right off the pages making me wish the hunky doctor, Eidolon would work his magic on me.  Ms. Ione made me believe that somewhere out there a demon hospital is waiting to help demons in need.  I was unsure at first how she would be able to make a demon hospital work when the demons fight each other, but her world is so rich with the rules clearly spelled out that it takes you away and makes you believe. 

Tayla broke my heart with everything she has gone through and everything waiting for her.  Ms. Ione turned her world upside down, but it was worth it in the end.  Eidolon is so noble and strong and just what Tayla needs.  The two together are explosive and hot.  Eidolonís brothers, Shade and Wraith are dark and intriguing.  I canít wait for their stories.

Pleasure Unbound is sexy, dark and emotion filled and that is why I am Joyfully Recommending everyone go out and buy a copy, today.  I canít wait for the next books and hope Ms. Ione doesnít stop with three books.  The world of Pleasure Unbound is too rich and full to stop at three.


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