Desire Unchained by Larissa Ione

Demonica, Book 2

Grand Central Publishing


ISBN: 978-0446400985

Reviewed by Jo



Shade works with his brothers in the demon hospital, Underworld General.  He also works his way through the nurses and other unattached females around, as he is a Seminus Demon, a succubi demon that needs sex to live and lots of it.  Good thing they come with a lot of charm.  Shade is about to come in to his maturity and being unmated that can be dangerous time for the Seminus’.  Shade knows he will never be able to mate because he just cannot afford to love anyone due to a love curse placed on him.  All was fine until he woke up chained in a cell with an old flame, Runa.

Runa Wagner fell for Shade a few years ago, only to discover that he was not what she thought, found him cheating on her and had her heart crushed.  Normally that would be enough for anyone for a night, but that was not the end of Runa’s eventful evening.  Now years later, Runa wants revenge for everything she has had to deal with because of Shade’s betrayal.  And low and behold she wakes up next to him, chained.

Shade can tell something is different about Runa now but he can’t quite put his finger on it.  She is much stronger and more determined about what and who she is.  The soft and pliable Runa seems to be a thing of the past.  Might be a good thing as Shade and Runa are forced to mate and deal with a mysterious thing that wants to destroy them and those around them.  Question is who and why.  While the mating was forced on Shade and Runa, they soon know that their passion has turned into love and they will need to destroy the threat to them in order to find out just what their hearts already know.  Oh and find a cure for that pesky curse that Shade has.

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned – words to live by for Runa until she comes face to face with Shade again.  Desire Unchained brings one-time lovers back together with challenges they never expected.  Shade’s misspent youth has left him with a curse that can affect his near future.  Runa has been looking for two men in order to have her revenge – for very different reasons.  Runa and Shade have been brought together for murderous intentions, however neither of them like that plan and decide on one of their own.  I found Shade to be loving and caring for a sex demon that should only be interested in his own pleasure.  Runa pulsed with her need to get back at Shade, but you know I saw that her hate was really hidden love.  When they came together it was hot, passionate and erotic.  But what really had me melting was the deep understand they both had for the other and how their love only made it stronger.  Ms. Ione has created some of the sexiest demons around and you can’t help but love them.  Desire Unchained displays humor and erotic passion in a new and exciting world.  It is also Joyfully Recommended by me. 


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