Publisher: Grand Central Publishing on July 1, 2008
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance
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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 unslakable 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 . . .
A Look Back Review
When I read Pleasure Unbound a couple years back, I was a little conflicted. I was so fascinated with the world Ione created. I honestly didn’t know if I should be rooting for the humans or the demons. They both had good and bad qualities. There were definitely a lot of creatures in this book that seemed bad but ended up being pretty decent. I also liked the main characters but I didn’t fall in love with them. Tayla is kickass but she could have made better decisions. Eidolon is a yummy doctor, but just felt…normal. Nothing special. Together, I liked them a little more. They had passion, lots of passion. Now, yes, there is a lot of sex. You see the name Ione on a book, expect a lot of sex. Maybe even a little too much, but hey, it’s cool. It kind of fit with the book in the end.
I loved a lot of the side characters. We get to see them throughout the series as new couples find each other in each book. This is definitely a dark read, so don’t expect any sunshine and rainbows. Expect grit, blood, and sex. The plot was good, as was the writing. The action was nicely done. My only big problem was that the beginning was slow. It took me awhile to get into this book. But, in the end, I enjoyed it and have read much of the series since.
Cora @ Tea Party Princess
Great review 🙂 Don’t you love it when a book has you questioning your own thoughts? What side did you end up on?
I know, it’s weird. I feel like I am on both sides.
I read this one and liked it, but for some reason never continued with the series. I think it’s because I got burned out on PNR and took a break from it-that was two years ago and I still haven’t gotten back into it yet oops!
Awww, that sucks. I have noticed too that I have been reading less and less PNR.
Braine Talk Supe
I don’t know when I’ll get around to reading this (I’m like a broken record for saying that all the fucking time!)… I started her LoD and now currently reading Chained by Night. I love her writing and I know LoD is a spin-off of this. Love the world… someday…
I like LoD too, but this series is better.
I have this series to read! Glad to hear it’s mostly good 🙂
Awesome. Hope you love it.
Brandi Breathes Books
Wow, sounds well done when it has you questioning which side.
I know, I thought that was awesome!
I agree with you about the beginning of this one. Eventually, I became more connected with the characters and the world and the action revved up. I really enjoy this series 😀
Yay, I didn’t know you read this series. Happy you feel the same way.
I really need to try books by this author! I keephearing great things about her.
She is pretty great. I love her gritty writing.
Carmel @ Rabid Reads
This was my first Larissa Ione book, and I really enjoyed it. I did however listen to it instead of reading which can sometimes make a huge difference. I finally got around to finishing this series a couple of months ago, and I’m hoping to start her Lord of Deliverance novels soon-ish.
I need to get back into this series. I love her Lords series.