Serena Kelley is an archaeologist and treasure hunter—and a woman with a secret. Since she was seven, she’s been the keeper of a powerful charm that grants her health and immortality . . . as long as she stays a virgin. But Serena isn’t all that innocent. And when a dangerously handsome stranger brings her to the brink of ecstasy, she wonders if she’s finally met the one man she cannot resist.
Fatal Desires…Wraith is a Seminus demon with a death wish. But when an old enemy poisons him, he must find Serena and persuade her to give him the only known antidote in the universe—her charm. Yet, as she begins to surrender to his seductions, and Wraith senses the cure is within his grasp, he realizes a horrible truth: he’s falling for the woman whose life he must take in order to save his own.
Obtained: I won a copy courtesy of Sue Grimshaw and her Borders True Romance blog.
Genre: Paranormal Romance
1. Pleasure Unbound (book review)
2. Desire Unchained (book review)
3. Passion Unleashed
4. Ecstasy Unveiled (book review)
5. Sin Undone (book review)
I was definitely not disappointed with Wraith's story at all.
What I think:
I first want to start this review off by saying that this book's cover is the hottest cover for the Demonica series thus far.
Larissa has done it again: three heroines in a row that I absolutely adore. In Passion Unleashed, readers are introduced to a young human named Serena. Despite being a human, there is something special about the woman--something that Wraith and his brothers want in particular. For you see, Wraith's life is in danger, and it would appear that the only thing that can save him is something that Serena owns.
Wraith, like I've said before, is my favorite of the brothers in this series. He's not a goody-goody, which, frankly, bores me in a lot of books. He's also not a huge, complete jerk either--well I believe this is debatable for some readers, but for the sake of argument, in MY eyes he's not. He is a rough character with a tortured past that he only wants to forget. The unfortunate part about this is that he cannot forget, no matter what he does.
Readers catch glimpses of Wraith's soft side during some interactions in previous books--specifically betwixt him and Kynan. This, however, cannot compare to the way he treats Serena. A whole new, vulnerable side of Wraith pours out in this book, a side that I welcomed with open arms. I think I almost got tears in my eyes at one point too while hearing him tell his story. Rip my heart out, why don't you, Wraith?
The ending of Passion Unleashed was amazing. Without a doubt, this was the best Ione has written thus far. Readers will absolutely love the showdown at the end, and then the way all the problems are solved. It was written in a way that neither felt rushed, nor neglected in the least bit. Props to you Larissa.
What I've started to notice: I dread reading these books. Not in a bad way, mind you, but with these three stories thus far, something bad inevitably happens that makes me hang on from the edge of my seat. The suspense is literally killing me in these books. I feel like I am on an emotional roller coaster, and I'm freaked out by the toll these books have taken on me. Of course, this is a good thing, and I love it, but I don't think I have ever experienced this kind of fear while reading a book--or in this case, books.
Should you read Passion Unleashed? Hell. yeah! Wraith's story is a masterpiece, guaranteed to captivate all readers.