Also by this author: Desire Unchained, Passion Unleashed
Series: Demonica #1
Also in this series: Desire Unchained, Passion Unleashed
Published by Grand Central Publishing
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Romance
Read in: Jul 25 to Aug 3
Source: Personal Collection
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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... - via GoodReads
“In a place where ecstasy can cost you your life…Two lovers will dare to risk it all.”
Tayla Mancuso has had a hard life. Her mother was a drug addict and Tayla spent a lot of time in and out of foster homes. When Tayla was fourteen her mother got herself cleaned up and Tayla was able to live with her. When Tayla was sixteen her life changed forever. After that night she vowed never to be vulnerable again. Tayla’s mother was killed by a demon. A group called the Aegis protect the world by slaying the demons who would wreck havoc on innocent humans. Tayla becomes a Guardian within the cell and she’s good at what she does. Lately she’s been going through some strange changes and is losing use of her limbs at the most inopportune times. But what if everything she’s been fighting against, isn’t what she’s always thought it was?
Eidolon is a doctor at the hospital that he founded, Underworld General Hospital. He doesn’t look like your typical demon. Eidolon appears human and a mighty fine on at that. He’s also a Seminus demon. Seminus demons specialize in sex. They’re good at it and that’s good because they require sex often. Eidolon is nearing his Change. If he doesn’t find a female to bond with before the Change, there’s no telling what will happen to him. Bonded Seminus demons live out their lives happily but there isn’t any such thing as divorce in the demon world. Once bonded the only way out is death. If Eidolon doesn’t find a female to bond with, then he will lose his human good looks and be driven to procreate as often as he can. Even if it means he has to rape. Eidolon does not want to become that kind of person.
One night Tayla ends up in UG. A spell within the hospital prevents anyone from killing her. Eidolon saves her when everyone else would have let her die. There’s something about Tayla that draws him. He can’t explain it and neither can she. They couldn’t be more wrong for each other but the heat and chemistry between them make wildfires look tame. How can a demon and a Guardian have a relationship without killing each other?
Pleasure Unbound is the first book that I have read containing demons. It was different at first but after a few chapters, I couldn’t put it down. Ione introduces a new world and two dynamic groups. Throughout the book I was rooting for one team and then I’d learn something new about the other team and I’d switch sides. Ione pens an intense book where her heroine learns that there’s a lot more to the group that she’s been hunting. There are a lot of things that she didn’t know that could have saved a lot of innocent lives. The reader learns these things along with Tayla which makes the book extremely fast paced. As a reader you want to learn more so the pages flip faster. This is the first book in the Demonica series. If the following books are as good as this one, I can’t wait to read the rest of them!