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Desire Unchained by Larissa Ione

Desire Unchained by Larissa Ione is the second book in The Demonica Series, which I didn't realize when I bought the book at Barnes & Noble. I enjoyed this book enough to plan to purchase the first book, Pleasure Unbound, and to look forward to the release of the third book, Passion Unleashed, on April 1. Each book is about one of three Demon half-brothers.

Desire Unchained is all about Runa, a one-time human turned into a werewolf, and Shade, her one-time Seminus Demon boyfriend. Now held captive by Roag, a fourth half-brother, who is evil incarnate, Shade and Runa are tricked into bonding. Not so terrible for Runa, who has loved Shade since she originally dated him, but very unfortunate for Shade. Living under a love curse, Shade isn't able to fall in love without dire consequences, and now he's stuck having Runa in his life.

As a Seminus Demon, Shade requires frequent sex and is compelled to "service" women in need (hint about the reason Runa left him when she was a human). Fortunately, once bonded, Shade requires sex with only his bondmate, and he'll actually die if he doesn't have access to Runa.

Can Shade fall in love with Runa without suffering the consequences of the curse? Can the brothers escape Roag's need for revenge on them? With the ending of this book, I suspect we'll be seeing more of Roag in the third book.

I'm really looking forward to Passion Unleashed about Wraith, the most interesting of the brothers to me, based on what I learned about him in this book.

My overall personal rating of Desire Unchained is a B+.


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What are your current little pleasures?