You're an angel. He's a demon. You represent good, He represents darkness. You are assigned to protect the most important human on earth so you can fin...moreYou're an angel. He's a demon. You represent good, He represents darkness. You are assigned to protect the most important human on earth so you can finally leave after two thousand years for eternal bliss and prestige in Heaven. He is a slave assasin given the task to kill this human for the golden opportunity to free himself and his sibling from the slave bond and a vile master. But if he fails, the only person he genuinely cares for will be brutally murdered. He has 96 hours to do this. Also there is someone out to ruin you and you have no clue who. You find a soul mate in this demon, your enemy but also someone and the only one in this world who can best relate with you. Your shot at happiness and no more lonliness. There is passion and fire between the both of you. All you needed was a spark from your meeting to set off a bomb that there's no way you can stop.
What would you do?
One of the things that make Larissa a fantastic author isn't just her talent for worldbuilding but really her passion filled style that could burn the pages from your grip and her keen knack for creating such conflicts that you have no clue where what's going to happen. You can know "what" but you will never guess "how". I've always took my time with these books. Not because of my busy schedule but because I just didn't feel much urgency in needing to finish them.
Not this book.
I finished it in 3 days (It usually takes me 4 when I'm not busy) when I was supposed to be studying and writing a paper.
Why? because right from page 10, you will start to feel that urgency yourself. A need to know what happens next. The conflicts will keep building and building to the point of insanity for you, you will scream at the book!
There are three villians and you know Larissa makes some meeeeeeean villians, so just try to wrap your mind around three. They live up to the title of evil so well that the Devil himself would probably shudder at their malevolence (Seriously, if you thought books 2 and 3 were bad, you've seen nothing yet). But to balance that out, there are new characters that you'll love just as hard as the others because of their sheer badassery and one shocker that you'll be really dying to see how it plays out.
My only suggestion is that you start reading this when you have some time on your hands. Because once you start, its over. You will not be able to stop and the world around you won't stand a chance.
I love different world lovers. It's just so...forbidden. But that's the allure of taboos. Wanting what we're not supposed to have. But this book goes...moreI love different world lovers. It's just so...forbidden. But that's the allure of taboos. Wanting what we're not supposed to have. But this book goes far beyond passion breaking through barriers. Here, a man ponders why bother with life and love when it's so temporary. I have to admit some of Olivia's scene were a tab bit drenched in cheese but that doesn't stop me from donning this the best book in the series in my opinion. However, the book has the happily ever after but still leaves you hanging just like I'm doing right now.(less)
Before I get started on discussing anything about this book I just wanna make it known that our "heroine" Scarlet was a great big slice of fat from th...moreBefore I get started on discussing anything about this book I just wanna make it known that our "heroine" Scarlet was a great big slice of fat from the annoyance meat. I typically don't really go all "oh, boy! She's the bomb" with Gena's leading ladies, I'm really interested in learning more about the pretty mens but Scarlet was just too much for me and the number one reason why I knocked a star off this book.
Another reason is because while I do not pay much attention to how a book is written, I did this time. I would've noticed this before but it seems that Gena's writing has gotten to be TOO over the top. Meaning some things were just too over descriptive. That also made me want to chuck the book at the wall. Its kind of hard to NOT notice. That, along with the cringe inducing cheesy moments provided by "the" Scarlet, is another reason why I knocked a star off.
Other parts in the book, mostly concerning the planned rescue of Legion is what saved this book for me. Very interesting, but I MUST warn you, it gets very intense. If you're faint hearted, don't go for it; there were definitely parts of the book that haunted me for a few hours after I read it.
I did not care for the romance. I won't lie, some parts I skipped over. I find it hard to root for a romance when I cant stand the female. Gideon's lying didn't really bother me as much but I really can understand how some of the reviewers couldn't put up with the lie deciphering. I just saw that as a way to put you into the other character's, who deal with Gideon, shoes. So, in my opinion, it was clever.
I cut Mrs. Showalter some serious slack because this IS the sixth book in the series and seriously, how many books can you write in a series about a tortured hero and still keep in interesting and fresh after four books? Hence, why I gave it four stars.(less)
It kinda kills me to give this book such a low rating, but it is what it is.
Not her strongest book. The smut was fabulous, that I can say, but the bo...moreIt kinda kills me to give this book such a low rating, but it is what it is.
Not her strongest book. The smut was fabulous, that I can say, but the book in general felt more like a contemporary novel than a paranormal romance. There is absolutely nothing wrong that, if I wasn't expecting to READ a paranormal romance.
Some phrases were repetitive. I believe a good book follows the same principles as superior tea and coffee: I don't care what the cost is as long as it's the strongest. Because the book droned on and took its time getting started (Which is not good for a series book in part two), you're more alert to notice things about the style and the way its written.
I hate doing that because I am a story person. If a book is so bland that my mind subconsciously resorted to that then, in my opinion, it wasn't a good book. I gave it three stars, because the sex was off the chain, nonetheless.
Some of the drama was intense too, so that was good.
I'll read Envy because I hear it's better, but for now it has to wait. (less)