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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Review: PASSION UNLEASHED

PASSION UNLEASHED audio Passion Unleashed by Larissa Ione
Read by Renée Raudman
Book 3 of Demonica series
Genre: urban fantasy erotica
Format: audiobookSamsung Galaxy Note audiobook
PARENTAL ADVISORY: This book contains adult material.
About Passion Unleashed:
FORBIDDEN TEMPTATIONS

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.
Source: Info in the About Passion Unleashed was taken from GoodReads at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4701550-passion-unleashed on 31/02/2012.

PASSION UNLEASHED paperback Review:
I was really disappointed with Book 1. And then I was even more disappointed with Book 2. But I still continued on reading with this series... there must be something about the series that keeps me reading... or it's just me being an urban fantasy geek... or me being such a sucker for punishment.... Anyway, this book is Wraith's story. The angsty, tortured brother... and I so like tortured, angsty hearoes. After having gone through the disappointment of Book 1 and Book 2, I thought that it couldn't possibly get any worse.... that was an optimistic outlook. The characters has gotten even more too stupid to live (TSTL). So much so that I rooted for the enemy demons to eat her so that she gets what she asked for! The holes in the world building is still there. The plot however is not as holey as Book 2 was. At least that is something. The narrator's voice is not as easy to the ears as Therese Plummer's is but I got used to it towards the end.

This is the third book in the series and by now I believe that I have a firm grasp of this series. It is just chuck full of TSTL characters and I am not the most tolerant of readers. Sad to say that this series is not for me.

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 1.5
Character development = 0.5
Story itself = 2
Ending = 2
World building = 2
Cover art = 2
Pace = (12 hrs and 12 mins listening time)
Plot = 2
Narrator = 2

Overall Rating: 1.5 out of 5 cherries

2 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

Omg no thanks. I do not want a book filled with TSTL people

Cherry said...

Blodeuedd - My thoughts exactly!

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