Desire Unchained Paperback
by Larissa Ione
Part of the A Demonica Novel series
Pleasure is their ultimate weapon ...Runa Wagner never meant to fall in love with the sexy stranger who seemed to know her every deepest desire.
But she couldn't resist the unbelievable passion that burned between them, a passion that died when she discovered his betrayal and found herself forever changed.
Now, determined to make Shade pay for the transformation that haunts her, Runa searches for him, only to be taken prisoner by his darkest enemy.
A Seminus Demon with a love-curse that threatens him with eternal torment, Shade hoped he'd seen the last of Runa and her irresistible charm.
But when he wakes up in a dank dungeon chained next to an enraged and mysteriously powerful Runa, he realises that her effect on him is more dangerous than ever.
As their captor casts a spell that bonds them as lifemates, Shade and Runa must fight for their lives and their hearts - or succumb to a madman's evil plans.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 01/09/2011
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9780749955670
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Review by Lauren2013
Cursed to suffer eternal torment if he falls in love, Shade has made every effort to avoid the one woman who may make him succumb, Runa Wagner. Runa has sworn revenge against the demon who betrayed her but now she and Shade must work together to escape the dangerous enemy who would destroy them both.
Good story despite the cringe worthy elements (cheating heroes and BDSM are not my thing).
Runa is likeable enough although it is a shame that her Warg abilities are not shown to their best advantage (she always seems incapacitated in some way). Moreover, she starts out enraged with Shade for his past behavior and holds him responsible for the attack that turned her into a Warg. The problem lies in the fact that she is far to forgiving of the first and misguided about the second.
Shade is a jerk and it is difficult to work up much affection for a man who is a) willing to kill someone close to him to save his own ass and b) feels compelled to hurt women ostensibly "for their own good".
Nevertheless, the world building and the secondary plots are well worth the effort. The moral ambiguity of the demonarchy, the conflict with Roag and his minions together with Gem and Kynan's romance and Wraith's intriguing emotional struggles all make this an entertaining read overall.