This time around I'm going to regale you with my very first book review. When I first took on the task I thought, no biggie, just pick a book, read, and review. But I had NO IDEA the amount of romance there is out there. Holy Crap! You could probably reforest the entire rainforest in Brazil with the volume of stories there are. It was the largest section, next to Young Adult, in the store. Needless to say I was a wee bit overwhelmed. I must admit that I have never read a romance novel. I know I know, shame on me. But, I'm not terribly well-read either. However, I was eager to see what this genre had in store for me as a reader.
I scanned the enticing covers of the books. Looking at the scantly clad people on the covers, waiting for one to jump out at me begging, READ ME DARN IT! My eyes fell on a black and grey cover with two tatted bodies ready to pounce on one another.
I picked it up, immediately flipped it over and read the little blurb on the back. It went something like this...
Her touch is deadly
As the only female Seminus demon ever born, master assassin Sinead Donnelly is used to being treated like an outcast. She spent decades enslaved, and now vows she'll die before she'll relinquish her freedom again. Then Sin's innate ability to kill her enemies goes awry: She creates a lethal new werewolf virus that sparks a firestorm of panic and violence.
His hunger can't be denied
Half-werewolf, half-vampire Conall Dearghul is charged with bringing in Sin to face punishment for the plague. And she's not stranger: He's bound to her by blood, and the one sexual encounter they shared has left him hungering for her raw sensuality. Worse, Sin is the underworld's most wanted and Con soon learns he's the only one who can help her...and that saving her life might mean sacrificing his own.
OH MY GOD! I was completely sold.
This fast paced tale begins with Sin's POV in the porlogue. She is master assassin with a huge chip on her shoulder. She's hard and detached from any emotion other then lust and revenge.
"The wargs must die."
Sin paced back and forth in the master chamber of her assassin den, her mind working overtime to process Bantazar's words.
Con, her onetime lover, starts off the book in chapter one. He is equally detached, but hasn't been violated the way Sin has, giving him a more compassionate undertone.
"You damnedpire motherfucker!"
Con barked out a laugh at Luc's shouted insult, even as he hit the snow hard enough to shatter a human man's thigh bone.
The multiple POV's of this story make it more complete. Larissa writes a very complex story, and if you're not paying attention you could miss something important. This book demands your undivided attention. So no reading this while other things are going on around you. I have no idea how she is able to keep everything moving so smoothly and it not be a confusing mess, but she does.
This was action packed. My heart was pumping on more then one occasion, strewn with moderately graphic sex scenes. Although I did giggled when I read the word 'cock' on page 30. I know real mature of me. The sub-plots are filled with family dynamics, letting go of ones past and realizing the power of love. Cuz demons have feelings too!
I loved the ending. I won't spoil it for those how haven't read it, but my oh my it's a good one!
All in all, I loved this book. I enjoyed Larissa's sarcastic, straight-shooting voice. I appreciated the amount of description she used in her sex scenes, and I loved Sin and Con relationship.
If you enjoy demons, vampires, werewolves, and everything else that goes bump in the night, the this book is most certainly for you. Thank you, Larissa for adding the glossary at the beginning of the book. I did refer back to it from time to time.
Two Thumbs Up for Sin Undone!
Larissa, I am forever a fan and will be gobbling up the rest of your titles! Thanks for making my first foray into romance an exciting experience.