Review: Passion Unleashed by Larissa Ione

Title: Passion Unleashed
Author: Larissa Ione
Series: Demonica, #3
Publisher: Forever
Release Date: April 1, 2009
Pages: 410

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.

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.

I can honestly say that the Demonica Series has become my favorite paranormal romance series as of now. Reading about these Seminus Demon brothers just gets you addicted to them and you can't stop reading. The plot is engaging and we have these appealing characters. I love that each brother has a completely different personality from the others.

After Reading PASSION UNLEASHED, I can say that It is my favorite book in the series. Serena has this charm that gets her from dying. Dying? Well, Serena has this illness if she doesn't have this charm that will end her life. We go to Wraith now. Wraith has been poisoned by an assassin and the only cure is to obtain the charm that Serena has.

“I'm not going to pass out—”
He cut her off with a kiss. “If you did, I'd catch you.”

The charm basically is Serena's virginity and Serena is determined to hold onto it. Well, she hasn't met anyone that has given her thoughts to give up her virginity until Wraith comes along. Wraith is tied to Underworld General Hospital, so if he dies his brothers are in danger as well. But it also turns out that Wraith is not the only one who wants that charm.

Serena has to be my favorite heroine in a paranormal romance. She is a treasure hunter and is just a joy. She is fun, outgoing, and funny. I have liked her from the beginning. And I have always liked Wraith. He is just wonderful and I want him all to myself. He is funny, cocky, seductive, sweet, caring and arrogant.

We find out that Wraith has a tortured past and I feel for him. I don't know why, but I have a thing for tortured bad boys. I really liked the transformation that Wraith goes through. At the beginning of the series he has this really bad attitude, not caring about anything. But getting to know Serena he starts to become quite the hero and grows to care for someone and really feel love. He finally is able to love someone for the first time in his life. He really become the perfect lover.

“No. It was because it was the first time I made love to anyone. You can call me a liar or anything else, but do not doubt me on this. And I swear to you that you were the first, and you will be the last."

The plot really had me guessing all through the end what Wraith was going to do. I mean to save him and his brothers he would have to take Serena's charm, but after spending so much time with Serena he fell madly in love with her and to take her charm would kill him. At that point he had fallen deeply in love with her. I liked PASSION UNLEASHED a lot, because of the plot and the characters.

I enjoyed reading through Wraith and Serena's love story and wouldn't mind another story about them. They are a sexy and hot couple even more so than Eidolon/Tayla and Shade/Runa. I don't want to give too much away, but PASSION UNLEASHED was intense and just WOW. I really can't wait for the next book in the Demonica Series. Oh, and the cover is so beautiful, it is my favorite one. Larissa Ione has just became number 1 on my top paranormal romance authors.


  1. YES! Welcome to the Demonica loving world! so awesome! =D

  2. Wraith and Serena are too wonderful 8)