Review: Immortal Rider by Larissa Ione

Title: Immortal Rider
Author: Larissa Ione
Series: Lords of the Deliverance, #2
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Release Date: November 22, 2011
Pages: 414

The signs are everywhere...disastrous world events. Evil rising up, unleashed upon the innocent. The prophecies were there...but no one listened. Until now. The time has come for those who can either usher in Doomsday...or prevent it. They are here. They ride. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Arik Wagner, a soldier with the U.S. Army's paranormal unit, the R-XR, kissed a girl and liked it. And then he went to hell as punishment. Where he's spent weeks being tortured...and plotting revenge.

Limos, Horsewoman of the Apocalypse, isn't your average girl. She's immortal, dangerous, and her fiancé is Satan himself. In a moment of weakness, she gave in to her desire and kissed Arik, triggering her fiancé's wrath - and his claim on her. In order to save Arik, and the world, Limos must make a dangerous pact with her recently turned evil brother, Pestilence. A deal that might just cost her her soul...and her heart.

IMMORTAL RIDER was a bit of a disappointment coming from a huge Larissa Ione fan. Don't get me wrong, I still loved the book, but aside from that there were quite a few disappointing happenings in IMMORTAL RIDER. 

Our heroine this time around was the sexy and badass, Limos who is one of the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Limos was the #1 reason why I did not dig this book so much. I found Limos incredibly selfish and she was caught in enough lies that she didn't know what to do with them all. Limos lying and selfishness where she only watched out for herself and only herself really made me dislike her greatly.

I couldn't even enjoy the love story between the heroine and hero. That's how bad it was. I don't think I had ever really disliked a heroine as much as I disliked Limos. I felt like she and the hero didn't connect well and it was just lust and I didn't really see that magic romance in the pairing that I do in other Paranormal Romance novels.

I don't know how I feel about Arik being the hero of the story. It's nice and all, but I just felt like he was in the Demonica World and just got thrown together with Limos to become a couple. I may feel that way because the pairing seemed so off and that I didn't enjoy them as I felt I should have. Basically the main storyline is what I didn't enjoy.

But Larissa Ione's amazing writing is still there. I was still so into the story even though I didn't enjoy the main couple. Thantos book is next and he is the secondary storyline going on in this book and I loved every minute of it! Thantos is paired with Regan, the Aegis guardian and They are so HOT that steam came out from the pages.

Their storyline was so amazing that I couldn't stop reading and let's just say Larissa Ione set some up something HUGE for Thantos's book, Lethal Rider. And right now I have a feeling that it will be the best book in the Lords of the Deliverance Series. The wait til June 2012 is just going to kill me! That is just how good the Thantos/Regan storyline was!

I was mostly really disappointed in IMMORTAL RIDER, but the plus of it was that I was still able to enjoy it, because it is impossible for me to not enjoy some aspects of an Larissa Ione book. I can't wait for the Lethal Rider and hope it blows IMMORTAL RIDER and Eternal Rider right out of the water!

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