Sunday, September 5, 2010

Review: Sin Undone by Larissa Ione

Title: Sin Undone
Author: Larissa Ione 
Genre: Urban Fantasy 
Sub Genre: Erotica 
Series: Demonica #5

 *warning this is one long ramble and may contain some spoilers*
Larissa Ione has the magical ability to make you immerse yourself in the world that she's written like you've never left it. When I started Sin Undone I was worried that I had forgotten too much of  the story to enjoy it properly. I really had nothing to worry about because the Sin and Con's story was told in such a way where the previous storyline was rehashed in such a way that it came right back to me, yet at the same time didn't interfere with the present story being told. 

There are so many things about this book that I loved, but the best part for me was the relationship between Sin and her brothers. I liked how all the dynamics were explored and that they weren't immediately one big happy family.  The fact that it took Sin awhile to trust them, and for Wraith to trust her just made it more realistic to me. It just made sense that while some of the brothers and their wives would immediately accept her, others wouldn't right away.  One of my favroite quotes is from Wraith: 
"Okay, what the fuck is all the subtext here? What? Like I don't know what subtext means? I watch movies. That's because you can't read" Tayla said brightly.The bantering between them all just reminds me of my sisters and I. One of us is always clueless to what's going on, and one of us always has a barb ready. I just love the brothers! 

As much as I love the brothers Con stole my heart while at the same time pissing me off big time! The main problem I had with him was the whole: "I must leave her to protect her" crap that he kept pulling. I understood why he did, but it frustrated me so much near then end that I at first gave this book 3 stars instead of 4 because of it. But then the book was still with me the next morning, and since that doesn't happen often, I had to change my rating. But, back to Con...he was total Alpha and I loved how he was able to get through to Sin like no one else could. Here is one of my favorite Con quotes that made me sigh and made the sizzle meter go way high: 
"But there's nothing like taking the time to slowly peel off every article of clothing, to kiss every inch of your lovers skin as you do it.  To explore all the sensitive places until they quiver."

I'm not sure where to put this , but  as much as I loved this book, and Sin and Con are one of my favorite hero/heroines, but all the "I don't want to be owned by you" bothered me. I wanted to smack them both and tell them that no, you idiots you love each other and there is a difference  & I wanted to tell Sin to just go have a heart to heart with her brothers over this issue. But that would've been much to easy of a story, right??  I think one of the things I love about this series is it's ability to deal with sensitive topics and make the reader keep on reading.

I thought that this book was a great ending to the series, and I loved how all the characters we've grown to love were mentioned in the book. There is nothing worse then growing attached to a character them having them disappear and rarely mentioned. I loved how the introduction to the new series was brought into the story without taking anything away from the story being told. While I'm sad to see this series end,I can't wait for the next one to begin! (a side note: I would also love to see a spin off from the R XR group with Arik having his own story.)

Oh, I almost forgot the best part of getting this book was that -I received this book as a birthday gift from my sister, and she had her husband go and pick up the book. He wasn't prepared for the cover of this book. He said he was grateful that it wasn't book 4 in the series as that one would have been much more embarrassing to take up to the cashier. :)

Curran Crush Meter: High 
Sigh Meter: High 
Ethan/Merit Sizzle Meter: High 
Barrons Hero Hotness Meter: High