Title: Passion Unleashed
Author: Larissa Ione
Series: Demonica #3
When Wraith is poisoned by an enemy he finds he has to seduce Serena, a human, to provide the only antidote in the universe- her charmed necklace given to her by an angel. What Wraith doesn’t expect is to find himself falling for her.
I love seeing a tortured bad boy fall in love and Wraith’s story was just as wonderful as I was expecting. Wraith spends his life only focused on himself for fear that if he lets anyone close they will hurt him. He has a lot of issues and PTSD, but he does love his brothers. I really liked Wraith even when he was being an asshole. I loved watching him fall in love with Serena and be more conscientious about his actions. I didn’t love that he waited so long to tell her the truth though but it worked out in the end.
Serena was a strong, smart, independent woman who longed for more. She is a successful archeologist and treasure hunter and has traveled the world. While she is grateful for her charmed necklace, she still realizes that she will never have a full life with it and secretly longs for it. Her relationship with Wraith is the first time she feels like she is living life to the fullest.
Wraith and Serena’s relationship was intense and action packed. While you wouldn’t expect a bad boy like Wraith to be emotional, he really opened himself up with Serena and didn’t hold back. They both showed how far they would go for each other, even when they were angry and upset. I really enjoyed every minute of their adventure.
Overall, I really enjoyed these two and the overarching story. The battle between good vs evil was very interesting and action packed, even if it was a bit short. I really can’t wait to see how things change now that this first battle has happened. Also, I can’t wait to learn more about Lore.
Trigger warnings: abusive parents, torture, attempted rape (on page), rape discussed, drug use, PTSD
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