ARC Review: Immortal Rider by Larissa Ione

Posted December 1, 2011 by Under the Covers Book Blog in Reviews / 26 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Immortal Rider by Larissa Ione

5 Stars

Immortal Rider
Author: Larissa Ione
Series: Lords of Deliverance #2
Published by Grand Central Publishing
Released: December 1, 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 414
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher


Immortal Rider will take you on a paranormal ride from beginning to end. The action, the scheming with just the right amount of romance. You will not be bored with all the different things waiting for you in the Horsemen world.

Arik Wagner, Runa’s brother, who also works for R-XR has been a good part of the Demonica series (Desire Unchained, specifically). This guy has totally evolved from who he was before. He goes from hating the immortals to working with them and gaining a respect for them. Even going as far as developing a friendship with them.

We have been eagerly anticipating Arik’s book for a long time. Now, the hot human brother finally gets his chance to shine and UTC is finally getting some Arik action!

But it’s really Limos aka Famine, the only female horseman who really gets into the Arik action. Except there is one major thing standing between her chance to be with Arik.

Before she was even born, Limos was promised to the Dark Lord. Being unwillingly betrothed to Satan brings up a lot of problems. But when Arik can’t deny his attraction to Limos any longer, he kisses her. And this is when the story begins its hellride. And we mean, literally.

Just as Arik gets summoned to hell, Limos tells him to never, ever speak her name. If he does while in agony, then Limos will find herself next to her rightful husband.

Arik and Limo sizzle in IMMORTAL RIDER. However, while they were great together, they didn’t have the same feel as Ione’s past romances. We expected some sexual gymnastics that Ione has become known for and although we didn’t get that so much in this instalment, we still felt that the sex scenes fit Limos and Arik well.

Speaking of sizzling chemistry…
Than and Regan’s chemistry was palpable and we really enjoyed their parts of the books. It makes our hands itch for the next one and we’re sensing that Ione will surely deliver another one of her epic stories for the sassy Aegis chick and Death.

What was also fantastic is that Larissa Ione isn’t afraid to put her characters through some bad times in order to tell their story right. Arik and Limos endure a lot of things that would normally break a person. So it was interesting to read about their journey through that as well as see the development of their romance together.

This book was full of unexpected twists, betrayals, lies, some truths and more lies, along with the consequences all that lying cost everyone. Limos has a lot of skeletons in her closet that slowly come out and it’s thanks to Arik’s strength that she can face them. He was her rock throughout some tough moments and we liked that he stood by her even when faced with issues that would’ve made a lesser man turn his back on her. He never took the easy way out.

This series in not to be missed and we highly recommend to any PNR lover.

This ARC was provided to us by Grand Central Publishing.

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About Larissa Ione

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Larissa Ione penned her first novel at the age of 13 and hasn't stopped writing since. She has been a U.S. Air Force meteorologist, an EMT, and a professional dog trainer, and you never know when one of those interests will pop into her novels.

She lives a nomadic existence with her U.S. Coast Guard husband and son, so her writing career has been a blessing -- a job that moves easily.

She writes dark paranormal romance for Grand Central Publishing (formerly Warner Books,) and contemporary romance for Red Sage and Samhain. Under the pen name Sydney Croft, she writes erotic action adventure romance with partner Stephanie Tyler.

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26 responses to “ARC Review: Immortal Rider by Larissa Ione

  1. I have not read this book, but I like what you pointed out about the human being the ‘rock’ and strong one for the gal.

    The book sounds great, but I must read the other and the Demonica first. *sigh*

  2. This one’s coming up in my “TBR” shortly. Good review and I personally think a “3” rating is OK. I give quite a few. It means I liked it. I reserve my “5’s” for books I intend to procreate with.

  3. I haven’t read any of Larissa’s books before. But I will be putting a few on my wish list. Thank you for pointing me to a new (to me) author.

  4. I’ve been waiting on book 2. I enjoyed your review and like the points you brought up.Can’t wait to read it.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  5. I haven’t had a chance to read this series, and this review really makes me want to go and get them! 🙂

    Top of my wishlist! Thanks for the awesome review!

  6. Love Larissa Ione’s books! My first read of hers was ETERNAL RIDER and since then I have read all the Demonica series and LOVED them all! This book was just as great, if not better, than the rest! I loved the relationship between Airk & Limos. And of course learning more about the other siblings and the world. I am really looking forward to reading books 3 & 4 in this series.

  7. I just started this one. I’m so happy Arik got his book. And with Limos, no less. She’s just Satan’s bride. LOL! I’m holding myself to not read this review so I won’t be spoiled 😉

  8. I haven’t started this series yet, but from reading the other, I know it will be just as good.

    I can tell from the review though, it’s best to start from the beginning.

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