Friday, November 16, 2012

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Lethal Rider

Larissa Ione is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who 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.

Lethal Rider, Book #3 of the Lords of Deliverance series
Author: Larissa Ione

They're here. They ride. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Born of a match between good and evil, four siblings stand between hell's minions and everything they want to destroy. They are the Lords of Deliverance, and they have the power to ward off Doomsday...or let it ride...


Thanatos, the most deadly Horseman of the Apocalypse, has endured thousands of years of celibacy to prevent the end of days. But just one night with the wickedly sexy Aegis Guardian, Regan Cooper, shatters centuries of resolve. Yet their passion comes with a price. And Thanatos must face a truth more terrifying than an apocalypse-he's about to become a father.

Demon-slayer Regan Cooper never imagined herself the maternal type, but with the fate of the world hanging in the balance she had no choice but to seduce Thanatos and bear his child. Now, as the final battle draws closer and his rage at being betrayed is overshadowed by an undeniable passion for the mother of his child, Thanatos has a life-shattering realization: To save the world, he must sacrifice the only thing he's ever wanted-a family.

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Associate Reviewer - Mich M:

I have always had faith in Larissa as she's yet to steer me wrong, though after the events in Immortal Rider I was doubly curious as to what would happen in Lethal Rider and how she would redeem Regan in the readers eyes.

Thanatos & Regan are both hiding secrets from each other and everyone around them, neither fully trusting anyone - that alone gave me an idea that this would be an emotional journey! Throw in a heavily pregnant Regan, a pending apocalypse and people trying to kill her and you have an action packed plot.

I must admit that I absolutely adore stories with pregnancies and babies, it's not to common in the world of Paranormal romance though so I always expect a little more from it and I certainly wasn't disappointed.
I couldn't help but feel for Regan as you uncover the truth about her history with the Aegis and her origins, you could feel her struggling to deal with her actions and also her feelings with both Thanatos and the baby growing inside her. Yes her actions in Immortal Rider weren't forgiveable but I do like the fact that she felt remorse and I like to believe that if she hadn't been drugged also then there may have been a different outcome. At the end of the day she can't change the past and the only forgiveness she needs is her own and Thanatos's.

Thanatos owns the page when he's in a scene, seriously he's my favourite brother. I loved the insights we get into his character and his developing relationship with Regan. I love the fact that they didn't resolve their issue's right away, they had to put the effort in and I believe it was worth it.
There's so much going on with Thanatos & Regan's relationship. I enjoyed catching up with Wraith the most, though the plot developments in this book are amazing and it really sets everything up nicely for Reseph's book. I can't wait for Rogue Rider and the upcoming Demonica novels. Larissa is an amazingly talented woman and her books remain on my favourites list. A well deserved 5 skulls!

Lethal Rider

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