It’s always sad when a series comes to a close and in particular when it happens to be an amazing one. So while I was very excited to start Rogue Rider, I also felt some trepidation because I knew it would have a final ending of sorts.
Now the good news is Larissa Ione has confirmed she is adding more books to the Demonica series so I am *hoping* the characters I have grown to love in these stories will feature. But either way, yay, more Demonica (and I can’t wait!)
It took me a little while to get into this book but once I did, I didn’t want to put it down. It starts at a fairly gentle pace and ends at a wild gallop. I also found it more emotional than the previous three (and I absolutely loved those!). There are several ‘OH MY GOD!’ moments, one in particular had me shouting in a very unladylike fashion and then I wondered how I didn’t see it coming, it made so much sense. I give the author a standing ovation for that one! The others had a lot of impact but I think I was still stunned by the first.
One thing I have to mention is the consistency of Ione’s writing. Every book I read of hers is well paced, exciting and gripping. Even the sex scenes which could be so easily overdone, are just the right side of hot and not going over into tawdry and they have an emotional impact because it means something to the characters. I find that is very important to me.
Her characters are so well rounded you feel like you know them and it was great to be back with the four horsemen of the apocalypse and their families again. My heart bled for Reseph and it was hard reconciling him as Reseph and not Pestilence after the last book. Jillian was another great female addition to the cast, different and interesting from the others. I can’t say more than that or I would be in spoiler territory, but I will just say that I was seriously worried about how it would turn out, as it was the last one.
If you are looking for a brilliantly laid out and engaging paranormal romance, then I can’t recommend Larissa Ione highly enough. A five star author, all the way.