For the twenty-second book in the challenge, I read Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione, the first book in the Demonica series. This was another Vaginal Fantasy Group book pick, because I would not have even tried.
You guys. You guys, I can’t…I can’t even with this book. I’m just going to copy the back cover blurb, because it’s just…yeah, I can’t…yeah.
“She’s a demon-slayer who hungers for sensual pleasure-but fears it will always be denied her. Until Tayla Mancuso lands in a hospital run by demons in disguise, and the head doctor, Eidolon, makes her body burn with unslakable desire. But to prove her ultimate loyalty to her peers, she must betray the surgeon who saved her life.
Two lovers will dare to risk all.
Eidolon cannot resist this fiery, dangerous woman who fills him with both rage and passion. Not only is she his avowed enemy, but she could very well be the hunter who has been preying upon his people. Torn between his need for the truth and his quest to find his perfect mate before a horrific transformation claims him forever, Eidolon will dare the unthinkable-and let Tayla possess him, body and soul.”
If that does not make you laugh hysterically or at least roll your eyes, we are not friends. The phrase “his magic penis” is in the book in a non-ironic way.
TWO STARS. One for the acronym of the demonic hospital (Underworld General Hospital), one for effort. Negative one for shoving backstory and thoughts and feelings and all manner of description into every nook and cranny of dialogue until it was so stuffed with tangentially related information, that by the time anyone spoke, I had forgotten what was said and by whom. Really disrupting to the flow, in addition to being all tell and no show. Don’t pay money for this book unless it is your fave type of fluff to read, in which case you’ll probably enjoy it bunches.