Lords of Deliverance #5
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 17th December 2013
Larissa Ione's Lords of Deliverance series has been one of my favourite paranormal romance series of late. Every book in the series has been thrilling and full of action with some pretty inventive smexy scenes along the way. Every time I've finished a book it immediately becomes my new favourite in the series, they have all been that good and Reaver is no exception, it was absolutely OUTSTANDING!
Larissa pretty much teased us throughout Rogue Rider of the possibility of a little something between Reaver and Harvester. Reaver is the angel with a past, the watcher and father of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, fellow watcher Harvester is the angel who gave up her wings to work undercover in hell alongside her Daddy not so dearest Satan. With Harvester's cover now blown she is being kept and endlessly tortured by Satan in hell. Larissa doesn't hold back when describing the torture Harvester has endured which makes Reaver even more of a hero in my eyes when he decides he's going to head into hell with a half baked but gutsy plan to rescue Harvester right from underneath Satan's nose.
Reaver and Harvester have a history stretching back thousands of years, they know they have some sort of a connection other than just a love hate attraction, but neither of them quite understand why. Reaver's memories have been mostly wiped so he doesn't quite remember what he did to Harvester and why and Harvester remembers a time when she was in love but can't quite put a face to the name she knows that hurt her so badly and changed her forever. It was agonisingly good as their story started to unravel. Harvester has always been bitchy, sarcastic and evil and I never really knew how much was her "in character" undercover or how much was her true personality and although we see a much softer side to Harvester in this instalment there's still plenty of sarcastic and hilarious banter between her and Reaver.
I knew starting Reaver that the path to Harvester and Reaver's happy ever after was never going to be a smooth one but I was beyond satisfied with their ending! Reaver has some pretty fantastic twisty plot turns that kept me on my toes and Larissa does a pretty amazing job of tying up all those loose ends as well as providing some pretty intriguing hints to where the series is heading next. As usual I will be eagerly counting down the weeks to the next instalment. Reaver gets a well deserved 5 out of 5 from me and has been added to my list of favourites of 2013.
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