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Monday, May 21, 2012

ARC Review: Lethal Rider by Larissa Ione

I am at such a loss for words right now. Lethal Rider was just so good! It was very reminiscent of the books in the Demonica series and I could not stop reading it. I seriously want Thanatos to be my baby daddy! Oh how sexy he is. And not only is he sexy, but he's protective and caring. Qualities you would not expect the Horseman of Death to have. But for real, this book was so good.

When I read Larissa's last book Immoral Rider, I found myself really drawn to Thanatos and Regan. There is just so much chemistry between the two of them. I was really looking forward to seeing how Larissa was going to be able to move forward with the two after the events that took place in Immortal Rider. Larissa did this book justice, because it was so good. Definitely my favorite in the series.

The story picks up eight months after the events of the previous book come to close. Regan is now eight months pregnant and carrying Thanatos' baby. The baby that both the Horseman and the Aegis believe will bring an end to the Apocalypse. Thanatos has spent the last eight months stewing. He's been poisoned with hellhound venom by his brother and sister and being held captive. He has spent the last eight months planning his revenge against Regan. He has no idea that she is pregnant though.

When he is finally able to break free and he goes off to find Regan he is in for the shock of his life. He can't believe that Regan is pregnant and that he's the father. Thanatos is still angry and Regan and feels completely betrayed by her, he still finds himself attracted to her. In all honesty, he's mostly upset that she lied to him and that he's not been able to be there for her for the last eight months. Thanatos has always secretly yearned for a family of his own and now that Regan is pregnant with his child, he is determined to make it happen. He just needs to make Regan realize that she wants it too.

Regan has spent the last eight months reliving the night she betrayed Thanatos. She can't get over how things went down and it makes her sick to think of how she forced Thanatos to have sex with her. On top of her feelings of misgivings, she is having seconds thoughts about giving up her baby. She believes that it's what is best for him because she would be a horrible parent. The closer she gets to giving birth the harder it is for her to think about letting him go. She has grown attached and she loves her baby. Regan grew up being moved from foster family to foster family and has always yearned for a stable family environment.

When Thanatos starts to take care of her and tries to convince her that giving up the baby is wrong, Regan doesn't really know what to think. More than anything she wants to keep her baby and raise it with Thanatos, but will he ever be able to forgive her if she can't forgive herself?

I really enjoyed this book and I felt that Regan and Thanatos were such a perfect match. I loved watching them interact with one another and them both realizes just how strong their feeling for the other were. Also, they both deserved their HEA. They both lived exceptionally hard lives and they both needed someone that would understand the hurt and pain that they've felt. Also, these two had some serious chemistry together. Not only did they have sparks but man did they have some hot scenes together.

All in all, I really liked this book. I felt that this book answered so many questions as well as tied everything together with the events that took place in the Demonica series. I loved that we were able to see how everyone was doing and what they've been up. I can't wait to see how Larissa is going to redeem Reseph, and show how he will deal with all the pain and destruction he's caused.

**ARC copy provided by NetGalley**

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  1. What can I say about Larissa? Her stories always make me read it faster till the end. I keep on thinking what will happen next.