ARC Review: HAWKYN by Larissa Ione

February 26, 2018

Hawkyn by Larissa Ione
As a special class of earthbound guardian angel called Memitim, Hawkyn is charged with protecting those whose lives are woven into the fabric of the future. His success is legendary, so when he’s given a serial killer to watch over, he sees no reason for that to change. But Hawkyn’s own future is jeopardized after he breaks the rules and rescues a beautiful woman from the killer’s clutches, setting off an explosive, demonic game of cat and mouse that pits brother against brother and that won’t end until someone dies.

Aurora Mercer is the half-wytch lone survivor of a psychopath who gets off on the sadistic torture of his victims. A psychopath whose obsessive psyche won’t let him move on until he kills her. Now she’s marked for death, her fate tied to that of a murderer…and to a sexy angel who makes her blood burn with desire…

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I can’t even explain to you how excited I was to get the chance to read this story. I’ve had Larissa Ione’s Pleasure Unbound (Demonica #1) on my TBR for ages and jumped at the chance to sample her work. And what an amazing journey this was!

Hawkyn was amazing! He was refreshingly honest with his frustrations regarding his current assignment and the way that his job was structured. He knew that things needed to change and was determined to find a way to help enact them. His dissatisfaction with his current charge, a serial killer hunting women with supernatural powers, was heartfelt and I completely felt his pain. His fierce protection of Aurora certainly didn’t hurt. I absolutely loved his devotion to her and the many ways he defied his orders to keep her safe. He was over 600 years old, knew what it was to suffer, and grew up to be such an honorable man. Loved him!! Oh, and the author didn’t take the insta-love route with this story. These characters had such a slow build and I got to enjoy and savor the nuances of their relationship. This helped to make this story read more like a novel than a novella.

I also loved getting Azagoth’s and Lilliana’s POVs. I don’t know this man known as the Grim Reaper, but I can’t wait to learn more. About his life, his job, his love. I’ll definitely be reading this series from the start. I’m utterly fascinated by this world. The True Fallen, the Unfallen, the Angels, the Memitim, the Council, all of Hawykyn’s siblings, Hades, the Wytches, shifters and so much more. It’s a world I think everyone should get to know and know well!

Release: Feb. 27, 2018 | Genre: Paranormal Romance | POV: Multiple - 3rd person | Heat: 3.5 out of 5 | Standalone - Demonica #11.5; Demonica Underworld #5

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