Type: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Grand Central
My Copy: Sent and Bought 😉
The signs are everywhere…disastrous world events. Evil rising up, unleashed upon the innocent. The prophecies were there…but no one listened. Until now. The time has come for those who can either usher in Doomsday…or prevent it. They are here. They ride. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Arik Wagner, a soldier with the U.S. Army’s paranormal unit, the R-XR, kissed a girl and liked it. And then he went to hell as punishment. Where he’s spent weeks being tortured…and plotting revenge.
Limos, Horsewoman of the Apocalypse, isn’t your average girl. She’s immortal, dangerous, and her fiancé is Satan himself. In a moment of weakness, she gave in to her desire and kissed Arik, triggering her fiancé’s wrath – and his claim on her. In order to save Arik, and the world, Limos must make a dangerous pact with her recently turned evil brother, Pestilence. A deal that might just cost her her soul…and her heart.
Limos has a lot of guilt and regret built up over her centuries of existence. Everything her brothers know of her is built on a lie. Satan’s bride is having some serious second thoughts. Starting with the human Arik. Something about him drives her crazy in a way she isn’t used to.
When a single kiss lands Arik in hell…literally…all he can think about is revenge. Revenge on the one woman who managed to crack his tight lidded emotions. Except Limos invades his nightly dreams and it’s the only thing that keeps him going through the torture.
Pestilence is stepping up his attempt to bring about the Apocalypse and outing his sister in his past sin will definitely help drive a wedge between her and the brothers. Limos and Arik must confront the past lies if they are ever to be happy with their future.
Oh boy, where do I start? Should I go through bullet points about why I love Larissa Ione and her work? Or should I take the easy way out and just run screaming through the streets professing my undying love for this series? Well I just moved and am new in this neighborhood…so maybe I won’t do that. What would the neighbors think? They’d think I loved Larissa Ione’s work that’s what!
Immortal Rider was everything I expected it to be and oh so much more. If you can’t tell by this point, I flipping loved it. In Eternal Rider we met Ares and Cara and learned who the Horsemen are and what they were created for. Apocalypse. Death. War. Famine. Pestilence. With each seal that breaks one of them becomes their worst nightmare.
Immortal Rider brings us to the next sibling…Limos…the sole female horseman…err horsewoman? She has lived with centuries of guilt riding her over the way she came to know her brothers. These lies have chipped away at her resolve and even though she is no longer the person she was when she told them, they eat at her. As lies always do, they come back to haunt her when Pestilence threatens to expose everything to Ares and Thanatos about her past. A past that includes a hardened upbringing and an engagement to Satan himself. Not that she minded at the time. Now that she has essentially grown up though she’s realizing that isn’t who she wants to be.
Her and Arik together, oh my. There is something about the role reversal in this book that I adored. Limos being the strong immortal one and Arik being the human. I mean, Arik was probably the strongest human male ever, but still…just a human. How many men could be dragged to hell, tortured within an inch of their lives and still not break. I loved Arik so much. So strong and moral and ok ok, downright gorgeous.
Readers also get a more in-depth look into the myth and lore surrounding the Horsemen and what Pestilence is going to further the upcoming Apocalypse. I have no idea how Larissa is going to turn him around, but I KNOW Reseph is still in there somewhere. I KNOW IT…
I think the most interesting part of Immortal Rider is the romance. It’s completely unconventional in the respect that Limos can’t have sex. Her Satan made chastity belt of needle sharp points makes intercourse impossible..you know, unless the male is willing to lose their appendage shortly after it touches her. Shockingly most aren’t. Arik works around her belt with a resolve to solve its riddle and get her out of it…and her upcoming marriage. So without a lot of down and dirty nastiness, there is a sweetness with Limos as Arik learns she doesn’t have the experience he thought she did. Ok, there is some nastiness…but you know what I mean. 🙂
Immortal Rider is a great book and another win for Larissa Ione! I didn’t once scan over or skip anything. The connection with the characters is spot on and I felt like I really knew them. The Lords of Deliverance series is paranormal romance at its finest! If you haven’t read this series, then you are missing out on something epically wonderful!
I give Immortal Rider by Larissa Ione 5 stars!