Sunday, 5 February 2012

Paranormal Romance Month Review: Heart of the Incubus by Rosalie Lario (Demons of Infernum #4)

Publisher - Entangled Publishing
Publication Date - January 2012
Genre - Paranormal Romance

Source - Received from author for review

Rating - 5 out of 5: It was amazing!

Book Info - Biochemist Cresso Taylor lives the sort of lifestyle most men would envy—he has wealth, natural incubus charm, and more women than he can handle. But it’s not enough anymore. Not after meeting Genevieve Russell, the sexy scientist who works with him at Elcorp Laboratory. And she wants absolutely nothing to do with him.

After her fiancĂ© broke her heart, Genevieve has had enough of womanizers. She’s determined to steer clear of sexy-as-sin Dr. Taylor, despite the fact that his incubus allure makes her want to rip his clothes off. But when a secret admirer’s affection turns to the macabre with threatening notes and grisly gifts, Cresso appoints himself her protector. As she and Cresso hunt her stalker, she discovers there’s a lot more to the sensual incubus than she ever imagined.

My Thoughts - To say that I am a fan of the Demons of Infernum series would, I think, be quite an understatement. This is the fourth installment of the series and it just keeps getting better and better. I'm awaiting the final book (due for release later this year) with a mixture of intense excitement and complete and utter dread because I just don't want to series to finish!

In Heart of the Incubus, Ms Lario introduces the reader to a cast of incredibly real and instantly loveable characters. The hero of the piece is Cresso - an Incubus fiend of the Meyers brothers that the rest of the series focuses on. Cresso has fallen in love with a colleague, Genevieve, but she doesn't want anything to do with him. He is basically starving himself because he can't bear the thought of being with anybody who isn't Genevieve. The author describes his feelings of torture over this situation so well that it is impossible not to fall in love with him. And when he finds out Genevieve is being stalked, his alpha male protective side comes to the forefront - making him even more sexy!

Genevieve has been hurt by a man in the past so she is wary of any man who seems like too much of a playboy - especially an incubus! But she ends up spending a lot of time with Cresso when he volunteers himself as her protector. She is strong and intelligent but she isn't very confident so she hides behind a geeky scientist persona, and I loved this vulnerablility. One thing that I didn't much like about her though was the way that past events in her life lead her to be very critical of Cresso and the lifestyle he used to lead, despite the fact that he is now risking his life to protect her. I'm just glad she came to her senses eventually!

The mystery element involving the stalker was well written and kept me hooked. It added a layer of suspense to the novel that really complimented the romantic aspects of the story. I wasn't able to work out who the stalker was so the ending was a complete surprise for me. And the romance between Cresso and Genieveve was well written and very steamy, keeping me on the edge of my seat waiting for the big moment to happen!

Summary - An amazing installment in one of my favourite series. I was hooked from the first page and read the whole thing in one sitting. If you are a paranormal romance fan who hasn't started this series yet, then you REALLY need to pick up one of these books today!

Other books in this series:
1. Blood of the Demon
2. Mark of the Sylph
3. Touch of the Angel
4. Heart of the Incubus
5. Call of the Siren (Released later this year)

Other reviews of this book:
Grave Tells / Reading Between the Wines Book Club / Red Hot Books

This book counts towards the following challenges:Book #1 for 2012 Specualtive Romance Reading Challenge
Book #3 for 2012 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge


Shelagh said...

*holding thumbs for the giveaway* I've read the first three and I must say that I was really happy to see that Cresso was going to get his own story. I really liked him when he's popped up in the previous books - especially his sensitivity and caring in Touch of the Angel.

Anonymous said...

I haven't read any of this series. I'd like to try Mark of the Sylph.

Chrissie (Once Upon a Series) said...

Shelagh - If you liked him in Touch of the Angel then you'll LOVE him in this ;)

Good luck to you both in the giveaway :)

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