Review: Reaver by Larissa Ione

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Source: NetGalley
Published: December 17. 2013
Forever Publishing
Series: Lords of Deliverance #5
Sex: R - Medium to Strong Sexual Content
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Reaver was a really good read and I'm so sorry I waited so long to read it. Reaver and Harvester have always been in the horsemen books because they are their watchers....their good and evil watchers. Reaver of course is the good angel and Harverster is the bad one...satan's daughter (she was born before he fell in hell). Basically, they make sure the horsemen & woman don't go all crazy and try to wreck havoc on the world as we know it.

Some things I've learned (*coughs* because I skipped a couple of horsemen books in this series..) is that Reaver is the proud daddy of the horsemen, yes..this hunk of a angel spawned the 3 horesmen and their 1 sister. tsk...tsk...tsk. Reading Reaver, I found out so much stuff..omg, I was seriously stating "get the fudge outta here" all through this book. Anyways, come to find out the Reaver and Harverster have history...they were best friends with Harverster having a major crush on ol' boy. But back then Reaver aka Yenrieth was young and cocky, he was drawn to Haverster aka Verrine, but didn't see her as anything but a friend. Well, long story short..some very bad miscommunication happens between these two and now? well, now these once close buddies can't stand each other.

In this book, Reaver has forgiven Harverster for all the bad things she did to him in the past. He found out that her evil act was just that, a act. She actually wanted to become a fallen so that she could watch over Reaver's children and if you haven't been following along with my babbling, these children are now the grown horsemen. In Harverster's mind, yes Reaver hurt her badly when he was Yenrieth, but she made a vow to always protect his children and she did, this people is why I couldn't dislike her as much as I wanted to. Because seriously, the woman was in a word a loyal friend.

So Reaver now knowing this goes to hell to rescue her.  Because Heaven has given up on her...and another thing here, L. Ione is the only author I think to make me dislike, I didn't like any of the archangels a matter of fact. I couldn't stand them *looks up and prays lighting doesn't strike*

Larissa Ione weaves a very colorful and vivid world here. I could barely read as Harverster was being tortured by Satan...her own daddy, smh. It was brutal and honestly, if it were me...I would have told him to kill me already. I was so glad when Reaver finally got to hell to save her...damn, if I didn't feel for her.

Sorry went off grid there for a minute. As I was saying, L. Ione's world is so vivid and really can't help but fall for her characters and this world she so beautifully wrote. I wasn't an instant fan of Harverster because damn woman, someone comes to hell...if I may repeat myself; HE double damn hockey sticks to save at least can be is a little damn grateful. I tweeted it too.

I get Harverster couldn't trust because people just pretty much gave up on her and her father? *shivers* does not get daddy of the year award. But time and time again Reaver proved himself by going above and beyond. I'm just saying girl, give the man a break. And Reaver, okay..he was a mean mofo in his past life, but he surely was able to redeem himself in the present. The man was drool friggin worthy and he gave Harverster a run for her money.

I really did like this book and reading it is why Larissa Ione has become one of my favorite authors. I think she just one of those authors that gives you a tale by just simply telling you the story. She keeps it simple and straight to the filter.

So if you have a love for the paranormal, this is one series to add to you library. And if you...Salacious Readers have not read this book or series...I really think you should get to it.

 photo 20140113_153938_zps3906a419.jpg Sharonda (SexxyBlogger) is a avid reader who enjoys a good book, good music, loves red wine and has an unhealthy obsession with the sexxy alpha males she reads about. You can find her on Twitter and Facebook.


  1. Spot on Sharonda! I loved this story and how Larissa Ione can weave them out of trouble is awesome. I have read all of the books in the series and I can't say I liked them all, but I liked it enough I wanted to see what happens. It was painful at times to read. Harvester has so much distrust that is only natural. Reaver has so many memories missing. These two both make mistakes, but in the end they get what they need and want.

  2. OMG...I totally forgot about his memories being taken away. So much went on between these two. She really did good with this one because Harvester became very likable by the end of the book. So glad they both got their HEA. I'm kinda looking forward to his brothers book.: )

    Thanks Shari!

  3. Triple shiz! I stopped at bk 4 with my binge on this, I will finish it after Blud, Dawson's got me enthralled!

    Anyway these two have it coming, they have this thing and I want to know how it's going to play out. Looks like they make a good pair...

  4. You are going to really like this one Braine. :)

  5. Eek!!! I wanted to read this one but haven't yet

  6. And here I am and having even read a single Ione book. Really need to get to these especially after that truly motivating review. ;) Great song pic too.

  7. You have got to..good stuff. have you read the others books? L ione give you a good background... but I suggest reading the others too. You will get a good idea of both Reaver and Harverster

  8. I think I've skipped one of the books so far.

  9. That's good so you know about these two...Girl it's good! One of the best in this series so far

  10. They're good books and I'm like Shari, I wasn't a fan of all of the books in the series, but this one is just awesome!

    thank you Sophia! :)

  11. LOL Sharonda I was so with you keeping an eye out for lightning because damn I wanted to put a hurt on an angel. I was bad like you too and skipped some books and totally had the omgs! going on. lol Glad you had such a good time wiht it :)

  12. geez, what a bunch of aholes right? lols. Couldn't not stand glad when Reaver but one on his butt...I was like "yay! about time" lols.

    And you know I still have Limos & what's the brother that went bad...I so totally have their books on my NOOK, they're part of my TBR challenge. Talk about going backwards..LOLS!

  13. I'm so glad I'm not the only one jumping around. I'm reading totally backwards. Read the 2nd half of the series not the first half. *hangs head* I think I have them in print somewhere though. lol We'll both get it done.

  14. I tend to go off on fan-girl tangents on my Ione reviews. lol She can write a damn book! All sexy, funny and dark. A hard combo to pull off but she does it. I can't wait for the next! And go back and read some of those books you missed!

    -Amanda P

    Where the Night Kind Roam