Lethal Rider, by Larissa Ione, is the third edition in her Lords of Deliverance PNR saga. The four horsemen of the apocalypse have continued to entertain and while THIS story may not be my personal favorite it’s still an alpha male horseman stud party that I’d gladly attend!
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Thanatos, the most deadly Horseman of the Apocalypse, has endured thousands of years of celibacy to prevent the end of days. But just one night with the wickedly sexy Aegis Guardian, ReganCooper, shatters centuries of resolve. Yet their passion comes with a price. And Thanatos must face a truth more terrifying than an apocalypse-he's about to become a father.
Demon-slayer Regan Cooper never imagined herself the maternal type, but with the fate of the world hanging in the balance she had no choice but to seduce Thanatos and bear his child. Now, as the final battle draws closer and his rage at being betrayed is overshadowed by an undeniable passion for the mother of his child, Thanatos has a life-shattering realization: To save the world, he must sacrifice the only thing he's ever wanted-a family.
Let me start out by saying that Regan did not endear herself to me at all with the things she did to my boy Than, the lies and deceit left a very sour taste in my mouth. Trickery is fun for small stuff but Regan agrees to take the game a tad too far! So like Than I wanted to bash her brains in initially, but I did start to see her p.o.v. and get why she did all the things that led to her getting knocked up. That being said by the end of the story Regan and I squashed all the bad blood drama. Look at us playing like big girls! *fist pumps*
Than’s got a serious dark side that will unfortunately always be with him. Drawn to death and destruction the poor sap's never going to get a good night's sleep. But that being the burden he has to bear I don’t think any other character in this saga could carry the weight of so many souls on his shoulders. The guys got grace and style plus a very tender side that just needs a little nurturing to bring out the best in him. He’s the type to go all in or not at all, which I personally love in a lead male.
The chemistry between Regan and Than was pretty good for the most part. I only take issue with getting busy while almost nine months pregnant. As someone who’s been down that road let me just say it was not easy, enjoyable or pretty in any way shape or form. So anything relating to bedroom playtime I had a hard time believing.
Aside from the romance a few grammar errors popped up in the paperback copy I purchased which always slows down the reading flow. Having to go back and reread sentences or trying to decode what was really trying to be said can be a pain. And one time Regan’s reaction, or lack thereof, to finding out some devastating news was so under whelming that I wondered why it was skipped over. Bad news given and next sentence now it’s on with lunch!
But no matter what the tiny details are the overall story and saga as a whole is a slamming good time that would make any gal dream of the apocalypse coming. A little less action this time around but some nice plot twists that lead right up to the next book!
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