My favorite thing about Larissa Ione's Pleasure Unbound was watching the social action and interaction. It was interesting to imagine a world where demons exist such as we do, and struggle with some of the same elements of life, such as family feuds, career goals, unrequited love and social politics, just like we might. Ione's world-building was original and well planned, and other than tripping up on some of the many new terms introduced I found it interesting and easy to imagine.
One of the hardest things for me to get past, was the love story. Believe it or not, the romantic connection just didn't work for me. I never felt that spark between Eidolon and Tayla, and I never understood what they saw in each other, other than looks. I know I'm in the minority for saying that, but their passions didn't feel true to me.
While Pleasure Unbound is truly a romance novel at heart, and the romance and I didn't mix, I was surprised by how engrossed I became with the plot. I was often surprised with where the story flowed, and along the way I realized that I had become rather attached to some of the secondary characters. I'll be interested to see who's story is next.
Bottom Line: Main characters and I didn't become best friends, but the ground-work that's been laid has me anxious to know what's happening next.