Review: Unholy Pursuits by Suzanne Rock

Unholy Pursuits by Suzanne Rock
Series: Immoral Hungers (# 1)
Release Date: October 12, 2011
Publisher:  Ellora’s Cave
Pages: 176
Source:  Publisher

Darien let his guard down once, and Arianne stole the demon stone from under his nose. Now he has to get it back, no matter what the cost. It doesn’t matter that the feisty redhead calms the voices in his head, or that her body tempts him beyond reason. Only the stone will ensure his survival. He decides to appeal to her feminine side and use gentle seduction to get it back. As he begins, something inside him changes and the voices in his head compel him to use pain to heighten desire. As Darien’s touch turns dark, Arianne’s lust escalates and a connection forms between them. Yet despite her need, she can’t let the sexy FBI agent have what he wants. If placed in the wrong hands, the stone would release an unholy force intent on destroying everything she loves-including Darien. If only he wasn’t so persuasive…


Review:  Unholy Pursuits is a book about good versus evil.

Arianne has a lot on her shoulders. She is the sister to the Queen of the Iatros people. She also is the royal guard. This princess isn’t just going to sit around and do nothing when it comes to helping save her people from the deamhans. Her job is to watch the portal of hell and keep anything from going in or coming out.

Darien is a cocky FBI agent. He never thinks before he does anything. Somehow everything always works out. He has a new assignment and that is to take the stone that Bathin the leader of the deamhans has and destroy it. He needs to go through the portal of hell to do it. What he doesn’t know is that he has Iatros that are undercover on his team.

Arianne is at the portal trying to keep them from going through the portal and needless to say that Darien has his way and goes through. Never knowing that he is going into a trap.  No one will be the same after that. Darien changes and it’s not for the good. I would do the same thing if I had to be in hell for six months being tortured. I would have something dark inside of me taking over.

So when Arianne sees Darien again and takes the sword with the stone in it he follows her to get it back. That is when the good versus evil starts. Can Arianne save Darien with her light and fight his darkness? Or will light and darkness become one with each other to balance out the other?

This book turns pretty dark and there is a lot of pain that turns into passion. So if you’re not into some hard BDSM then stay away from this book. This is not for readers that just want some vanilla in their books.  Yet the author uses such passion when she writes the book. You can feel the struggle that Darien has with his evil side. Arianne is a tough woman but has such passion inside herself. Both of them need to destroy the same thing for the same reasons.

I went through the book feeling for Arianne because she just doesn’t fit in with her people. She knows that there is something missing and doesn’t realize what it is until she meets Darien.   The way the book ends leaves you wanting more answers. So hopefully there will be another book and some of the things that are missing in this book will be in the next one.