Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Darkest Passion by Gena Showalter

Title:  The Darkest Passion
Series:  Lords of the Underworld #5
Author:  Gena Showalter
Publication Date:  May 21/10 by Mira
Length:  438pgs
Genre:  paranormal romance
Shelf:  borrowed
Rating: ★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

For weeks, the immortal warrior Aeron has sensed an invisible female presence. An angel-demon-assassin has been sent to kill him. Or has she? Olivia claims she fell from the heavens, giving up immortality because she couldn't bear to harm him. But trusting - and falling for - Olivia will endanger them all. So how has this mortal with the huge blue eyes already unleashed Aeron's darkest passion?

With an enemy hot on his trail and his faithful demon companion determined to remove Olivia from his life, Aeron is trapped between duty and consuming desire. Worse still, a new executioner has been sent to do the job Olivia wouldn't...

My Review:

Showalter returns to the world of her Lords of the Underworld with action and flair. She continues to develop the world in the same larger than life manner that we’ve come to know and love from her. The plot is well thought out, with enough twists and turns to keep me coming back for more. I love the mixing and melding of mythologies and religions. They added an extra thought component to the action packed and suspenseful tale.

Wrath made me giggle a time or two. His well-defined ‘wants’ were an intriguing departure from the usual sense we see from the demons. I liked the peek into the other Lords’ lives as we get down and dirty with Aeron, Olivia, and of course, Legion. Gideon telling stories is absolutely hilarious. The unspoken ones were also a welcome addition to the series. I like how they were well developed in their mysteriousness. I can’t wait to see what twists they bring into the series.

Chemistry and suspense rule the day in this fantastic addition to Showalter’s fast paced series. This was a novel that I could barely put down and that has me dying to read the sequel.

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