Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Review: The Darkest Passion by Gena Showalter

The Darkest Passion by Gena Showalter 
Published: May 25th, 2010 (Harlequin)
Pages: 438
Source: bought
Challenge: none
Series: Lords of the Underworld, #5
Buy the book: Bookdepository
Rating: ★★★★☆

Note: this is not the first book in a series, and can therefore contain (minor) spoilers for the previous book(s) in the series. Reading of this review is at your own risk.

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?

Now, 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..

Out of all the Lords, Aeron was one of the few that never really interested me as the books progressed. However, after reading his story, I have to say that he is one of my favorite Lords.

As usual, we follow one particular Lord and see his story. In this one, Aeron gets tempted by a fallen angel which leads to a couple very interesting scenes. I really liked finding out more about him, as well as see a little bit of the others living in the fortress. Everything is starting to come together in the books and I really like that!

Besides the story of Aeron and Olivia, the book focuses on the development of the war between the Lords and the Hunters. Everything is getting more and more intense and I really liked the involvement of some more Greek myths/figures in this book. And I have to admit, I'm really curious to see how the story will continue after this one..

In my opinion, the Lords of the Underworld series keeps getting better and better. Now if you'll excuse me, I have a sequel to order..

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