The Darkest Passion

From  New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Gena Showalter returns with another sizzling installment of the Lords of the Underworld series as Aeron, keeper of the demon of wrath, finally meets his match…

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….

 Spoiler Free Review:

I feel like the blurb above does a good job of summarizing the plot, and since I am trying really hard not to reveal spoilers for this book, I will not elaborate any more.  Instead, we will briefly give the history of Kindlelicious and The Lords of the Underworld.  It all started with Kresley Cole and a little Valkyrie named Nix.  I had just finished reading the Immortals after Dark (IAD) series, and I read somewhere in cyberland that Kresley and Gena would be doing an IAD-Lords crossover with Nix.  After my happy dance  (I have major IAD withdrawal issues), I hurried to buy the Lords series.  Sadly, I was underwhelmed.  I liked the books, don’t get me wrong, but after coming off IAD, nothing was really working for me.  But I kept going, because I needed to see my Nixie (which was sorta disappointing but I digress).  Luckily, it wasn’t long before Anya and William came along and rocked my world.  Then you throw in some crazy harpy sisters, and suddenly I love this series.  Now, if you read my blog or tweets, you know I am obsessed with angels (Blame Nalini Singh), so I was really excited about hottie Aeron and angel Olivia and revisiting those harpies and minor Gods.   So without spoiling anything, let me tell you all this book has going on: lots of William, lots of angely goodness (Olivia, Lysander, Galen and Aeron), lots of Gideon including a BIG plot twist I did not see coming, and major plot developments involving the war with the Hunters and Galen.  I apologize for how vague I am being, but there was so much set up for future books, that I feel like talking about anything will give something away.   That being said, here are my vague thoughts about the book:  I loved the Olivia and Aeron story, Olivia is HILAIROUS, but doesn’t mean to be.  I wanted to jump through my Kindle and bitch-slap Legion.  I also have some choice words for Lysander and his fine self.  I am slightly uncomfortable with where William’s story is headed, but I am sure Gena will work it out.  I am SUPER excited to read more about Gideon, but I admit deciphering his sentences gives me a slight headache.   I am excited there are going to be 2 Lady…Lady Lords (?)…chicks possessed by demon other than Cameo, because she bores me.  And I really want to see what will happen with Galen and his…hook-up in the future.  Okay, this might be the worst review ever, so just know, this book was awesome.   It was funny, sexy, infuriating and exciting all at the same time.  AND it is officially the first Kindlelicious 10!!

Favorite quote:  “But I offered you a place in my bed,” William whined to the Harpy. 

“You suck at Guitar Hero, therefore I figure you’re bad with your hands.  Besides, someone we all know and love has staked prior claim on you.  …”Therefore I picked Paris to keep me warm the other night.  And I can’t wait to give Bianka the down-and-dirty details.”

Rating: 10


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