Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Book Review: The Darkest Passion by Gena Showalter

Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: HQN Books (May 25, 2010)

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….

I have really been looking forward to this story since Aeron first started to be watched by an angel. Aeron the Keeper of Wrath seems an unlikely match for an angel. He is covered in tattoos of torture and pain and has taken in a demon named Legion as his adopted daughter. Oh, and he has killed A LOT of people.
Olivia is the angel who has been watching Aeron (which by the way he does NOT like at all). She is ordered to kill him but refuses so she is sent down as a mortal. She heads straight for Aeron and needless to say trust is definitely an issue for Aeron in this relationship. I don't want to reveal too much of the story so I won't say anymore. Believe me though, this is an excellent addition to The Lords of the Underworld series. The next Lord to get his story is Gideon in The Darkest Lie (releases June 29)....I can't wait!!


I was lucky enough to read this prior to the release date through NetGalley. All opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced by others.



Tara SG (25 Hour Books) said...

I have this, but haven't read it... Do you think I could read it without having read any other books in the series? Or should I catch up first?

Tara SG (25 Hour Books) said...

Wait a sec... Team Puck?! Are you crazy? :)