Amanda’s still enjoy LotU series! The Darkest Pleasure by Gena Showalter

Posted January 24, 2015 by Amanda in Book Review | | 1 Comment

Amanda’s still enjoy LotU series! The Darkest Pleasure by Gena ShowalterThe Darkest Pleasure by Gena Showalter
Series: Lords of the Underworld #3
Published by HQN Books on July 1st 2008
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 368 pages
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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Reyes is a man possessed. Bound by the demon of pain, he is forbidden to know pleasure. Yet he craves a mortal woman, Danika Ford, more than breath and will do anything to claim her--even defy the gods.Danika is on the run. For months she's eluded the Lords of the Underworld, immortal warriors who won't rest until she and her family have been destroyed. But her dreams are haunted by Reyes, the warrior whose searing touch she can't forget. Yet a future together could mean death to all they both hold dear....

THE DARKEST PLEASURE is the third installment within Gena Showalter’s Lords of the Underworld series, and focuses on Reyes – the lord possessed by the demon of pain. Reyes is forced to harm himself to keep hid demon placated and so that he won’t lash out at others.

Danika was introduced in the first book and Aeron, another demon possess lord, has been driven to point of madness with the need to kill her and her family. She is taken captive by the lords in the hopes of protecting her/saving Aeron. During her time with the lords, she and Reyes’s relationship develops.

I loved the side characters and I’m very interested to read on and see what happens with Aeron. I also adored Reyes. He is one of the best tortured heroes I’ve ever read – which seems to be a theme with Ms. Showalter’s work, but I’m not complaining. I am head over heels for bad boy, bad ass, tortured, loveable heroes.However, I wasn’t crazy about Danika. Her character just didn’t do anything for me. I’m not sure what the heroine was missing….perhaps it was because she was introduced in the first book and  I didn’t care for her then and couldn’t bring myself to care for her in this book either…

I gave THE DARKEST PLEASURE 4.5 stars because of Reyes and the side stories. I love when authors drop hints and elude to what’s coming up.

Sexual Content: Kissing, Sex

About Gena Showalter

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in paranormal and contemporary romances, as well as young adult novels. Her series include White Rabbit Chronicles, Angels of the Dark, Otherworld Assassins, Lords of the Underworld, Alien Huntress and Intertwined.

Her novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Seventeen Magazine, and have been translated all over the world. The critics have called her books “sizzling page-turners” and “utterly spellbinding stories”, while Showalter herself has been called “a star on the rise”.

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Amanda J. Greene is a paranormal romance author. When she is not writing, she can be found playing the role of a university student who also works full time at a cosmetology school. She lives in Southern California with her very supportive husband and their two dogs, a sweet cocker spaniel and a rambunctious blackmouth cur mix. Doing all the above and being a military wife is not easy, but rewarding! Of course, she accomplishes everything with a strong cup of coffee in her hand.
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