The Darkest Passion by Gena Showalter

Posted April 18, 2015 by Amanda in Book Review | | 2 Comments

The Darkest Passion by Gena ShowalterThe Darkest Passion by Gena Showalter
Series: Lords of the Underworld #5
Published by Mira on 05-21-2010
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Source: Purchased
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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...

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The Darkest Passion is the fifth book within the Lords of the Underworld series and to sum it up with one word – compelling. This is far my favorite book within the series.


Aeron is possess by the demon of Wrath. Violence is his middle name and has been marked for assassination by the angels.

Olivia was sent by the leader of the angels to kill Aeron, but as she watches him she falls head over heels for him. Risking everything, she falls from Heaven just to be near him. At first, Aeron wants nothing to do with the bloodied woman who he found wandering the mountain calling his name. But Olivia never gives up. She peruses him and seduces him. I love when heroines are strong-willed, determined, and know what they want. She wanted him and, damn it, she would have him. However, Olivia didn’t expect to have competition for Aeron’s heart or that her former boss, the leader of the angel army, would strike.

The main couple was great together. Aeron fought his feelings valiantly, but he was vanquished. What kept me from giving this book a perfect score was the length. I’ve noticed a trend with Showalter’s books, they can be very log and drag at some points. Another issue I had been with some of the side stories going. I would have rather had more focus on the main characters. But Aeron saved this book  🙂


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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