The Darkest Passion (Lords of the Underworld #5) by Gena Showalter

Posted June 1, 2012 by Tanya in Uncategorized / 1 Comment

SynopsesFor 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…

My thoughts: 

Right off the bat, I’m going to say, I did not like Olivia.  She was a stalker, constantly trying to win Aeron.  She couldn’t harm him, but I’m sure there must have been another way to stay in the heavens and not give up everything for a man who didn’t want her around (at least at the beginning).  In book 4 he talks to the unseen angel, threatening her for chasing Legion away, so why would she think that he would change his mind about her.  Olivia did have a few occasions where she made me laugh with her trying to be “sexy” or “slutty”.

Legion also drove me nuts.  She is spoiled rotten, and her storyline for this book kind of weirded me out, as I’m sure it did to poor Aeron.  Her transformation and the means that she took to get that transformation made me want to shake her senseless.  I guess out of my protective feelings for poor Aeron.  I just noticed that I keep referring to Aeron as “poor”.  He is not my favorite Lord, but he was put in such awkward situations in this book, I kept cringing and wanting to smack the women for making him feel his feelings.  I felt like he was under attack from these women.  Ha, I guess some guys would probably envy him the situation, but he just seemed so torn and confused.  Poor Aeron 😉

This book really opens up another area for Ms. Showalter to play.  The Heavens can know be called upon to add storylines and characters.  The ending scenes really made this book for me.  I cried and was totally dumbstruck with the things Ms. Showalter let happen!  I’m trying not to give too much away, but the ending made the irritation I felt through the book at the females all worth it.  Totally unexpected!  Extra burning heart just for that!