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Book Review of The Darkest Passion (Lords of the Underworld, Bk 8)

The Darkest Passion (Lords of the Underworld, Bk 8)
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** spoiler alert ** The 5th installment in the Lords of the Underworld Series was one hell of a ride!

Synopsis from Goodreads:
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....


This was the most anticipated book of the series, for me. Aeron has always held the most interest for me. Very intriguing character. What crappy predicaments the characters found themselves throughout this entire book! It was one shitty scenario to the next. It definitely made you continue to read the book.

Aeron/Paris: Those two seriously make me tear up. Paris' decision to save Aeron instead of Sienna made my heart cry now that Aeron knows, he feels he owes everything to Paris. Paris feels he made the right decision, but Aeron sees that he is suffering greatly. Where is the justice?

Olivia/Aeron: Olivia was a great heroine! Being of angel status, she did not know how to deal with human emotions. After she falls, she is bombarded with an onslaught of them. Poor girl! She gets to deal with pleasure, pain, sacrifice, anger, distrust, temptation (ha!), and love in a matter of days! Her POV was so refreshing because she was so pure and new to personally experiencing humanity. That delicate angel showed serious courage in this book! I can't believe she went up against Galen. She is truly a joy-bringer and I was routing for her all the way through! It took her some time to slice through Aeron's thick facade but she did it! I loved her as the heroine, and I hope Aeron fills her life with tons of fun! *wink* Those penis jokes near the end had me rolling on the floor. They were so unexpected and out of character for Aeron, and I just LOVED that we got to finally see his playful side.

Lysander: I was starting to feel a bit uncomfortable with his severe interest in Olivia. I know he is responsible for her and all, but it became WAY creepy for me there, at the end.

Legion/Aeron: Does their relationship remind you of Acheron/Simi from Dark-Hunters? I mean, to a degree, Simi definitely never crossed over the line Legion has, but she would definitely kill a bitch in a nanasecond for Ash. LOL.

Is there Hope in Legion's future? (CRAZY!!)

Twistful ending: What a hell of a twist at the end, with Baden/Pandora, and Sienna/Wrath! Holy crapola! I do truly hate that Aeron was separated from Wrath, after centuries of torment and finally learning to live together. Sienna/Wrath is going to prove very interesting in coming books. I am absolutely scared for Paris in these upcoming books. HE IS GOING TO LOSE HIS MIND! We have so long to wait for his HEA. :(

Gideon/Scarlet: I can't wait for LIES AND NIGHTMARES! I could feel the heat dripping off of him when he was around her. But what is this wife stuff? >:O

Bring on more Lords! Woot!

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