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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 AeFor 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 Reviews

  • Laura
    2019-01-26 14:30

    It's so hard for me to rate this book beacuse I liked it a lotand it was so much better than a few of its predecessors -therefore I think I'm harder on it. I liked Olivia and Aeron and while in some aspects they work as a couple, I just can't shake the uneasy feeling I have. Olivia is so plain and it's such a shame because I think she could've been written so much better. Like I've said before: there's so little development when it comes to these women. It's sad and kinda insulting. That's the only negative thing I have to say about this book, and the series as a whole. There were a lot of things going on in this book and so much drama.I loved it.

  • Blacky *Romance Addict*
    2019-02-15 15:50

    "...you aren’t what you believe you are. You aren’t what everyone else believes. You might have delivered countless deaths but you love more fiercely than anyone I’ve ever known. You give of yourself with no thoughts to your own happiness."Awesome book. Made me cry too. If only there was no Legion in it :(Aeron and Paris see a woman screaming and running toward their fortress.She is screaming for Aeron.Thinking her a Bait, Paris goes to check the situation, but even though he knows it might be a trap, Aeron is compelled to help her.Olivia is the angel that's been following Aeron for months, and now she has fallen, her wings torn off, her body completely human and wounded from escaping from Hell.She has done it all to save Aeron's life, for refusing to kill him herself. Even though he knows what sacrifice she's made, Aeron still doesn't want her near him, but he can't stay away from her himself.The war between Hunters and the Lords is progressing, and when they find out that Olivia is the one that can help them, Aeron will be forced to work with her, and she will force him to show her all she's been missing in Heaven.She wants to have fun ;)Faced with a choice to either kill Aeron, or become fallen, Olivia decided to follow her heart and seek refuge with the Lords, and of course, Aeron.All does not go according to plan, for Aeron doesn't care about her or what she did to save him, he just wants her as far from him as possible.That doesn't work because Olivia does whatever's necessary to keep him with her, and to make him show her fun and passion.----------------------------I think Olivia might be my new favorite heroine from this series :DShe is pretty different from the others, and her seduction attempts were completely hilarious! Olivia is basically clueless, but learns fast, and she is convinced she is right for Aeron even though he pushes her away all the time :)))I admit I didn't expect what happened in the end, or near the end with her (view spoiler)[(concerning Galen) (hide spoiler)] but seriously, it makes sense with everything that's been going on, for someone (view spoiler)[to suffer occasionally. They can't always win big time (even though they somehow always do :( ) (hide spoiler)]He carries the demon of Wrath, one that seeks justice and wants to hurt everyone that has sinned somehow.Imagine how awesome it must feel to the demon to be close to Olivia, an angel who has never ever sinned :DDDAeron is one lucky bastard ;) He just doesn't know it :DHe is convinced he will hurt every person he gets involved with, and that of course means he has to get Olivia away from him, especially because of the angel Lysander's threats.But soon, he will no longer be able to stop himself from caring for her, no matter the threat or the consequences.----------------------------First you have to know that I started this series and read four books with totally disliking Aeron. I really didn't feel anything for him, and I certainly wasn't looking forward to his book, well maybe when I read book four, there were some hints and he was getting better, but still.I did not like him.Now?Love. Seriously.Maybe it's because I love the jerkish types and he was it for the first half.Maybe it was the heroine drawing the best out of him.Maybe cause this is the hottest book in the series so far.Anyway, loved his character and what he did in the end, it made me freaking cry!! :((“I think I’ll stay here.” And you’ll like it, she projected to him. Some people didn’t know what they needed to achieve happiness. Clearly, Aeron was one of them. She’d just have to instruct him, as she’d already planned.----------------------------Concentrate. Question her. Yes. That’s what he’d do. No stripping her. Unless her clothes were too tight, then he would be doing her a favor, removing them and helping her breathe.Concentrate, damn you.----------------------------“Fuckers,” William grumbled in his ear. “Those two are mine. They went for my sweet, innocent little kidneys.”There was nothing sweet or innocent about William. Not even his kidneys.This would have been my first 5 star rating for this series... if only there wasn't a character named Legion in it.I couldn't stand her before, can't stand her now, and honestly her whole relationship with Aeron (even before) was UBER-freaky and weird. I don't care if he thinks of her as a daughter, it's just weird! Plus, everything she did in this book just got on my nerves cause she's just a total b*tch! OMG! So yes, I'm sorry cause I totally loved this book but I just can't give it 5 stars cause Legion irritated the sh*t out of me :((((((BUT!That scene at the end with her was great, and I think I could stand her only if she keeps that attitude :DOK that's done, on to the next bit...This is the hottest book in the series. I am very happy cause it looks like the author is getting better at writing the sex and it was really yummy here, totally loved it :)The big storyline in the series is moving on as well, the artifact thing, and for some reason I am thinking she's gonna make Galen (view spoiler)[a good guy in the end and I don't want that. I hate that she always has to make everything turn out good and great. (hide spoiler)]William!!!!!!!! Ok now I seriously can't wait for his book!!!! OMG that little teaser was wicked and I'm hoping he'll be with her in the end :DDD I can't wait!!!!!!!Gideon!!!!!! Now that was interesting!!!!! Can't wait for his book, I think it's next!The ending... It made me cry. Really did, it was uber emotional.But!I don't like it how everything has to be perfect. It isn't believable in the universe they live in, that every single time everything ends completely fantastic and great and uber happy.I am a HEA girl but I don't need everything that sugared up, this is a PNR series that's pretty dark and gah, I guess for me it just isn't believable. 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  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    2019-02-19 10:40

    Yet another favorite for me in this series. I found Olivia and Aeron to be a great couple. I loved how Aeron just couldn't resist her, and how Olivia was so drawn to Aeron, that she was willing to 'fall' for him, instead of killing him as she had been ordered to do.As this series progresses, I am seeing more investment in developing the heroines. I liked Olivia's steadfast ability to love. Her determination to enjoy her time with Aeron, and for him to be happy. Even though Legion was a real pain, she tolerated her as much as she could, because she knew how much Aeron loved her. Olivia was a heroine who brought to mind 1 Corinthians 13, which explains what love is. For Olivia, her love for Aeron wasn't an easy thing. It wasn't simple, but complicated her life, and she knew that she wouldn't have him forever, but she was willing to be with him as long as she could. Truly, she was hesitant to define it as love because she didn't view it as a sacrifice (she was wrong about that). In the end, her love helped to save him. As you can tell, I really loved this heroine.Aeron had closed his heart off from people, so that he could avoid the pain of loss. To him, dying and having those he loved die was the worst thing possible. He didn't seem to understand that it's more important to live the time you have to the fullest. In some ways, I could understand why he had boxed himself in emotionally. His demon caused him to harm and kill people for their sins, and he had seen so much death. He knew more than anyone just how frail humans were. When Olivia comes along, he does all he can to resist her. But even Wrath, the demon that possesses him, knows how important she was to him. Even though Aeron didn't realize it, his actions showed love. The way that he watches out for Paris, the tenderness and care he shows for Legion. He doesn't want to let Olivia in his heart, but when he does, she becomes so important to him, he's willing to do just about anything for her to be happy. And in the end, his true, deep love for Olivia causes him to make a great sacrifice, one that is very much rewarded by the One True Deity, the god that Olivia loves and serves.I think the theme of this book was love. You could see this played out through the actions of the various characters. Interestingly, Legion truly believed she loved Aeron, more than Olivia ever could. But her actions showed a very selfish aspect to her love. Olivia, her nemesis, taught her a lesson about what real love was. One that I hope she takes to heart.This book had some exciting twists and turns. The focus wasn't exactly on the war between the Lords and the Hunters, but on the issues that Aeron and Olivia faced instead. I liked that. And there was an unsuspecting angle that tied into Aeron's relationship with Legion. That was pretty interesting. I was pretty surprised at how this one ended. I didn't expect things to unfold the way they did. It wasn't quite a cliffhanger, but pretty darn close. Things promise to get very complicated in the forthcoming books. But I have to say, I really did like Aeron and Olivia's happy ending. It was the best one so far--a silver lining to the dark cloud of how things progressed at the climax. The Darkest Passion is my favorite in this series so far. I loved the romance aspects, and the underlying message about love. I think Olivia was a great heroine. And the love scenes were pretty darn steamy. I thought I liked Aeron in the previous books, but seeing him as the hero in this book showed me more depth to him that made me love him even more.I will take a short break before reading The Darkest Lie, because I don't want to go too long without more Lords of the Underworld books. These books feed my paranormal endorphins, and my spirits took a downer when this book was over. What will I do when this series ends?

  • Sophia Triad
    2019-01-28 16:28

    Aeron:Demon of WrathButterfly: in the middle of his back. (Although he kind of likes tattoos. He has several others.)His curse: He craves violence. His Demon senses the sins of anyone nearby and forces Aeron to attack and to punish – no matter how small or big the sins are, no matter if there is a good reason for them or not. Olivia:warrior angel Supernatural ability: She used to be an angel, so she had a number of abilities including creating weapons from air, shielding herself from the world’s evil and flying with two amazing wings. Unfortunately, her wings were removed violently from her when she decided to become fallen in order to be with Aeron.Aeron is a bad boy with tattoos and piercings. Oh, and he has wings. Black ones. He is another tortured Lord who likes torturing. Aeron owns a big favor to Paris, the Lord of Promiscuity. Because Paris has chosen to save his best friend instead of finally being with the love of his life, Sienna.Aeron is lonely. He has of course Legion, but she is really a demon minion and not that trustworthy. And then he meets Olivia an angel who was trying to kill him, but then she fell in love with him. And now she is no angel any more. More precisely she is weaker than a human now and totally in Aeron’s mercy.“What are you doing here, Olivia?”“I’m here…I’m here for you.” The way Olivia has lost her wings in order to be with Aaron, it kind of reminds me the fairytale of The Little Mermaid who lost her tail in order to be with her prince.Olivia believes in Aeron. She became fallen for him, weak and easy to kill. Just because…“Because you aren’t what you believe you are. You aren’t what everyone else believes. You might have delivered countless deaths but you love more fiercely than anyone I’ve ever known. You give of yourself with no thoughts to your own happiness.” Most women love bad boys and tortured heroes. Fortunately, Aeron will love Olivia back. He will love her more fiercely and more passionately than Olivia would hope. I just love Aeron and Olivia together! I cannot really decide who made the biggest sacrifices for the other.Final note: The book also starts the love story of Galen (the Demon of false hope) and Legion. Their HEA is one of the books I am looking forward to reading hopefully soon :)“Kiss me,” he commanded.“No.”“Kiss.”“No!”“Why not? Not like it’s anything special.”“Cease…talking!” she growled.His snarl was like a caress. “Fine. You want a quick fuck, that’s all you’ll get.” 8 books and 7 years after this one-night stand Galen cannot stop thinking of Legion.

  • Kristen
    2019-02-11 13:58

    3 Very, Very, Very Low Stars (and that is only because the story is well written)I'll make this review quick and to the point. If I don't, I will do nothing but rant!! I've never been a fan of Aeron and after reading his book, I'm still not, though he did redeem himself at the end. But Legion, Aeron's little demon pet fiend...OMG! I hated her character with such a passion that I almost gave this book 1 star! She completely and utterly ruined this story for me. Even the awesome heroine couldn't save it. This will definitely be one book in the series I will NEVER read again. Well, I guess I didn't quite achieve the "no ranting" part.

  • Exina
    2019-02-07 17:47

    "Better a fool who plays the game than one who remains on the sidelines."The Darkest Passion is the fifth book of the Lords of the Underworld series, the story of Aeron, keeper of Wrath and Olivia, a fallen angel.It’s an amazing, thrilling, heartbreaking, exciting, sensual installment. I have only one serious problem with it: Olivia’s character. I’ve read this book twice, and even for the second read I see Olivia as selfish. Olivia, a former joy-bringer, now a newbie warrior angel, is assigned to execute Aeron, because he had unintentionally summoned his little demon companion, Legion, from Hell, and bounded her to himself.Olivia is so enthralled by Aeron that instead of accomplishing the command, she chooses to fall.A respectable sacrifice, but she makes it not only for Aeron, but mainly for herself. She knows that another executioner will be sent to Aeron, and there is no way to escape his fate. But until then they have fourteen days, so she wants to have fun! Because she deserves it…“I watched you,” she continued, “as well as those around you, and I… ached. I wanted you, and I wanted what they had–freedom and love and fun. I wanted to play. I wanted to kiss and to touch. I wanted joy of my own.” Her gaze met his, bleak, broken. “In the end, I had a choice. Fall…or kill you. I decided to fall. So here I am. Yours.”After arriving to the fortress, endless conversations start about if she should stay or go. She is hysteric and importunate. She constantly reminds Aeron of her sacrifice. And now what does she want? To have fun, to have sex, to pierce her navel, to dye her hair, to persuade Aeron to accept his upcoming death, and until then to have fun with him.“She wanted Aeron here with her, yes, but he apparently needed time away to reflect on how lucky he actually was to have her. That wasn't egotistical of her, she told herself. Truth was never egotistical.”Little bit arrogant, our angel, isn’t she? When Aeron is injured, all Olivia can think about is that she can’t enjoy her nine days left with him, if he dies before his execution.When Olivia thinks that Aeron would have (view spoiler)[sex with Legion in order to save the demon from the bargain she had made with Lucifer, and save his friends as well, (hide spoiler)] all Olivia can think about is the consequences of this act for her. HER broken heart, HER pain, HER hurt. Never thinks about how Aeron feels (view spoiler)[being forced to have sex someone whom he considers his daughter. (hide spoiler)]And after everything is revealed, and everything seems hopeless, and Aeron storms out of the room helplessly, what does she think??? “He didn't gently shut the door behind him. He slammed it, rattling the pictures on the walls. After everything she'd just agonized over, realized and decided, a little compassion--and a goodbye kiss--wouldn't have been amiss.”She has one great moment though, when she is finally given the opportunity to help the Lords. I really appreciated her bravery. But at the end, she just whines some more, and instead of (view spoiler)[saving Aeron, she demands him back from the High Council just because SHE deserves to be happy. (hide spoiler)]No, I’m not jealous. Aeron is not my type. He is too morose. But he is also fierce and caring. Admirably caring. He was disciplined, distanced and brutally honest. He trusted no one but his friends. Weakness was not a trait he tolerated. And yet, to those he loved, he was kind, nurturing and solicitous. He placed their well-being above his own. ... This man, he isn't evil, despite the evil inside him. He's kind. He's considerate. He's capable of great affection and boundless loyalty.He has so much burden on his shoulders and now Olivia also pins herself on him. His deeds are highly respectable. His decision at the end is heartbreaking. Legion is selfish too, yes, but it is in her demonic nature. Her bargain with Lucifer is surprising, and gives new perspectives for the series. She is a credible and perfectly drawn antagonist. And most importantly, she improves! When she finally realizes the consequences of her deeds, she does her best, the only thing she can do to help and avenge Aeron. The story and secondary charactersComplex, coherent, well-worked-out storyline, where everything has significance. The quest for the artifacts goes on in the Temple of the Unspoken Ones. I loved Strider’s viewpoint.The Unspoken Ones. Without a doubt. Strider let out a breath. They should have remained the Unseen Ones, as well. 'Cause damn. Win.No challenge has been issued yet, moron. Thank the gods, he added, just for himself. Would he be able to defeat these things?New demon-possessed immortals show up, are created, and revealed.I was floored by the appearance of (view spoiler)[Baden and Pandora! (hide spoiler)] How fantastic it is to meet them like this! Hope we’ll see them again later.And Galen! Yes, Galen. A yummy food for thought.All in allAeron is an unforgettable hero. The secondary characters are amazing. The antagonists are creepy, disgusting, provoking, and outrageously evil. The enemy is very capable, with powerful allies. There is action, drama, oh, so much drama, so many tears, bargain after bargain, astonishing twists and turns, surprises. Only the development of the romance, especially Olivia’s character was not satisfying for me. 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  • Michelle
    2019-02-23 15:28

    4 My Fallen Angel Stars!This was the fifth book in the Lords of the Underworld Series. Aeron and Olivia's story. Aeron the keeper of wrath. He's full of tattoos and has wings. Flying through the night punishing those that need to be punished. Olivia a fallen angel that has finally become visible to Aeron after months of following him around. I loved Olivia. She wanted Aeron. She wanted to experience so much in life. She wanted to experience her own joy instead of just making others experience it. She wanted to have sex with Areon and she cracked me up with everything she did to try and tempt him into soiling her. lol These woman that are at the fortress are always ready to corrupt a new woman brought in. They defiantly slutted her up for Aeron. Haha!Aeron was awesome too. I loved how loyal he was to all his brothers. How he took Paris under his wing to try and help him feel better. How he made his room all girly for Legion...the daughter he always longed for but never would allow himself to have. He tried to stay away from Olivia. His demon was not happy about it. His demon loved Olivia right away. Of course we still have Legion. Trouble causing Legion. Aeron thinks of her as a daughter but Legion thinks of Aeron as a man she plans to marry. When Legion bargains with Lucifer I probably screamed NO so damn loud I woke up the house. lol Once again this book was filled with lots of action, betrayal, kidnappings and even death. Ugh! Does Legion's bargain with the devil go as planned? Does Olivia listen to Lysander and return to Heaven to be an angel again? Does Danika's painting come true where Lysander kills Aeron and his demon wrath is freed? Why not a 5 star? Well I had issues with the ending and I'm just not sure I liked it. I mean I'm thrilled that things ended how they did but I'm sad because of how something was not put back where it belonged. lol Sorry...I can't say more because I don't want to spoil anything. I love how in each book we also get some of the other warriors. I love being in each one of their minds. They are all so fierce and loyal to each other. I love them all! I'm super excited to get to Gideon keeper of lies and Scarlet keeper of nightmares story next. What fun it's going to be! Lies and nightmares together and something was revealed in this book about them. I can't wait. I will be reading it soon:))

  • Eda** # Dax Lahn's Golden Tigress#
    2019-01-30 11:30

    ** 6+++++ STARS ** Starting this series, and rereading this particular book approximately 13765 times...

  • DarienMoya
    2019-01-31 16:44

    ^^THIS WAS PASSION ALL OVER MY FACE!^^I like tattoos oh yes I do, I like tattoos how about you. I like them on hot faces, and some that are hiding in his pants. I like them in places, places I can grab. Oh Aeron I do love you, oh Aeron my winged baby you have enough for me and you.So here it is right in your face, I loved Aeron, this crazy ass man lights my fire, and as this series goes on I just love it more and more. I freaking cried for this book, I felt sad at times, not for the book, but for the characters. They are so energetic and real that I sometimes forget I am reading a book and should get over the heartbreak (easier said than done). Aeron I have been waiting to finally read his book, and let me say it was no disappointment. Aeron is everything that was portrayed and more, he loves fiercely and hates just as fierce. He lives with guilt and has drawn a conclusion that he deserves nothing good. When he feels an invisible presence tailing him he knows that his time has run out and he is about to be killed, but weeks go by and the presence wont make themselves known. Frustrated and annoyed by this invisible person, Aeron just wants to get it over with, when this very person is keeping away his love and soothing demon Legion. Well he meets his invisible person and it was nothing he expected.Olivia just got booted from the heavens, and fought her way out of hell, all for the tattooed hottie that gets her blood boiling. Well the reception is somewhat cold, but one thing is clear Aeron wants her and if only, would he listen to his body instead of his head and start trusting her. Olivia knows there is only a matter of time before someone takes over the job she was meant to do and come for Aeron. Olivia is coming to realize she would do anything for Aeron even give up her life.So let’s talk, this book was feckin sexy! My face fell of a few times cus I found this book the far most erotic of the bunch, there was something very sensual and carnal about it and it just blew my freaking mind. I wanted to hop on Aeron and go for a ride, this man is tortured and all types of good. Plus there was Legion, F.Y.I that bitch be crazy not regular crazy, like demon bitch in hell crazy. This created one hell of a triangle and Olivia managed it like a pro.Overall, I really liked it and LTU is one of my fave series out there, these men always float my boat. Lysander I want to stroke those golden wings and take him to a new heaven but that’s just me going places I shouldn’t. On that note, Aeron and Olivia were good together, only disappointment was that it just ended, kept flipping the page going WTF “That’s It”. Mmmmmmm Aeron you sexy tattooed beast!!!

  • Anna
    2019-02-14 11:32

    “I watched you,” she continued, “as well as those around you, and I…ached. I wanted you, and I wanted what they had—freedom and love and fun. I wanted to play. I wanted to kiss and to touch. I wanted joy of my own.” Her gaze met his, bleak, broken. “In the end, I had a choice. Fall…or kill you. I decided to fall. So here I am. Yours.”

  • Buggy
    2019-02-17 11:49

    Opening Line:"They Don't seem to care that they're dying."THE DARKEST PASSION is book #5 in the fantastic and addictive Lords Of The Underworld series and this time its all about the winged and tattooed immortal Aeron. A warrior cursed (along with several others) after opening Pandora’s box and bound ever since to a demon, his being Wrath (sort of like a devilish alter ego you can’t ignore) Recently Aeron has sensed an invisible female presence around him and here we learn that she is in fact an angel-demon assassin sent to kill him. Of course nothing is as it seems with this series and when Aeron confronts this angel, Olivia claims that she means him no harm, that she couldn’t kill him and has in fact fallen. Giving up immortality and her life in the clouds to experience her now earthly life with him. It’s a match made in Heaven/Hell right? What could be easier then a demon lord and a fallen angel hooking up? Throw in Lucifer, Shadow girl and Aeron’s altered little venom spitting girlfriend Legion, more deals and bargains with Greek gods then I could keep track of, a continuing war with the ‘hunters’ and you’ve got yourself the makings of a perfect romance.This was a great read and an excellent addition to the series as a whole and really is worthy of 5 stars however because I didn’t read Heart of Darkness first which (who knew) contained Lords Of The Underworld 4.5 there were major plot holes and a whole lot of confusion in the beginning chapters along with certain details that were never filled in. For example how and when did one of the immortals get both of his hands cut off? I just hate it when authors put semi-important details or move along an ongoing series within an anthology. I’ve been burned too many times with them, spending the money to read 75 pages and usually only enjoying or bothering with the one story by the one author. I won‘t be reading HOD on principle alone now. Anyways enough with my rant. Did I mention how frickin sexy this book is?Yeah sexy and erotic too, that Showalter can sure write a love scene. Aeron as our hero is awesome he's also the one most in harmony with his demon (now) and as the protector, the one that keeps the others safe. Covered in gruesome tattoos from top to bottom he also sports a pair of wings, flying around during battles and in one instance during love making (that was a new one for me, sex while in flight!) And as improbable as it seems his and Olivia’s romance is a perfect match, once the pair get out of the bedroom that is (I just have to say why does Showalter deem it necessary to lock every one of her heroines in a warriors bedroom for a period of time while one or the other recovers and until the warrior and demon both declare “mine” Its done in almost every book and frankly its getting boring.)Our couple face insurmountable odds with exciting twists, kidnappings, double crossings and in the end the ultimate sacrifice in the name of love. The ending is …well you’ll get your HEA but at what cost? The Darkest Lie is up next and it has been set up perfectly for Gideon and his long lost----- also because of events in the last couple of chapters many new and exciting doors have been opened up for this series as a whole. Cheers.

  • Alkyoni
    2019-02-17 14:38

    Meet Olivia. Olivia is an angel. She used to sit on her white cloud in Heaven and watch us mortals having such a great time, but one day she realized that she wasn’t having any fun. Then her superiors sent her on a mission to kill the man who seemed to be so much fun.Meet Aeron. He is the keeper of the demon Wrath. He has fancy black wings. He is covered in tats that tell the story of his gruesome killings from head to toe. He is obviously the epitome of fun.Olivia refuses to kill Aeron and as a punishment she falls from heaven. The clock is ticking since another avenging angel will be coming soon in Olivia’s place but that doesn’t stop the sparks from flying all over the place.This series had always been a fast and fun read for me. Despite the cheese, it’s loaded with action, humor, intriguing characters and interesting world building.That being said, I absolutely hated Olivia. This is a matter of personal taste of course, but I never cared for the innocent heroines in romance. Not that Olivia acts all that innocent, mind you, but all this “I’m new to the fun element, show it to me, now” is just not my cup of tea.Moreover, sweetheart, there are so many other fun things for you to do down here on earth. Sure, dressing like a slut and trying to do the nasty with the guy who insists that he’s not good enough for you can be one of them. But so is chocolate. Did you try some chocolate? No. Why? Because there would be one less paragraph of you thinking about seducing the poor guy and we couldn't possibly have that now, could we?Half the book is about Olivia trying to jump Aeron. From the moment she opens her eyes till bedtime, that’s all she’s thinking about.Kiss. Breasts. Bodies. Moving. Kneading. Sliding. Taking. Possessing.Licking. Sucking.Yeah. The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.He on the other hand does want her, but he grinds his teeth in sexual frustration and refuses her for various reasons that I don’t even care to explain at this point. His Demon isn’t helping any since Wrath wants Olivia too and keeps saying Mine, Mine, Mine like a broken record.Moreover, a little female demon that Aeron loves like a daughter wants to jump him too and plots to wipe Olivia off the face of the earth at the same time. No argument from me, but that’s not the point. The point is that the guy is a mess..."Want to take you...can't take you...taste so good...need more...can't have more..."Yeah. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.Don’t even get me started about the ending.Anything that I enjoyed? Everything but the Romance and everyone but the main couple and the bitchy demon.

  • ♥Sam ♥ ~S2~Im made of awesomness
    2019-02-24 15:38

    http://shamelessromancereviews.blogsp...BEST YET! LOVED IT FAN-FRIGGIN-TASTIC!!FIVE STARS!!!! First things first, the cover -HOT Gotta love a guy with a back like that,I cant tell you how many times my husband must walk in on me with a little bit of drool hanging from my mouth in an almost catatonic state while I have been thinking about these men! Plus Aeron has tattoos and I myself am a lover of Tats.So how does a man possessed by a demon, literally covered in tats, oh AND has wings *drool* - wind up being involved with an honest to the word Angel? Well you will just have to read it to find out wont you!So to go on without revealing anything I can say that the action was great, the romance was phenomenal and the intertwined story lines are getting deeper and deeper - Paris especially. By far the best LOTU book to date!Lies book is next so I don't really know if Im going to be able to handle a whole book of Gideon language.

  • PaigeBookdragon
    2019-01-25 18:30

    I skimmed the rest after reading 60% of the book. The Darkest Passion is the kind of book that you will enjoy if you have read the previous books of the series. Olivia (the heroine) confuses me and the Aeron didn't really wow me. The story is more like:Angel gave up her wings and all that goodness because she's attracted to the guy and wants to have sex with him. Guy wants the angel but is trying to be "distant" but the angel is oh-so-yummy that he cant help himself blah blah blah.The only thing that amuses me is William. That fuckboy is amazing and I might read his book in the future. But for now..

  • Anja
    2019-02-06 12:41

    2.27 stars.I am so frustrated with this author. I am starting to think the only good book in this series (The Darkest Kiss) was an accident. The characters are always in instant lust that after 2 days they call love. There is so much internal monologue about wanting to shag each other. I get it already.All the heroines in the series are starting to blend together for me. Apart from Anya, they are all bland, passive, and boring. Olivia annoyed me more than any other heroine. Her attempts to experience life on earth felt forced by the author and not as actual character growth.Aeron was a wimp. "Oh, woe is me. A fallen angel wants to sleep with me. Must resist or her BFF will beat me up. Oh, wait, he said it was okay if she was into it. Must resist for no reason then." He was better in previous books but became a self-pitying cry baby in this one. The demons are underutilized and basically become someone to respond to the heroes when they talk to themselves in their heads.I hated Legion. She became a bratty, stupid, and immature teenager for all that she is as old as Aeron.The last scene from William's POV creeped me out.The series plot arc took an unexpected turn and at times I was intrigued and pleased with the author's imagination and at other times kept thinking the author was plotting each novel on the fly rather than having a vision of the series as a whole. The parts of the story not related to the romance were much better and I found myself skimming the romance to get to the good stuff. Isn't it usually the other way around?Awesome twist for Paris that I never saw coming.I was glued to the book during all of Gideon's POV scenes. His story is next and it better not disappoint. I am thisclose to breaking up with the author. After Amun's story. And Paris's.

  • Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
    2019-02-03 11:34

    I didn't like this book as much as the others. I didn't really like Olivia, and Aeron was just a bit "meh" for me. I also didn't feel the chemistry between them I thought it felt a little flat, for me it seemed that Wrath loved her more then Aeron. What I also didn't like was how abruptly it seemed to end, on minute they were fighting the next minute everything was okay and everything resolved.I did like this book though, just not as much as the others, and I look forward to the next book as I can't wait to see what happens with Sienna and also with Gideon and Scarlett.

  • ~ Becs ~
    2019-02-17 18:28

    Well, I really loved this. I'd taken quite an extended break from Lords of the Underworld but it didn't take long for it all to come back.Aeron Keeper of Wrath, and Olivia make a fabulous couple - Olivia is a Warrior Angel despatched by the one true deity to execute Aeron for rescuing his little demon, Legion, from hell. She can't bring herself to do it as she's falling in love with him and, as punishment, she is cast out from heaven into hell and is a fallen angel. Her wings are ripped off by demons in hell and she crawls to the surface and this is when Aeron finds her, battered and bleeding and the story gets underway. Legion is consumed by jealousy and barters a deal with Lucifer which puts them all in peril and sets in motion a series of events which will have the most awful consequences for Aeron - this last few chapters were a real shocker and the rest of this review will have to go under spoiler tags.(view spoiler)[I loved how both Olivia and Aeron were prepared to sacrifice so much for their love and for each other. Olivia became 'fallen' through her love for him and Aeron ultimately loses his head in sacrifice so that Olivia and his friends could be safe.The whole scene in the after-life with Baden was very heartbreaking. Baden's been there for centuries with only Pandora for company and she is seething with resentment for their actions centuries ago. When Aeron is returned to life, I felt so bad for Baden being left alone for eternity.I'd love to have seen more after Aeron returned without his wings and his tattoos - this wasn't shown at all. Guess it will be in the next book. I really wanted to see Paris's reactions to the news that Sienna is now Keeper of Wrath. What will happen with Gilly and William?(hide spoiler)]I really loved Olivia - she was such a sweetheart and Aeron such a strong, protective male. They're my favourite couple of the series after Anya and Lucien. Aeron resisted his feelings for a good half of the book but in the end, he just can't resist her and he realises that they have something very special.Minor gripe - can't stand the way that the characters lose the ability to use pronouns during sex scenes.So on to Gideon, Keeper of Lies - I find the way he talks in opposites vaguely annoying.4 stars paranormal romance

  • Laura the Highland Hussy
    2019-02-19 10:35

    Amazing!!!!!! My favorite lords book yet. A-frickin'-mazing This Lords of the Underworld book picks up where "Darkest Angel" left off. Remember Lysander, the angel? His protoge Olivia was to watch Aeron, keeper of Wrath, and then to kill him. But Olivia fell in love with Aeron's fierce loyalty and the fact that he put his friends above his own wants and needs. So rather than killing Aeron, Olivia fell. Scraping and clawing her way up from the Underworld, Olivia emerges in front of the fortress screaming for Aeron.When Aeron sees who is calling his name, Paris tells him she is Bait and to wait for back-up. Aeron can't help himself and swoops down to pick Olivia up and takes her to his room. She is a bloody dirty mess, and he has no clue what to do with a fallen angel whose wings have been ripped from her heavenly body.Olivia not only fascinates everyone else in the fortress, but she convinces them she can help him with the search for more "lords" like themselves-in fact she helps them find the keeper of Nightmares, who is female, and quite possibly Gideon's wife. Olivia finally gets Aeron to stop trying to get rid of her and to do something about their mutual attraction, but Legion then makes a deal with the devil-literally. Hades was a Greek god who was imprisoned with the rest of the Greeks when the Titans took over a few books ago, so Lucifer is now in charge. Lucifer gets Legion to strike a deal...one he has no intention of losing. Legion turns human (looks like a porn star!) and has 9 days to convince Aeron to sleep with her or she forfeits her new body to Lucifer and he will kill all the lords.Aeron of course decides to sleep with her to save the world, but, what about Olivia? He had just realized he loved her when Legion pranced in. There are so many unexpected twists and turns from Gena Showalter, that I was so surprised by the ending, and the events leading up to the ending. I won't spoil anything since this book hasn't even come out yet, but it was more than worthwhile to read on the awful computer screen (I have the e-version and my newly LASIK'ed eyes were screaming in protest, but it was soo worth it!).by far one of Showalter's best, and my favorite of the Lords of the Underworld series.

  • Larissa Ione
    2019-02-08 12:42

    *sighs* Can't go wrong with a Gena Showalter book...

  • Leah
    2019-01-24 10:32

    So, it's official: Aeron is my favorite Buda Lord. Not only is he totally sexy, intelligent, honest, loyal, but that sacrifice he makes at the end for Olivia and Legion? It made me cry and love him all the more. He is such a sweetheart. The only thing I didn't like about the sacrifice was that Aeron lost Wrath, his wings and tattoos. I loved how sweet Aeron was with Olivia, and I have to say, the two of the them had some of the sexiest sex of the series. Helllllooo, dresser sex. I loved how he got jealous when Olivia was getting drunk with Gideon (and gave him her panties).Olivia is one of my favorite heroines of this series, right up there with Gwen and Anya. I was laughing my ass off when she gave her panties to Gideon and spilled her guts to him when they got drunk together. I found it in turns hilarious and sad that she freaked out around Torin. I cried when it was described how the demons in hell ripped out her wings because she's an angel. She was such a sweetheart when she was reading to Gid and then he helped her with how to go about "getting" Aeron. I will forever love her for managing to get Aeron brought back to life.Legion...Grrr...What. A bitch. I couldn't stand her before and now I want to strangle her. Making a deal with the devil to try to win Aeron! Who the hell does that! Okay, and ew, she had sex with Galen. I'm pretty sure I gagged for about ten minutes after I read that part.I loved that there was more from Strider's and Gideon's POVs. Gid is pretty much my favorite character in the series, and who doesn't love more Strider?!Scarlet...I loved Scarlet's intro into the series. She immediately showed her intelligence and her agressive nature. I liked that about her, and the fact that she was sassy and sarcastic.I thought it was a little weird, though, that Kaia was in the beginning of the book but never showed up again after having had sex with Paris.I did like that there was more of Cameo in this book. The poor girl hardly ever shows up, and when she does everyone is always talking about how they want to kill themselves becuase of her voice. I liked that Olivia was able to see/hear past that and become friends with Cameo.I thought it was hilarious when Lucifer was in Olivia's head. Especially when he made her flirt with Torin.Sienna now has Wrath. Not. Cool.Wrath was like a kitten. So cute. I love that he loved Olivia, too, and I miss him. I don't like that Wrath is now in Sienna.Lysander, the angel and Olivia's mentor, makes several appearances in this book. While I liked him in the novella The Darkest Angel, I have to admit to no liking him so much in here. I mean, for heaven's sake, he killed Aeron! Come on!Anyone who has talked to me about this series, whether it be in great detail or a short conversation, knows that I cannot stand Paris. However, after reading TDP, I find I must change my opinion of him. I actually liked him in this book and didn't find myself irritated to simply be reading about him.I absolutely loved that Baden and Pandora were in this book, even though it was only for a short time. I hope that there will be a way to bring Baden back and he'll have some kind of role in the series from here on out because I really liked him. Pandora was sassy and bitter, but I loved her too.Dominic, the Hunter, was the first Hunter to ever believe the Lords were not lying. I found that strange yet invigorating. And I loved that he sacrificed himself to help Olivia escape from Galen's evil clutches.I was not surprised to find that Cronus and Rhea held demons inside themselves (Greed and Strife, respectively). However, I was indignant to find that Rhea has been helping the Hunters all along.I loved getting William's POV. He so much more than he is portrayed as (a completely irreverent manwhore who never takes anything seriously). And, I have to say that I find myself wanting him and Gilly to end up together. I used to think it would be weird because she is so young and he is a centuries old immortal, but they are so cute together and it's not really that much different from the Lords and their human females, just a slight age difference.Like I said before, there was some majorly awesome sex in this book: on the dresser, on the balcony, using Aeron's wings to fly after they broke the balcony railing. Sexy stuff.The most emotional part of this book, for me, though, was when all Aeron's friends were gathered around his body after Lysander killed him. And, while the whole situation in general was heartwrenching, my heart broke and my tears fell when Gideon's and Sabin's reactions were described: Gid was crying on his knees and Sabin was begging to take Aeron's place. How the hell could I not cry when my guys were getting so upset and emotional. Poor babies.Overall, this is a fantastic book. Then again, can you expect anything less from Gena Showalter? I think not.

  • Kübra Yağmur
    2019-02-05 18:31

    Kaşınan, kendi kuyusunu kazıp da aşka düşen erkeklere daha bir bayılıyorum ben.Hele bu kişi kana susamılığıyla 3 kitap boyunca karşımıza çıkmış Gazap'ın muhafızı, baştan aşağıya dövmelerle kaplı Aeron olunca tadından yenmiyor.Sen misin göklere doğru haykıran, aşka meydan okuyan?Aptal adam. Salak iblis. Güzel dişi.Aeron'ın hikayesi kendisini öldürmekle görevlendirilmesine rağmen onun için cennetten vazgeçen Olivia'nın kaçarak ona ulaşmasıyla başlıyor. Önceki kitaplarda Legion'u seven, onu bir bebek gibi gören ben içinden çıkan sürtüğe sinir oldum.Kitabın sonu beni şoklara soktu. Şimdi, beklediğim onca kişi vardı, bunların arasına birde BADEN eklendi ama ALLAH'IM ONUN KİTABI DAHA ÇIKMAMIŞ BİLE! The Darkest Torment'i şimdiden sabırsızlıkla bekliyorum.* Ona gelene kadar diğer iblislerimin tadını çıkaracağım ama BU KİTABIN SON NEYDİ ÖYLE?Kitabı okumayanları uyarıyorum: aman ha! Sonra spoiler yedim diye gelmeyin bana.(view spoiler)[Aeron, sevdiği için öldü ama fedakârlığı sayesinde geri dönebildi.AmaİBLİSİNDEN AYRILDI! Kanatları artık yok en çok neye üzüldüm ama biliyonuz mu? O kanatlarla Olivia'nın yaptığı...yazık oldu yani kanatlara, dövmelerde gitti.Hadi iblis gitti, peki kime gitti? Başka beden mi yoktu ulan içine girecek? Yemin ediyorum Gena -zalım, cadolaz yazar- bu seriyi Paris'ime işkence edebilmek için yazmış!Galen'in sonunu da bir o kadar merak ediyorum. Kitabın sonlarında ilk defa gözüme tatlı gözükmeye başladı Umudun İblisi. Yani onunda bir kitabı, ara kitabı var mı bilmiyorum ama olursa fana olmaz hani. Okurum, hayır demem. ;) (hide spoiler)]Neyse efendim, ben seriye burada bir virgül koyuyorum. Ama o kadar küçük, mini minacık bir ara olacak ki siz benim yokluğumu fark etmeyeceksiniz bile. Zaten bende bu İblis Cennetinden çok uzak kalabileceğimi zannetmiyorum.Yorum bittikten sonra iki kere kalp krizi geçirme sınırına geldim. Az kalsın gidiyordu canım yorum ulan!*Kitabın çıkamadığım kanısına nasıl vardığımı henüz çözebilmiş değilim. Seriyi kurcalarken aklım neredeydi kim bilir. :-| Çıkacak olan kitap Cameo'ya aitmiş.

  • Chitra *CJ*
    2019-02-18 16:52

    Wow. That was a soul wrenching- emotional- roller coaster ride."The Darkest Passion" is the story of Aeron and Olivia.. and it an experience.Olivia is an angel we met in previous books- she has been fascinated with Aeron for a long time- so much that she gives up her immortality and becomes a fallen angel for him.Offering herself to him on a silver infatuation filled platter- she is not ready for reluctance and rejection, but she gets it from her demon, Wrath aka Aeron.After years of being without family, Arron only cares for Legion, his she demon until Olivia invades his life.While she wants to love and cherish him, he keeps her at a distance despite there being attraction.There was many things to love and be annoyed by this book,(view spoiler)[Firstly my peeves- I know Aeron wouldn't have slept with Legion in the end because of his sacrifice but it still hurt to think he considered it- I did not like Legion and her seduction- The feelings Aeron had were conflicted throughout the book. It was disheartening to see Olivia wearing her heart on her sleeve and Aeron not acknowledging it- Lysander in this book- WHY DID WRATH HAVE TO LEAVE AERON!! HE LOVED OLIVIA!! *heavy sobs*Things I loved- Honestly the glimpses into secondary characters- like Paris and Sienna, Gideon and Scarlet, Cameo, Strider- The heart wrenching ending- Aeron and Baden in afterlife- Galen and Legion(hide spoiler)]Overall,It had its ups and minor downs, but I enjoyed it. It had heavy dose of angst and I came to appreciate Aeron towards the end.Beautiful read when it comes to brotherhood, friendship, love, feels and sacrifice.Safe with minor exceptions 4/5

  • Larissa
    2019-01-25 16:32

    This is the book that started it all for me with this series. I got the ARC from Netgalley and just had to get the other books before I could read this one and I am so happy I did. I am in love with this series right now.The Darkest Passion tells the HEA of Aeron, the keeper of the Wrath Demon. There’ve been some chapters in the previous installments where we got to see his POV and he is such a brooding character. His relationship and beliefs in terms of mortality are so extreme that i was really curious to see who his better half would be.Wrath explores weaknesses and sins, for that reason and for seeing people all around him perish throughout the ages, Aeron can’t stand the weakness of humans and can’t understand how they can live life knowing that their days are counted without begging for more time, over and over again for more time.Olivia is an Angel. Originally a joy-bringer, she has been elevated to warrior and her first assignment is to kill Aeron. While observing him, she feels drawn to his strength and simply refuses to complete her task. She has fallen into hell and crawled her way up to earth in search of her obsession, Aeron, asking for help and wanting to warn him that another Angel Assassin would be sent at any time now. That is the moment they finally meet in person, even though Aeron has been felling her presence, watching him, for a while now. Olivia is a wonderful character. Being an angel she doesn’t really understand human emotions and the human ways. so it is great to see her having to cope with all that after she falls. She need to deal with pain and pleasure for the first time as well as with distrust, anger and so on. It was an amazing POV to follow, seeing and feeling with new eyes and skin and being able to do that what simply perfect.I loved this book! I think it is my favorite in the series so far, and that is quite an accomplishment in my opinion. The path both Aeron and Olivia had to tread on to reach each other and the obstacles and the transformation that each of them need to go through are amazing and heart breaking. I wanted to give up, scream, I cried, I laughed and I feel that all just made this and even more exceptional book.The heights to where Gena is taking this series intrigues me and I have to thank the all mighty that The Darkest Lie, Book #6, comes out only a month after this one, because the cliffhangers and open storylines that the author has left are infuriating and just make me love this series even more.If you are a Paranormal Romance fan and have not read this series yet, I don’t know what is wrong with you. You need to get this series, like NOW!

  • Gamze
    2019-02-01 18:29

    "Onu asla unutmasın diye, izini bırakmak istiyordu. Onu asla hatırlamasın diye kendini hafızasından silmek istiyordu.Ayrıldıkları zaman acı çekmek istemiyordu. Bir başkasını bulsun istiyordu. En az o bir başkasını kendi elleriyle öldürmek istediği kadar. Ama daha çok mutlu olsun istiyordu. Gülümsesin.Eğlensin.."Aeron kitabını yorumlamaya başlamadan önce.. Gideon <3 diyebilir miyim?? Hele o son sahnesi Scarlet ile.. Deliii gibi merak ediyorum yazar onların hikayelerine nasıl zemin hazırladı acaba.Bir yandan da okumak istemiyorum çünkü seride geriye sadece iki kitabım kaldı. :(Ve bitmesini aslaaa istemiyorum. Bu kitapta benim favorim Olivia oldu. Özellikle son sayfalarda yaptığı fedakarlıklar.. Ashlyn'den sonra seride sevdiğim bir diğer kadın karakter oldu. Ama Ashly'n ilk gözdem onun yeri o nedenle hep ayrı :))Legion'u seri boyu sevmeyen bir benim sanırım :D Bu kitapta daha da deli etti beni. Gerçi son yaptıkları fena değildi ama bu bile beni tatmin etmedi. Bir de seride kilit noktanın sanki Ashlyn ve Maddox'un ikizleri olabileceğini de hissediyorum ister istemez.Keşke onları da birazcık okumaya fırsatımız olsaydı. Favori çiftimi okumayı çok özledim çünkü. :)

  • Saly
    2019-02-10 16:49

    SPOILERS AHEADMy problem with this book was its length, there was way too much going on, so much so that I wanted the book to end already, I had enough of the drama. This is less of a review more of a recap, to serve a purpose for me, help me remember the developments because PNR series tend to get so complicated.We know that Aeron the keeper of Wrath was chained by Reyes when he gave into bloodlust and was given a task by Cronus, kill Danika and her family. It was then that he met the female demon minion Legion and got her with him, treating her as his daughter, something for which he had always yearned for. Paris sacrificed Sienna to save Aeron and since then Aeron has been trying to cheer him up, finding females for him, something the sex demon needs. Honestly, I am tired of Paris’s whining already, all he does is be sad and drink.When he brought Legion with him he broke heavenly law and Olivia formerly a joy giver angel and newly promoted Warrior was given the task of killing him, something she couldn’t bring herself to do, instead she observed him and toyed with the idea of falling so that she could experience fun, joy. Her mentor Lysander (of the Elite Seven and Bianka’s consort), warns her what would happen if she fell, she would be in hell at the mercy of demons and would lose her immortality but she still falls and when she meets Aeron she is hysterical, her mind filled with images of demons attacking and molesting her and her body bloody. Olivia comes across as very gentle at first, she has led a sheltered life but soon she does become a more stronger and confident person. She knows Aeron has only fourteen days to live, Lysander told her she can return to heaven or someone else will kill Aeron and she wants to experience life with him. At this point of time she doesn’t love him and even ponders on this and comes to the conclusion she won’t give up her life for him.I had a hard time with Aeron, he wasn’t very nice at first to Olivia, even though he knew she fell for him, he is very confident that she could not have possibly killed him. He is someone quite isolated that wants to take care of friends and can’t comprehend how humans can enjoy their so short life, which he later himself experiences. He is happy taking care of Legion and Paris, he doesn’t need another person to care for but Olivia is not taking no for an answer and helping her is Camero and Kaia.Other developments, a bunch of them find the Unspoken One’s who are butt ugly and know where the artifacts are and pit Galen and the others to see who will kill Cronus for them. Galen on the other hand is evil as ever, managing to find the invisibility cloak (which Olivia later steals from him), and putting the demon of Distrust into one of his female soldiers. More trouble for the Lords come in the form of Scarlet, another demon possessed Titan, who houses nightmares. They learned in earlier books that the imprisoned Titans were forced to house demons and Lysander tells them Cronus has Greed and his enemy wife Rhea, Strife. Rhea is the mother of Scarlet and working with Galen and also gives them poisoned water, used as bullets against the Lords.Gideon is giddy to meet nightmare and Scarlet tells him she is his wife, their book is next so let’s see how that goes.Legion, oh my god, I HATED her, she was so damn annoying. She loves Aeron and not as a daughter and when she tries to attack Olivia and is stopped she goes to hell where she meets Lucifer, where she does the most hateful think ever, make a deal with him. He will make her pretty and she has nine days to get Aeron in bed and if she fails Lucifer will possess her body (later she finds out he plans to kill the Lords).I didn’t enjoy the romance as much, it felt one-sided will Olivia doing everything, she even gave up her honest voice for him and when Galen was torturing her refused to go back to heaven because she made a promise to Aeron to tell him goodbye.Aeron’s demon loves Olivia and it takes him a while to give in to her, he wants her to go back and has been warned by Lysander, but when he completely falls for her he learns what Legion has done and has to help her even if it means sleeping with her.Legion was so hateful and I loved it when Olivia told her what love really is, it is making the other person happy, even then she doesn’t let the others know Olivia has been taken and when she sees Aeron in agony realizes her folly and goes to kill Galen.Aeron’s actions in the end kind of made me warm up to him a little, he died for Olivia, knowing full well he could not have betrayed her with Legion and that his death would make Lucifer’s pact void and give Olivia her wings back. Of course in the after life he meets Baden, who tells him that he allowed himself to be seduced by Haidee and killed because he was tired and Pandora is also there. He of course returns immortal but without his demon because of Olivia. His demon is in Sienna. In the end too everyone is ready to break Legion out of hell because after everything Olivia managed to bring pardon for her.Too goody shoes heroine who sacrifice everything for a hero I am lukewarm too, doesn't work much for me. The book seemed never ending with too much crammed in.

  • Zeek
    2019-02-17 14:51

    Angelic being, Olivia, has been watching the Lords of the Underworld for some time now- one particular Lord to be specific- Aeron the keeper of the demon of Wrath. When Aeron gets into trouble with the Angelic council for aiding anther lessor demon and releasing her into the world, Olivia has no chance to save him- unless she falls. Making the ultimate sacrifice, she leaves her heavenly home and joins Aeron on earth as a mere mortal- well, a significantly diminished angel anyway. Aeron is instantly drawn to the ethereal woman that crawls her way to the Lords’ doorstep one day, but he wants nothing to do with her and is determined to be rid of her. He has no choice, because no woman is safe around the demon he keeps inside of himself to protect the world… only the demon is strangely soothed by Olivia.But things get even more complicated when the little demon he’s begun to think of as a daughter makes a pact with Lucifer to win the man she loves with a very adult passion. Meanwhile the Lords continue to seek out the powerful artifacts that will destroy their arch nemesis and send him to hell once and for all while walking a tightrope between the aid they need from the capricious gods and keeping them at a safe distance.Will Aeron and Olivia submit to the passion brewing between them like both so desperately want or will both commit the ultimate sacrifice to save each other from destruction?Okay, a lot going on in this novel and to be honest it served as a major distraction from the potential for a passionate romance between Aeron and Olivia. There was so much going on I simply couldn’t get to know the h/h like I need to for me to really fall for book. Much of how Olivia fell in love with Aaron was relegated to back story- she watched him from the heavens for quite some time before she “fell” to be with him, and that we didn’t see, but were told about it. Still, the other stuff going on was important for the over arching story- so I can’t completely fault Showalter for wanting it in. (How this book ends is actually very important to other characters coming up!) I just wish we could have had more depth from Aeron & Olivia.Oh and another thing that *really* bugged me, was Aeron’s little demon friend Legion. She was mean and spiteful and not likable at all… I know, I know, she’s a demon, Zeek, its in her nature, but it just made me wonder why Aeron preferred her all the time? I simply didn’t get it and in the end she just annoyed the crap out of me. ::shrug::So, whereas I’m decidedly less than enthusiastic about this entry into the Lords of the Underworld series, it is important to the totality of it and shouldn’t be missed.

  • Burcu Büyükyıldız
    2019-01-31 14:34

    Allahım Gena! Ne muhteşem bir kadınsın sen!Serinin 2. kitabı benim için kusursuzdu. Bu kitap da işte aynen 2. kitap kadar harikaydı. <3 BA-YIL-DIM! :DGazap iblisinin muhafızı Aeron ile düşmüş melek Olivia'nın hikâyesi... Fedakarlık tüm serideki hikayelerin ana noktası. Ama bir 2. kitapta Lucien ve Anya'nın feda ettikleri beni sarsmıştı. Bir de bu kitapta Olivia'nın Aeron için kendinden, kanatlarından, ölümsüzlüğünden vazgeçmesi... Aeron'un ise Olivia için ölmesi... Muhteşemdi. Kalbim sıkıştı. Enfesti. <3Çok fazla spoiler vermek istemiyorum hikayeyle ilgili. Arka planda yine diğer savaşçılarımız anlatılıyor. Paris ve Gideon'la ilgili öyle şeyler çıktı ki ortaya. Delireceğim. :D :D :DBu seriyi hâlâ okumayan var mı? Hâlâ almadıysanız küselim. :DSevdiğim seriyi herkese okutmak gibi isteklerim var, ne yapayım! <3Bu arada dilimize çevrilen son kitap En Karanlık Yalan'ı, Gideon'un hikayesini sözde bekletecektim. 7. kitap çevrildiğinde okuyacaktım. Ama bende o sabır yok. Muhtemelen dayanamayacağım. Sonra 7. kitap çıkana kadar beynimi yiyeceğim. <3 <3 Bu da benim serseri serbest stilim diyor, bu seriyi OKUYUN diyerek bitiriyorum. :P***"Sonuçları biliyordum, kanatlarımdan, becerilerimden ve ölümsüzlüğümden vazgeçtiğimi de, ama yaptım. Sorun şu ki... görevim değişti. Artık kimseye neşe vermeyecektim. Sadece ölüm verecektim. Ve benden yapmamı istedikleri şeyden nefret ediyordum. Yapamazdım Aeron, yapamazdım işte."İsminin, dudaklarından böyle bir aşinalıkla dökülmesi de Aeron'u etkilemişti. Derim bir iç çekti. Ona ne oluyordu böyle? Topla kendini. Olabileceğini bildiğim soğuk, sert savaşçı ol."Seni izledim," diye devam etti Olivia. "Etrafındakileri izlediğim gibi... Ve acı çektim. Seni istiyordum. Ve onların sahip olduklarını. Özgürlük, sevgi, eğlence... Oynamak istiyordum. Öpüşmek ve dokunmak istiyordum." Kasvetli ve parçalanmış bakışları onunkiyle buluştu. "Sonunda seçimimi yaptım. Kovulacak ya da seni öldürecektim. Kovulmaya karar verdim. Bu yüzden buradayım. Seninim."

  • Kellie Maddox-Ward
    2019-02-19 11:35

    Long ago twelve immortals warriors made by Zeus, became jealous of Pandora she was chosen to guard a box. Inside that box housed some of the most dangerous demons ever known. The Immortals made a horrible mistake of killing Pandora and opening the box. As punishment for the evil they have unleashed each warrior was sentenced to carry one of those demons for all eternity. They are - Violence, Pain, Death, Disease, Disaster, Misery, Doubt, Promiscuity, Defeat, Lies, Secrets, and Wrath. Angry with the Gods the Lords wreaked havoc killing anything and everything allowing their demons to take over. They are then banished to Earth. A group of humans rose above the bloodshed and called themselves The Hunters. Hell bent on punishing the Lords for every wrong that has ever been caused. After killing Baden keeper of Distrust, they realise that they cannot kill a Lord without unleashing the demon into the world. Both sides learn that they need four godly artifacts to find Pandora’s Box to entrap the demons again. Time is now running out with the Titans have taken the throne, the Hunters are growing and one by one the Lords are learning to trust others besides themselves to help win the war. Who will find them first? Lords. Gods. Or Hunters.Name – Aeron Hair colour –Dark brown, cut close to head. Eyes –VioletDemon – Wrath Tattoo –Middle of his back, but he also got another tattoo of the butterfly on Things to know- He is one of the two Lords (other Is Galen) who has wings and can fly. Was under a curse from Cronus to kill Danika and her family. Has adopted Legion as his daughter. Is covered in Tattoo’s, his entire body is covered and shows all the horrible things he has done in the past. Name –OliviaThings to know-Appears in the Novella Heart of Darkness A Joy-bringer/Warrior Angel for the one True Deity. Mentor is Lysander. Tells the truth at all times. Has been watching Aeron for a while. THE LOVE STORY ”One day, someone’s going to fascinate you, draw you ensnare you, and you’ll crave her with every cell in your body. I hope she drives you insane. I hope for a little while at least, she denies you, leading you on a merry chase. Perhaps then you’ll understand a glimmer of my pain.” “If that’s what’s necessary to repay the favour you did me, then I’ll gladly endure such a fate. I’ll even beseech the Gods for it.”“Did you hear that, Cronus? He shouted to the heavens. “ Send me a female. One who will torment me. One who will deny me.”- Paris and Aeron Be Careful what you wish for Aeron! After Aeron and Paris have had this discussion they go back to the Buda fortress. When they arrive there is a female screaming for Aeron. She is covered In blood and mud. He has never seen her before, yet she seems familiar. Why is screaming for him? Why is she covered in blood? How did she get past the security? Olivia has made her decision. She can’t do as The Heavenly High Council wants and kill Aeron, (he has broken a law when he took Legion from Hell) . She can’t kill Aeron. When she tells the HHC this, they are not happy.She becomes one of the fallen. Yep she a Fallen Angel.Unfortunately when she falls she falls straight to Hell. She claws her way out. She has given it all up to save Aeron’s life. She has to be with him. Legion can’t stand Olivia. We actually learn that Legion is 1000’s of years old and not a little girl like Aeron thinks. She thinks she is in love with him. ”Legion,” he said. “Even if I like another woman, that doesn’t mean I’ll love you any less. You are my baby, and that will never change.” “Poison dripped from her too sharp teeth-teeth she bared in a snarl. “I’m not a baby! And you can’t like her. You jussst can’t. I’ll kill her. I’ll kill her right now!” with that Legion disappeared.So she makes a deal with the devil himself “Then, it’s agreed. You shall have everything you named. But if you fail to lure Aeron, Lord of the Underworld and keeper of demon Wrath, to your bed and inside your body within these nine days, you will return to this throne room, where you will willingly consent to my possession of your body. “ “I agree.”So basically the love story is: Aeron trying not to fall for Olivia. While treating Legion like his Daughter. Olivia trying to become accustom to being Human and when Aeron’s affections. and Legion being a bitch and trying to get in the middle of it! And thre HHC still gunna for Aeron’s head for breaking the highest law.. SECONDARY STORY There is a new player in town! Well a new Lord/Lordess. Demon possessed warrior. ”War?” She laughed. “When I could kill you all while you sleep? No, I’m just here to deliver a warning. Call off the dogs or I’ll wipe your presence from this world. And if anyone can do so, it’s me.” “You might think yourself powerful, but you can’t defeat us all. War is what you’ll get if you continue to issue such warnings.” “Whatever, warrior. I said what I wanted to say. You just better pray this is the last time you see me.” The shadows thickened again, enveloping her and leaving absolutely no sign of her presence. Until right next to his ear, he heard. “Oh, and one last thing. This was my courtesy call. Next time, I won’t play nice.” – Aeron and ScarlettIt turns out she is possessed by the demon Nightmares. She is captured by the Lords and brought to the dungeon for questioning. Gideon falls asleep while recovering from his torture in the last book and she visits him in his sleep. It seems she knows him?Kaia gets it on with Paris… Galen binds the Demon distrust with his 2IC of the Hunters. The others return to the temple of the Unspoken Ones’s. Where a deal is struck. Galen has the Cloak of InvisibilityThe sex of the Ashlyn’s baby is announced. We find out Cronus and Rhea are demons themselves, but which ones? (view spoiler)[Legion seduces Galen nearly killing him.. Its awesome!(hide spoiler)]And Old friend returns.. well Kinda.. .MY HONEST OPINIONScarlet intrigues me sooo much! I can't wait for her and Gideon's story!I'm kinda over Legion.. stupid little bitch.. but I feel bad for Aeron I do like him and want him happy! Olivia makes him happy.. The ending was.... weird to be honest lol not what I expected but I was happy with the HEA we got. I'm kinda confused with the whole Demon/Angel/Greek-Titan God/One true deity thing thoughThere is soooooooo many things going on at once that at times its frustrating but I like it at the same time, I want to know what happens next so bad. When is Paris going to get his HEA! I really am loving this series..Quotes/Convo’s/Thoughts I liked *************“No need to offer your firstborn in thanks,” Kaia said. “I only accept cash. Now if you’d like, we can go into town, find Anya, ‘cause I think she’s still there, grab a beer and a man and continue your miseducation.” *************Oh goodie! A slut-it up makeover!” –Kaia *************“He won’t have sex with me, though.” “Smart little shit, our Aeron.” Gideon’s grin was slow to form, but wicked and sultry because of it. “Listen, here’s a little unhelpful advice. Don’t consider sneaking into his bedroom tonight – and don’t make lots of noise so he doesn’t kill you, thinking you’re the enemy. Oh and don’t be naked.” “Excellent suggestions, thank you. Men do like their nakedness, I’ve noticed Aeron doesn’t want anyone to see my breast.” “How wrong you are. Oh, and Olive? In that position, I can’t see your panties,” he said clearly amused. Confident.. you are confident.. “Do you like them?” He blinked in surprise, clearly having expected her to change positions. “I hate them.” “Really?” That wasn’t embarrassing, she decided; that was empowering. “Would you like them as a souvenir? Since I plan to take your advice and crawl into Aeron’s bed naked, I’m not going to need them anymore.” Gideon laughed outright. “Nope. I wouldn’t. 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  • Bobs (Reader Unbound)
    2019-02-06 12:55

    WoW. Just wow.Aeron was never ever my favorite hero, so when I found out that the fifth Lords of The Underworld book will be for him I was like :Me: Why won't it be for Paris or William, why won't it be Toriin ???*wipes eyes, blows nose into hanky*Gena Showalter: Their turn will come soon. Every one of my men will find himself a lovely lady.Me: Will the next book be about one of those three?Gena Showalter: No it will be about Gideon.Me: Nooooo!*wipes eyes, blows nose into hanky again* I totally made that up, but anyway I wasn't looking forward this one so much. Yet once again I was totally mesmerized by Miss Gena Showalter talent and sense of humor. Action, suspense, pure angelic heroine, naughty alpha male, overprotective minion, extreme passion - what's not to love?In the end I can say I am very, very pleased with this book. Loved all the characters, and the way the the book wasn't entirely concentrated on Aeron and Olivia, but it showed a lot of about the others and the things they go through - especially Gideon and Strider. I'm actually going a happy dance here because I'm already anticipating The Darkest Lie, which is about The Keeper of Lies, Gideon ^-^ ( I'm sorry Torin, babe, you are stil the only one in my heart! ) I must admit I am pretty easy to please - and this book had what it takes. I loved the plot, the dialogs, the sexual tension that led to some very hot sex, and the big, fat happy ending. Not much more I can ask for. Easy 5 stars.~~~~Spoiler Alert~~~~I can't believe they took this demon, Wrath was sooooo f*ckin adorable especially when he thought Liv was his heaven ( ~hug for the big bad demon~ ). I guess it was fine since they gave it to Sienna, so Paris prepare darling your turn is coming ! Still I can't help but wonder will Wrath recognize Aeron as his former owner and Olivia as his Heaven? And how can Sienna and Paris be together, as he had broken so many hearts?Well I guess we are gonna find out soon !

  • Kathrynn
    2019-01-24 14:35

    Enchanting! The Darkest Passion is book #5 in the Lords of the Underworld (LOTU) series and did not disappoint. Aeron and his demon Wrath have been in all the previous books, I think. He's the tattooed and winged Lord that kills on a whim. For the past few books, he's felt "someone" watching him, but couldn't pinpoint who or what. His adopted demon "daughter" (Legion) was terrified of who/whatever was stalking him and he was determined to kill for upsetting his "baby." Olivia was an Angel tasked with bringing joy to others. But, she became interested in Aeron, saw in him the goodness others did not. Because of her time watching, she was given the task of killing Aeron because he took Legion out of Hell. She refused and was cast out of Heaven. Fallen.What Olivia endured gave me the willies. Through it all, she remained good. She became Aeron's ray of sunshine. It was so neat reading about these two.There was a lot of action, killings and brutal beatings. Lucifer played a role. The author chose to refer to God as the One True Diety. This book shouldn't be missed in the series because several crucial "things" are revealed. This is the first time God and Angels played such an active role and had scenes with Cronus (Titan). So mythology met the bible, right here.What I didn't care for in the book were the sudden scene changes in crucial places. Totally threw me for a loop. I was so disgusted that I found myself skipping over the sudden change and then going back to read it later. Felt it deflated the momentum of the plot. WTH?Also, enough already with telling about Baden and his death. I read that from at least 5 different Lords reflecting on his demise. The ending had me tearing up and though there was a Happily Ever After (HEA) for the main characters, a hole also opened up. Some build up for future characters: William and Gillie were also here. Stryder was in the interrupted scenes. Gideon (Lies) and Scarlett (Nightmares) seemed to be building upon something, too.4 1/2 Stars