The Darkest Passion (Lords of the Underworld, #5)
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The Darkest Passion (Lords of the Underworld #5)

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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 Aero

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Hardcover, Large Print, 644 pages
Published August 18th 2010 by Thorndike Press (first published May 21st 2010)
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Blacky *Romance Addict*

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"...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 :(



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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...more
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
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...more
Kristen (Peddler of Smut)
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 s...more
DarienMoya
^^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 f...more
Buggy
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...more
♥  Sam ♥ ~S2~Im made of awesomness
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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* -...more
Becs - Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews
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 d...more
Laura the Highland Hussy
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 s...more
Suzanne the Mighty (Under the Covers Book blog)
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 c...more
Larissa Ione
*sighs* Can't go wrong with a Gena Showalter book...
Larissa
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 reall...more
Alkyoni

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...more
Leah
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Anja
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 exper...more
Zeek
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 instan...more
Kathrynn
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...more
Bobs (Reader Unbound)
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...more
♥ Sarah ♥
Phew! What a ride this one was! These books just keep getting better and better. To think, the first book I remember thinking, "wow, there's not enough action and conflict in it". This book, however, was the complete opposite of that, an absolute roller-coaster ride!

This book is about Aeron, Keeper of Wrath, and Olivia, an angel. Olivia has been watching Aeron for some time because she's been charged to kill him because he released Legion from hell, albeit, not really realizing what he was doin...more
Kellie is a bookwhoreasaurus
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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...more
Ronda
I have read some fantastic books this year, one or two are firm favourites and then I started LOTU... of course the first couple of books were placed high on my rankings, all 5 stars... I finally found another series that I could compare with others firmly.... but this book... this book is the single most spectacular book that I have come across in, like, forever!

I have never read a book that has actually had me holding my breath like each second counted... I have had so many twists and turns to...more
Saly
SPOILERS AHEAD

My 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 de...more
Lissa D'Angelo
Seré sincera, Aeron es el libro que más he tardado en leer de esta saga, estoy de vacaciones, sin excusas para mi tardanza, pero ya ven. No podía conectar con esta pareja.
Por una parte, teníamos a este chico malo, lleno de tatoos y alas monstruosas. Y por el otro lado, está Olivia, que resulta ser un ángel "caído", como ella se empeña en repetir, pero no piensa como uno y ciertamente, no merece que Aeron la vea como si se tratara de una chica pura ya que es más lujuriosa que cien prostitutas ju...more
Iva
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Shit me! I LOVED that ending! Even though I cried like a baby. God, Olivia and Aeron are officially the sweetest and most intense couple in the series.

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Brittany B.
Ok. This one was not as good as the rest. Though I like the characters a lot, there was too much nonsense keeping them apart and a ridiculous HEA. I hope this doesn't become showalter's habit. I loved the book before this one.
More than anything, I hate Legion. I hate her, and have issues with Aeron for not letting her stay in hell. If she ends up as one of the lords HEA's I'll stop reading.

Decided I like this book even less today thn I did yesterday, and took off a star.

Screw Legion.
Debbie
If you have been following my reviews you already know I am a huge fan of the Lords of the Underworld series. This was another great installment in the series. I have to admit from reading the past books Aeron wasn’t one of my favorite lords and I had assumed early on he was going to somehow end up with Legion. It was only in the most recent book that we saw Olivia and I started to wonder what would happen in the end. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed reading his story. He definit...more
Jen (Red Hot Books)
I'm a sucker for a tortured hero. It's one of the reasons I loved Lucien's book so much. But Aeron... poor, poor Aeron. He always puts the needs of his loved ones first. He rarely seeks happiness for himself, because he doesn't really think he deserves it. But Olivia knows better. She is angel tasked with killing him. His crime: rescuing his beloved Legion from Hell. Olivia is given a choice... kill Aeron or lose her status as an angel. But in the weeks she has been secretly observing Aeron, she...more
Ren
I give this book definitely 5++ stars ^^
Its hard to not give spoiler, but I'll make a try
This is the story :

Aeron, once an immortal guard of Zeus, the King of The Greeks God, that someday envy make him help his brethren to open Pandora Box, and released many dangerous demons to the world. He cursed by one of the demon, become host of Wrath. Everyday he forced to punish the wrongdoers, until he meet his baby daughter, Legion, the demon minion, that calm Wrath. But, a few days later, he feel the p...more
valee
OMG! I loved this book so much. Since I started the first page I wasn't able to put it down,literally. It has been a while since I had added a book to my 6-stars shelf, I'm glad I finally could.In this installment of the series we get to read Aeron's HEA, finally. He was my top-fav warrior since book 1.

Don't wanna spoil it to you so just wanted to say that this book will not disappointed, it is everything you were expecting. Just wanted to say that the story was so sweet it made me cry like a ba...more
Ronda  Tutt
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Nikki
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Gena Showalter Fans: The Darkest Passion (LOTU #5) 5 44 Sep 03, 2012 11:33PM  
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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 transl...more
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“Hold everything. I missed a four-way chick fight. Then I find out someone's been nibbling." William's attention shifted to Olivia, who was still lying on the floor. "Please tell me our sweet little angel is the biter. It'll make me want her ever so much more.” 53 likes
“You can include me, too." William blew Olivia a kiss, and her cheeks heated with a blush. "No need to say anything. I already know what words are perched on your tongue. Stop me if I'm wrong, but my getting to know you will be your pleasure.” 43 likes
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