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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

Hardcover, Large Print, 641 pages
Published August 18th 2010 by Thorndike Press (first published January 1st 2010)
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Stacy White Not crucial, as Gena is great about recovering details from previous stories so you're not totally in the dark, but I'd highly recommend reading them…moreNot crucial, as Gena is great about recovering details from previous stories so you're not totally in the dark, but I'd highly recommend reading them all. They're wonderful, and give great insight into the other warriors.(less)
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Blacky *Romance Addict*

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" 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
Laura Marcela ✎・:*:・ |spoilers af|
It's so hard for me to rate this book beacuse I liked it a lot and 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
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
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
Sep 06, 2015 Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
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
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
"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 assign
Eda** # Dax Lahn's Golden Tigress  #

** 6+++++ STARS **

Starting this series, and rereading this particular book approximately 13765 times...

Apr 10, 2010 DarienMoya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010-reads, demon

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
Jul 12, 2015 Anna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“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.”
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

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
♥  Sam ♥ ~S2~Im made of awesomness



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* -
Apr 07, 2010 Anja rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: c, w-az
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
~ Becs ~
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
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
Paige  Bookdragon

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
Suzanne (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
Larissa Ione
Mar 23, 2010 Larissa Ione rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*sighs* Can't go wrong with a Gena Showalter book...
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Mar 17, 2010 Larissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, to-review
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

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
Kellie Maddox-Ward

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
Feb 11, 2010 Zeek rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites-pnr, pnr
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
Burcu Büyükyıldız
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! :D
Gazap 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.
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
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
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
Apr 04, 2015 Esra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Seni nasıl okumak istiyorum nasıl okumak istiyorum bir bilsen!!! Ama elimdeki iş bir bitsin ayın 20sinden sonra 1. kitaptan tekrar başlayıp keyfini çıkara çıkara okuyacağım!!

Ahh ahh o kadar zamanım yok ki baştan okuyamadım yineee :((

Ayy bu seriyi öyle uzun aralarla çıkarıyorlar ki kitabın ilk sayfalarında kısa süreli hafıza kaybı yaşıyorum resmen.. Kim kimdi diye düşünmekten beynim ağrıyor o derece :D

Vee işte fanların gözünden Aeron ve Oliviaa!!!

Aeron'ın kendisini izleyen me

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.


Bir sürü şok edici gelişme oldu be.Devamını istiyorummmm en acilinden...
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Gena Showalter Fans: The Darkest Passion (LOTU #5) 5 51 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
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Other Books in the Series

Lords of the Underworld (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • The Darkest Night (Lords of the Underworld #1)
  • The Darkest Kiss (Lords of the Underworld #2)
  • The Darkest Pleasure (Lords of the Underworld #3)
  • The Darkest Whisper (Lords of the Underworld #4)
  • The Darkest Lie (Lords of the Underworld #6)
  • The Darkest Secret (Lords of the Underworld #7)
  • The Darkest Surrender  (Lords of the Underworld #8)
  • The Darkest Seduction (Lords of the Underworld #9)
  • The Darkest Craving (Lords of The Underworld #10)
  • The Darkest Touch (Lords of the Underworld #11)

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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.” 50 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.” 44 likes
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