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The Darkest Seduction (Lords of the Underworld) Mass Market Paperback – February 28, 2012
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About the Author
Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of over fifty books, including the acclaimed Lords of the Underworld and Angels of the Dark series, and the White Rabbit Chronicles. She writes sizzling paranormal romance, heartwarming contemporary romance, and unputdownable young adult novels, and lives in Oklahoma City with her family and menagerie of dogs. Visit her at GenaShowalter.com.
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Sienna, a former Hunter-turned-Ghost-turned-keeper of Wrath, lives locked in a castle in a shadowy realm under Cronus’s control. When she and Paris are reunited, tension spikes and it’s not the happy union either hoped for. There’s too much guilt, distrust and shame between them, not to mention cruel Titan gods, emotionless angelic warriors and evil Hunters with their own agendas determined to keep Sienna and Paris apart.
Since this story is about Paris, the yummy sex demon, I understood there would be a lot of sex involved which there was. Only two scenes out of several actually fit and prolonged the story. I skimmed them, more interested in their budding relationship than all the heaving and grunting.
Unlike the previous book, The Darkest Surrender, the minor characters got more page time in this book. We learn a few more tidbits about William’s powers and things he knows that he doesn’t want the Lords to know, and we see him cuddling platonically and acting very protective of Gilly. We see Kane in Hell and briefly meet his mysterious rescuer. Galen is a man obsessed and poor timid Legion makes a personal sacrifice to help one of her friends (their scenes together were awesome!). Soooo happy Maddox and Ashlyn played a good size role in the book since they’ve been almost non-existent in the series for a while. We meet a few new characters, including Viola and three other demon-possessed immortal warriors. I hope they return in the other books. Oh, and Hades (William’s father) but I think he’ll be nothing but trouble later on.
As with most of the books, I seem to prefer the scenes with the side characters and not the main couple. I think the reason is that the series story arc is played out with the side characters while the individual couples are just falling in love.
This story was a little difficult to read because of all the fragment sentences, excess use of the words ‘had’ and ‘that’, no clear POV now and then, and periods and commas in the wrong place. I had to reread more than a few passages to find out what was going on. Very annoying and took me out of the story.
Though this book does have good things about it—hello, heavenly battle and Paris’s redemption—I think it was too full of needless descriptions and repetitive thoughts and emotions that only padded the pages, not furthered character development. I’m a fangirl who’s been on the edge of my seat for Paris and Sienna’s story but I’ve read reviews similar to mine which is why it took me so long to finally sit down and read it. I was afraid of being disappointed which I sadly am.
Disclaimer – I bought this book for my own enjoyment. I am not paid or compensated in any way, shape or form for this honest review. I will not change or alter this review for any reason unless at my discretion.
-- Paris, Lord of the Underworld
Sex is easy. Love isn't.
Paris knows this because he knows his demon. He never ever gets hard for the same person twice. He, literally, sleeps with them and goes on his merry way, whether he wants to or not. He tried the relationship thing but it didn't work out. So imagine when he finally finds the one woman he could sleep with more than once, even though she happens to be the enemy! Sex - the demon of Promiscuity - doesn't really care.
Paris' journey started a few books ago and, up until his story got told, we got glimpses and scenes of how his life actually was, after the Sienna incident. He was, well, wrecked, for the lack of a better term. Miserable. Sleeping with other people, in order to keep his strength, was slowly eating away at him. Until he FINALLY gets to where Sienna is and manages to save her, with the help of Zacharel, the emotionless angel and William, the Ever Randy --- I really love that guy.
What can I say, other than all the man-whores out there, in literature, all the male-sluts and playboys that give up their philandering ways for the woman they love, are nothing compared to Paris, the Lord that houses the demon of Promiscuity. When the guy that needs to sleep with someone, anyone - because his demon does not discriminate - refuses to do so, if it's not the woman he loves, chooses to weaken and die, than cheat? Well, that, right there, is true freaking love and nobody could compete with that.
Besides Paris getting his HEA, we get a major boom in the story, one that changes everything. You'll see. We also get the start of Kane's story, just one short scene.
4 1/2 stars. Loved it. Love Paris.
I can't believe the ending and how Sienna is now...wait...nope...no spoilers here...but it was a fantastic ending and I can't wait to see where we go from here. Does Torin get his promise made to him by Cronus? I hope so...he really takes care of all of the Lords and their women so he deserves some happiness.
Next is Kane's book and I started to read it before I realized I was out of order so I know the first few chapters but all that did was spark my interest all the more. CAN'T WAIT!
And now knowing Zacharel spins off into another series...sooo excited (singsong voice)