Thursday, November 08, 2012

Review- The Darkest Pleasure by Gena Showalter


Bound by the spirit of pain, he is forbidden to know pleasure...

Reyes is at the mercy of a demon who demands suffering - a creature who once forced him to lay waste to the world. He has learned to satisfy it with his own pain, and now any joy in life has become impossible. His curse is even more intolerable when mortal woman Danika Ford enters his life.

Danika is on the run. For months she's eluded the Lords of the Underworld, the warriors who won't rest until she and her family have been destroyed. Her dreams may be haunted by Reyes, but her only choice is to kill him before he kills her.

Lords of the Underworld Series:
The Darkest Night
The Darkest Kiss


The Darkest Pleasure is the third book in Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld series. The series continues with all the Lords living in their Budapest Fortress trying to find all the artifacts to destroy Pandora's Box while protecting themselves and their demons from Hunters who are intent on killing them.

Reyes is the Keeper of Pain. He needs to hurt himself or others to sate his demon and feel any kind of pleasure whatsoever. He has had really bad experiences in the past with women because of his demon and so he always wants to keep love at bay. He fears he will taint Danika with his demon and so he tries to stay away from her.

Danika was introduced to us in the first book when Cronus had ordered Aeron to kill her and her family. Danika and her family were kidnapped by the Lords to find a solution to their situation. Since then they've escaped them and Danika is constantly on the run trying to stay away from the Lords for good. She hates how her world has been turned upside down because of Reyes and the other Lords.

We could see the sparks flying between Reyes and Danika since The Darkest Night and I was eager to know their story. Reyes was the first Lord who caught my eye with his tortured soul. He is super sweet and super sexy to Danika. Each of them has a lot of things going on in their lives but they can't help being drawn towards each other.

A lot of other things happen as well. We see Aeron dealing with his compulsion to kill Danika's family and Paris's story is just heart breaking. We get glimpses inside Sabin's head and all the Lords, the single ones and the ones with their better halves are seen as well. There were a lot of surprises, some I didn't see coming. The best thing about this series is that there are so many things happening yet it all flows so smoothly. I am addicted to the Lords and The Darkest Pleasure was a great addition to the series.

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  1. I love this series! I'm glad you enjoyed this addition to the series :)

  2. I love this series, though this wasn't my favorite book. Reyes was just too sad all the time, I liked Danika, she was fun, and feisty. Great review guys :)


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