Friday, July 6, 2012

Review: The Darkest Seduction by Gena Showalter

The Darkest Seduction (Lords of the Underworld #9) by Gena Showalter
Synopsis (Goodreads):
Possessed by the demon of Promiscuity, immortal warrior Paris is irresistibly seductive—but his potent allure comes at a terrible price. Every night he must bed someone new, or weaken and die. And the woman he craves above all others is the one woman he'd thought was forever beyond his reach…until now.

Newly possessed by the demon of Wrath, Sienna Blackstone is racked by a ruthless need to punish those around her. Yet in Paris's arms, the vulnerable beauty finds soul-searing passion and incredible peace. Until a blood feud between ancient enemies heats up.

Will the battle against gods, angels and creatures of the night bind them eternally—or tear them apart?
My Thoughts: Paris' story has been so long in the making that I was almost afraid that his book wouldn't live up to my expectations. No worries, though. It lived up to them, surpassed them and kicked them a few times just to make sure I knew how good it was. Gena Showalter has given us a book of epic proportions and I think I love it. STUFF happens in this book, guys! STUFF! And lots of it! *bliss*

Considering how much I've enjoyed the other books in this series, I shouldn't be surprised by how much I liked this one but ... I am. I loved Paris. He projects this image of a carefree, sex addicted lover of women but part of him hates what he has to do to keep strong. In his mind, he's using every woman he has sex with - even if he's giving her mind-blowing orgasms and she's enjoying every minute of it. The fact that he needs them like he does has been wearing on him for thousands of years. I loved that his obsession with finding Sienna turned him into something dark and lethal. Heck, I pretty much loved everything about Paris.

I was also taken with Sienna. Her horror over the knowledge that she and so many of the lower level Hunters had been lied to and basically brainwashed to believe that all demons were bad made me like her. Her drive to find her sister and right that wrong made me adore her even more. Simply put, her life experiences have shaped her into someone who is perfect for Paris and his demon. I just flat out liked her. I liked that she was accepting of Paris' past - although, honestly she'd have to be considering how many women he'd slept with in his very loooooooong life. I liked that she continually put his well-being above her own. I liked that she knew that gaining Paris' trust was going to be a long and rocky road.

Oh, guys. Big things happen in this book. BIG THINGS. I was blown away by the leaps and bounds the overall arc took. I'm looking forward like crazy to Zacharel's story now and I can't wait to see the rest of the Lords get their HEAs.

Books in this series
0.5. The Darkest Fire
1. The Darkest Night
2. The Darkest Kiss
3. The Darkest Pleasure
4. The Darkest Whisper
4.5. The Darkest Angel
5. The Darkest Passion
6. The Darkest Lie
7. The Darkest Secret
8. The Darkest Surrender
9. The Darkest Seduction - Paperback | Kindle

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4 comments:

  1. haha you caught up! That's quick! Gena made us wait so long for Paris's book but like you I loved every minute of it lol. I miss the other cover themes where it's only the gorgeous guy on the cover lol, but I like this one too.

    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

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    1. I was lucky that I had his book waiting as soon as I finished Strider's book. You're right, I miss the sexy man covers. *sad face*

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