Friday, 6 September 2013

The Darkest Seduction (Lords of the Underworld 9) - Gena Showalter

The Book
Release Date:  28 February 2012

At long last, New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter unveils the story of Paris, the darkest and most tormented Lord of the Underworld….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 Opinion  5 STARS
This story tells the tale of Sienna and Paris at long last.

Paris is intent on rescuing Sienna from Cronus where she is being held prisoner in a castle guarded by gargoyles. Sienna has always been on his mind since she died in his arms in an attack on him by the hunters. This is where he first learns that his demon promiscuity (which he names sex) can actually manage to get it up more than once for her. This has never happened to him before. As part of his demons curse he cannot bed the same woman twice.

Sienna has been on his brain and consuming his forward thoughts. Now he tends to only get it up if he thinks of Sienna and then he feels dirty. He has been drinking endless amounts of ambrosia with his alcohol to help him cope and has welcomed a darkness into himself to help with his rage.

Sienna is trapped in a castle where there are other immortals sectioned off in rooms that are unable to escape. The only times she has been able to escape is when Wrath takes over but then she finds herself forced into going back to the castle as if she is attached by a thread. She is taken completely by surprise when Paris and William arrive. She thinks that Paris is just another hallucination since she woke up with Wrath inside.

All the sides seem to want her to choose them and keep secrets to themselves or tell her convoluted truths so that she never knows the right way to go. Eventually the situation causes her to act as she does.

This book was sweet with the relationship between Paris and Sienna and Paris took his feeling and his relationship much better than his counterparts. In fact he is far more accepting and welcoming of the situation.

The only downside of the book is that there was so much more happening around the characters to take away from the relationship and so many more points of view. We also got an introduction into Kane's status down in hell and how he is introduced to the four horsemen of the apocalypse.

I look forward to Kane's story.

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