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The Darkest Passion

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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 Aeron's darkest passion?

Now, with an enemy hot on his trail and his faithful demon companion determined to remove Olivia from his life, Aeron is trapped between duty and consuming desire. Worse still, a new executioner has been sent to do the job Olivia wouldn't....

©2010 Gena Showalter (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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    Mocha 08-13-10
    Mocha 08-13-10 Listener Since 2006
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    "Not her best"

    For anyone who has read the other books, you will not be delighted. I was so anticipating this book but I found there was barely a story... (sigh). Its all sex, sex, sex, and not the fun raunchy romps of the other books. Where before, there was action with all the characters's involvement in the Search for the Artifacts, it did not go forward this time. I did not enjoy this installment, I cannot say I'm glad I read it. Honestly, you can skip this one. Okay, maybe not, since you learn about Scarlett and (finally!) about what happened to Paris's girl (I forgot her name). Max Bellmore's narration is, as always, the best.

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    Wilma edison, NJ, United States 07-21-10
    Wilma edison, NJ, United States 07-21-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Excellent!!"

    I loved it. Great addition can't wait for the next.

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    Jameson 04-14-16
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    "Story just keeps getting better"

    This series just continues to get better. With each chapter that passes I want more.

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    Wendy R. Lopez 04-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Another Amazing Story"

    The stories get better and better, the anticipation for the next is overwhelming. The Warriors are a beautiful mix of man and lords.

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    Malinda Phoenix, AZ, United States 03-24-16
    Malinda Phoenix, AZ, United States 03-24-16 Member Since 2011

    I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)

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    "Very good addition to the series :D"

    4 stars

    This was a very good story. I liked Olivia and felt for what she had to go through. Aaeron was kind of a jerk through most of the story but he does come around...eventually. This seems to be a continuing theme for most of the LotU heroes.

    Olivia is an angel and for most of her existence she's been a joy bringer. Recently, she was changed (for reasons unknown and not of her choosing) to a warrior class angel and her first assignment was to kill a demon-inhabited immortal for breaking an ancient law. Olivia went to watch him and found herself intrigued and reluctant to kill him.

    Aaron is one of the immortal warriors that was responsible for the opening of Pandora's box. As punishment for the warriors and a way to imprison the demons, the Greek gods decided the warriors would act as hosts for the demons. Aaeron is the host of Wrath, seeing all the wrong-doing of people and feeling the need to punish them for their mis-deeds.

    In book #1 of the series, Aaeron was tasked by a god to kill four particular women or go crazy from bloodlust. Aaeron ended up imprisoned deep underground during this trial and here he met a small, green-scaled female demon that Aaeron came to call Leagon because she was one of many in the Leagon horde. When Aaeron went back home, Leagon came with him and this broke an ancient law about how and when demons are allowed to leave hell. Olivia is given the task to kill Aaeron but she sees good in him and refuses to kill him. As punishment for her refusal, Olivia is forced to "fall" which means she's cast out of heaven and into hell. She then has to free herself from the demons and crawl out of hell to get to Aaron.

    Aaeron has been sensing someone watching him and knew it was some sort of heavenly being, possibly intent on harm. When Olivia shows up, he's not sure what to think of her but is a major jerk towards her, even after she explains why she had been cast out of heaven. Leagon doesn't like angels and stayed absent when Olivia was around so Aaeron decided that he didn't care what Olivia did for him, he wanted her gone. It takes some time for him to get his head on straight about Olivia and even longer to figure other things out (like the crap with Leagon). TBH, Aaeron was kind of a dummy that finally got it right in the end. Olivia was pretty kickbutt though...she pulled things out of the toilet and enabled a very nice HEA for her and Aaeron.

    This was a very enjoyable story overall. I did experience some frustration but it was mostly with Aaeron and his attitude towards Olivia as well as his blind spot about Leagon. Olivia started out seeming soft/sweet and maybe a bit deluded but soon morphed into a pretty strong heroine that I was rooting for. Overall, I liked the story very much and am happy with how the series storyline progressed in this book. I'd recommend it and the series (at least to this point). :D

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    Lisa 03-16-15
    Lisa 03-16-15
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    "More, more, more!"

    I can't believe Gena took me there. I've never cried so many tears over a book. Aeron is my absolute favorite warrior!

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    Melanie Radnor, OH, United States 11-05-13
    Melanie Radnor, OH, United States 11-05-13

    I like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and/or listening to mostly paranormal and fantasy.

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    "Aeron finally gets a happy ending"

    I enjoyed this book, but very disappointed in the ending. I am sure that Gena has a plan for why this book ended this way (or at least I hope she does). I will just have to wait and see where she takes it.

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    A. Renea SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 04-07-13
    A. Renea SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 04-07-13 Member Since 2013

    I have a real crazy in love relationship with books!!!

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    "You can't go wrong!"

    I really enjoy reading this series. You cannot go wrong listening to the Gena/ Max combo. This is very intriguing, sexy, and emotional. It is not an all brawn no brain or all sex. This is a combination of everything.

    I do not think I need to go into detail about the specifics of the book because you can all read the summary. All I really need to tell you is that the book is good and is definitely worth it!

    Enjoy!

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    Regina SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT, United States 01-03-13
    Regina SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT, United States 01-03-13 Member Since 2015

    Believer in what you can't see

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    "Underneath a nice guy"
    Where does The Darkest Passion rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Up toward the top, the characters are noble, the plot is action packed and in the end love conquers death.


    What did you like best about this story?

    That both Aeron and Olivia are willing to give up their live for the other. That Aeron always thinks about his loved ones and even defies the heavenly realm to save one.


    Have you listened to any of Max Bellmore’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    He fits the stories he narrates. The characters and story come to life.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Aeron gives up his head so that Olivia is saved.


    Any additional comments?

    Another fasinating series. It amaze me how many twist authors in this genre have come up with to tell their tale.

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    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 12-11-12
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 12-11-12 Member Since 2016

    Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.

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    "Wrath is gone."

    I enjoy all the LOTU stories up to date. The story lines do not progress the way that I think they should or expect. I was a little disappointed with the way that Legion turned out to be. I did like her in the previous books. My favorite is still the second book The Darkest Kiss with Lucian and Anya. Looking forward to the rest, now only if there was a sale, I would be happy. A series that defiently needs to be read in order. Another series recommended it Psy-Changling by Nalini Signh.

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