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The Darkest Passion | [Gena Showalter]

The Darkest Passion

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?
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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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    kari san diego, CA, United States 05-31-11
    kari san diego, CA, United States 05-31-11
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    "Love love love it!"

    Though I still like Darkest Night the most, this one is the very nearby second. I love the side stories, really make you look forward to the stories that Ms Showalter has in plan for the series. Mr. Bellmore does a great job reading this book and I think he's gotten better book after book. I would recommend this book to anybody. I would recommend that you read the series in their order, and read all the novellas that are related as well. Ms Showalter! I wish I have your imagination!

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    Karen SYKESVILLE, MD, US 01-27-11
    Karen SYKESVILLE, MD, US 01-27-11 Member Since 2007

    O Day of days when we can read! The reader and the book, either without the other is naught. Ralph Waldo Emerson. I Love to read, a great time for me is curling up with a great book!!!

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    "Not as good as the rest..."

    I really enjoyed the first few of her books but they are so similar you feel like once you read one, you've read all the rest

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    sandra gaffney, SC, United States 01-08-11
    sandra gaffney, SC, United States 01-08-11
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    "Surprised by the reading!"

    I have to start out by saying that I love Gena Showalter's books and I have all of them in print. When I read this book it was not one of my favorites of this series, but I ordered the audio book anyway because I wanted to have them all in audio. I was truly surprised because I enjoyed listening to the book way better than I enjoyed reading the book and this is not usually the case for me. Max Bellmore brought the characters to life for me in a way that the written pages didn't. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys paranormal romance.

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    Denise From Minnesota 07-22-10 Listener Since 2010
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    "Can't make myself like this book"

    I've listened to all of the Lords series released so far and I was looking forward to this book. I'm very disappointed. First, I found the book hard to follow. The narrator's voices are hard to distinguish and many times, I found myself wondering which character was talking and if the words were meant to be verbalized or just thoughts in characters head. I don't remember being confused by this in the other books. I also do not like Olivia at all. I don't believe her character. She went from angel to complete slut in the blink of an eye. I wish the author had handled Olivia's sexual awakening a little more innocently, with more exploration and build up to the (pardon my pun) climax. I don't like Aeron and Olivia as a couple, I don't believe in their "love match", which makes the explicit sex scenes kind of gross. I'm not a prude, I like steamy sex scenes, but I always want to believe that the underlying emotion to all the hot throbbing need is true love. I don't believe that where Aeron and Olivia are concerned so it sort of ruined the intimate scenes for me and I found myself fast forwarding to get past them. I'm hoping this book was just a random miss where Showalter is concerned and the next book in the series will be back on the mark. If not I'm afraid this is another series I will have to discontinue.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    BluBumbleB BayArea, CA 09-15-13
    BluBumbleB BayArea, CA 09-15-13 Member Since 2012

    Audible OBSESSED!

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    Intense, romantic, funny, and full of action, this installment of LOTU was such a pleasure to listen to. Is it possible that a series can be perfect? :-) I'm SO into these warrior Lords AND their women! Showalter has created an awesome world that will totally envelope you. If you love paranormal romance this is a must have in your library. Definitely worth any credits; its best if you start from the beginning with the Darkest Night because you can appreciate how the characters develop over time and all the events that occur. I loved this one to pieces, and I can't gush about it enough! Get it!

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    Jasmin Chicago, il, United States 10-09-10
    Jasmin Chicago, il, United States 10-09-10 Member Since 2010
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    "ecstasy of....corniness."

    I must say that I did not like this book. All the climaxing going on in this book and the ending was highly anti-climactic. I was listening to the book on the subway and I was embarrassed. LOL but it wasn't sexy just sex and some of the lines the characters said were so corny. And I found myself hoping it would hurry up and get to the point. I don't like writing bad reviews but this was just bad I'm sorry to say.

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