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The Darkest Pleasure: Lords of the Underworld, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

Reyes is a man possessed. Bound by the demon of pain, he is forbidden to know pleasure. Yet he craves a mortal woman, Danika Ford, more than breath and will do anything to claim her - even defy the gods.

Danika is on the run. For months she's eluded the Lords of the Underworld, immortal warriors who won't rest until she and her family have been destroyed. But her dreams are haunted by Reyes, the warrior whose searing touch she can't forget. Yet a future together could mean death to all they both hold dear.

Don't miss the other books in the Lords of the Underworld series.

©2008 Gena Showalter; (P)2008 Audible, Inc.
All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. This edition is published by arrangement with Harlequin Books S.A. All characters in this book are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

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    Malinda 03-22-16
    Malinda 03-22-16 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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    "Really good addition to the series :D"

    4-4.5 stars

    This was a really good story. I liked both Reyes and Danika and I enjoyed their story very much.

    Danika is an artist who makes a living doing portraits and such. She's not rich but makes enough to make a living off of her art. Danika's very close with her grandmother, mother and sister and, after recently losing Danika's grandfather, the 4 women decided to travel to Budapest together. There they're taken captive by the Lords of the Underwrold for reasons unknown.

    Reyes is an Immortal man that was part of the reason why Pandora's box was opened. As punishment, the Greek gods decides that Reyes and the other's responsible would be bonded with the demons that escaped the box so the demons wouldn't be let lose on the world. Reyes host to the demon of pain and is driven to inflict pain, either on others or himself. In order to save innocents from his demon, Reyes has taken to inflicting pain oh himself to sate the demon's cravings.

    Danika and her family are kidnapped by the LotU in book #1, The Darkest Night. They were kidnapped because Aaeron (one of the LotU and the host of Wrath) was ordered by Cronos (the King of the Titans) to kill the 4 women or go crazy with bloodlust. Aaeron realized the women were innocent and while the LotU tried to find a way around the order, the women were kept in their fortress. During this time, Reyes and Danika meet and a connection is made. Danika and her family are eventually let go and Aaeron is imprisoned so he wont go on a killing spree in his bloodlust. Danika and her family decide to split up and go on the run, just in case the LotU come after them again. Unfortunately, hunters find Danika and see her as a way to getting to the LotU. After filling her head with lies and false promises, they try to set Danika against the LotU.

    Reyes finds out that Danika has been captured by the hunters and is determined to save her. Afterward, Reyes brings her back to the fortress with him, deciding to safeguard her no matter what. Reyes is aware that Danika might have been subverted by the hunters but he can't help but want to protect her. Danika fears the LotU but she's been haunted by memories of Reyes ever since they met and has a hard time thinking of betraying him and the others in the fortress. Demons they might be, but Danika can see that they're decent people that don't go around causing havoc. Unfortunately, there are many obstacles for Danika and Reyes to get past, one of which is Reyes' determination that he's no good for Danika and would ruin her if they stayed together. Thankfully, they manage to get past their obstacles, both external and internal, and end the story with a well deserved HEA together.

    I really enjoyed this story. I liked both Reyes and Danika very much as MCs...they both had issues and things they had to deal with but they did it well and made me like them even more. The story was very good and kept things interesting throughout. I'd recommend this story and series (so far at least). :D

    * note - The narrator did a very good job but I will say that I wasn't totally thrilled about Reyes' voice...but I didn't hate it either so I wouldn't see it as a reason not to get the audio.

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    nicole darland 01-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "another great one!"

    It is so easy to fall in love with these characters. Sometimes they drive you crazy because you just want to shake them and tell them to stop being crazy and just kiss the man!! lol This is a great book can't wait to start the next one.

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    G M Whiters-Belin 04-26-15 Member Since 2010

    I enjoy listening and reading books. Also, I love fishing, swimming and just being with my family... "I'm forced to have to work".

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    "Good Series"

    This series brings love, seduction, and action. This is a very good series and would make a great HBO TV show.

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    BikerCR Denver CO. 01-15-15
    BikerCR Denver CO. 01-15-15 Member Since 2008

    *Skier

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    "Fun series"

    Good books fun series. I like the characters in this series. They are well written without too much syrup. I'm looking forward to the next book.

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    Regina SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT, United States 04-17-13
    Regina SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT, United States 04-17-13 Member Since 2015

    Believer in what you can't see

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    "Pain is a big teddy bear"
    What did you love best about The Darkest Pleasure?

    The best part is how lovable Reyes is. Even though he is the demon of pain, he has learn to control the demon enough to only hurt himself. He always thinks of what his action will do to someone else.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The best part of the story is how Reyes takes care of Danika. He makes sure she has everything she needs and tries to protect her from his demon's violence nature.

    He doesn't want Danika's nature to change because of who he is and he tries to avoid having sex with her because he doesn't want Danika to have to hurt him to bring him pleasure, but surprisingly she doesn't have to.


    Which character – as performed by Max Bellmore – was your favorite?

    Reyes is my favorite in this story. Although his task is great, he does whatever it takes to do the right thing.


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

    The most moving moment is when Reyes losses Danika and he is besides himself, but he is still compassionate toward others, especially Danika's Mom, Grandma and sisters.


    Any additional comments?

    I love the idea of beings that are possessed by emotions and behaviors that we all have and how the characters deal with them.

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    constanza new york, NY, United States 05-17-11
    constanza new york, NY, United States 05-17-11 Member Since 2016

    **conty**

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    "not bad but bad in comparation"

    is not bad but def not good as the others in this series
    kind of bored me

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    Dorothy Ellicott City, MD, United States 10-31-10
    Dorothy Ellicott City, MD, United States 10-31-10 Member Since 2016
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    "good"

    I enjoyed this 3rd book of the Lords of the Underworld. Reyes' story is very romantic. The love scenes were adequate. If you are into this type of story, it won't be a wasted credit.

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    Donna Canada 11-23-09
    Donna Canada 11-23-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Romance and Fantasy"

    I purchase all of the books in the series and loved them all. The story is enthalling, the characters... well lets just say "NICE". I highly recommend these books.

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    Rose Sterrett, AL, United States 10-24-09
    Rose Sterrett, AL, United States 10-24-09
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    "Excellent!"

    Exciting - Very Steamy - Want More!

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    Amazon Customer NEW ALBANY, IN, United States 04-18-09
    Amazon Customer NEW ALBANY, IN, United States 04-18-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Reyes/Danika"

    OMG! Never had a hero pulled this many emotions out of me! One minute, Reyes made me want to cry and hold him, then two minutes later I think he is the strongest warrior I have seen. The Warrior of Pain was a true pleasure. I was glad to see him with Danika, someone to take care of his wounds, and give him a few if needed. This book is worth a few re-reads.

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