The Darkest Passion

Narrated by: Max Bellmore
Series: Lords of the Underworld, Book 5
Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
Categories: Romance, Fantasy
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,562 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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Book 5 of the Lord of the Underworlds

Its been a long time since I listened to the first 4 book, so I had a hard time figuring out who was with who, and where the 4th book left off, but as always Max Bellmore narration is spell-binding, as the Lords fight for humanity along with there demons and the women who comfort them, winding a thrilling story base, you fall in love with each character and their personal fight for what they believe in, its about finding your true soul-mate, doing whats right, for not just themselfs, but for all.. A great series as we have come to expect from Ms. Showalter, passion, love, betrayle, lust, friendship and bonds that are never broken...

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    5 out of 5 stars

Awesome.

Jsut to let everyone know this is NOT the 5th book in this series its the 7th one.... If you go to her website there are a couple books in between this one and the 4th one. There are 12 in all so far and another on coming out in Nov. I love all of these books and have listened to them all and will try to find out how to go about getting the others as well.

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    4 out of 5 stars

Another good one

I have read all of this series and this one is just as good as the rest, there were a couple of places that it was "slow" but overall I really enjoyed the book and will listen to it again. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Gena.

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Lots of humor in this one

There were several times as I was listening to this book that I laughed out loud. Olivia was written really well and her interactions with the other Lords & ladies of the house were great as well. The story was just what I've come to expect from this series and the layers upon layers of plot keep me coming back for more. I'll definitely be reading more of these books.

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  • 01-16-11

Loved it.

I love the series. I'm hooked for sure but I LOVE Aeron. There is something about him that is endearing. This is my favorite book of the series because of Aeron and Olivia. It made me wish I could fall in love all over again to feel the way they do for each other. Plus Bellmore is the greatest narrator. I wish I could listen to this story all over again for the first time. Looking forward to The Darkest Lie.

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    4 out of 5 stars

Another great by Gena Showalter

I love the world of the lords of the underworld and the women they love, their strength against all odds, their loyalty and friendship to each other and their compassion for mere mortals. I feel as if with each book I read, the characters become more and more real to me, and with each new book I love discovering what will happen to that character but I also love the peeks/updates into the other lords lives. I can't wait for Ashelyn and Maddox's baby to be born. I

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    5 out of 5 stars

Love it!!!!

This book started out very slow. You couldn't figure out which character is talking, but it progressed throughout the narration. I love this book so much I found myself crying towards the end. I love the characters, especially Aeron.

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AERON AND OLIVIA ARE WONDERFUL FOR EACH OTHER!!!

Where does The Darkest Passion rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is a good book, I really like Aeron...he is a good man, and well deserving of Olivia's love!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Aeron! He is good..even with wrath as his demon he chooses to be good!

What does Max Bellmore bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Max is a good narrator, I am hooked!

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

Olivia fought her way back to Aeron, even bloody and beaten she kept him first in her heart and fought for him, and even after going back to heaven she fought for him...and now they can be together, she even thought about the naughty Legion!

Any additional comments?

I have enjoyed this series very much and am moving forward to book 6....Out of all the lords Aeron is one of my faves...he is a gentle giant...even with the murderous impulse he is kind and considerate and I am happy that him and Olivia can now be together..and he will even get legion back...even if it means losing his wings and tattoos, he was grateful and that was totally in his character...this was a great story!!!

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Keeps getting better!!!

Wow, everytime I finish a book I can't imagine how the next book can better better than the one before but let me tell you each one has been so good. Aeron's story was as good as Rayes' story. The story is very engrossing keeping you hooked. It also gives you an introduction to next story. Definately credit worthy!

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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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