New York Times best-selling author Gena Showalter returns with her most explosive Lords of the Underworld tale to date, about a fierce warrior on the brink of sanity who will stop at nothing to claim the exquisite human with the power to soothe the beast inside him....
Driven to his death by the demon of Distrust, Baden spent centuries in purgatory. Now he's back, but at what cost?
Bound to the king of the underworld, an even darker force, he's unable to withstand the touch of another...and he's quickly devolving into a heartless assassin with an uncontrollable temper. Things only get worse when a mission goes awry and he finds himself saddled with a bride - just not his own.
Famed dog trainer Katarina Joelle is forced to marry a monster to protect her loved ones. When she's taken hostage by the ruthless, beautiful Baden immediately after the ceremony, she's plunged into a war between two evils - with a protector more dangerous than the monsters he hunts.
They are meant to be enemies, but neither can resist the passion burning between them...and all too soon, the biggest threat is to her heart. But as Baden slips deeper into the abyss, she'll have to teach him to love...or lose him forever.
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"5 Awesome Bad-en Stars!"
"Steal the box, they said. It'll be fun, they said." ~ Baden
Gena's talent really shines through in the latest addition in the Lords of the Underworld series. The Darkest Torment resonates a slightly dark tone, with an exciting, suspenseful, and passionate plot. As a loyal fan, who has followed this series for years, I was skeptical about the next book in the series being about Baden. But WOW, this story turned out to be one of my favorites in the series! As usual, Gena's weaves in her signature style, and we get plenty of dry humor, action, steamy romance, and plethora of quotes. I actually used the Clip feature and saved my favorite ones!
The story has multiple POV's, and we feel both Baden and Katarina's internal struggles as they slowly transform, and grow feelings for each other. When they finally give into their desires, their relationship ignites and passions flare. Throughout the story, we learn more about Katarina's dog training skills, and as a major dog lover, I really liked how her dog training plays a role in both of their transformations, especially Katarina's.
While the main plot captivated and drew me in, the subplots caught me off guard, and delivered some surprising twists that I didn't see coming. These surprises really have me excited for the next story.
Max Bellmore - The official voice for the Lords of the Underworld delivers another exceptional performance! He has a great voice that fits the male characters perfectly, and uses the right amounts of tones, pitches, and inflections to convey the different emotions throughout the story from the intense fighting, internal demon dialogue, to the really sexy scenes. I've enjoyed Max's narration from the very first book!
Lords of the Underworld is one of my favorite series, and I highly recommend it to any PNR/fantasy fan. Even though these stories are a romance at the core, they have a slightly darker plot, descriptive fight scenes, and a large portion of the multiple POV's are from a male character's perspective, so these stories can easily be enjoyed by everyone!
A couple of quotes from story:
"Your hardest times often lead to your greatest moments. So get hard." ~ William the Ever Randy
"Only one thing should be infectious. Your smile." ~ Torin
"Lords of the Underworld, definite winners." ~ Cheri
"It's over again so soon!?!"
I wait so long on tenterhooks for the next story to come out and then devour it overnight!
The narration was excellent and totally added to the story. And I love the sync feature so I could listen and then pick up right where I left off in the kindle book.
Love, love, love Gena Showalter and her worlds.
"Another sexy warrior to drool over."
Now if you have reached this book in the series, you know what you are in for. So get the book already it is another great addition to the series and you won't regret getting it. If your new to the series get the first one The Darkest Night, this is a series that needs to be read in order. I especially like the hell hounds in this story, although it did remind me a bit of Larissa Ione's Lord of Deliverance series which I love so I was cool with that. Both Baden and Katarina were great characters that I could rally behind and I was glad to be there for the journey. I suspect that William and Jillian's story is coming up and I am not that excited about it. Like with Paris, I'm not a huge fan of William, but it will be interesting to see what happens. I would be perfectly happy if Gena Showalter adds their story in with another couple's book instead of them having their own book. I am looking forward to Misery and Lazarus's book though and maybe even letting Pandora get her own book. The cherry on top for this series is the sexy narrator, I defiantly like listening to him read.
"Hell has no fury"
I loved this story. I found myself laughing st what may have been odd moments. Gena gas done it again.
i truly enjoyed this book and found myself laughing out loud thru a lot of it. the narrator did a fantastic job
"Action, romance, mystery filled paranormal story"
I love it! Another great addition to the Lords of the Underworld series. The characters are strong, stubborn, and oh so delicious!! The story is captivating, sexy, & romantic. Its filled with plenty of action in and out of the bedroom! I love the way Gena Showalter weaves different peoples stories into the main characters. it makes you excited for the next book to find out more of the story of the bits of pieces of different characters she's given you. Even though their is a HEA, the story is still very much alive and you can tell there is much more to come. I also have noticed that unlike some series where by the end of the book you will have a pretty good idea of what characters story will be told next, this is not the case with the Lords. I think it adds to the excitement and the building anticipation because she could really go with any number of characters in the next book.
"so freaking good"
probably one of my favorites. I hope and pray this isn't the last. I need to know about Cameo, Viola, William the war eveeything!
"Can't wait for next book!"
Love this series! Not only did I throughly enjoy the main characters in this book, I'm excited about the upcoming stories hinted/began in this book.
This is by far one of the best ones yet. I think I've said this before but I really adore this series. I can't wait for the next one!!! Great job to the narrator as always he's perfect!
"another grand slam"
love to read but listening to this book on audio is awrsome great from start to finish
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