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Mini Review: The Darkest Pleasure (Lords of the Underworld #3) by Gena Showalter

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Flora Reviews… The Darkest Pleasure (Lords of the Underworld #3) by Gena Showalter.

Hello Avid Readers,

Last year, I came to the decision that mini reviews are the way forward for this book blogger. 😉 I’ve already just been writing a paragraph or two for my Amazon and Goodreads reviews for the last few years – especially when it’s a book with thousands of reviews already – but as I want to build up my blog to be THE place to go for paranormal romance fans, I thought I should really post those old smaller reviews on here too, right?

I started reading Gena Showalter’s Lords of the Underworld series back in 2017 and today I’d like to share my original review about another book in that series.

So, on with my thoughts about…

The Darkest Pleasure (Lords of the Underworld #3) by Gena Showalter

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….

Another action packed and emotional instalment in this amazing series!


I really liked this book and have quickly become a huge fan of this series; what a gripping story!

I don’t think that this book can be read without having read the previous books and it does leave you needing to read the next book to continue the main background story arc as well as leaving some romantic sub-plots hanging (hence 4 not 5 stars) but what a cram-packed tale!

I loved the relationship development between our romantic couple which started in the previous book; the twists & turns, the action, the passion and the heart melting romance.

I can’t wait to read the next book in this amazing series! 

Buy THE DARKEST PLEASURE (or the rest of the series) in print, ebook and audio formats through the usual sources, including:

Amazon UK ; Amazon US ;  The Book Depository Audible ; Foyles ; Waterstones.

Or read for FREE using your Kindle Unlimited subscription!

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Author - Gena Showalter

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY best-selling author of over fifty books, including the acclaimed Lords of the Underworld and Angels of the Dark series, and the White Rabbit Chronicles.

She writes sizzling paranormal romance, heart-warming contemporary romance, and unputdownable young adult novels, and lives in Oklahoma City with her family and menagerie of dogs.

Visit her at GenaShowalter.com.

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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my mini review. I hope I’ve sparked your interest in this one and will add it to your ever growing TBR pile. 😉

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Bye for now,

Flora x

2020 Update: This series is one of the many that I’ve started but still haven’t finished. Those new releases keep tempting me away. Click HERE to find out how I’m tackling the unfinished series in my wake.

About Author

I'm in my late forties, my interests are varied but since menopause hit a few years ago, I find myself becoming a "grumpy old woman" all too frequently - where has my infinite patience gone!?! Lol!
I bought a Kindle in the summer of 2013 and haven't stopped reading since. If you want to know more about me, check out my blog - www.florasmusings.com

(3) Comments

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  3. Beware Of The Reader says:

    I recall absolutely loving this series Flora!!!

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