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The Darkest Pleasure (Lords of the Underworld, Bk 3)
The Darkest Pleasure - Lords of the Underworld, Bk 3
Author: Gena Showalter
He can bear any pain but the thought of losing her... — 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 ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780373773107
ISBN-10: 0373773102
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 384
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 624 ratings
Publisher: Harlequin Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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mamadoodle avatar reviewed The Darkest Pleasure (Lords of the Underworld, Bk 3) on + 1105 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 9
3rd in the Lords series and absolutely the best one! It will keep you on the edge of your seat! Reyes (aka Pain) is a hero you will fall in love with yourself.
reviewed The Darkest Pleasure (Lords of the Underworld, Bk 3) on + 81 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
So, the third book in this trilogy/series finally hooked me! I couldn't put it down. I read it last night for two hours and when my plans were changed today, ended up finishing it in another 3!

This one has more story and the characters' stories are more entwined in this book. It isn't just about one of the warriors and their sex, as the other two have been. This one had some meat and bones to satisfy my needs for a story with my sex...

Without giving this away, it does have the good vs Evil and good wins BUT you really get wrapped up in the story! (Maybe since they weren't tripping off to have sex every other chapter....don't get me wrong. I enjoy that aspect well, but this one felt different than Darkest Night and Darkest Kiss) This one definitely makes me look forward to finding out who the next warrior to fall is!

I think Ms Showalter won me over with this one... She is one of the few writers that makes me laugh out loud with the detailed and original characters she created! I LOVE Gideon and know so many people like Cameo...

Hope you enjoy it as well!
PengQueen avatar reviewed The Darkest Pleasure (Lords of the Underworld, Bk 3) on + 114 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
To me this book at last began to live up to the promise of the first one. It was hot, action packed, and romantic.

Reyes is the keeper of the demon pain. Everyday he must hurt himself to keep up his strength and avoid madness. Danika is a woman on the run, having been targeted by the gods who control (at least partially) the Lords of the Underworld. Reyes is determined to keep her safe, even from himself, but he and Pain find themselves drawn to her.

We are finally getting some sense of everyone's motivations, goals, drives, and weaknesses. Plot holes were a problem in the previous novels and they are finally starting to be filled.

For once both hero and heroine are simultaneously likable. Their chemistry is decent. More importantly, it works within the fabric of the larger story.

I still feel, at times, like the cast of characters is a bit crowded. There are a lot of warriors to keep track of, and it seems more are being added all the time. It's a bit confusing, and a bit distracting.

I would still like to see more romance, not in a sexual sense but in a relationship sense.
kathyk519 avatar reviewed The Darkest Pleasure (Lords of the Underworld, Bk 3) on + 111 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
The Lords of the Underworld were once warriors for the Greek Gods. When the warrior, Pandora was entrusted to guard the infamous box, the warriors were angry and jealous that one of them was not given the opportunity to guard it. They unleashed the demons in the box, and when the Gods finally gathered the demons together, they placed a demon in each warrior as punishment since the box disappeared.

Now the warriors are trying to find the box again, since not only a new order of Gods are looking for it, but also human hunters. If the box is found by one of the latter groups, it can kill the warriors since the demons are a part of them. With each book they keep finding pieces to the puzzle of the box, and of the relics that will supposedly help them find it.

Reyes is the keeper of Pain who has learned enough about his demon that he can inflict pain on himself to keep the demon at bay. Although with human contact, he has been known to spread the need, whereby the humans try to inflict pain on one another. He meets Danika in the first book of the series, and he has become infatuated with her. She harbors a secret ability that can help the warriors find another relic. She hates the warriors since one of them tried to kill her and her family.

Another great story that has a high degree of action and romantic tension that not only furthers the overall plot of the box and relics, but is also a great love story between the two main characters. I recommend this book and the series as a whole! Can't wait for the next book that comes out in 2009.
MissCovington avatar reviewed The Darkest Pleasure (Lords of the Underworld, Bk 3) on + 34 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
So far this is my fave! For once a love story we didn't have to have the big fight, misunderstanding and stubborn pride in the way, just straight falling in love story!
I can't wait to read the next!! Hurry up with #4!
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shawna-pinsky avatar reviewed The Darkest Pleasure (Lords of the Underworld, Bk 3) on
What is not to love about book 3 in this series.

Reyes is fantastic. Then again I did fall for him in the 1st book. For a warrior who's demon is Pain he is rather sweet. He needs pain to survive. Yet he sweet, kind, caring, gentle, and loving to Danika. Besides he is so very YUMMY.

As for Danika I think she is his perfect companion. She is strong, independent, fierce, and loyal. She is strong enough to give Reyes what he needs but at the sametime remain who she is.

Could there have been a little more steam, probably. But my favorite parts were reading about the nice little sweet things he did for Danika before she came back to the fortess...The clothes and art supplies. That was really sweet.

This book had it all action, drama, steam, and emotion. I loved everyt second of it.
amylynne avatar reviewed The Darkest Pleasure (Lords of the Underworld, Bk 3) on + 5 more book reviews
Now this one I could not put down, I love this series! What a great read, it only took me three days to complete this one!
froot avatar reviewed The Darkest Pleasure (Lords of the Underworld, Bk 3) on + 178 more book reviews
Book three in the Lords of the Underworld series, I could not put it down. So romantic, and such a great conclusion from book one. Man did I love this book. It was so worth reading the others to make it to this one. I ripped through this so fast I had to read it again to really enjoy it. Love this series!!!