THE DARKEST SEDUCTION
The ninth book in the Lords of the Underworld series starts out slow, with Paris and Sienna separated for the first hundred pages. When the couple does eventually find each other, neither are what the other — or the reader — remember. Paris is a shell of his former self, overwhelmed by guilt and shame. Sienna’s former vendetta against Paris and his fellow Lords is, thankfully, gone. But even with these changes, readers will respond to the characters and root for the perfectly paired couple. The author shows her skill, and redeems the irredeemable, by crafting a beautiful love story that is both humorous and touching.
Lord of the Underworld, Paris, the keeper of Promiscuity, must constantly indulge in pleasures of the flesh in order to stay alive. To assuage his demon, Paris can never take the same partner twice — until he meets Sienna Blackstone. But when Sienna is killed, Paris must give up his dream of having a lasting relationship with a woman. However, after he learns the Gods have kept Sienna’s soul intact by giving her the demon of Wrath, Paris travels to the otherworldly Realm of Blood and Shadows to rescue her. But with his demon demanding sex and hers needing vengeance, this reunion promises to be anything but happy. (HQN, March, 512 pp., $7.99)
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