The Darkest Seduction (Lords of the Underworld #9)
Publication: 28th February 2012
Publisher: HQN Books
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Age Appropriate: Adult
**Warning Contains Spoilers From Previous Books In The Series**
At long last, New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter unveils the story of Paris, the darkest and most tormented Lord of the Underworld .Possessed by the demon of Promiscuity, immortal warrior Paris is irresistibly seductive—but his potent allure comes at a terrible price. Every night he must bed someone new, or weaken and die. And the woman he craves above all others is the one woman he'd thought was forever beyond his reach until now. Newly possessed by the demon of Wrath, Sienna Blackstone is racked by a ruthless need to punish those around her. Yet in Paris's arms, the vulnerable beauty finds soul-searing passion and incredible peace. Until a blood feud between ancient enemies heats up. Will the battle against gods, angels and creatures of the night bind them eternally—or tear them apart?
I along with a lot of fans of this series were eagerly anticipating Paris' story and while it was good it didn't live up to my expectations, don't get me wrong I gave this book five stars but that also has a lot to do with other subplots going on in the background and the other characters, including my favourite William-The Ever Randy (please Gena write his book next please!!!!).
While I really wanted Paris to be happy and to be that I knew he would end up with Sienna, I didn't find their relationship as exciting as previous couples in the series, but it wasn't all bad Paris the keeper of Promiscuity found that as long as he had Sienna he didn't need to sleep with anybody else, one particularly funny part involving Paris' relationship with Sienna came when all the Lords and their wives/girlfriends held an intervention for Paris to stop him making out with himself (nobody else could see Sienna besides anyone heaven/hell related) so they had no idea it was Sienna he was kissing, Anya's speech was hilarious and with her being one of my favourite characters in the series I'm always happy when she gets a chance to shine.
Of course every couple in this series has their problems they need to solve before their happy ever after comes around and Paris and Sienna was no exception, Cronus told her she needed to gain Galen's trust and if she didn't that Paris and the rest of the Lords would die but we all know that Cronus is always up to something and in this book he finally gets his come-uppance.
Zacharel an angel who works with Lysander, is sent to help Sienna and try to convince her to join the upcoming angel war, I'm very excited to see what his story will be like which is coming out this year.
Kane finds himself in a very bad situation and I felt so bad for him and what happened to him but he was eventually saved by the Four Horseman and I'm intrigued to find out what happens especially with the female he met at the end.
We were introduced to some new Lords and a new character Viola keeper of Narcissism and minor goddess of the afterlife, I loved her she was like the female version of William with how much she loves herself and her screeching (their form of tweeting), she was just hilarious and has moved in with the Lords and their mates and I love how each of them pawn her off to one another to get rid of her.
Galen kidnaps Ashlyn and offers her in trade for Legion who after her time in hell is afraid of everyone and spends all her time shut away in her room but to save Ashlyn goes to him promises to stay if her doesn't hurt anybody, I can see that this might be the start of a new relationship, Galen seems almost obssessed with her and I'm interested to see how that will pan out.
Ashlyn finally has the twins and their names are hilarious as much as William who delivered the twins tries to come up with substitutes.
And finally last but never ever least William who steals every scene he's in, we finally meet his father and find out a little bit more about him, I really want to read his book and I'm assuming his pairing with Gilly, I loved his whole thing with the hair conditioner trust me it doesn't sound all that humorous but it was.
I love the interactions between William and Paris they're a pretty funny duo when they're stuck together, now I eagerly await to see who will be the main character in the next book.
I give this 5/5.