Review: The Darkest Seduction by Gena Showalter

Jul 9, 2012 | Book Reviews | 0 comments

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Review: The Darkest Seduction by Gena ShowalterDarkest Seduction by Gena Showalter
Also by this author: Deep Kiss Of Winter
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance
Published by Harlequin on February 28, 2012
Pages: 512
Format: Paperback
Source: Bought
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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’ve been with the Lords of the Underworld since the beginning of their journey. In fighting their enemies, battling with their demons and falling in love in the process. I have to say that it was a thrilling ride. So when finally, finally Paris’s story has been told, I couldn’t wait to finally read his story. The king of Promiscuity falling for one woman and his enemy at that! Must read for me.


Plot: Captivating, Emotional, Suspenseful

Paris and Sienna’s story have been developing throughout the series in a world wind of deceit, betrayal, sexual tension and more. There is so much complicated history between them it really made the story that much intense and captivating. From the beginning I was held in suspense at when they would meet, when their feelings towards each other would develop and how their growing romance would ultimately work. Added on the fact that they are in the middle of a century long war with the hunters (humans) and the Greek gods (the titans) so that really added spice to the story. All the other interwoven stories really made it rich and diverse which kept me devouring the pages.

Writing: Third Person

Told in Both Paris & Sienna point of view I liked that I got to see the story told through both of their eyes and learn more about them and the crazy world they were living.

Action: World-wind

Even though Paris is the keeper of the demon of Promiscuity doesn’t mean he isn’t a fighter. Boy is he a fighter! From the beginning Sienna has been fighting, though not physically but being possessed by the demon Wrath she is now kicking ass and taking names. The action scenes are fast paced, detailed and I feel given the same amount of attention as the sex scenes. Which makes for really good action scenes. Blood, gore and body parts.

Romance: Blazing

With this being Paris’s story how could the romance be anything less then blazing? From first meeting Paris, he oozed sex appeal. Even though he went through sexual partners like nobody’s business, he was still approachable. Then when he found his mate he turned all that sexual appeal and intensity on her and the pages practically sizzled. What I liked the most about Sienna and Paris relationship was the massive journey they went through to realizing that in the end they needed each other. They went so long from enemies that hated each other (with sexual chemistry), to no longer enemies that didn’t trust each other (sexual chemistry still there and growing), to having strong overwhelming feelings for each other. Which made the romance have growth and depth that really complimented the story.

Characters: Realistic, Complex

Paris: Alpha-Male, bad-boy. I loved his character since I met him. He didn’t disappoint.

Sierra: Strong, Fearless: I really enjoyed all of her transformations, growing into the women that she really wanted to be.


The Darkest Seduction was a delicious novel filled with all the things I love in a romance, compelling story, unforgettable characters and a blazing romance. Look forward to reading more from Gena Showalter.

5 Stars


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