New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter is back with a breathtaking Lords of the Underworld tale about a warrior trapped by darkness and the woman determined to save him
Having endured weeks of torture in the bowels of hell, Kane wants nothing to do with his beautiful rescuer, Josephina Aisling. The half-Fae female threatens to awaken the demon of Disaster inside him—a beast he’s determined to kill, no matter the price.
Josephina is hunted by a brutal enemy—her royal family—and Kane is her only source of protection. He’s also the only male to ever set her aflame, and even he succumbs to the heat. But as they navigate the treacherous world of the Fae, they are forced to make a choice: live apart or die together.
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Gena Showalter has done it again! The world she creates in all of the Lords of the Underwold series is captivating, intense, and above all….ah-maz-ing! She captured me from page one and I had the whole book read in a few hours.
Kane has never been my ‘favorite’ of the bad ass, hunky Lords but his story touched my heart like no other. If you’ve read the previous LOTU book, THE DARKEST SEDUCTION (lovely Paris’ story) then you already know Kane was trapped in hell with his demon’s (Disaster’s) minions. He was shackled, beaten, tortured on the worst level, and raped over and over again for the sake of creating his children. It was a horror. Then a woman comes along and bargains with him. In exchange for getting him out of hell Kane has to kill her. Yeah….wow! Right?!?
We start THE DARKEST CRAVING off with Kane out of hell and with Josephina, a half-human/half fae who looks at Kane like he’s a celebrity (because, yeah, he is in her world) and is seriously wanting him to keep their agreement. She hates her life and believe me..she has every right to. She’s treated like scum by her own people and she wants out.
At first, Kane can’t believe a beautiful woman like her would want to off herself. He’s drawn to her and he hates it. He doesn’t want to have any intimate feelings towards her because of all he’s been through. He’s vowed to never become intimate with anyone and can you blame him?? But he can’t help the feelings he’s developing for this small but determined female.
If you’ve read any of the other LOTU books you also know that Kane is destined to marry White, one of the 4 horsemen and/or the keeper of irresponsibility and Josephina isn’t ANY of those women. So, if Kane is so enamored with Josephina then why is he destined to be with these other women and does he eventually go through with his destiny??
THE DARKEST CRAVING keeps you enthralled and wanting more. Kane really surprised me and the ending was amazing. I cried, laughed, and sometimes screamed while reading this book and I was sad it had to end. Gena Showalter out-did herself again. I love the world she has created with the Lords and when you read any of these heart-wrenching novels you are immediately taken to their world…nothing else exists.
The only reason I didn’t give 5 out of 5 stars is because in some places within the novel it felt sort of rushed and random but then again, they may have been Josephina’s personality. This didn’t take away from the overall book at all. It was still awesomely, amazing!