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The Darkest Craving by Gena Showalter

October 2nd, 2013 by Debbie's World of Books

The Darkest Craving by Gena Showalter

Source: Borrowed from the library

Publication date: July 30, 2013

Publisher: Harlequin

Series: Lords of the Underworld #10

Rating: ★★★★☆

Summary from Goodreads.com: 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.

It’s been a long time since I’ve read a LOTU book (probably since our Borders closed) and I didn’t realize I’ve actually missed Paris’s story which I was anxiously awaiting for ages.  But that’s beside the point.  I remembered how much I love this series.  There were a few things that turned me off but overall a great story.

I loved the humor in this book.  The whole situation of why Josephina initially rescues Kane from Hell is pretty darn hilarious.  She wants someone to kill her in order to escape her life in the Fae court but neither Kane nor his fellow Lords will accommodate her.  The bantering between Josephina and the others had me laughing and the pep talks she gives herself because no one else will give her compliments cracked me up.

I had mixed feelings about Josephina herself.  She starts off as a kick ass heroine who reminded me of Rogue from the X-Men comics.  She’s able to hold her own in a fight against just about anyone but once she was back in the Fae court while I understand how she didn’t want to incur any further punishments she just became blah.

Kane was one of the lords I felt most for because he was basically a walking disaster and I can only imagine how it must be living for so long with even your own friends are afraid of having their loved ones near you.  His nicknames for Josephina got on my nerves though.  I mean really Tink?! and I think another one was Tinky Dink or Tinky Dinky, something horrible like that which I tried to block out.

My favorite part of the book though was William.  He’s always cracked me up in the earlier books but each book makes me love him even more.  His sarcasm, irreverent attitude and yet a heart of gold hidden beneath his flippant attitude endears him to me even more.

A few other side stories take place as well with Cameo, which sounds interesting, and Torrin, which I didn’t care for as much.  Still a solid re-introduction to the LOTU series.

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