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Monday, March 30, 2015

5 Kiss Review: The Darkest Touch (Lords of the Underworld #11) by Gena Showalter


From New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter comes the long-awaited story of Torin, the most dangerous Lord of the Underworld yet…
Fierce immortal warrior. Host to the demon of Disease. Torin’s every touch causes sickness and death—and a worldwide plague. Carnal pleasure is utterly forbidden, and though he has always overcome temptation with an iron will, his control is about to shatter.

She is Keeley Cael. The Red Queen. When the powerful beauty with shocking vulnerabilities escapes from a centuries-long imprisonment, the desire that simmers between her and Torin is scorching. His touch could mean the end for her, but resisting her is the hardest battle he’s ever fought—and the only battle he fears he can’t win.

My Review:

Give me a sec, folks! I'm still on a book high after reading this epic book! *fans self*

The Darkest Touch FINALLY tells us Torin's story, the LOTU keeper of the demon, Disease. Cursed for ages never to touch anyone, lest he start a plague, Torin's always been in the background never truly enjoying life.

But then he gets a deal he can't refuse and he befriends a woman, Mari, who's only desire is to touch him. Unable to resist the promise that he might have broken his curse, he touches her, only to cause her death.

But Mari wasn't on her own, her best friend was Keeley, The Red Queen. Keeley is a Curator, a powerful being and the last of her kind. She vows to make Torin pay for killing her only friend and she embarks on a mission to end his life.

Torin is beset upon seeing Keeley and finally feels the pull of true love as never before. What a twisted fate he endures as he realizes he can never touch her. But Keeley isn't like any other woman he's ever known.

Keeley enjoys torturing him and seeing him suffer, so she seduces him, only to fall prey to his disease. Torin is racked by guilt, knowing his moment of weakness cost the most beautiful creature he ever laid eyes on her downfall.

But wait!

Keeley sickened with his kiss, but she recovered and lived! *faints* Could it be? Could Keeley be immune to his demon? Could Torin finally find happiness, that is, if Keeley ever decides to let him live?


I am head over heels over this book, y'all! Keeley stole the show. She's so amazing and hilarious, I just couldn't put this book down. Gena Showalter outdoes herself in this amazing installment of the LOTU.

Can there please be a spin-off series just on Keeley? Love her!

The Darkest Touch features:

  • erotica
  • oral sex
  • paranormal romance
  • demons
  • humor
  • suspense
  • kidnapping
  • torture

Rating: 5 Kisses


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