"The Darkest Touch delivers on the sexy, the story, and characters!"
Reviewed by Miranda Owen
Posted January 11, 2015
Paranormal Thriller | Fantasy
THE DARKEST TOUCH is Book eleven in Gena Showalter's
the Underworld series. I have been waiting for Torin's
book for what seems like forever. As a longtime fan of
this Lords of the Underworld series, I think you
shouldn't try to read this book if you aren't at least
somewhat familiar with the series. I think that jumping
into this book without having read at least one or two of
the previous books would be too confusing for new readers.
There are so many characters with interesting yet
complicated back-stories in THE DARKEST TOUCH.
THE DARKEST TOUCH has the same sense of urgency and
that permeates other books by Gena Showalter. It's not
after first meeting that Torin and Keeley feel a strong
attraction simmering between them. I like that a big turn
on for them is when they recognize each other as a
Keeley is exactly the kind of strong female character I
enjoy seeing in paranormal romances. The sexual game of
and mouse that they play with each other before reaching
Torin's home base is delicious. The only real snag to
burgeoning romance is Torin's war within himself as he
tries to decide which is better for Keeley -- to leave her
alone or take a chance on love and damn the consequences.
His reasoning for keeping her away makes sense, since he
toxic to just about everything, but it's still
I liked that THE DARKEST TOUCH deviated a little from the
other books by having the majority of the conflict be
internal. There is some drama from a former flame of
Keeley's, but most of it comes from the indecision over
what direction to take their relationship. I like the
steamy scenes and relationship-centered story. The subplot
involving Cameo is amazing and I can't wait for her book
come out. It was nice to check in with other favorite
characters to see what they've been up to. I think Gena
Showalter adds another, as well as nicer, dimension to
Galen in THE DARKEST TOUCH.
THE DARKEST TOUCH by Gena Showalter is both an extremely
erotic as well as emotionally powerful story. The action
sequences are interesting without sacrificing the romance.
Gena Showalter does a great job of spending time with
fascinating supporting characters without distracting from
the main characters and their love story. I look forward
more stories in this Lords of the Underworld series
From New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter
the long-awaited story of Torin, the most dangerous Lord
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,
though he has always overcome temptation with an iron
his control is about to shatter.
She is Keeleycael. The Red Queen. When the powerful beauty
with shocking vulnerabilities escapes from a centuries-
imprisonment, the desire that simmers between her and
His touch could mean her end, but resisting her is the
hardest battle he's ever fought—and the only battle he
he can't win.
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