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Friday, May 11, 2012

Book Review: The Darkest Prison (Lords of the Underworld #3.5) by Gena Showalter

Author: Gena Showalter
Series: Lords of the Underworld
Number in Series: 3.5
Format: ePub
Release Date: August 01, 2009
Pages: 84
Publisher: Harlequin
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy

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Synopsis from Goodreads

Passion and danger collide in this brand-new, eBook exclusive Lords of the Underworld adventure!

Once, Atlas, the Titan god of Strength, was the Greek goddess Nike's slave. Now, he is her master. And soon these sworn enemies destined to destroy one another will be forced to risk everything for a chance at love...

     Lords of the Underworld is one of my favorite PNR series. When I started it, I did not know about the short novellas between some of the books. The Darkest Prison is the first novella right after Reyes and Danika's story in The Darkest Pleasure (they have a cameo at the very beginning actually). The book follows Atlas and Nike, god and goddess of Strength. The way it starts really has you questioning the romance between these two. I honestly thought I read the synopsis wrong because they did not like each other at all.

      We find out very quickly that Atlas is quite the ass. I did not like him because he basically acted like a scorned frat boy. Nike hates him because he used her and threw aside like trash. But Atlas finds that once Nike is in a cage with her ex-fiance, they both try to one up the other even though Atlas says he doesn't even find Nike attractive.

       I love seeing how their hate for each other developed into something past lust. They both stopped being stubborn and/or forget the past and saw they were the perfect match. I especially loved how Atlas changed his views of Nike and didn't treat her like the prisoner he kept her as. Even though it might get him in trouble with Cronus who doesn't care at all for his Greek prisoners (duh). Not to mention that ending. It really put a smile on my face. Nike puts the bad in badass.

      Nonetheless, this was a fun and sexy short read. It can be read without reading the main books in the series, but I wouldn't recommend that. This series is too good to read halfway and you will be missing out on some amazing and very gorgeous men. So high recommendation for LOTU fans and newbies alike. 


*This book belongs to the following challenges*
Dead Book Darling's The 2012 Short Story Challenge!

1 comment:

  1. Me too although the series is still in my TBR list but thanks for giving the head's up on the novellas in between :)

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