The Darkest Touch
Lord of the Underworld #11
Author: Gena Showalter
Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Released: November 25th 2014
Review Source: Purchased
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.
Backtracking... personally I thought The Darkest Craving, the book before this one, fell flat a little bit. It didn’t feel like a part of the Lord of the Underworld series I’d come to know and love and yeah, it was worrying. I didn’t want the series I loved so much to lose its spark. BUT, The Darkest Touch came back with a BANG!
Everything about this book is amazeballs.
We’ve been waiting for Torin’s book for a very long time and it was so worth the wait. Keeleycael was a fabulous character. God, I love her. Any lovers of Anya here? Yes? Then you’ll LOVE Keeley, she reminds me of Anya, but is also so kickass and funny in her own way that I adored all her scenes and she fought her way to my favourite female in the series. She brought something new to the series.
Torin didn’t disappoint either. He’s the guy who has to stay behind the scenes or risk infecting everyone with his demon disease and re-infecting the world with a deadly plague. I’ve always felt for him, how lonely he must be and how left out he feels because of the seclusion he faces; now he has his woman. Seeing him get his HEA was probably the most satisfying thing to happen in a book in 2014.
The sub-plots were just as amazing. We kept up-to-date with Cameo and her current predicament, and Baden and Pandora. I’ve been shipping those two for so long, I want them back in the land of the living and it was so nice to see them again in the series!
After finishing this book I felt so satisfied. It was like the feeling you get after eating food you’ve been craving for ages. Now it’s just the killer anticipation of who’s next. Will Cameo be next to tell her story? William? Someone else? I’m dying to know.