The Darkest Prison by Gena Showalter

Passion and danger collide in this brand-new Lords of the Underwold eBook exclusive adventure.
Once, Atlas, the Titan God of Strength, was Nike’s slave. Now, he is her master! Soon these long-time enemies destined to destroy one another will be forced to risk everything for a chance at love…

Title: The Darkest Prison
Author: Gena Showalter
Series: Lords of the Underworld, book 3.5
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: HQN
Year of release: 2009
Format: eBook
Source: Bought at eHarlequin
First line: Reyes, once an immortal warrior for the gods, now possessed by the demon of Pain and living
in Budapest, entered his bedroom.

Summary: Two deities from rival pantheons are at each other’s throats when one guards the other during either pantheon being in power. They try to best each other at every turn. During the verbal and physical battles they also fall in love but they are both too stubborn to admit it. When the Titans regain power the tables are turned and Nike is taken prisoner by Atlas. Their love manifests and Atlas makes the ultimate sacrifice in order to give Nike her life and her freedom.
Hero: Atlas, Titan God of Strength. (protector, warrior, seductive and possessive)
Heroine: Nike, Greek Goddess of Strength (tough, sarcastic, weakness annoys her)
Plot: There is an awesome revelation concering LOTU Paris in this short novella. I really didn’t see that one coming and it made me very anxious for Paris’ story because, man, is he in for a big surprise…For this revelation alone I’d recommend reading this novella.
Writing: As always Gena Showalters writing is witty and fun and her love scenes are hot!
Likes: The chemistry between Nike and Atlas is intense and desperate like. The final scene of the story is heartwrenchingly beautiful!
Dislikes: As with most novellas: Too short to deepen out the characters
Verdict: Nice installement of the LOTU. Short but sweet filling, enough to temporary satisfy in between the full length books. As said: for the stunning revelation surrounding Paris alone I’d recommend this book but I also suspect we haven’t seen the last of Nike and Atlas in this series!
Rating: 7.3 out of 10


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