The Darkest Pleasure (Lords of the Underworld #3)
This installment focuses on Reyes, who harbors the demon of Pain. Reyes finds himself unnaturally attentive, attracted, and protective of a human girl, Danika. One of their own, Aeron, who is the demon Wrath, has been pegged by Cronus to kill Danika (and her mother, sister and grandmother) or else be cursed. Reyes battles Aeron, imprisoning his long-time friend to save the girl. But the girl doesn't trust any of the Lords, and especially Reyes who she feels has betrayed her. But is Danika worth saving?
I was giddily happy to see this book focused on Reyes, who is one of the yummier Lords for me. There is something just so exquisitely heart-breaking about this man who has no choice but to inflict pain upon himself in order to protect those around him.
The Lords know quibble over whether to let Danik live or let Aeron destroy her. Reyes battles his demon, lusting over Danika but unwilling to turn her over to the dark side when being with her.
Danika battles her own inner demon; her inexplicable attraction to a demon who is a loyal friend to the demon who wants to murder her and her family.
Another happy ride on the Lords train, full of twist and turns and further plot developments as new characters join the cast of players. Loved it!