Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Darkest Lie by Gena Showalter

Title:  The Darkest Lie
Author:  Gena Showalter
Series:  The Lords Of The Underworld, Book 6
Released:  June 29, 2010
Genre:  Paranormal romance
Publisher:  Harlequin
How I Got It:  Purchased ebook for Nook
Lend Me Feature:  No

Book Summary
Forced to his knees in agony whenever he speaks the truth, Gideon can recognize any lie—until he captures Scarlet, a demon-possessed immortal who claims to be his long-lost wife.  He doesn’t remember the beautiful female, much less wedding — or bedding — her.  But he wants to . . . almost as much as he wants her.

But Scarlet is keeper of Nightmares, too dangerous to roam free, and a future with her means risking everything.  Especially as Gideon’s enemies draw closer . . . and the truth threatens to destroy all he’s come to love . . .     

My Thoughts
For anyone that has been hiding under a rock, and haven't read any of the older books, let me give you the cliff notes.

A bagillion years ago, twelve  immortal warriors stole and opened Pandora's Box unleashing evil and chaos into the world.  As punishment, each warrior was cursed with a demon's spirit and damned to carry out any wicked act the demon fancied.

Through centuries, the warriors have been possessed by Violence, Pain, Death, Disease, Disaster, Misery, Doubt, Promiscuity, Defeat, Lies, Secrets, and Wrath.  The only way to separate from the demon  is for the warrior to die.  Each warrior must learn to survive with his curse and hope that they find women that can love them and their demons.

The Darkest Lie is the latest tale in The Lords Of The Underworld Series.  It tells of a twisted HEA for Gideon, The Keeper of Lies, and Scarlet, The Keeper Of Nightmares. 

I enjoyed this book even though it had me sniffing and wiping my eyes constantly.  Yes, I am such a cry baby!  Scarlet's pain was so vivid that I couldn't help but be pulled into the story.  From the beginning, I knew I would be so mad if they didn't end up together.

I loved Gideon, but that damn "Gideon Speak" got on my very last nerve.  Who could stand to be around someone like that without killing them?  I would have been pleased just to shut him up rather than trying to figure out what he was really saying.  He better be glad that Scarlett could put up with his annoying self.

Now what I didn't like about the story was Aeron and his selfish ways.  Okay, he's got his HEA, and he and Olivia are sickly happy but he still wanted to bring back the demon spawn, Legion?  WTF? She tried to murder the love of his life and tried to make him sleep with her.  And he still wants to play Daddy to her?  Okaaay...

But seriously, I smell the HEA that's being cooked up and it stinks!  If Legion gets who I think she's going to get, the series will never be the same.  I'll still read it, but I'll probably skim through the romance of it.

My Rating
Loved it and would recommend it but I was able to put it down.  It wasn't one of those where I get stuck to the story and can't put it down until the end.  There were moments when I wanted to skip a page or two because I wanted to get to the real action of the story.  In the end, I felt like both Scarlet and Gideon lost their badass and it kinda let me down.   Anyhoo, I give it four flowers of love because Ms. Showalter is getting better with each new book.

Read an excerpt from The Darkest Lie


1 Talk to me!:

Unknown said...

Thanks for the honest review! Im a huge fan of the series and have that one waiting for me to read it here =)

Legion is getting a HEA? WTF? LOL

Great review!