Review: The Darkest Lie by Gena Showalter ★★★★

The Darkest Lie by Gena Showalter
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Lords of the Underworld #6
Publication Date: Jul-2010
ISBN: 9780373774616
Page Count: 444
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. A future with her might mean ultimate ruin. Especially as Gideon's enemies draw closer -- and the truth threatens to destroy all he's come to love….

REVIEW


Another really strong instalment to the LotU series.

I have been really impressed with the last couple books of this series. They have become a lot less predictable with a lot more twists and turns involved, and this one was no exception.

Just when you thought you knew what was what and how it was all going to play out- Wrong! It really took me by surprise quite a few times. I also like the fact that, as we get more comfortable with the world Showalter has built, and have just about memorized each Lord and his accompanying demon, it's nice now to go and "visit" with some them and see how their story lines are progressing. A couple in particular I can't wait to get to are Paris and Torin. I know Paris is getting a book but I'm not sure about Torin. I just can't see how he can possibly get a HEA with his demon, but I'm sure Showalter will pull something fab out of the bag for us.

I'm also intrigued by the little cameo appearances from some of my favourite ladies from the Immortals after Dark series by Kresley Cole. Torin seems to appreciate them too! It would absolutely be beyond cool if Cole and Showalter collaborated for a love match between two of their characters. I would be all over that!

Anyway, back to this one. I was really looking forward to Gideon's story. Well, I was kind of equal parts looking forward to it and equal parts dreading it. The fact that he has to speak in opposites, or "Gideon-speak", is as amusing as it is infuriating and I don't envy Showalter the headache she no doubt had whilst writing his dialogue scenes! It did make me chuckle occasionally, though, and I did fall quite hard for Gideon in this book.

Scarlet, his love interest, was very likeable too. And the way their story slowly unfolded with surprise after surprise, was great fun to read. The love scenes were smoking hot as usual, and it was just a great example of Paranormal Romance.

Looking forward to the next one, The Darkest Secret, which is Amun's story, up next!

4 Stars! ★★★★

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