Review: The Darkest Secret by Gena Showalter ★★★

The Darkest Secret by Gena Showalter
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Lords of the Underworld #7
Publication Date: March 29, 2011
ISBN: 9780373775491
Page Count: 416
Summary: 

Keeper of the demon of Secrets, Amun can manipulate the darkest thoughts of anyone nearby. But when new demons possess him, the immortal warrior must be chained and isolated to protect those he loves. Death is his only hope of release—until he meets Haidee, a fellow prisoner whose beauty and hidden vulnerability draw him into a reckless test of his loyalty…. Haidee is an infamous demon assassin, raised to despise Amun’s kind. Yet how can she hate the man whose touch sets her aflame? But to save him, she must give herself body and soul…and face the wrath of a powerful adversary sworn to destroy her.


REVIEW


This felt like somewhat of a down-shift in pacing compared to the last couple of books I've enjoyed of this series. The main couple were a little dull and the plot drawn out and overly long for the content. I'm not sure it even progressed the series in any way as there were no changes in the situation with the Hunters or the war.

There were a few things to enjoy, however. Amun was a surprisingly sweet guy and it was nice to get to know him a bit more since he has always been hiding in the background before now. And, of course, the smexy times were as hot as always. It was also quite nice not to have as much bitter resentment and distrust towards the female character at the beginning of the story. Amun is way to nice for that. Which is surprising, in a way, since the female in question this time is none other than Haidee, the female hunter that killed off Baden, one of the former Lords. Haidee herself was a very bland, 2D character, although she does have an interesting back story.

We kept cutting to Strider throughout, probably because his book is next. I honestly don't get why Showalter felt the need to make him interested in Haidee as well. That plot seemed to serve no purpose really since it all came to nothing in the end. And then the abrupt about turn with Kaia? Are we supposed to believe now that he really wanted her the whole time? If so, what up with the stripper, huh?

Here's hoping Strider's book is better. It should be since both he and Kaia are a lot more funny and entertaining.

3 Stars ★★★

2 comments:

  1. Yeah, I totally agree. This was not as good as the other books. The couple just didn't do it for me. I didn't feel a strong connection with them.

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