The Darkest Secret by Gena Showalter

Posted October 10, 2015 by Amanda in Book Review | | 4 Comments

The Darkest Secret by Gena ShowalterThe Darkest Secret by Gena Showalter
Series: Lords of the Underworld #7
Published by HQN Books on March 29, 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Source: Purchased
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three-half-stars
four-flames

In this sexy new installment of Showalter's bestselling Lords of the Underworld series, the haunted Amun meets a woman who tempts him like no other...

Keeper of the demon of Secrets, Amun can manipulate the darkest thoughts of anyone nearby. But when the immortal warrior is 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 a 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.

The Darkest Secret is book 7 within the Lords of the Underworld series. Amun, the keeper of secrets, is our leading man. The heroine, Haidee, is a hunter intent on freeing the world of demons. Their romance kicks off a bit rocky. Haidee has been captured and is being held in the Lord’s dungeon, since she is the woman who killed their friend long ago. And, after some back and forth, they end up skipping off to Hell together for a mission. It is  during this time, while working together, that they get know each other and catch feelings.
I’m in love with the series, but this installment fell a little short of the mark. Up until now, Amun hasn’t had a large part in the overall arc of the series. He is seldom seen or mentioned in the previous books, which may be why it took a little why to get into his character. Also, from what was previously known and shown of Haidee made me not like her. I mean, should the reader like the woman who killed one of the demon carrying Lords, which sent a few other guys over the edge? Until this books, she was one of the “bad guys”. There certainty could have been more character development and the romance (I hate to say) was stale. The relationship between the main characters seemed forced. It did not flow naturally like Ms. Showalter’s other books.
Still, this book was a good read and I’m very happy Amun was given a happy ending. The poor demon keeping hottie deserves some love’n.

About Gena Showalter

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in paranormal and contemporary romances, as well as young adult novels. Her series include White Rabbit Chronicles, Angels of the Dark, Otherworld Assassins, Lords of the Underworld, Alien Huntress and Intertwined.

Her novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Seventeen Magazine, and have been translated all over the world. The critics have called her books “sizzling page-turners” and “utterly spellbinding stories”, while Showalter herself has been called “a star on the rise”.

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Amanda J. Greene is a paranormal romance author. When she is not writing, she can be found playing the role of a university student who also works full time at a cosmetology school. She lives in Southern California with her very supportive husband and their two dogs, a sweet cocker spaniel and a rambunctious blackmouth cur mix. Doing all the above and being a military wife is not easy, but rewarding! Of course, she accomplishes everything with a strong cup of coffee in her hand.
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