Monday, May 2, 2011
Book Review-THE DARKEST LIE, by Gena Showalter
The Darkest Lie, by Gena Showalter
Publisher: HQN (Harlequin)
Author Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of more than twenty-four novels. Other titles in this series include: The Darkest Night, The Darkest Kiss, and The Darkest Pleasure. She also writes in contemporary romance and young adult.
In this sixth installment in the Lords of the Underworld series, we follow Gideon, Keeper of Lies, and Scarlett, Keeper of Nightmares. Gideon, who falls to his knees in agony whenever he speaks truth, can recognize any lie when spoken, except from Scarlett. When his team captures Scarlett, she claims she is Gideon's long lost wife. Except Gideon has no memory of her. Even more interesting, they share an identical tattoo which seems to point to Scarlett being right. He may not remember Scarlett, but his demon wants her, and so does he. On a race to find the truth, their enemies draw closer, and so does the truth, no matter how hurtful it may be.
I've followed this series from book one and Gena cannot write these fast enough for me. They are addictive in a very naughty way. I've been dying to get to Gideon's story, wondering how she was going to write out an entire book on a guy who has to speak in riddles to avoid truth. Oh, bravo. Well done. The reading was smooth, the dry humor present, the heat scorching, the understory deep, and the conflict spot-on. As I kept reading, wondering which was truth and which was lie, every chapter made me question everyone and everything. The only thing that felt off to me was this seemed a touch more sentimental than the other books.
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