The Darkest Lie by Gena Showalter

The Darkest Lie by Gena Showalter
Title: The Darkest Lie
Author: Gena Showalter
Series: Lords of the Underworld, #6
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: HQN (Imprint of Harlequin)
Date Published: June 29th, 2010
Edition: Paperback
Rating:

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 could mean ultimate ruin. Especially as Gideon’s enemies draw closer . . . and the truth threatens to destroy all he’s come to love…

My Review:

Like many others, I wasn’t sure how I’d like this book. I loved Gideon’s POV in previous books, but I wasn’t sure how a whole book of Gideon-speak would go for me. Thankfully, it was done really well, and even though I had to re-read in some places a couple of times in order to make sure I translated correctly, it wasn’t annoying and I got pretty used to it after awhile. Oh and did I mention Gideon is fabulously sexy. Mmm…

Anyways, in this LOTU installment, we start off right about where the last book left off. Scarlet is a prisoner in the Lord’s dungeon and she’s told Gideon that they are married. He doesn’t remember her or recall ever marrying her so she’s a big mystery to him. What’s even stranger though is that he does remember glimpses of her face and they both have the same tattoo — “To Part Is To Die”. Gideon is determined to get answers from Scarlet so he breaks her out and takes her somewhere else where they can be alone and he can get some answers. In the meantime Aeron is determined to traverse to hell in order to rescue Legion.

So I really liked both Gideon and Scarlet. I thought that this story was probably one of the more heartbreaking of the books so far. Although I really hardly ever cry during books (very few and far between), I did find myself on the verge of tears a few times during this book. Don’t get me wrong though, it wasn’t all sad. Gideon and Scarlet are very much cute together and they are very teasing with each other, which was fun. They also had a lot of hot and steamy moments which were muy wonderful.

The one thing I have to say I didn’t like about this book was that it seemed like the side stories almost become too much. I would just be getting into the moment Gideon and Scarlet were in and then be sucked into Amun or Strider, or someone else’s POV. While I do like this and I think it builds the characters and the next story very nicely, I thought this story did it too much. The side stories seemed to take away from Gideon and Scarlet’s story and that was disappointing.

On a side note, I LOVE that we get another Immortals After Dark moment with the YouTube video and Carrow. Awesome. I am also finding myself strangely intrigued by characters I didn’t like before. I’m curious about what’s going on with Galen and the glimpse into his weaknesses we get

View Spoiler »

and also what’s going to happen between him and Legion

. I am also kind of starting to…maybe…like Cronus. I’m still leery of him and don’t know his ultimate motives, but for some reason I’m softening to him.

Overall, loved this book. I couldn’t put it down and I’m seriously excited for the next book.

View Spoiler »

Although, reading the description that Amun will end up with Haidee instead of Strider is surprising and a bit disappointing. With the moments her and Strider had in this one, it almost seemed like it was setting up for their book, not Amun’s. But oh well.

Most of all though, I really loved Gideon in this book. He’s so sweet and caring and I’m loving his tattoos and piercings. He’s awesome. On to the next one!

Favorite Quote
“Got hot sauce for this disgusting snack?” he asked Cronus as he reached into the bowl for another helping.
“No.” The king shuddered. “Why would you want hot sauce? Who puts hot sauce on popcorn?”

5 Hearts More Reviews Goodreads | AmazonPurchase Links Amazon | Book Depository | Barnes & Noble

  • Upon the Midnight Clear by Sherrilyn Kenyon

    Ever think Scrooge had it right before the ghosts ruined his life? Meet Aidan O'Conner. At one time he was a world-renowned celebrity who gave freely of himself and his money without wanting anything in return...until those around him took without asking. Now Aidan wants nothing of the world--or anyone who's a part of it. When a stranger appears at his doorstep, Aidan knows he's seen her before…in his dreams. Born on Olympus as a goddess, Leta knows nothing of the human world. But a ruthless enemy has driven her from the world of dreams and into the home of the only man who can help her: Aidan. Her immortal powers are derived from human emotions--and his anger is just the fuel she needs to defend herself… One cold winter's night will change their lives forever… Trapped together in a brutal winter storm, Aidan and Leta must turn to the only power capable of saving them--or destroying them both: trust.
  • The Mephisto Covenant: Ajax by Trinity Faegen

    Sasha is desperate to find out who murdered her father. When getting the answer means pledging her soul to Eryx, she unlocks a secret that puts her in grave danger—Sasha is Anabo, a daughter of Eve, and Eryx’s biggest threat. A son of Hell, immortal, and bound to Earth forever, Jax looks for redemption in the Mephisto Covenant—God’s promise he will find peace in the love of an Anabo. After a thousand years, he’s finally found the girl he’s been searching for: Sasha. With the threat of Eryx looming, Jax has to keep Sasha safe and win her over. But can he? Will Sasha love him and give up her mortal life?
  • The Mephisto Kiss by Trinity Faegen

    The eyes never lie. No one’s eyes are darker than Eryx. Not even the Devil’s. When Jax and Sasha first see Jordan Ellis, they know she is no ordinary teenager. She’s the daughter of the President after all, but she’s also Anabo – a descendant of Eve. What they don’t know is that Eryx plans to kidnap Jordan and force President Ellis to pledge his soul. If Eryx’s plot succeeds, the consequences would be catastrophic. But the Mephisto brothers do know about Jordan’s secret identity. And for one of them, she could be the match that leads to their soul’s salvation. Now it’s a desperate race against time to save Jordan and prevent Eryx’s haunting eyes from discovering her true identity. A thrilling story of romance, danger, and intrigue, THE MEPHISTO KISS continues the marvelous mythology that began in THE MEPHISTO COVENANT.
Load More Related Articles
  • You Slay Me by Katie MacAlister

    Aisling Grey is a courier enjoying a free, work-related trip to Paris when she learns she's a Guardian. That's a keeper of the Gates of Hell, for those who don't know. She finds this out from Drake Vireo, who's scrumptiously sexy-at least in his human form. Now Drake has stolen the package Aisling was sent to deliver, and she must track him down, get the package, and try to resist the passion boiling inside her.
  • Written in Red by Anne Bishop

    As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut—a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg’s Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard—a business district operated by the Others. Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job. First, he senses she’s keeping a secret, and second, she doesn’t smell like human prey. Yet a stronger instinct propels him to give Meg the job. And when he learns the truth about Meg and that she’s wanted by the government, he’ll have to decide if she’s worth the fight between humans and the Others that will surely follow.
  • Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer

    When Calla Tor wakes up in the lair of the Searchers, her sworn enemies, she’s certain her days are numbered. But then the Searchers make her an offer—one that gives her the chance to destroy her former masters and save the pack—and the man—she left behind. Is Ren worth the price of her freedom? And will Shay stand by her side no matter what? Now in control of her own destiny, Calla must decide which battles are worth fighting and how many trials true love can endure and still survive.
Load More By Sarah
  • Written in Red by Anne Bishop

    As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut—a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg’s Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard—a business district operated by the Others. Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job. First, he senses she’s keeping a secret, and second, she doesn’t smell like human prey. Yet a stronger instinct propels him to give Meg the job. And when he learns the truth about Meg and that she’s wanted by the government, he’ll have to decide if she’s worth the fight between humans and the Others that will surely follow.
  • Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night by Kresley Cole

    Her breathless kiss haunts him... Bowen MacRieve of the Lykae clan was nearly destroyed when he lost the one woman meant for him. The ruthless warrior grew even colder, never taking another to his bed -- until a smoldering encounter with his enemy, Mariketa the Awaited, reawakens his darkest desires. When sinister forces unite against her, the Highlander finds himself using all his strength and skill to keep her alive. His slow, hot touch is irresistible... Temporarily stripped of her powers, Mari is forced to take refuge with her sworn adversary. It's rumored that no one can tempt Bowen's hardened heart, but soon passion burns between them. Though a future together is impossible, she fears he has no intention of letting her go. No deed is too wicked for her seduction... If they defeat the evil that surrounds them, can Mari deny Bowen when he demands her body and soul -- or will she risk everything for her fierce protector?
  • Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

    Isabella Swan's move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Bella's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. Up until now, Edward has managed to keep his vampire identity a secret in the small community he lives in, but now nobody is safe, especially Bella, the person Edward holds most dear. The lovers find themselves balanced precariously on the point of a knife—between desire and danger. Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight captures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This is a love story with bite.
Load More In 5 Hearts

Leave a Reply

Check Also

You Slay Me by Katie MacAlister

Aisling Grey is a courier enjoying a free, work-related trip to Paris when she learns she's a Guardian. That's a keeper of the Gates of Hell, for those who don't know. She finds this out from Drake Vireo, who's scrumptiously sexy-at least in his human form. Now Drake has stolen the package Aisling was sent to deliver, and she must track him down, get the package, and try to resist the passion boiling inside her.

Welcome to The YA Shelf

Helping you find the BEST young adult literature online! We're YA authors, readers and bibliophiles, who read everything and sometimes post book reviews and fandom summaries. Check out our "best books for teens" lists to see our favorites, or browse nearly 300+ book reviews!

Check out today's deals or See what's hot! Today's FREE books
Today's BestSellers


imlovingbooks

Top Posts & Pages

The YA shelf (young adult literature reviews)
Sarah J Maas and YA cancel culture (what's up?)
50 YA fiction tropes and cliches we can't get enough of!
The Best YA/Teen Fiction Books With Spooky Ghosts & Haunted Houses
The Best YA/Teen Fiction Books With Zombies
32 thrilling mermaid books for fans of young adult (YA) fantasy novels
Write for Us
Young Adult Bloggers, Sites and More

Search