The Darkest Lie By Gena Showalter (Lords of the Underworld #6)
June 29, 2010
Paperback, 448 Pages
Reviewed by Tori
Favorite Quote: "My demon’s a GIRL?!?"
Gideon is the keeper of the demon Lies. Everything he says must be a lie or he will suffer unimaginable pain. Scarlett is the keeper of the demon Nightmares. While she sleeps her demon infiltrates our deepest darkest fears and feeds off them. She is the ultimate weapon that everyone wants to possess.
When Scarlett is "captured" by the Lords of the Underworld to stop the hunters from getting to her, Gideon is immediately drawn to her. Then Scarlett drops a bomb on him; she is his long lost wife. And even the demon of lies can’t tell if she’s lying or not. But regardless of what she says or doesn’t say, Gideon wants her. But as they sort through the lies and the truth, will their love be enough when everything Gideon holds dear is threatened?
I have to say that this is Gena Showalter’s best LOTU book to date. A solid five stars. More upbeat and fast paced then her last book, it grabs you and holds you captive for a wild ride. There are three actual story lines that intersect and and give some much needed answers to the past, present, and glimpses of the future.
Gideon meets Scarlett towards the end of The Darkest Passion. When he sees she has the same tattoo as him in the same place he needs to know more. Who this woman is and how she does fits into his life? But Scarlett is angry and hurt.
She cannot believe Gideon has forgotten her and her pride and heart demands revenge. As the two of them begin an intricate dance of seduction and pain you are blow away by the feelings and depth to Gideon.
Since we really don’t see or hear a lot about Gideon in the previous books watching him come to life in this story is a fascinating treat and a testament to Ms Showalter’s incredible word building skills.
The smexy scenes are cold shower worthy and have earned Gideon a spot on my book boyfriend list forever. I really liked how gentle he was; even though he has no clue to what is going on. He’s operating completely from his heart and it’s so damn romantic.
Scarlett is woman after my own heart. She is a bad ass with a vulnerable side that immediately drew me to her. Her love for Gideon shines through her need for revenge and as you glean a deeper understanding you are amazed at her fortitude.
The dialog between the two of them had me laughing out loud through out the book. Between his "Gideon speak" and her constant translations we are treated to a rare glimpse of what life with Gideon must be like. And it’s VERY funny. Even though there is a lot going on Ms Showalter manages it all with incredible ease and you don’t feel overloaded or rushed.
I won’t give away anymore because I really want everyone to read this book with fresh unsullied eyes. But I will add that the ending blew me away and left me panting for her next book-The Darkest Secret-due out in 2011.
If your looking for a hot, steamy, enticing, suspenseful PNR then look no further because the Lord of the Underworld are the hottest smexiest men out there.