The Darkest Lie by Gena Showalter


Maybe my personal romance with Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld series is over. I found the last installment in the series disappointing, and I find the latest installment, The Darkest Lie (2010), even more disappointing.

The synopsis:

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. A future with her might mean ultimate ruin. Especially as Gideon's enemies draw closer—and the truth threatens to destroy all he's come to love….


Although the synopsis focuses entirely on Gideon and Scarlet, there was a lot going on with the side stories of characters like Aeron and Legion. Plus, Scarlet has more than a slight family feud going with her aunt and mother. There wasn't enough focus on the actual Gideon-Scarlet relationship in this one for me.

Also, I had to nod in agreement when Cronus made a comment about not knowing how everyone could stand to be around Gideon. The constant having to turn everything he says into the opposite became more than slightly annoying in a book of this length. As in, "I hate you for a single day," means "I'll love you forever," in Gideon-speak. Poor guy.

If you're another fan of the series, please let me know what you think of this book.

My overall personal rating of The Darkest Lie is a C+.

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