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The Darkest Secret by Gena Showalter

March 29th, 2011 by Debbie's World of Books

Source: Received for review

Publication date: March 29, 2011

Publisher: Harlequin

I give this book 3.5 out of 5 stars

Summary from Keeper of the demon of Secrets, Amun can manipulate the darkest thoughts of anyone nearby. But when new demons possess him, the immortal warrior must be 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 an infamous 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.

I feel like I’ve been waiting for ages for the next lords book and I was so excited to get my hands on this one.  Amun was always much more mysterious to me since he rarely spoke and was always in the back ground so I wasn’t sure what to expect.  Then to add to the confusion the story opens up with Strider being extremely attracted to Haidee so I had to flip the book back over to make sure this was supposed to be Amun’s story.  In the end I wasn’t satisfied with the explanation for his attraction to her.  Still the relationship between a lord and Haidee, the women responsible for killing their best friend, Baden, made for an interesting story line.

It was great seeing more into who Amun is and that while strong he wasn’t as overtly alpha male as some of the other lords.  I loved Haidee and the back story of how she is still alive after having her head chopped off was deftly done.  The chemistry between the two of them was smoking and their scenes together were steamy but it wasn’t really their romance that made this book for me.  Despite Haidee being a hunter and the killer of one of his best friends and Amun being a lord she’s grown up swearing to kill they came together relatively easily.  What truly grabbed me was all the little tidbits we get about the other lords.  Like I mentioned above I was confused by how intense his feelings were towards Haidee even though she wasn’t his one.  Once we do see who he is going to be paired up with then the excitement kicked in.  The pairing seems perfect and leaves you eager to read their story.  We also see a little more of William and Gilly’s relationship and I may have just forgotten about all the revelations of who William was but there were a few shockers in here about his background.  And of course as usual Showalter tortures us with just a glimpse into Paris and Sienna’s story.  I swear sometimes I just want to shake the book and yell at it to reveal what is going to happen between Paris and Sienna.  Overall this was another nice addition to the lords world and it just leaves you eagerly waiting for the next book.

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