Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Review: The Darkest Warrior (Lords of the Underworld #14) by Gena Showalter


The Queen of Paranormal Romance, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Gena Showalter, returns with THE DARKEST WARRIOR, a searing Lords of the Underworld tale featuring a beastly prince and the wife he will wage war to keep. THE DARKEST WARRIOR is now available where all fine books are sold. Grab your copy today!



He is ice…

Puck the Undefeated, host of the demon of Indifference, cannot experience emotion without punishment, so he allows himself to feel nothing. Until her. According to ancient prophecy, she is the key to avenging his past, saving his realm and ruling as king. All he must do? Steal her from the man she loves—and marry her.

She is fire…

Gillian Shaw has suffered many tragedies in her too-short life, but nothing could have prepared the fragile human for her transition into immortality. To survive, she must wed a horned monster who both intrigues and frightens her…and become the warrior queen she was born to be.

Together they burn.

As a rising sense of possession and obsession overtake Puck, so does insatiable lust. The more he learns about his clever, resourceful wife, the more he craves her. And the more time Gillian spends with her protective husband, the more she aches for him. But the prophecy also predicts an unhappily-ever-after. Can Puck defeat fate itself to keep the woman who brought his deadened heart back to life? Or will they succumb to destiny, losing each other…and everything they’ve been fighting for?

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Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

I began reading the series in 2013. Back then I was a lass full of hope and dreams. After finishing this book half of my dreams and hopes are crushed. I know you don't always get what you want, but this time it wasn't just me who wanted something different. When I got The darkest torment I selected a random page to read and I got the scene where Gillian and Puck bonded. I was so disappointed that I never got to read the book. The only reason I will continue with the series is because I want to see the happy ending of two men. Galen must find Legion soon and have his happy ending.

It took me some time to actually read the book because I had to come to terms with the Gillian-Puck pairing. When I thought I did, I began reading it and for a while I was doing OK. Then William and Puck fought over Gillian and I realised that I would never be okay with this pair.  I hope we won't see them again in the future books. I don't believe that William and Gillian are only friends.

What I hated about the "romance" between the two "lovebirds " is that the bond they shared grew stronger only because Gillian was in a realm where time was moving on way faster than the time in the realm we know.  It wasn't even a good romance, just some forced stuff that didn't make sense to me. I stopped reading at 40% because I didn't feel like the book was going anywhere. It was just the bond growing stronger due to time and I couldn't buy that.  I started reading again at 80% and even in their strongest moment they were lacking. 
About Gena Showalter: Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the spellbinding Lords of the Underworld and Angels of the Dark series, two young adult series--Everlife and the White Rabbit Chronicles--and the highly addictive Original Heartbreakers series. In addition to being a National Reader's Choice and two time RITA nominee, her romance novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan (Red Hot Read) and Seventeen magazine, she's appeared on Nightline and been mentioned in Orange is the New Black--if you ask her about it, she'll talk for hours…hours! Her books have been translated in multiple languages. She’s hard at work on her next novel, a tale featuring an alpha male with a dark side and the strong woman who brings him to his knees. You can learn more about Gena, her menagerie of rescue dogs, and all her upcoming books at genashowalter.com or Facebook.com/genashowalterfans

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