Review: The Darkest Secret by Gena Showalter

Review: The Darkest Secret by Gena Showalter
The Darkest Secret

4 Stars

Book Info

Released: March 29, 2011
Series: Lords of the Underworld,
Pages: 410

A few of you may know that I was less than thrilled to read this book. When I heard about the pairings for this book and Strider’s , I may have gone on a rampage, expressing my displeasure and annoyance. I really hoped for Amun and Kaia to be together and that Strider and Haidee would get a book because of their amazing chemistry in The Darkest Lie. But instead, we got Haidee and Amun and this irked me a bit. This WAS my opinion, so please don’t ride me too hard because I really couldn’t find myself accepting this early on.

If there ever was a time when Gena Showalter had to prove herself, then this was it. And I think she did! I found myself enjoying this book A LOT. Amun and Haidee are really sweet together. She worked out a really good way for them to be able to communicate, and for her to be the one to help him through his issues.

To be honest, I wasn’t too keen on Amun because he was the silent type, always on the sidelines and the one who had the other Lord’s back. Now in the spotlight, I found that I really loved Amun and thought that despite his choice not to speak, he had a really great voice and I really enjoyed reading his POV. He needs more air time in this series!

And then there’s Haidee the Hunter…I never hated her for killing Baden, so she never had that hurdle with me. And I found that I also liked her a lot. The more I learned about her, the more I liked her. They were great together and I loved seeing more about Amun as before this book you never really know much about him She was flirty and tough and I thought Amun and her had great chemistry…which pains me to say, because I didn’t initially want them together.

The sex scenes were great. I don’t say this often about Showalter’s work because I honestly can’t remember their scenes after I finish reading them, but I really enjoyed the time Haidee and Amun had together!

I LOVED Strider in this book! He picked up the pace and was such a great presence! I cannot wait for this book!! Stridey, William and Paris never fail to make me laugh. That prank call to Maddox was hilarious!

And I have a new favourite heroine!! KAIA!! She is damn hilarious and can kick some major ass! I love her personality and this just makes me so much more excited to know that her book is next! Bring it, Showalter! I’m ready for some Harpy action!

Favourite Quote:

“I’ll pay,” William piped up, “After you describe everything about that kiss you two shared. Did you cop a feel? You did, didn’t you, you little hussy. I bet you moaned a lot, too.”

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About Gena Showalter

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in paranormal and contemporary romances, as well as young adult novels. Her series include White Rabbit Chronicles, Angels of the Dark, Otherworld Assassins, Lords of the Underworld, Alien Huntress and Intertwined.

Her novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Seventeen Magazine, and have been translated all over the world. The critics have called her books "sizzling page-turners" and "utterly spellbinding stories", while Showalter herself has been called “a star on the rise”.

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i absolutely love her lords of the underworld series. i have read all of her books (from the series of course) and cannot wait for Strider. gena is a great author and she never dissapoints.


I haven’t read this one yet, but i already read the #1 #2 and #3 and I Love her lords of the underworld series. She’s an awesome author!



I’m a sucker for any of the LOTU and Amun was one of my favorites. I didn’t think I was gonna like him so much, but I did! Loved that a lot of the others were in the story as well and I can’t wait for Strider… Loved him in the books, can’t wait to see where Gena will go with his character!

I love, love, love this LOTU series. I’ve recently hooked a young friend who raided my shelves to take Gina’s books to the beach with her.


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Amun is to the top one of my favorite Lords,who much I love him,and he and Haidee are wonderful couple.This series is one of my favorite,I really,really like it 🙂

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