by Gena Showalter
Released: March 29, 2011
Series: Lords of the Underworld, #7
Published by HQN Books
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!
“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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