ARC Review: Dark Swan by Gena Showalter

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ARC Review: Dark Swan by Gena Showalter
Dark Swan

4.5 Stars

Book Info

Released: September 25th 2017
Series: Otherworld Assassin #3
Published by Pocket Star
Pages: 160

Recommended Read!

“While DARK SWAN gave me everything I was waiting for so long, it’s also reignited my love for this series”
~ Under the Covers

Yes!  The heavens opened up and answered my prayers.  Dallas, in my hands, my greedy greedy hands.  Full disclaimer here that I think the males of this series are so sexy and so alpha and so delicious that you won’t be able to not fall for them!  But back to Dallas.  Whenever there’s a story I anticipate this much it’s a very exciting moment to start reading it but also it’s nerve wrecking.  The expectations that I’ve built up are through the roof, and quite frankly I have to wonder if the author can deliver.  My nerves were even bigger because this is a novella.  A NOVELLA!  I thought for sure Dallas needed a full length book in order to be the HEA I wanted for him.  He’s just so special.  So I was scared to read it but also couldn’t wait.  Let’s just say that… I should’ve just trust Ms. Showalter.  DARK SWAN is definitely not what I expected but it’s the story worth of Dallas and it does him justice.  I was quite happy with the heroine (another big fear of mine) and I found I connected with her from the beginning.  And I really loved how who she is brings a chapter in the overall plot to a close.  Dallas is his usual cocky self and thank God for that.  The man is hot, he knows it and he also knows how to use it.  I admit there was a lot of quote highlighting with this one, in part because of Dallas, but in part because this book features a bit of Devyn.  Now if you read my review of SEDUCE THE DARKNESS you’ll know I am head over hills for this cocky otherworlder and it was delightful to see him in this story as he is Dallas’ BFF.  Their dynamic is awesome and brought many smiles to my face.

While DARK SWAN gave me everything I was waiting for so long, it’s also reignited my love for this series and I hope we get to see a lot more from it soon!

Favorite Quotes:

“I can think of three things you need right now off the top of my head,” he said.
“Well.  Let’s hear them.”
“A spanking, a hug, and a good hard fuck.”

Lady Wicked wants her man.

“Every word and every action is a seed.  One day something will grow from it.  Whether good or bad.  Just depends on the kind of seed I planted.”




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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 need to check this series out. Thanks for the review Francesca

Joanna M

Thanks for not giving out the story! I am so tired of reviews that summarize the story and yet give no opinion on it!

Amy R

Thanks for the review.

Kathy Valentine

Awesome review Francesca!!! Love this series,can’t wait to read!! Shared on my socials!!


Great review! I also like the quotes

Darynda Jones

I’ve been dying for this book! And I told Gena how much I love that cover. Holy cow. Just stunning.