Review: The Darkest Lie by Gena Showalter

7519472The Darkest Lie
(Lords of the Underworld, #6)
By: Gena Showalter
Publisher: HQN
Published: July 2, 2010
Genre: Paranormal Romance


Forced to his knees in agony whenever he speaks the truth, Gideon can recognize any lie—until he captures Scarlet, a demon-possessed immortal who claims to be his long-lost wife. He doesn’t remember the beautiful female, much less wedding — or bedding — her. But he wants to . . . almost as much as he wants her.

But Scarlet is keeper of Nightmares, too dangerous to roam free, and a future with her could mean ultimate ruin. Especially as Gideon’s enemies draw closer . . . and the truth threatens to destroy all he’s come to love . . .

1thoughtsIn the last book you got a glimpse of Gideon and Scarlet when she dropped the bomb on the fact that she’s Gideon’s wife even though he doesn’t remember her. So it comes to no surprise that this very issue is brought up a lot in this book. A lot of the story focuses on Gideon trying to figure out if she is lying or not and when he realizes that she’s being honest with him, he starts to try and remember her but no matter how hard he tries he cannot access those memories. In true LOTU fashion, even though Gideon and Scarlet are in their own little bubble we follow Aeron, William, and Amun as they travel to Hell to rescue Legion. We also touch base with Strider and Paris’ female whom was killed. So there was quite a bit of ground covered in this book and this isn’t a series that you would want to just jump into. I mean, you could but you would feel a little disconnected from it all since it doesn’t just follow one couple.

I enjoyed Gideon’s story but I didn’t fall in love with it like I did with Lucien’s. The story was very entertaining and at times I felt bad for the two of them with everything that they have gone through. I liked the story behind how they initially met and how/why he lost all memory of Scarlet. Even so, he falls madly in love with her all over again. Their story is a sad one and Scarlet is pretty much the only one who has gone through all the pain and heart break. So she is all but ready to make Gideon pay for leaving her behind and forgetting about her.

The storyline is still progressing with the Lords trying to find all the artifacts in order to return their demons while one by one they fall in love. I must say that I am a fan of the way the author weaves all the characters stories not only together in the series but mixes them in one book at a time. It gives you a taste of what’s to come. My only complaint is the covers. For instance Gideon is supposed to have BLUE hair and facial piercings but you wouldn’t know that by looking at the cover. In fact a couple of the series covers don’t look anything like the Lords themselves.


1favequote“Hey, stop me if you’ve heard this one. But… wait for it… go fuck yourself.” -Scarlet


Previous reviews from the LOTU series
The Darkest Night
The Darkest Kiss
The Darkest Pleasure
The Darkest Whisper
The Darkest Passion


4 Thoughts on “Review: The Darkest Lie by Gena Showalter

  1. I really like the covers on these but yeah it’d be nice if they looked like the actual heroes. I’m still earlier on in the series and will hopefully get to these at some point. Hope the next goes a little better for ya 🙂

  2. I’d love to read that series but there are so many books in it ! I’ll start with her Alice in Zombieland, it’ll be easier to catch up on 😉

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