Monday, July 12, 2010

Review: The Darkest Lie

The Darkest Lie is the 6th installment of the Lords of the Underworld series by Gena Showalter and an HQN Paranormal Romance.

Book Blurb:

In this riveting new installment of "The Lords of the Underworld Series", Gideon, keeper of the Demon of Lies, fights to uncover the truth.

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. A future with her might mean ultimate ruin. Especially as Gideon's enemies draw closer - and the truth threatens to destroy all he's come to love.

The Darkest Lie was awesome! :)

Gideon can only speak in lies - which makes understanding what he is trying to say puzzling to say the least.


I hate you man. = I love you man.
No thank you. = Thank you.
I really want to kiss your mouth. = I really want to kick your ass.
You are ugly. = You are beautiful.

You can see how having a conversation with Gideon can become frustrating.

When Gideon does speak the truth he and his demon are reduced to a trembling mass of pain - which can take a couple of days to recover from - so it is in Gideon's best interest to stay away from the truth, especially when he knows his enemies are in the neighborhood.

Scarlet has been on her own for hundreds of years - well as alone as she can be while hosting the demon of Nightmares. When Scarlet sleeps her demon is free to enter the dreams of anyone who is asleep - turning their dreams into their worst nightmare.

Gideon does not remember Scarlet - but he finds her eerily familiar. Scarlet on the other hand, claims to be Gideon's long lost wife - and she is very upset that Gideon does not remember her or the life she led - the life she thinks he tried to save her from.

And she blames him for everything she suffered through...

I loved The Darkest Lie. :) Gena Showalter rocked it out with this installment.

I give The Darkest Lie 5 out of 5 stars and look forward to the next installment - The Darkest Secret (which I think will be Amun's story) due out in the Spring of 2011.


The Darkest FireThe Darkest NightThe Darkest KissThe Darkest Pleasure
The Darkest WhisperThe Darkest PassionThe Darkest LieDark Beginnings
The Darkest FactsInto the Dark


Book Junkie said...

WOW, I was hesitant in checking this one out, the last few I haven't been impressed with! I will have to pick it up!!!

Michelle Greathouse said...

Book Junkie,

I was a little disappointed in the last one - but this one more than makes up for it. :)


Blodeuedd said...

Sounds cool, but oh how I would kick his ass before realising what he says is not what he means

Smokinhotbooks said...

Darkest Lie had so much going on - I loved it!!! Showalter puts in a few twists and kept me on my toes.

Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews said...

Hi Michelle,

Great review and I've been wanting to read this one!

Love the examples of Gideon's lies!

Michelle Greathouse said...


Exactly. I would imagine he has trouble talking to the ladies. Maybe he lets his actions speak for him....LOL


I agree. I love surprises and twists.


Thank you. I look forward to your thoughts once you've read it. :)

Thanks for stopping by everyone - have a wonderful day.


Paromantasy said...

I agree with you! I loved this story and I adore Gideon talk! It was filled with suspense, mystery, action, and romance. I can't wait for the next installment!