The Darkest Promise by Gena Showalter Review


5 Smooches!

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New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter returns with a sizzling Lords of the Underworld story about an iron-willed sovereign and the somber beauty who melts him with a glance

Possessed by the demon of Misery, Cameo isn’t allowed to experience joy. If she dares, her memory is wiped clean. With no other recourse, she sneaks into a land more fantastical than any fairy tale, determined to find the one man with the key to her redemption.

Lazarus the Cruel and Unusual rules his kingdom with a single unwavering focus: to build his army and annihilate his enemies. Nothing distracts him – until Cameo. He is relentless in his quest to make her smile and seduce her into his bed.

As dark forces conspire against them, threatening to destroy the fragile bond they’ve forged, the once-calm Lazarus grows crazed. Every heart-stopping kiss and wicked touch causes Cameo to teeter on the brink of happiness. But if she falls, she risks forgetting him forever.



It seems like every book I read in this series, I love it more and more.  And I think it’s because I get to revisit with so many characters I love.  I get to watch them grow and change and its like coming home to family.  An extremely odd and dysfunctional one, but still, it feels like I know this group like the back of my hand.  Every book is so much fun and so very familiar.

Honestly, I didn’t know if I was going to love Cameo’s book because I really couldn’t envision her love story.  Her demon is really one of the worst of the bunch.  She’s always a bummer, but God she is tough and fearless and I found out during this read that I actually like Cameo.  And don’t even get me started on Lazarus.  Because I am seriously in love with him.  He has to be one of my favorite heros in this series.  He’s cocky and sweet and alpha–kinda the perfect book boyfriend.  While their story is definitely an angsty one that had me on the edge of my seat, my favorite part about their story was the banter.  These two had the most ridiculous and hilarious conversations ever.  I loved every bit of dialogue between them.  They melted my heart as much as they made me laugh.  Gena Showalter managed to blend the perfect amount of drama, angst and wit in The Darkest Promise which made for an unputdownable read.

I so enjoyed revisiting with some of my favorites and getting to know newbies this go around.  I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!  5 Stars!