Title: The Darkest Secret
Author: Gena Showalter
Release Date: March 29th, 2011
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
*If you have not read the previous Lord of the Underworld books this may contain spoilers*
Keeper of the demon of Secrets, Amun can manipulate the darkest thoughts of anyone nearby. But when new demons possess him, the immortal warrior must be chained and isolated to protect those he loves. Death is his only hope of release—until he meets Haidee, a fellow prisoner whose beauty and hidden vulnerability draw him into a reckless test of his loyalty…
Haidee is an infamous demon assassin, raised to despise Amun’s kind. Yet how can she hate the man whose touch sets her aflame? But to save him, she must give herself body and soul…and face the wrath of a powerful adversary sworn to destroy her.
Summary from Goodreads.com
My Review: This book is the 7th in this series, so we have seen many lives unfold in this world and the more time I spend with the lords, the more I fall in love with them. I was hesitant about this book because I did not see how this was going to end well. The girl who killed Baden is supposed to end up with one of the lords herself, really? I did not see that happening, but I was eager to see how Gena wove this tale and have these two characters overcome their pasts.
We have gotten glimpses of Amun before and I did not really find myself intrigued by him, but in this book he demanded my attention. I loved that he was not full on alpha male, but his presence still dominated anyone around him. He loves all his fellow lords and does his best to protect them, but once pushed he is a force to be reckoned with. Haidee on the other hand really remains a puzzle for much of the book. You are given clues about her past, but not enough to riddle out the answer until you get much closer to the end. Which was frustrating and awesome all at the same time. When the two are forced into a journey through hell, both of their beliefs are put to the test and watching them trying to decode the other was fascinating.
While I loved Amun and Haidee’s story, Paris, William and Strider stole the show for me. There is one scene about halfway through the book where they are partying at Paris’ house and decide to drunk dial Maddox. I was crying at one point I was laughing so hard. I am not going to write out what happens because I think you will enjoy it more if you discover it on your own. Just be on the lookout for this scene in the book, I am sure anyone who is a fan of these books will enjoy it as well. The point to me sharing this scene with you is to point out how much I love the chemistry between the warriors. Their sarcastic remarks and witty commentary always puts a smile on my face and I love that Gena lets us get to see that side of them.
Overall, this is another fantastic addition to this series. With each book that passes I get drawn deeper into the lives of the lords and can’t wait to spend more times with them. Now I just have to wait it out for Strider’s book, which I know will be fantastic as well!