“The Darkest Promise”
Lords of the Underworld #13
by Gena Showalter
Nikki’s Rating: 7 out of 10
Summary: Cameo, possessed by the demon Misery, transports herself to another realm hoping to find happiness, something that has been denied her since her demon possession centuries ago. Unfortunately, the man she believes can bring her joy, Lazarus, thinks he has better things to do, like ruling his kingdom, building an army, and slaying all his enemies! And yet he finds himself wanting to make Cameo smile, to hear her laugh. As they take on their enemies together, they find themselves falling in love.
7 Passionate Things about Gena Showalter’s “The Darkest Promise”
(May Contain Spoilers)
Beef-cake! Seriously, Lazarus is a goddamn beef-cake. He is fantastically built and strong. Stubborn to the point of stupidity and yet, so damn entertaining. His all-consuming love for Cameo is also adorbs but more on that later.
As always, props to having a strong (both physically and mentally) woman who takes no crap. I like that Cameo is seen as an equal (as she should be) with all the other warriors in the Lords of the Underworld series. However, I feel bad that she has been outnumbered by so much testosterone for so long!
Viola is entertaining AF! Really looking forward to Viola having a novel of her own, as keeper of Narcissism, I’m sure she is too!
4. The Hotness
As always, Showalter delivers in the steamy erotic sex scenes of her romance novels.
5. Urban and Ever
In many series where the main characters are adult couples, side characters, especially children can be forgotten in the background. I appreciate that Showalter gave Urban and Ever a more prominent role so we can get to know them better as well.
6. Hades vs. Lucifer
Hades and Lucifer are at war and I’m dying to know who is going to win and also terrified for possible character deaths!
7. Happy Ending
Love ending a novel with warm, cuddly feelings! But seriously, I was very happy to finally have Cameo have her happily-ever-after, Misery is a bitch.