The Darkest Surrender (Lords of the Underworld #8) by Gena Showalter

The Darkest Surrender  (Lords of the Underworld #8)

Published: September 27th 2011 

Publisher: HQN Books

Length: 426 pages

My Rating: 5 stars

Blurb:

Possessed by the demon of Defeat, Strider cannot lose a challenge without suffering unimaginable pain. For him, nothing stands in the way of victory. Until Kaia, an enchanting Harpy, tempts him to the razor’s edge of surrender.

Known among her people as The Disappointment, Kaia must bring home the gold in the Harpy Games or die. Strider is a distraction she can’t afford because he has an agenda of his own-steal first prize, an ancient godly artifact, before the winner can be named. But as the competition heats up, only one prize will matter-the love neither had thought possible…

My Review:

Kaia and Strider are my favorite couple so far! I loved Strider’s honesty,  his straightforwardness, and equal parts possessiveness and protectiveness. Both characters are equally stubborn and perfect for each other. They got off to a rocky start but it was clear they were meant to be. The secondary story-lines and characters that are introduced are intriguing and I cant wait to learn more.

I loved the harpy games. It was good to get away from Budapest for awhile and get a breath of freshness to this long running series. The harpies are kick ass, spunky & hilarious but boy can they hold a grudge.

This is one of my favorite paranormal series and one I highly recommend. The series isn’t complete yet and while you would think it would begin to fizzle out, the latter books are even more amazing.

*Blurb and cover image via Goodreads. 

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