The Darkest Warrior (Lords of the Underworld #14) by Gena Showalter

Published: June 26th 2018

Publisher: Harlequin HQN

Length: 480 pages

My Rating: 5 stars

Blurb:

He is ice…

Puck the Undefeated, host of the demon of Indifference, cannot experience emotion without punishment, so he allows himself to feel nothing. Until her. According to ancient prophecy, she is the key to avenging his past, saving his realm, and ruling as king. All he must do? Steal her from the man she loves—and marry her.

She is fire…

Gillian Shaw has suffered many tragedies in her too-short life, but nothing could have prepared the fragile human for her transition into immortality. To survive, she must wed a horned monster who both intrigues and frightens her…and become the warrior queen she was born to be.

Together they burn.

As a rising sense of possession and obsession overtake Puck, so does insatiable lust. The more he learns about his clever, resourceful wife, the more he craves her. And the more time Gillian spends with her protective husband, the more she aches for him. But the prophecy also predicts an unhappily ever after. Can Puck defeat fate itself to keep the woman who brought his deadened heart back to life? Or will they succumb to destiny, losing each other…and everything they’ve been fighting for?

My Review:

This is the fourteenth book in the Lords of the Underworld series. While each book features a new couple the overall plot flows through each story so it’s important to read in order.

I was never big on the whole Gilly/William relationship. Yes there was slight chemistry but I didn’t feel like they were the perfect fit. I was glad Ms Showalter decided they were not meant to be.

I love an arranged marriage trope where our couple are tied together before they ever get together. Gilly is a fighter. She has had to fight to survive, tortured by the people who should have protected her. She deserves her happy ever after and in Puck she has found her perfect match.

*Blurb and cover image via Goodreads.

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