The Darkest Assassin by Gena Showalter

Published: December 10, 2019

We finally have another Lords of the Underworld book AND another Angels of the Dark book. These two series have now merged into one and it is everything I could have wanted. Even though this book is technically a novella it doesn’t feel like it was too short or that it went to quickly. I mean I could have definitely used more story but it was fabulous just the way it is. I did receive an ARC for an honest review but I would have bought it anyway. I mean it’s Gena Showalter. Of course, I would have purchased it without a second thought.

Fox can’t believe she did that. She killed ten innocent Sent Ones. Yes, they killed her kind for fun but they were unarmed and not a threat. She thought she had a handle on her demon but clearly she did not. Now she is marked for death by one of the elite sent ones. Only Bjorn isn’t anything like she expected him to be. He is hesitant to kill her and though she doesn’t know why she will work with it. So when he comes back to her cell near death she doesn’t know what to do. On one hand she could save herself and just let him die on the other hand she can’t stand the thought of him dying. So she saves him the only way she knows how. With her blood. But no good deed ever goes unpunished.

Bjorn was sent to kill the one who murdered his kind in cold blood. But he can’t bring himself to harm her and that is unacceptable. She is the host to a demon. One that she willingly accepted into herself. So she must be pure evil. Then why does his body react to her like it does? In order to find the answers he takes her prisoner rather than killing her like he is ordered. After she saves him (and is repaid in a horrible way) he knows that he has to figure out a way to stay her execution. He cannot bring himself to kill Fox but if he doesn’t he will fall and another Sent One will be sent after her. He can’t protect her as a fallen. And if he falls his boys will fall too and that is unacceptable. The only thing he can do is prove that she is no longer a danger, that she has a worth to the Sent Ones, and pray.

This book was just so good. What Fox went through was hard to read and the way that Bjorn was hot and cold to her was just heart wrenching. He betrays her trust in a terrible way but of course it all ends up well in the end. I do think that the final battle with Alana (Bjorn’s evil wife) could have been a bit longer. I would have liked to have seen a bit more ass whooping. Also, we do get to meet Sunny Lane and she is found in bed with William. That book is going to be SO FREAKING GOOD!! The Darkest Assassin does come with an excerpt from William’s book so you can get a sneak peek into their dynamic. I didn’t read that though because I honestly have a hard time reading excerpts when I won’t get the full book for a couple of months yet. I’ll just let it all be surprise. Anyway, this book firmly merged the Angels of the Dark series and the Lords of the Underworld series. You don’t want to miss out on it. Lets just say it really sets up for the battle for Hell that is coming.

—“Now, he was here. The guy she shipped. The cream-filling in her life Twinkie. And what the hell had she inhaled with all the sniffing because, duuude. Life Twinkie?”-Fox—

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