Review Tour: The Darkest Assassin by Gena Showalter

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Gena Showalter comes a new story in her Lords of the Underworld series…
Fox is a demon-possessed immortal with many talents.
Ability to open portals—check
Power to kill the most dangerous Sent Ones—check
Scare away any man who might want to date her—mate
Now, the keeper of Distrust has been marked for death, a winged assassin with rainbow-colored eyes tracking her every move, determined to avenge the males she accidentally decimated. If only she could control the desire to rip off his clothes…

Bjorn is a fierce warrior with many complications.
Tragic, torture-filled past—check
A wife he was forced to wed, who is draining his life force—check
Ever-intensifying desire for the enigmatic Fox—mate
Never has he hesitated to exterminate an evil being. Until now. The sharp-tongued female with a shockingly vulnerable heart tempts him in ways no one else ever has, threatening his iron control.

But, as Fate itself seems to conspire against the unlikely pair, both old and new enemies emerge. And Fox and Bjorn must fight to survive.

And learn to love…
It's been a while since I've read a book by Gena Showalter but I can tell you it was like coming home reading The Darkest Assassin. Right away it reminded me why I loved her books so much. I can feel a summer reread coming on. 

I just loved both Bjorn and Fox. The heat coming off these two could heat a twelve-story building. Right away you knew that this story was going to be wild. 

Bjorn might have a job to do but it's really hard to do said job when you start to have feelings for the person you are supposed to kill. 

What I love about these two is how misunderstood they are. This really is a case of more than you see. They each have hidden depths that are shown right away. Together they are a force. 

I love how during their journey Fox learned to love and be about more than what money can buy her. She has a lot of good in her she's just not use to showing it. I love her humor and sharp tongue. These two made me laugh more than once. 

Poor Bjorn doesn't have it any better. His life sucks and at the moment it's even worse. You can't help not feeling for the poor man. Together these two grow and learn to live again. As they do they entertain us. I'm so glad I decided to read The Darkest Assassin. The story truly made me happy. I can't wait to go back into TLOTU again.   

I always tell you guys to read in order but you can kinda get away with not reading this one in order because it's a novella. I wish I had read the book right prior to this one though. 

Have any of you read Gena Showalter? If so what is your favorite book or series of hers? 

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the spellbinding Lords of the Underworld series, two young adult series–Everlife and the White Rabbit Chronicles–and the highly addictive Original Heartbreakers series. In addition to being a National Reader’s Choice and two time RITA nominee, her romance novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan and Seventeen magazine, she’s been mentioned in Orange is the New Black–if you ask her about it, she’ll talk for hours–and her books have been translated in multiple languages. She’s hard at work on her next novel, a tale featuring an alpha male with a dark side and the strong woman who brings him to his knees. You can learn more about Gena, her menagerie of rescue dogs, and all her upcoming books at


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