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Sara's Review: Last Kiss Goodnight (Otherworld Assassin #1) by Gena Showalter


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PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster Audio

NARRATOR: George Newbern

RELEASED: March 26, 2013

GENRE: ROMANCE, FANTASY

LENGTH: 10 hours and 12 minutes

FORMAT: EBOOK, PAPERBACK, AUDIBLE

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The breathtaking first novel in New York Times best selling author Gena Showalter’s new paranormal romance series, Otherworld Assassins, featuring a black ops agent who is captured and enslaved…and the beautiful deaf girl who holds the key to his salvation… THE SWEETEST TEMPTATION… Black ops agent Solomon Judah awakens caged and bound in a twisted zoo where otherworlders are the main attraction. Vika Lukas, the owner’s daughter, is tasked with Solo’s care and feeding. The monster inside him yearns to kill her on sight, even though she holds the key to his escape. But the human side of him realizes the beautiful deaf girl is more than she seems—she’s his. THE ULTIMATE PRICE… Vika endures the captives’ taunts and loathing, hoping to keep them alive even if she can’t free them. Only, Solo is different—he protects her. But as hostility turns to forbidden romance, his feelings for her will be used against him…and he’ll be put to a killer test.

THREE BOUNDLESS STARS

You know what is weird? I love Showalter’s Lord of the Underworld series, and you would think knowing how much I love books with aliens I would be all over this series. Sadly no. I have only read the first Alien Huntress book, which this is a spin-off from and I am not sure if I will delve back in.

In the Last Kiss Goodnight, I sympathized with Vika and her plight, yet much like the otherworlders, I didn’t care for her. She did what she could for them, but fear and what I saw as selfishness held her back from helping them. Instead of going to the authorities she continued to wait until she felt like she had enough saved to make it on her own, so I guess it was more of self-preservation. But there comes a point where you have to put others needs before your own. Especially when they are being tortured and killed. So I wasn’t a fan.

I liked Solo, I would have liked his guardians explained a little more, I am still not sure how that worked, but I also feel like I may have missed something.

I am going to return to the Alien Huntress series before I try any more of this series. I am giving it 3 Boundless stars, it could be a bit brutal at times, but the relationship and banter between Vika and Solo were sweet, and I did enjoy that.


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