10 January 2015

Last Kiss Goodnight Review

Last Kiss Goodnight - Otherworld Assasin #1
by Gena Showalter

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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…


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.


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.

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Amazon * Amazon UK

I received a copy from Simon & Schuster UK via The Hot Bed as part of a giveaway prize.

What I say: I'm going to start by saying how much I LOVE the cover of Last Kiss Goodnight, it's stunning (I think it's the colour contrast). Also the first thing I noticed was that Vika and Solo's story is a lot cleaner than I was expecting due to past Gena Showalter books *ahem* Lords of the Underworld, but it was actually a nice shift to focus on the tension and building romance rather than just smut.

I love the idea of aliens being present and living amongst us, of course they have to be hot and bad ass. I haven't read Showalter's Alien Huntress series which I believe this is a kind of spin-off from, but it worked well as a standalone and I didn't have any problems with missing plot details. In my head the Otherworld Assassins are like hot alien versions of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (I promise this makes more sense when you read the book). Solo is fierce, strong and kinda misunderstood - I liked him instantly and appreciated his willingness to look after Vika and others who needed it. Upon first glance he's angry and vicious but when you consider his circumstances, backstory and the treatment of the people at the 'zoo' it all makes sense.

I liked Vika and (horrible circumstances aside) I did think she relied on Solo a little too much, even after professing to wanting to be independent and not trust or rely on any men. She's sweet and innocent and I appreciated the slow curiosity she develops and the compassion she displays to all the 'monsters' at the zoo. 

I would also have liked a slightly more developed ending considering the book isn't exactly short, but I appreciated the slow burn Showalter includes. Now I want to know what happens to the other aliens...

4 Stars in my Sky!


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