The Darkest Captive
by Gena Showalter
Release Date: December 4, 2018
Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts, Inc
Book #14.5 in the Lords of the Underworld series
Number of Pages: 125
Source: Amazon Purchase
Paranormal Romance M/F
Read 3/22/21 to 3/23/21
For centuries, Galen the Treacherous has been the most hated immortal in the Underworld. With good reason! This bad boy of bad boys has lied, stolen, cheated and killed with abandon. Possessed by the demons of Jealousy and False Hope, he has always lived for a single purpose: destroy everything.
Then he met her.
Former demon turned human femme fatale — Legion Honey — sought to kill Galen, but ended up parting with her virginity instead. Afraid of their sizzling connection, she ran away…and ended up trapped in hell, tortured and abused in the worst of ways. Now she’s free, and a shell of herself, afraid of her own shadow.
Galen’s hunger for Legion has only grown. Now the warrior with nothing to lose must help her rekindle the fire that once burned inside her. But as desires blaze white-hot, will Legion run again? Or will the unlikely pair succumb to love at long last?
It feels as if I’ve been waiting forever for Legion’s story. Or should I say Honey…or even Leila? I’ll stick with Legion for this review. Anyway, with the long wait to see her get her HEA I was a bit bummed she was relegated to a novella. Until I read the novella. Trust me, Gena Showalter does her justice and gives her the HEA she deserves.
Just as I wasn’t sure if a novella was good enough for Legion, I was certainly not convinced Baden was the man for her. Of course, the author worked her magic and had me eating out of Baden’s hand pretty quickly. He is gaga for Legion and is amazingly sweet and tender with her. He proves himself over and over with his protective nature, basically getting tortured himself in order to protect Legion.
Because this is a novella I’m going to forgive the fact that we don’t get a deep dive into the demons that are residing within Baden, or get to really interact to the extent I would have hoped with the other Lords. Because the chemistry is off the charts and I was full of warm-fuzzies, I can let those other things slide. Also, this story helped to bridge the gap to set up some of the other stories that are coming up. In that respect, it did its job beautifully.