by Gena Showalter

Harlequin, $7.99, 426 pages

The Darkest Surrender is the latest installment in Gena Showalter’s amazing Lords of the Underworld series.  In The Darkest Surrender we follow Strider the keeper of Defeat and Kaia the Disappointment, a harpy bent on proving herself.   Thousands of years ago Kaia made a mistake that cost the Harpies many lives, now, with the Harpy games about to begin again Kai is determined to prove to her brethren and to the man that she desires that she is worth a second chance.  To Strider Kaia represents everything he avoids; competition, loss and the endless pain this brings to him and his demon.

Gena Showalter has done it again!  She continues to entertain readers with her witty dialog, fun dynamic characters and hot steamy love scenes.  With The Darkest Surrender she does not disappoint.  Showalter creates a violent Harpy culture and makes the reader wish they were a part of it.  The road to love and commitment for Kaia and Strider is littered with road blocks.  Gena navigates through them with fun banter, violent intrigue and touching romance that will leave you reeling.  If you are a Lords fan or just looking for another great author to love then you can’t go wrong with Gena Showalter or The Darkest Surrender.

Reviewed by Rebecca Feuerbacher