“I found THE DARKEST CAPTIVE an entertaining read and a nice addition to the series. ”
~ Under the Covers

I should probably start this review by coming clean about one thing.  The heroine in this book, Legion, was introduced early on in this series and I immediately disliked her.  Yes, that probably has something to do with the role she plays in Aeron’s book and I just never really got over it.  I know Ms. Showalter has tried to show us a different side of her since then, but I’m just not going to move her to the BFF column any time soon.  That being said, you can imagine I wasn’t all that excited about seeing her get an HEA.  And let’s not forget that the hero is a once traitor Demon possessed warrior we may have some back issues with as well.  So keep that in mind when I talk about this book because it’s entirely possible that tainted some of my enjoyment.

OK so I actually found Galen kind of adorable.  He’s so fascinated and blindly in love with Legion it was sweet to see in a way.  He truly will do anything and sacrifice everything for her and that made this story romantic in a …. bloodthirsty way? LOL  You know it’s not going to be all roses and lovey dovey stuff in a Showalter book, right?

While he was my favorite thing, and yes the plot as well, I still didn’t warm up to Legion.  At this point, I don’t think that will ever happen.  I’m just bitter when it comes to her and I think that affected how I saw her in this novella as well.  I got to disinterest so I think that’s a step up from hate. 🙂

The storyline was good and kept me engaged and there are certainly some things that I can’t wait to see developed more in the series.  Overall, I found THE DARKEST CAPTIVE an entertaining read and a nice addition to the series.  But I am glad it was only a novella and not a full length book.


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