Last Kiss Goodnight (Otherworld Assassin, #1)
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Last Kiss Goodnight (Otherworld Assassin #1)

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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...more
Mass Market Paperback, 436 pages
Published December 26th 2012 by Pocket Books (first published December 20th 2012)
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Mel
I am somewhat torn as to how to rate this book. There were things I really liked, things I found lacking, and things I seriously had a problem with. In all honesty, Last Kiss Goodnight is my least favorite of Gena Showalter's books and the fact that I've come across a book of hers that I didn't particularly like makes me feel a little sick to my stomach.

I have worshiped at the Showalter alter for years and have become intensely engrossed in all of the worlds she has created. There were things I...more
Ren
Feb 06, 2013 Ren marked it as own-but-not-read-yet
What we have here??



Oh yes, the cover!! So pretty, the red dress, so lush and sensual. Then the cage, the man trapped inside, the creepy area. Purrfect! And I think, this is the best cover of Gena's book so far! :D
Last Kiss Goodnight is another spin off from my author goddess, Gena, and seems like the Alien Huntress that got the spin-off.
I wonder when she will continue her main series (LOTU and Alien Huntress), but this cover is definetely keeper! I will read anything this woman write! (except he...more
Monique
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Kathleen
This is hard to rate, but I think 3 stars, because it was somewhat enjoyable, and had some yummy scenes. LKG is the first of a new series by Gena Showalter. In the preface, she writes that God helped her through a dark time, and based on this plot, it was a VERY dark time indeed. (My sympathies for her painful illness.)

Contrary to some reviews, the Bible verse at the beginning of each chapter didn't bother me. It seemed fitting for such a dark plot, actually. Verses were also scattered within t...more
L.n. W.
I love Gena - absolutely love her. She had me at the first book of her LOTU series and it went from there. I will read anything that Gena writes...but this book was disappointing. I finished it and I felt cheated. Where was the snark? Where were the snappy come-backs? Where was the steamy sex?

This book fell flat on its pretty face. I always look forward to the next book in one of her series but I have to admit I couldn't care less what happens next in this one.

The writing was stilted. The dialo...more
Aoxboro
This is without doubt the most disappointing big new release I have ever had the misfortune to look forward to. The love story, about an alien imprisoned in a circus zoo who falls in love with his keeper, is atmospheric, and the pacing is well done, but the barely disguised evangelism? Oooof, it was a bit too much for me to take. I found myself skipping chunks where I had the interplay of Christian ethics explained to me like a four year old at Sunday School - I have listened to sermons more sub...more
Melanie
4.5 stars

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'Last Kiss Goodnight' is classic Gena Showalter, and yet the depth of her stories just seem to keep getting better and better IMO - but, beware! Those who are looking for the, ahem, "spice" Showalter typically sprinkles liberally throughout her stories need to be a bit more patient with this one... apparently the payment for a deeper story is fewer sexy scenes (and I noticed that with 'Wicked Nights' as well). However, I'm totally ok with that if it means (for the most part) we get a to...more
Esra
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Gena showalter didn't dissapoint me as always. It was absolutely amazing. I adored vika , looooved solo. and can't wait for the second one!
“ Welcome to the amazing, spectacular Cirque de Monstres!”

Bir yazar bu kadar mükemmel olabilemez yani. :D kadın sen ne yaptın.PC'yi kapatamadım elim varmadı böyle :D eğerki elimde baskısı olaydı sarılır uyurdum böyle o derece :P
Gerçi elimizde bir güzel ve çirkin göndermesi daha var diyebiliriz.Solo diğer dünyala...more
Jen (Red Hot Books)
I absolutely love that Gena Showalter is expanding her Alien Huntress world with this spinoff series. This story serves as a great introduction for new readers, but also fits very well with the existing books. It has a sexy, unloved alpha-male... and a tortured heroine who hasn't allowed her difficult life to diminish the light of her spirit.

Vika grew up under the cruel hand of her father, the owner of a traveling circus. His menagerie once held exotic animals. Now, members of otherworld races a...more
Jacqueline
Solid entertaining fast moving paranormal/sci fi romance read. A very strong first in a series from an author who can be hit or miss for me. This is near future sci fi ish stuff. Aliens have come to earth but via doorways rather than space ships. The set up is three otherworldly guys who work as a deep black ops unit are attacked. The story follows one of the guys who is injured and sold to an evil circus as a side show attraction. The daughter of the circus owner, who has spent her life abused,...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Vika is a timid spirit, broken down by her father's continued abuse. She desperately wishes to free the captive otherworlders and escape the zoo herself, but she is afraid of being caught and suffering from her father's ministrations once again.

Now, Jecis has found Soloman Judah, a Black Ops agent and has caged him as one of the zoo's newest attraction. Vika is unnaturally drawn to Solo and although she cannot free him, she decides to secretly care for him instead, hoping that keeping him alive...more
Suzanne the Mighty (Under the Covers Book blog)
4.5 Stars

I have seen a lot of mixed reviews about Last Kiss Goodnight and now after having read the book, I can see what people's issues may be buuuut I really enjoyed it. For me it had the main ingredients of a book I know I won't be able to put down:

1. A sexy, growly, rugged, intense and delicious hero (who also happens to resemble an alien version of the Hulk, only he goes a lovely shade of red when angry)

2. A heroine that I like, how many times are books spoiled by heroines you want to punch...more
~J~ Riverina Romantics
It is with great sadness that I have to give one of my favourite authors 3 stars. I love Gena Showalter's work. Her Lords of the Underworld are perfection.

I think when you love someone so much and your expectations are so high, you can easily be disappointed. I expected something similar to LotU. The same type of romance and sexy dominance in her heroes but I really didn't feel the buzz with this book.

I found too many things that were brushed over when they needed to have more detail. I.e. Vik...more
Viohlet
While I much prefer the books she writes for Harlequin (they're more explicit, more heartpoundingly exciting, and light and funny, while at the same time, dark and twisty) I quite enjoyed this new series beginner. The story was well developed, (and the overall tone of the novel was much "darker" and less light-hearted than what's she's produced at Harlequin), and while the heroine could be a bit too "woe is me" and there was a lack of action and excitement at times, it still kept me interested a...more
Amanda P
First of all I would like to address the cover of this book, which is gorgeous! I love the bright red dress and everything else in black and white. I’d have to say one of my favorite Gena Showalter covers and she does not slack in the cover department.

I love Gena Showalter I really do! Her books tend to be smart, funny and action packed. This book is a spinoff of her Alien Huntress series, which is among my favorite series. This book however left me a bit disappointed.

Don’t get me wrong, I lov...more
Michelle Leah Olson
Our Review by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson:

I adore Gena Showalter's books. I'm obsessed with LOTU, devour the Alien Huntress books, and am smitten with her new YA. So, when I heard that Gena was writing an Alien Huntress spin-off I was beyond excited.

First off, as always and expected from Gena, Last Kiss Goodnight gives us a fascinating world, lovable characters, & a unique story.

Gena celebrates her faith in this book by prefacing each new chapter with a bible verse, a...more
Hope
AMAZING!!! This book was so hard to put down for mundane reasons like work, preparing meals for my family and being a mom! ;-) It is an absolutely riveting read! Love, love, love it and am so glad it's the first in a new series! Can't wait to read more and hopefully get to know Blue, John and Michael.

If you get the chance, pick it up and give it a read! It has a bit of everything... being from other planets, love stories, action, adventure, good vs evil - everything you need to keep you riveted...more
Trina
3.5 stars

The first half of the book was awesome.....then it's all mushy lovey dovey and getting to know each other phase that dragged on to 80% of the book! Finally, an intimate scene we'd anticipated since forever and all we got is a scene that lasted a few paragraphs. That's fine too if it wasn't so vague in description and lacking in sensuality.

What happened? Is this a YA...this is insulting, even for a YA.
Sophia T. (♥ Dimitri Belikov)
Loved it,Loved it,Loved it,Loved it,Loved it,Loved it,Loved it,Loved it...........
Jessie Potts
3.5 Stars
What it's about: Gena Showalter wrote a fantastic series, the Alien Huntress books, that have two of my favorite books in it: Awaken Me Darkly and Savor Me Slowly. This series opened readers' eyes to Aliens, Otherworlders and the organizations that control them all. Last Kiss Goodnight is a part of a new series, called Otherworld Assassin, and overlaps with the Alien Huntress world. Solo is a brute: He's an alien who is Black Ops, and he was captured and imprisoned in a zoo featuring Ot...more
The Window Seat
Well, let's see... I hate Sci Fi, I hate aliens and alternate reality, I despise circus stories since I first watched an episode of Little House on the Prairie where Laura went to a circus, and I hate reading spin off series without having first read the primary series that they are a branch off of... So how did I like Last Kiss Goodnight which would fall into ALL of those categories? I DEVOURED it!

Solomon Judah is an Otherworld Assassin who works with his two closest friends who he has grown up...more
Sandra
It's really hard to explain what this book is about, so just click on the green link if you want to find out in detail http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13... . If not, then the only thing you need to know is that there are 2 main protagonists, female ( Vika Lucas) and male ( Solo Judah).

Lat kiss goodnight is set in a zoo where Otherworlders are the main attraction. Vica is the daughter of the zoo's owner. Her task is to basically take care of the Otherwolders ( they'r locked up in cages). Whe...more
Krissy
There's something to be said for an author that can disturb, upset, and gain a whole new level of respect from a reader at the same time.
When I read an authors work there are usually three rules I look for that shouldn't be broken.
Don't make it personal, don't include or put upon your personal belief systems onto anyone that reads your work, and don't alienate your readers.
Everyone is entitled to what they believe and what you do in your personal life however many barriers that may cross is y...more
Arshia
Haven't read Gena's books in a while now but damn this was a good beginning to the new series. It reminded me of the early LOTU books! Obviously feel in love with characters... Strong female who despite all the crappy people on her life somehow manages to stay strong and positive. I like how Gena explained the thought process behind Vika's reasoning that she couldn't give in to any of the darkness surrounding her. Her father runs a circus in which he has various acts and one of them is the showc...more
QiJia (Hiding out in Bookalicious) 치쟈
Last Kiss Goodnight is my second Gena Showalter read, but first of her adult read.

There's just so many types of Otherworlders that I'm a bit overwhelmed. Still I'm not used with the species but since they don't affect the story
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This is a fairly nice story.

Vika was under the care and "love" of her twisted cruel father since a child . Whereas Solo was luckier but wasn't by much either.

However Solo has this Good advisor - X and Bad advisor - Dr E. (like an angel on your right shoulder,and...more
Dee
Let me just say, Showalter could write a telephone book and I would read it and like it. Hey that's just a reviewer being honest.... Girl has got skills!

This first novel from Showalters new series is a homerun for this reader. This world starts off with a bang literally and is a wild roller coaster from that point on.

Vika and Solo's relationship is work not just a random man sees woman knows its forever and add in a little random storyline...BAM that's all folk's. This storyline has texture, a t...more
Natalie
What a let down. I scoured three stores to find a copy of this book and ultimately I purchased the e-book for my Kindle. I agree with some of the other reviewers in that I felt like I was being forced to swallow Showalter's newly discovered Christian epiphany. I hope that this isn't a taste of what is to come with all her other series. The biblical verses at the beginning of each chapter were way over the top and the similarities with the book characters and biblical characters was mind numbing....more
Shyloe
I always knew one day that I would come across a Gena Showalter book that I wouldn't like!! Well the day has come!! Weak character outline, the storyline was lacking! And to be honest the bible quotes at the beginning of every chapter a little strange, I understand she recently went through a hard time, but not all her readers are religious so she probably should have left that out!!

I feel like maybe her heart wasn't in it! Or maybe she is just stretching herself too thin with all the novels sh...more
Julia's Book Haven
Ah! I want to give this 5 stars but it just wasn't quite there. This is the first book in Ms.Showalters new series and it very much felt like an introduction book. I enjoyed it but it just didn't blow me away like I was hoping. But I love Gena Showalter and everything she writes so I am excited to read the next books and see where this new series goes. There are some new characters and some old so there will be plenty of pickings for couples in the books to come. Very much looking forward to the...more
Wanderlust
What a strange & unusual story. A circus full of supe's & an abused girl mash into a bleak but beautiful book. A love story with drama & disaster. Really hard to review but I would really recommend.

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Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in paranormal and contemporary romances, as well as young adult novels. Her series include White Rabbit Chronicles, Angels of the Dark, Otherworld Assassins, Lords of the Underworld, Alien Huntress and Intertwined.

Her novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Seventeen Magazine, and have been transl...more
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