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message 1: by Sarah ♥ dog crazy ♥ (last edited Oct 22, 2018 05:16AM) (new) - rated it 2 stars

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A searing Lords of the Underworld tale by New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter, featuring a beastly prince and the wife he will wage war to keep.

He is ice...

Puck the Undefeated, host of the demon of Indifference, cannot experience emotion without punishment, so he allows himself to feel nothing. Until her. According to ancient prophecy, she is the key to avenging his past, saving his realm, and ruling as king. All he must do? Steal her from the man she loves—and marry her.

She is fire...

Gillian Shaw has suffered many tragedies in her too-short life, but nothing could have prepared the fragile human for her transition into immortality. To survive, she must wed a horned monster who both intrigues and frightens her...and become the warrior queen she was born to be.

Together they burn.

As a rising sense of possession and obsession overtake Puck, so does insatiable lust. The more he learns about his clever, resourceful wife, the more he craves her. And the more time Gillian spends with her protective husband, the more she aches for him. But the prophecy also predicts an unhappily ever after. Can Puck defeat fate itself to keep the woman who brought his deadened heart back to life? Or will they succumb to destiny, losing each other…and everything they’ve been fighting for?

Adoore | 32 comments I am so hesitant to read this book because it just came out of nowhere but I’m willing to give it an opportunity (slight).

Sarah ♥ dog crazy ♥  (mylheage) I'm glad you'll do that. Maybe you'll like it more than you think. And if you hate it, you at least tried.

I'm not that excited because I just can't stand Gilly. But we'll see.

Debbie (dhaupt) | 1 comments fab book Couple Rock every page

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Lulu (lulululu) | 247 comments Sooo . . . what does everyone think? I haven't read this and hadn't planned to. I probably should read a few reviews.

Adoore | 32 comments I started reading and I am not happy with it. I think Showalter is over extending the Demons trapped inside that they just don't make sense. I also think she is giving everything we had seen between William and Gilly a different perspective or side but it just does't make sense. I will finish the book to see if she convinces me but so far no. I think she needs to wrap this series up.

Kaitlin (kaitlinagogo) | 1 comments I just don't get why she made the book about Gillian at all? Since she basically did a 180 on her whole character three chapters into the book...

Reading this book made me angry. :/ We didn't even get a first kiss until like halfway through the book! The heck guys. None of this is cool.

Adoore | 32 comments Not only that but we find out Gillian is a virgin and all it took to get over the abuse she suffered was time.

Sarah ♥ dog crazy ♥  (mylheage) I haven't started yet but I've seen many positive reviews. So we'll see.

Adoore | 32 comments Good luck I tried but so many things did not make sense to me and I hate when characters act completely different.

message 11: by ☽ Rhiannon ✭ (last edited Jul 02, 2018 09:56PM) (new) - added it

☽ Rhiannon ✭ Mistwalker ☾ (pnr_list) Adoore wrote: "Not only that but we find out Gillian is a virgin and all it took to get over the abuse she suffered was time."

Wait, so she just bypasses the main thing that makes Gillian interesting and different from the last several heroines? Dang, I was thinking I might circle back for Honey's book but if she is glossing over trauma and keeping things basic, I might skip it too... Does it seem like she is circling back towards the Christian romance thing?

Clara I (claraizz) | 3 comments PNR wrote: "Adoore wrote: "Not only that but we find out Gillian is a virgin and all it took to get over the abuse she suffered was time."

Wait, so she just bypasses the main thing that makes Gillian interest..."

No they don't skip over her trauma at all. Anyone who thinks that either didn't read very far into the book or wasn't paying attention. She actually has her grow up quite a bit in this book and really does a great job with Gilly and Puck. I just got through reading it, and I absolutely loved it. Its worth reading. I was very much a William and Gilly fan and didn't even think I was going to read it, but after reading a couple of positive reviews I decided to give it a chance after all, and I sure was glad I did.

Adoore | 32 comments Well I read the whole book. She grew up in another realm while Puck was away. How exactly did she deal with the abuse? Was it by learning to fight? Plus Puck wasn’t even around when she grew because time is different in his realm versus the regular earth were Gillian is from. I liked Puck but I did not see how Gillian’s abuse was dealt with.

Clara I (claraizz) | 3 comments Gillian did grow up in a different realm from Puck, and by grow up, I mean she spent hundreds of years growing up. She did not play the victim to her abuse during this time. Yes she did learn to fight, but even more impressive, she used used her past experiences and trauma to rescue women and children who were in similar situations and turned their lives around. That is how she dealt with her abuse.

Adoore | 32 comments Interesting, learning to fight helps you deal with physical abuse endured as a child.

Yes, she did help women and children in similar situation but that does not help with her intimacy fears. According to Showalter she dealt with her intimacy fears by being away from Puck for 300 or 400 years but being instantly attracted to him. I don’t think so. I’ve read other authors that have had characters with similar circumstances of abuse and they dealt with it in a much more believable way.

☽ Rhiannon ✭ Mistwalker ☾ (pnr_list) I had thought she had been raped, was that not the case? I love to see survivors of sexual trauma heal and get happy endings, I was really looking forward to that...

And I am glad she learns to fight, but survivors are not "playing the victim" just because they are impacted by their experiences. Sexual assault and physical abuse has a profound effect, and it has nothing to do with a person's strength.

Well, hopefully Honey and Galen's story will get it right? Not feeling very optimistic...

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Sharon (essay1966) | 1 comments I am about halfway through this book (I actually forgot I had it on my Kindle!) and am a little confused about the whole bond thing. I know that when the other Lords met their one and only they completed the bond, well at least some of them. But I have never read anything to indicate that the 'wife' suffered the injuries of their partner.

Is the bond between Puck and Gillian completely different to everyones elses or is this a continuity error? Any thoughts would be appreciated as this is bugging me - hopefully a fellow fan will be able to tell me how this fits in the mythology.

Sarah ♥ dog crazy ♥  (mylheage) I'm finally reading the book. I'll let you know what I think.

Sarah ♥ dog crazy ♥  (mylheage) Gena's secret about The Darkest Warrior. Did you like the story?

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