Last Kiss Goodnight PDF ó Last Kiss MOBI :Þ

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Last Kiss Goodnight [Reading] ➿ Last Kiss Goodnight By Gena Showalter – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk 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 th The breathtaking first novel in New York Times best selling author Gena Showalter s new paranormal Last Kiss MOBI :Þ 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 the main attraction Vika Lukas, the owner s daughter, is tasked with Solo s care and feeding The monster inside him yearns to kill her on sight, even though she holds the key to his escape But the human side of him realizes the beautiful deaf girl is than she seems she s hisE ULTIMATE PRICE Vika endures the captives taunts and loathing, hoping to keep them alive even if she can t free them Only, Solo is different he protects her But as hostility turns to forbidden romance, his feelings for her will be used against him and he ll be put to a killer test.


10 thoughts on “Last Kiss Goodnight

  1. Mel Mel says:

    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 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 ve come to associate with Ms Showalter that were seriously lacking in Last Kiss Goodnight Looking for her snark and dark sense of humor You won t find it here Looking for scorching hot sex scenes that I m sure have made many people blush in the past Well you won t find any of that in Last Kiss Goodnight either Worst part is the incredibly gorgeous cover proclaims the first book in this Alien Huntress spin off to be First in a sizzling new series Sizzling Really Uh that would be a big fat NO for sizzle Hell the smex was barely lukewarm sighs Last Kiss Goodnight islike 2.5 stars for me and again I say I feel somewhat ill rating one of Gena s books so low Between the bible verses at the start of every chapter and the lack of subplot, world building, and smex appeal, I feel seriously let down More than anything I am concerned that this new found faith is going to seriously impact her other series as well I can t imagine a Lords of the Underworld book without death, destruction, and scorching hot smex I m now afraid that just may be the case shudders Please note that I do not have a problem with people finding God in times of need and making their livesfulfilling Everyone needs a little faith in their life These are just thoughts I had to get off my chest upon completing Last Kiss Goodnight COPY RECEIVED FROM AUTHOR FOR HONEST REVIEW


  2. Ren Puspita Ren Puspita says:

    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 DLast 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 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 DLast 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 her YA, LOL


  3. Monique Monique says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I am so sorry to say that I think Gena Showalter and I will have to part ways I am glad that during her dark hour she found an anchor As her testimonial on her website attests to, she has found God She however, lost her mojo There was a message wrapped in a sermon wrapped in a paranormal romance book and that makes for a disaster I don t understand why it is ok for her in her new found religion, to write graphically about abuse and murder, but when it comes time for 2 people in love and com I am so sorry to say that I think Gena Showalter and I will have to part ways I am glad that during her dark hour she found an anchor As her testimonial on her website attests to, she has found God She however, lost her mojo There was a message wrapped in a sermon wrapped in a paranormal romance book and that makes for a disaster I don t understand why it is ok for her in her new found religion, to write graphically about abuse and murder, but when it comes time for 2 people in love and committed to each other, we can t have the same detail in the sex God made us and we are sexual beings as are the menagerie of other beings on the plant I don t think it s a sin to describe it anythan describing SPOILER ALERT a 14 year old girl being made to shoot and kill her friend pet lion and being constantly abused by her father I hope that Gena can navigate her way in her new faith to see that the fun, sexy, snarky wit of her previous books was not unchristian like and get back to what made her great I also would have liked some kind of heads up that her writing was going to be faith centered andYA I felt like a victim of bait and switch Had I known what to expect with this book, I wouldn t feel so let down I m giving it 2 stars because it s Gena, but it s deserves only one Oh, and I ll also add that the editing was very lacking Huge mistakes and plot holes you could drive a MAC truck through


  4. Marta Cox Marta Cox says:

    If you have read this authors Alien Huntress series then this spin off will surely be on your radar First off I admit I ve come late to this new series but it s been something I ve tried to find time for for what feels like simply ages and with that gorgeous cover there was no way I wouldn t get to it eventually So with no further ado here are my thoughts.Vika perplexed me with her stubborn refusal to leave what s truly a diabolical life I do understand she has felt let down badly by others If you have read this authors Alien Huntress series then this spin off will surely be on your radar First off I admit I ve come late to this new series but it s been something I ve tried to find time for for what feels like simply ages and with that gorgeous cover there was no way I wouldn t get to it eventually So with no further ado here are my thoughts.Vika perplexed me with her stubborn refusal to leave what s truly a diabolical life I do understand she has felt let down badly by others in the past but I m not sure staying with the circus and her increasingly evil father really helped those she wanted to protect Solo is a different type of alien although there are familiar species in this book and his self doubt fuels his actions Yet he cannot deny that inner voice that makes him want to protect Vika Strong, almost demonic in form but loyal and courageous Solo also shows incredible patience with Vika but alas when it comes to others if you are not on his side then watch out I really enjoyed this setting and thought the circus was such a cruel place The big bad is exactly that but it s an oppressive, dark place to be and it felt like dog fight dog I ve enjoyed other books by this author and couldn t help but notice that each chapter here is prefaced by a biblical quote I am used to her stories about demons and Angels so aware that the author has a faith that is part of her but I cannot help but wonder if some readers might find it a little too strong Lead a horse to water and all that There is a very strong element of good versus evil with how shall I describe this two Jiminy Cricket types, one advocating light and one most definitely leading the charge for dark What I can say is every book I ve read by this author has featured a loving monogamous relationship and this story is no different Perhaps the sexual content is less explicit but the chemistry, passion and build up is still present I did like the story and I m keen to see what happens news but think I do prefer her slightlysexy reads


  5. Can& Can& says:

    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 sermonssub 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 sermonssubtle Since this book shoved its beliefs down my throat so enthusiastically, I shall share my own spiritual beliefs with y all without compunction I believe in right and wrong, I believe that people should defend what is right, even at their own cost I don t believe there is a big guy upstairs in sandals who will help me in this endeavour, nor do I believe there is any reward for doing right Life s a bitch, but because you know better, you should do better How dare a romance novel be so overt in its attempts at indoctrination OK, getting a little over excited here, but I just feel patronised Breathe breathe.


  6. Kathleen Kathleen says:

    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 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 the chapters, and that sometimes felt teachy, if not slightly preachy The theme of good versus evil didn t bother me that s a theme that especially suits paranormals and science fiction The overall message of this book seems to be, Don t invite evil into your heart Stick to the light and the love The secondary theme of ONE DAY your hopes will be realized was fine, but it was delivered in a slightly repetitive manner The good v evil gimmicky approach grew absurd, see quibbles below The lack of explicit sex was also fine, even though it s not the norm for GS This book feltlike a romance, with emphasis on the tenderness, the developing relationship, and the sexual anticipation Sweet There were several sex scenes, starting around 75%, I think, but they were sorta fade to black ish I liked Soloman Judah, aka Solo, the Otherworlder who is ugly beauty and the beast trope Solo grew fangs and claws while developing red skin and pointy ears whenever he got enraged Yup A regular Hellboy He d never known love or acceptance, only fear and disgust but his parents loved him I wanted him to experience true tenderness from a woman So satisfying Sigh His beautiful girl Vika was all she should benot a Buffy, but strong enough to brave yet another beating from Daddy Dearest, in order to help Solo and the other prisoners She is deaf, too, yet that doesn t stop her The plot was decent Whenever I thought I was finding a gaping plot hole, Showalter sewed it right up with a plausible stitch or two It was fairly tight, but I rolled my eyes a few times Also, in the sequel, I expect an explanation for view spoiler how Michael survived the bombing hide spoiler I liked the vow mystique Cool I liked the sharing magic that occurred after they gave their marriage vows Again, pretty cool I liked some of the secondary characters, especially a few Otherworlders, with their different abilities and forms.The scene I liked best was the great escape, where Vika showed her courage and strength, and Solo showed his alpha nature all protective and primitive, and all proud of Vika s unflinching determination to keep on hiking, even though she was exhausted A dauntless spirit.So why only three stars Three reasons 1 This 400 page book went on at a slow pace, at times The editors should have hacked out 70 to 100 pages Some of the bottleneck was caused by endless rumination and reflection much of it repetitive I didn t need to hear again about Vika s rotten childhood, or her plans to go to New Colorado, for example Once is enough And Solo was in the cage for TOO LONG I grew restless, wantingaction, or a change of setting, or payback.2 Showalter bludgeoned me over the head with the good versus evil theme The villains were just WAY TOO EVIL, with shadowy spirits, glowing red skulls, and spiders hovering in and around them Also, from the beginning, Solo had a tiny demon named E on one shoulder, and a tiny guardian angel named X on the other REALLY Just like in the cartoon, they kept whispering in his ear, prompting him towards evil and good When he followed the angel s advice, the angel grew stronger, but when he followed E s counsel, the demon grew stronger Okay, but then Vika started seeing and hearing the little guys, too I m sorry, but those parts felt trite, like a kid s book 3 I have mixed feelings about LKG, because it felt a bit mixed up about its own identity It felt like a PNR trying to be a sermon, or at least a testimony It probably wouldn t be classified as a Christian romancebut it leans that way Somewhat.Still, I enjoyed it I might try the sequel when it comes out.Content Lots of bloody violence ripping off body parts, shooting, whipping, etc A few minor cuss words About 4 sex scenes, but they aren t explicit Bible verses at the beginning of each chapter No typos found


  7. Melanie Melanie says:

    4.5 stars 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 bitpatient 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 t 4.5 stars 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 bitpatient 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 topnotch tale As the first in a spin off of her somewhat hit and miss quirky Alien Huntress series, LKG is one of Showalter s better stories in this alien alternate world and can be read without any difficulties as a standalone Here we are introduced to three deadly Otherworld Assassins who, for reasons yet to be revealed, have been targeted along with their ruthless, yet gruffly caring human boss who also happens to be their stand in father figure When one of the assassins, Solo a demonic turning alien of mysterious origins with rage issues comes to he s been sold as an attraction at a freaky zoo with an evil ring master When he meets the ring master s kind, beautiful, abused daughter, Vika, he feels an immediate connection What follows is a thrilling often grim story where Solo and Vika learn to rely on each other and trust their instincts For Vika this means finding her own internal strength to break the cycle of abuse and for Solo it means learning to control his rage and managing two shoulder angels so he can free them both This would have been a 5 star read for me, but for a few niggling details that were either poorly or never fully explained eg why Solo and X felt the fated to be mated effect immediately with Vika and the somewhat rushed, convenient ending But overall, I thoroughly enjoyed Last Kiss Goodnight and can t wait to find out what happened with John and Blue One is a gorgeous golden alien with a tragic tortured past and the other is an hot athletic blue alien man ho with commitment issues I just know their stories are going to be great


  8. Jen Davis Jen Davis says:

    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 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 are caged and subjected to humiliation and torment Vika abhors her father s actions, but he is too powerful for her to stop When she has tried, it has earned her beating after beating, including one viscous attack that took her hearing She realizes she must plan her escape quietly and in the meantime, offer what kindness she can to the prisoners.Solo is an otherworlder who works as a black ops agent, essentially killing people who need to be killed He grew up only knowing love from his adopted parents Everyone else turned their backs on him, calling him a freak and a monster Just moments after he was tasked with tracking down some missing aliens, he was incompacitated and sold into the circus.At first, he lashed out, but it did no good And slowly, he began to see the goodness in Vika She seems to see him as no one ever has, and her gentle crush on him has an effect he can t ignore The two grow closer and plot their escape But can they really get out from under her father s thumb I enjoyed the romance It was actually very sweet Vika is innocent to the ways of love, but it felt muchgenuine than with so many ingenue heroines She has to compromise what she knows is right in order to survive, but she hangs onto her humanity no matter the cost Solo is solid mildly tortured hero He had a solid foundation with his adopted parents, so he wasn t completely wrecked But he struggles with the rejection of others and his assassin work doesn t leave him feeling altogether worthy of love It s quite nice to see them each find the love they never thought they would have.There s not a lot of sex, though we did have some toward the end I would imagine it would be hard to work in, with Solo in a cage for so much of the book Also, notably lacking, is Showalter s fabulous wit and snark This story is muchsomber.There s a good set up for future books, centering on the other members of Solo s team who have gone missing And we re even treated to a cameo from Dallas Overall, I enjoyed it and look forward to the next installment especially if it centers on John.Rating BARC Provided by Pocket Books


  9. L.n. W. L.n. W. says:

    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 writesbut 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 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 writesbut 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 dialogue was boring And even as someone who believes in a Higher Power, I actually got annoyed at how much I felt as if I were being preached to Gena, I know you found faith and I am ecstatic for youbut please keep it out of your books This book felt like a Young Adult fiction book versus a grown up book It was so PG that if I had been reading an actual book and not an e reader, I would have kept flipping to the cover to make sure it was a Showalter book I was reading.I truly hope that she gets her mojo back for the rest of the LOTU series because if the next bookKane s I believeis anything like this one, Gena and I are going to have words


  10. Esra Esra says:

    when I heard about this book when I finished 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 m kemmel olabilemez yani D kad n sen ne yapt n.PC yi kapatamad m elim varmad b yle D e erki elimde bask s olayd sar l r uyurdum b yle o derece PGer i elimizde bir g zel ve irkin g ndermesi daha var diyebiliriz.Solo di er d when I heard about this book when I finished 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 m kemmel olabilemez yani D kad n sen ne yapt n.PC yi kapatamad m elim varmad b yle D e erki elimde bask s olayd sar l r uyurdum b yle o derece PGer i elimizde bir g zel ve irkin g ndermesi daha var diyebiliriz.Solo di er d nyalardan birinden iri yar dev c sseli duygusala ba lad nda sinir stres D hellboy vari bir yarat a d nen normalinde olduk ada eli y z d zg n bir adam Vika eytan babas n n masum ve g zel k z ,ufac k tefecik ve babas n n ona g sterdi i iddet alt nda hayatta kalmay ba arabilen inan lmaz sevilesi s k las bir k z.Jecis karanl k b y kullanarak i inide karanl kla doldurmu bir sirk sahibi Sirkte art k hayvanlar de il di er d nyadan gelen yarat klar sergileniyor solo da ka r l p bu sirke sat l yor ve kafese t k l yor Vika k kl nden beri babas n n iddetine maruz kalm yleki bir keresinde duyma yetisini kaybetmeye bile varm bu y zden sa r ama bunu di erlerine farkettirmeyecek kadarda uyan k dudak okuyor.Vika kafestekilerin bak m nda sorumlu onlar ona tehtidler savursa a a lasalar bile kar l k vermiyor nk o kadar iyi bir kalbi var kendini onlar n yerine koyuyor ve bende orda olsam b yle davran rd m diyor birg n onlar babas ndan ka rmak i inde plan var ama solo gelince i ler de i iyor solo ve vika zaman i inde yak nla yorlar ve olayla inan lmaz b,r s r kleyicilikte devam ediyor ikinci kitap i in imdiden ok merakl y m Bu seride bence ok tutar Ama umar m di er karakterlerede solo ve vikaya oldu umkadar sempati duyabilirim D


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10 thoughts on “Last Kiss Goodnight

  1. Mel Mel says:

    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 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 ve come to associate with Ms Showalter that were seriously lacking in Last Kiss Goodnight Looking for her snark and dark sense of humor You won t find it here Looking for scorching hot sex scenes that I m sure have made many people blush in the past Well you won t find any of that in Last Kiss Goodnight either Worst part is the incredibly gorgeous cover proclaims the first book in this Alien Huntress spin off to be First in a sizzling new series Sizzling Really Uh that would be a big fat NO for sizzle Hell the smex was barely lukewarm sighs Last Kiss Goodnight islike 2.5 stars for me and again I say I feel somewhat ill rating one of Gena s books so low Between the bible verses at the start of every chapter and the lack of subplot, world building, and smex appeal, I feel seriously let down More than anything I am concerned that this new found faith is going to seriously impact her other series as well I can t imagine a Lords of the Underworld book without death, destruction, and scorching hot smex I m now afraid that just may be the case shudders Please note that I do not have a problem with people finding God in times of need and making their livesfulfilling Everyone needs a little faith in their life These are just thoughts I had to get off my chest upon completing Last Kiss Goodnight COPY RECEIVED FROM AUTHOR FOR HONEST REVIEW

  2. Ren Puspita Ren Puspita says:

    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 DLast 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 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 DLast 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 her YA, LOL

  3. Monique Monique says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I am so sorry to say that I think Gena Showalter and I will have to part ways I am glad that during her dark hour she found an anchor As her testimonial on her website attests to, she has found God She however, lost her mojo There was a message wrapped in a sermon wrapped in a paranormal romance book and that makes for a disaster I don t understand why it is ok for her in her new found religion, to write graphically about abuse and murder, but when it comes time for 2 people in love and com I am so sorry to say that I think Gena Showalter and I will have to part ways I am glad that during her dark hour she found an anchor As her testimonial on her website attests to, she has found God She however, lost her mojo There was a message wrapped in a sermon wrapped in a paranormal romance book and that makes for a disaster I don t understand why it is ok for her in her new found religion, to write graphically about abuse and murder, but when it comes time for 2 people in love and committed to each other, we can t have the same detail in the sex God made us and we are sexual beings as are the menagerie of other beings on the plant I don t think it s a sin to describe it anythan describing SPOILER ALERT a 14 year old girl being made to shoot and kill her friend pet lion and being constantly abused by her father I hope that Gena can navigate her way in her new faith to see that the fun, sexy, snarky wit of her previous books was not unchristian like and get back to what made her great I also would have liked some kind of heads up that her writing was going to be faith centered andYA I felt like a victim of bait and switch Had I known what to expect with this book, I wouldn t feel so let down I m giving it 2 stars because it s Gena, but it s deserves only one Oh, and I ll also add that the editing was very lacking Huge mistakes and plot holes you could drive a MAC truck through

  4. Marta Cox Marta Cox says:

    If you have read this authors Alien Huntress series then this spin off will surely be on your radar First off I admit I ve come late to this new series but it s been something I ve tried to find time for for what feels like simply ages and with that gorgeous cover there was no way I wouldn t get to it eventually So with no further ado here are my thoughts.Vika perplexed me with her stubborn refusal to leave what s truly a diabolical life I do understand she has felt let down badly by others If you have read this authors Alien Huntress series then this spin off will surely be on your radar First off I admit I ve come late to this new series but it s been something I ve tried to find time for for what feels like simply ages and with that gorgeous cover there was no way I wouldn t get to it eventually So with no further ado here are my thoughts.Vika perplexed me with her stubborn refusal to leave what s truly a diabolical life I do understand she has felt let down badly by others in the past but I m not sure staying with the circus and her increasingly evil father really helped those she wanted to protect Solo is a different type of alien although there are familiar species in this book and his self doubt fuels his actions Yet he cannot deny that inner voice that makes him want to protect Vika Strong, almost demonic in form but loyal and courageous Solo also shows incredible patience with Vika but alas when it comes to others if you are not on his side then watch out I really enjoyed this setting and thought the circus was such a cruel place The big bad is exactly that but it s an oppressive, dark place to be and it felt like dog fight dog I ve enjoyed other books by this author and couldn t help but notice that each chapter here is prefaced by a biblical quote I am used to her stories about demons and Angels so aware that the author has a faith that is part of her but I cannot help but wonder if some readers might find it a little too strong Lead a horse to water and all that There is a very strong element of good versus evil with how shall I describe this two Jiminy Cricket types, one advocating light and one most definitely leading the charge for dark What I can say is every book I ve read by this author has featured a loving monogamous relationship and this story is no different Perhaps the sexual content is less explicit but the chemistry, passion and build up is still present I did like the story and I m keen to see what happens news but think I do prefer her slightlysexy reads

  5. Can& Can& says:

    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 sermonssub 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 sermonssubtle Since this book shoved its beliefs down my throat so enthusiastically, I shall share my own spiritual beliefs with y all without compunction I believe in right and wrong, I believe that people should defend what is right, even at their own cost I don t believe there is a big guy upstairs in sandals who will help me in this endeavour, nor do I believe there is any reward for doing right Life s a bitch, but because you know better, you should do better How dare a romance novel be so overt in its attempts at indoctrination OK, getting a little over excited here, but I just feel patronised Breathe breathe.

  6. Kathleen Kathleen says:

    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 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 the chapters, and that sometimes felt teachy, if not slightly preachy The theme of good versus evil didn t bother me that s a theme that especially suits paranormals and science fiction The overall message of this book seems to be, Don t invite evil into your heart Stick to the light and the love The secondary theme of ONE DAY your hopes will be realized was fine, but it was delivered in a slightly repetitive manner The good v evil gimmicky approach grew absurd, see quibbles below The lack of explicit sex was also fine, even though it s not the norm for GS This book feltlike a romance, with emphasis on the tenderness, the developing relationship, and the sexual anticipation Sweet There were several sex scenes, starting around 75%, I think, but they were sorta fade to black ish I liked Soloman Judah, aka Solo, the Otherworlder who is ugly beauty and the beast trope Solo grew fangs and claws while developing red skin and pointy ears whenever he got enraged Yup A regular Hellboy He d never known love or acceptance, only fear and disgust but his parents loved him I wanted him to experience true tenderness from a woman So satisfying Sigh His beautiful girl Vika was all she should benot a Buffy, but strong enough to brave yet another beating from Daddy Dearest, in order to help Solo and the other prisoners She is deaf, too, yet that doesn t stop her The plot was decent Whenever I thought I was finding a gaping plot hole, Showalter sewed it right up with a plausible stitch or two It was fairly tight, but I rolled my eyes a few times Also, in the sequel, I expect an explanation for view spoiler how Michael survived the bombing hide spoiler I liked the vow mystique Cool I liked the sharing magic that occurred after they gave their marriage vows Again, pretty cool I liked some of the secondary characters, especially a few Otherworlders, with their different abilities and forms.The scene I liked best was the great escape, where Vika showed her courage and strength, and Solo showed his alpha nature all protective and primitive, and all proud of Vika s unflinching determination to keep on hiking, even though she was exhausted A dauntless spirit.So why only three stars Three reasons 1 This 400 page book went on at a slow pace, at times The editors should have hacked out 70 to 100 pages Some of the bottleneck was caused by endless rumination and reflection much of it repetitive I didn t need to hear again about Vika s rotten childhood, or her plans to go to New Colorado, for example Once is enough And Solo was in the cage for TOO LONG I grew restless, wantingaction, or a change of setting, or payback.2 Showalter bludgeoned me over the head with the good versus evil theme The villains were just WAY TOO EVIL, with shadowy spirits, glowing red skulls, and spiders hovering in and around them Also, from the beginning, Solo had a tiny demon named E on one shoulder, and a tiny guardian angel named X on the other REALLY Just like in the cartoon, they kept whispering in his ear, prompting him towards evil and good When he followed the angel s advice, the angel grew stronger, but when he followed E s counsel, the demon grew stronger Okay, but then Vika started seeing and hearing the little guys, too I m sorry, but those parts felt trite, like a kid s book 3 I have mixed feelings about LKG, because it felt a bit mixed up about its own identity It felt like a PNR trying to be a sermon, or at least a testimony It probably wouldn t be classified as a Christian romancebut it leans that way Somewhat.Still, I enjoyed it I might try the sequel when it comes out.Content Lots of bloody violence ripping off body parts, shooting, whipping, etc A few minor cuss words About 4 sex scenes, but they aren t explicit Bible verses at the beginning of each chapter No typos found

  7. Melanie Melanie says:

    4.5 stars 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 bitpatient 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 t 4.5 stars 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 bitpatient 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 topnotch tale As the first in a spin off of her somewhat hit and miss quirky Alien Huntress series, LKG is one of Showalter s better stories in this alien alternate world and can be read without any difficulties as a standalone Here we are introduced to three deadly Otherworld Assassins who, for reasons yet to be revealed, have been targeted along with their ruthless, yet gruffly caring human boss who also happens to be their stand in father figure When one of the assassins, Solo a demonic turning alien of mysterious origins with rage issues comes to he s been sold as an attraction at a freaky zoo with an evil ring master When he meets the ring master s kind, beautiful, abused daughter, Vika, he feels an immediate connection What follows is a thrilling often grim story where Solo and Vika learn to rely on each other and trust their instincts For Vika this means finding her own internal strength to break the cycle of abuse and for Solo it means learning to control his rage and managing two shoulder angels so he can free them both This would have been a 5 star read for me, but for a few niggling details that were either poorly or never fully explained eg why Solo and X felt the fated to be mated effect immediately with Vika and the somewhat rushed, convenient ending But overall, I thoroughly enjoyed Last Kiss Goodnight and can t wait to find out what happened with John and Blue One is a gorgeous golden alien with a tragic tortured past and the other is an hot athletic blue alien man ho with commitment issues I just know their stories are going to be great

  8. Jen Davis Jen Davis says:

    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 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 are caged and subjected to humiliation and torment Vika abhors her father s actions, but he is too powerful for her to stop When she has tried, it has earned her beating after beating, including one viscous attack that took her hearing She realizes she must plan her escape quietly and in the meantime, offer what kindness she can to the prisoners.Solo is an otherworlder who works as a black ops agent, essentially killing people who need to be killed He grew up only knowing love from his adopted parents Everyone else turned their backs on him, calling him a freak and a monster Just moments after he was tasked with tracking down some missing aliens, he was incompacitated and sold into the circus.At first, he lashed out, but it did no good And slowly, he began to see the goodness in Vika She seems to see him as no one ever has, and her gentle crush on him has an effect he can t ignore The two grow closer and plot their escape But can they really get out from under her father s thumb I enjoyed the romance It was actually very sweet Vika is innocent to the ways of love, but it felt muchgenuine than with so many ingenue heroines She has to compromise what she knows is right in order to survive, but she hangs onto her humanity no matter the cost Solo is solid mildly tortured hero He had a solid foundation with his adopted parents, so he wasn t completely wrecked But he struggles with the rejection of others and his assassin work doesn t leave him feeling altogether worthy of love It s quite nice to see them each find the love they never thought they would have.There s not a lot of sex, though we did have some toward the end I would imagine it would be hard to work in, with Solo in a cage for so much of the book Also, notably lacking, is Showalter s fabulous wit and snark This story is muchsomber.There s a good set up for future books, centering on the other members of Solo s team who have gone missing And we re even treated to a cameo from Dallas Overall, I enjoyed it and look forward to the next installment especially if it centers on John.Rating BARC Provided by Pocket Books

  9. L.n. W. L.n. W. says:

    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 writesbut 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 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 writesbut 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 dialogue was boring And even as someone who believes in a Higher Power, I actually got annoyed at how much I felt as if I were being preached to Gena, I know you found faith and I am ecstatic for youbut please keep it out of your books This book felt like a Young Adult fiction book versus a grown up book It was so PG that if I had been reading an actual book and not an e reader, I would have kept flipping to the cover to make sure it was a Showalter book I was reading.I truly hope that she gets her mojo back for the rest of the LOTU series because if the next bookKane s I believeis anything like this one, Gena and I are going to have words

  10. Esra Esra says:

    when I heard about this book when I finished 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 m kemmel olabilemez yani D kad n sen ne yapt n.PC yi kapatamad m elim varmad b yle D e erki elimde bask s olayd sar l r uyurdum b yle o derece PGer i elimizde bir g zel ve irkin g ndermesi daha var diyebiliriz.Solo di er d when I heard about this book when I finished 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 m kemmel olabilemez yani D kad n sen ne yapt n.PC yi kapatamad m elim varmad b yle D e erki elimde bask s olayd sar l r uyurdum b yle o derece PGer i elimizde bir g zel ve irkin g ndermesi daha var diyebiliriz.Solo di er d nyalardan birinden iri yar dev c sseli duygusala ba lad nda sinir stres D hellboy vari bir yarat a d nen normalinde olduk ada eli y z d zg n bir adam Vika eytan babas n n masum ve g zel k z ,ufac k tefecik ve babas n n ona g sterdi i iddet alt nda hayatta kalmay ba arabilen inan lmaz sevilesi s k las bir k z.Jecis karanl k b y kullanarak i inide karanl kla doldurmu bir sirk sahibi Sirkte art k hayvanlar de il di er d nyadan gelen yarat klar sergileniyor solo da ka r l p bu sirke sat l yor ve kafese t k l yor Vika k kl nden beri babas n n iddetine maruz kalm yleki bir keresinde duyma yetisini kaybetmeye bile varm bu y zden sa r ama bunu di erlerine farkettirmeyecek kadarda uyan k dudak okuyor.Vika kafestekilerin bak m nda sorumlu onlar ona tehtidler savursa a a lasalar bile kar l k vermiyor nk o kadar iyi bir kalbi var kendini onlar n yerine koyuyor ve bende orda olsam b yle davran rd m diyor birg n onlar babas ndan ka rmak i inde plan var ama solo gelince i ler de i iyor solo ve vika zaman i inde yak nla yorlar ve olayla inan lmaz b,r s r kleyicilikte devam ediyor ikinci kitap i in imdiden ok merakl y m Bu seride bence ok tutar Ama umar m di er karakterlerede solo ve vikaya oldu umkadar sempati duyabilirim D

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