Friday, April 12, 2013

Last Kiss Goodnight by Gena Showalter



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 more than she seems—she’s his.


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.


Last Kiss Goodnight by Gena Showalter
5 out of 5

OMGOODNESS!!!!!  This is one fan-freaking-tastic book!  Now that I’ve read some of Ms. Showalter’s other books, but this one surpasses the others by a long jump. 

The Characters


He is a strong, unusual looking, alien humanoid that has been hurt by the cruelty of others.  He has a short temper, holds grudges, and is a hired killer.  And he is the good guy!  Yep, behind all of that stuff, he is protective, gentle and love. 
I love how he went form a growling, threatening, and angry beast to a loving, strong protector with Vika. It showed just how much he truly cared for her that he was able to subdue the beast inside.


Like any other abused woman, she does what she can to stay under the radar so as not to get another beating.  But she is drawn to Solo, even though everything about him screams to run away.
I enjoyed seeing the progression of Vika as a character.  Going from a week and frightened girl to a strong and courageous woman was a beautiful transformation.  She really stood up and showed that she wasn’t going to be a victim any more.


I had a hard time believing that Vika was deaf.  It just seemed too easy for her to communicate with others, especially those who didn’t know that she was deaf. 

I loved how the scripture was used at the beginning of each chapter.  Though it is a secular book, I think the scriptures and the spiritual elements blended well together. 

My favorite thing of the whole thing though was the vows.  When Solo vowed to Vika (and she back to him) that they would give and share everything they had and they were, I thought that was sweet.  But when, though some mystical/magical/paranormal way, they were able to share hearing, I almost cried.  It was just too sweet, and I loved that.

On a whole, this was a great book.  It did seem a bit tamer than her Alien Huntress books, though they both are in the same world.  I think that it is still a great beginning for a new series.   I can’t wait for the next book in this series.  Highly recommend!

Happy Reading!


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