Dark Swan Dark Swan by
Series: Otherworld Assassin #2.5
Published by on September 25, 2017
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Pages: 160
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The Alien Huntress series is back with fan favorite AIR agent Dallas Gutierrez from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling paranormal romance author Gena Showalter, who doesn’t disappoint with this sizzling hot alpha hero.

Lilica Swan isn’t quite human or otherworlder; she is the best—and worst—of both.

She is willing to do whatever proves necessary to save her sister from the seductive and deadly Alien Investigation and Removal agent, Dallas Gutierrez, even bonding her lifeforce to his by effectively marrying him. But the bond will fade without consummation. Can Dallas resist his insatiable desire for the powerful beauty? Or will she lead to his ultimate downfall?

Originally published in the Blood Red Kiss anthology.

This story was published in the Blood Red Kiss anthology. Review here

This Gena Showalter story takes us back to her Alien Huntress/Otherworld Assassins series which is one of my favorites. And finally! Dallas’ story!

It’s a long novella, and it’s vintage Showalter. By that I mean, it fits in perfectly with the Alien Huntress series, even though it’s listed as part of the spin-off the Otherworld Assassins. Lilica Swan is one of three triplets who were created rather than born. Their entire lives are spent under observation and experimentation. It isn’t pleasant. Yet she grows up to be a good and decent person, even though she believes she’s evil.

Her sister is a long-time enemy of AIR, and Dallas is going to use Lilica as bait to capture her sister Trinity, and contain her. But Lilica isn’t having that. She allowed herself to be captured, and is planning on thwarting Dallas’ mission. What neither one of them counts on is falling in love.

Lilica believes she can help her sister, Dallas wants to kill her. Meanwhile, Lilica is his captive. Not the best way to start out a relationship…

Dallas, oh Dallas, have I been waiting for his story. And I loved it! He was worth the wait, and I hope this series is not over. After all, there are hints of her other sister Jade having a love interest. With her wit and snark forefront, Ms. Showalter has created a likeable heroine with a sassy mouth, a hero who’s just as quick, and an intriguing world.

note: I think this can be read as a stand-alone. You’d be missing out on a bit of backstory, but you wouldn’t be confused. Although, if I may, this series is perfect for bingeing. Just sayin’.

***ARC courtesy of Pocket Star

 

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