The Darkest Assassin by Gena Showalter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Another great short set in the Lords of the Underworld universe! I'm always one for completing a series, so I'm eagerly gobbling up all the side stories Gena Showalter gives us.
This story revolves around Fox (aka the darkest assassin) and I was sooooo happy to learn more about this little enigma. Most recently, the previous 1001 Dark Nights installment showed us Galen and Fox's life of destruction, mayhem, and morally questionable behavior. Fox is still adjusting to housing the demon of Distrust, and, like all the other "hosts," she has suffered some "setbacks." One such setback is the slaughter of some Sent Ones. This resulted in a Warrior being tasked with her destruction.
Bjorn is the Warrior that has suffered some horrible things. Killing Fox should have been easy and also shouldn't have taken more than an hour. Things get thrown out of whack pretty much right away - when he barges in on Fox in the shower. He just couldn't do it, though. The attraction is immediate on both sides, and it forces him to kidnap her instead of kill. Somehow, these two supernaturals with pretty busted histories manage to reach a bit of an agreement. Even his rather "by the book" Sent One friends end up on team Fox by the end. All in all, this is a wonderful little tale, showing us more about the life of Fox and giving her a HEA. I am now firmly on Team Fox (and kind of Team Bjorn).
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