Author: Gena Showalter
Publisher: Harlequin Books
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His powers -- InhumanReview:
His passion -- Beyond immortal . . .
All her life, Ashlyn Darrow has been tormented by voices from the past. To end the nightmare, she has come to Budapest seeking help from men rumored to have supernatural abilities, not knowing she'll be swept into the arms of Maddox, their most dangerous member -- a man trapped in a hell of his own.
Neither can resist the instant hunger than calms their torments . . . and ignites an irresistible passion. But every heated touch and burning kiss will edge them closer to destruction -- and a soul-shattering test of love. .
I am really loving paranormal romance! I believe the Sookie Stackhouse series is the only other paranormal romance I have ever read before this one and Dark Lover, and I've been missing out! I love a good young adult book, but sometimes it's nice to add in something a bit more mature. This book is definitely for adult readers, as nothing is really left to the imagination. ;)
I loved this book from the very first sentence!
Ashlyn was such a neat character! I really liked her. She has the ability to hear what every person has ever said at the the spot she is currently standing. It's completely overwhelming and has taken up her whole life, making her lonely and somewhat of an outcast. I felt scared and alone right along with her.
The warriors were fascinating! Each one has a different demon that he shares his existence with, and is constantly battling to not let it over take their life and destroy everything around them. The Darkest Night centers mostly around Maddox, who shares his body with the demon Violence.
When Ashlyn and Maddox meet, the chemistry is captivating! I loved every minute of their stories as they intertwined. It was steamy and forbidden... and just yummy!! Love, love, loved it!
What a fantastic fantasy world Gena Showalter has invented! I must read every single book! Each one centers around a different warrior, and I'm eagerly anticipating reading about each of their fates!
The books in the Lords of the Underworld series. There are a few mini stories as well :
The Darkest Fire (a mini prequel)
The Darkest Night
The Darkest Kiss
The Darkest Pleasure
Dark Beginnings (bonus material and a few short stories)
The Darkest Whisper
The Darkest Passion
The Darkest Lie
The Darkest Secret
The Darkest Surrender (to be published later this year)
The Darkest Facts (a series companion)
The next book in the series:
The Darkest Kiss - Lords of the Underworld #2
I'm reading this one right now, and it's just as awesome so far!