Friday, January 4, 2013
Review: The Darkest Night
TITLE: The Darkest Night
AUTHOR: Gena Showalter
GENRE: Paranormal Romance
HEAT LEVEL: Hot
LENGTH: 374 Pages
REVIEW RATING: 4 LIGHTNING BOLTS
BLURB: 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 that 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 can’t necessarily say that I loved this book, but I really liked it! The couple were good together, once they figured out the other wasn’t out to kill them of course, and I liked how much they’d do for each other a lot. However, I wanted to smack Maddox for not just talking to her instead of assuming she was Bait, and Ashlyn was often too stubborn or naïve for her own good.
That being said, I LOVED the premise! Greek mythology was always one of my favorites, and to see that portrayed this way was really, really neat. A bunch of warriors soul melded to demon spirits that were released from Pandora’s box? Too cool. I can’t wait to see more of the warriors’ stories and how they overcome/cope with their demonic side effects.
Overall, Gena Showalter has created a satisfying romance, an enthralling world that I can’t get enough of, and a fascinating series that I look forward to reading more of!
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