Review: The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter (Audiobook)(Rating 4.5 Wine Glasses)

Posted February 17th, 2011 by in Uncategorized / 0 comments

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From Goodreads:  
His powers — Inhuman
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 . . .

Though they carry an eternal curse, the Lords of the Underworld are irresistibly seductive — and unimaginably powerful . . . Don’t miss this incredible new paranormal series from Gena Showalter!

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What I Loved: Ashlyn was the perfect mate for Maddox.  She was smart, feisty, innocent, and brave.  She makes her own decisions, stands up for what she believes in, and loves Maddox with all her heart.  Maddox is a beautiful alpha male who unfortunately shares his body with Violence.  Maddox is stubborn, protective, kind, caring, and cautious.  Violence is arrogant, mean, domineering, and yet in the presence of Ashlyn is held at bay.  Lord and Beast fall for Ashlyn making you swoon many times during the telling of their love story.

What I Liked:  Gena was great at giving you a look into the world of the Lords.  We got to meet Reyes, Danika (spitfire), Lucien, Anya (rebel that made me laugh),  and the rest of the Lords.  The way they were woven into the story made me want to learn more about them.  The mythology and lore was very well-written also making you want to learn more about the world that the Lords deal with everyday.

Complaints: None

Audio Specific Review: Max Bellmore did a pretty good job reading the book.  I didn’t really like his voice for Reyes but both Ashlyn and Maddox he did a really good job with.

Why I Gave it a 4.5:  This was a fantastic story with wonderful leading characters.  The book has a wonderful pace and there were very few lulls in the story.   I really found myself enjoying the book more than I thought I would!

Who I would recommend this too: PNR readers who love series read.  You won’t be disappointed.

Author Website:http://genashowalter.blogspot.com

Other Books in the Series:
The Darkest Night
The Darkest Kiss
The Darkest Pleasure
The Darkest Whisper
The Darkest Passion
The Darkest Lie
The Darkest Secret
The Darkest Surrender
The Darkest Seduction

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