by Gena Showalter
4.5 stars of 5
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...
This series is a refreshing take on paranormal romance - so much more than the traditional vampires and werewolves. Now, don't get me wrong, I adore vampires and werewolves, but these demon possessed warriors are delicious!
The Darkest Night is the first installment with in the Lords of the Underworld series.
Ashlyn has heard a rumor of men with supernatural powers who may be able to help her either understand or cure her of her own. She is wondering the forest and mountains searching for their home when she is attached by a man with hell in his eyes.
Maddox was once a guardian of the Gods (Greek pantheon) who has been cursed to harbor a demon from Pandora's box within himself. When he discovers a lone woman wandering around outside his castle, he is certain she is "bait", meant to lure him out so that the hunters can capture and or kill him. She is successful with luring him from his home, but she is the one who is captured.
While Ashlyn and Maddox work through their misunderstanding, there attraction grows and becomes undeniable - leading to a steamy romance. The main characters were a great match. Maddox was the right amount of tormented hero and Ashlyn was both sweet and sassy.
The side characters were awesome! Everyone one of them is different and they make you want to read more - drawing you further into the Lords of the Underworld's realm.
If you are passionate about paranormal romance, this is a MUST read series.