Aug 22, 2013

DeeJay Reviews: The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter


The Darkest Night
by Gena Showalter

Publication Date: May 3, 2008
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Lords of the Underworld #1
Source: Bought
Yeah, I don't think so.

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... (Goodreads)

I didn't like this book, so I'm not going to waste too much time with it. It was cheesy and too unrealistic even for a paranormal. I am sick to DEATH of the insta-love bullshit (fated or not) and the till-death-never-do-us-part in TDN happened within a few days. No. I can't deal.

The Lords themselves were great. I like how each of them is possessed by their own demon and how they each ended up possessed by said demons is interesting too. Paris was a riot and I instantly chose him as my favorite. Too bad I won't be reading anymore of this series because I liked the characters. The plot actually showed some promise too, but the writing was not awesome and that was a surprise. I know Gena Showalter can do better than this. I've read another book of hers and it was so much better than this. I don't know what she was thinking writing this mushy, unbelievable mess. It was just terrible and I don't wish to subject myself to it again.

That said, the characters and plot were good. It was the gagalicious romance that turned me off. But I'm sure true romance lovers out there will be all for it. So don't be turned away by my review. It wasn't for me, but it might just be the book for you.


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