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...
Well I have to say I was totally surprise with this book. It was like nothing I expected. Since the prequel of this series was such a lame book I really expected the whole series to be bad as well.
This being the official first book of the Lords of The Underworld series was exactly what you need to want to know more about this amazing world Showalter have created.
So we have Maddox, the main male character. Maddox and a group of immortal warriors decided to go after Pandora and take the box who held the demons lords to demonstrate the gods that they were the ones who were perfect for the work of guarding the box, but that plan went down the hill when the demons lords got out and the box disappear, gaining him and the other warriors the punishment from the gods to make them the hosts of the demons lords themselves. That's how Maddox came to be possessed by the demon lord of violence. So Maddox have a lot of shit going on, always having a hard time to maitain his demon undercontrol, for his and others well being.
Ans we have Ashlyn, what normal humans will call a freak. A woman who was born with the gift of hearing voices of conversations of the past. Her parents left her in a institute because they couldnt handle her. So first she began as a experiment, later becoming a memeber of the research team of the institute.
So I really don't want to give anymore spoilers, so all I have to say is that this is a overall well written story. Full of action, love, sex, friendship, enemies, old friends reunion, courage, really I could easy keep going. I have to say Showalter had a amazing way to make you want to close you eyes and imagine being part of this whole world.
The love story was really good, I like that even thought they were the main focus you could see they had a world around them, and they didn't blind themselves by it nor out it. It was a really well romance but not all girly stuff. Just a very good balance of everything. It almost made my favorite list! Now I really look foward for the next one.