“After Dark: The Darkest Angel/Shadow Hunter”
Lords of the Underworld #4.5; Execution Underground #0.5
by Gena Showalter and Kait Ballenger
Nikki’s Rating: 7 out of 10
Summary: In Gena Showalter’s “The Darkest Angel” Lysander, the uptight goody two shoes demon assassin angel, falls in love with the wicked tempting harpy Bianka who loves to steal, kill, and create utter chaos. The angel and demon must find a balance between good and evil to ensure their happiness or forever be torn apart. “Shadow Hunter” is a prequel to Kait Ballenger’s Execution Underground series that follows vampire hunter Damon who falls for fellow vampire hunter Tiffany. But Damon has a secret, a secret involving Tiffany’s beloved brother, who was Damon’s ex-partner. As a new vampire threat emerges, Tiffany and Damon must put their differences aside to survive.
7 Adorable Things about Gena Showalter’s and Kait Ballenger’s “After Dark”
(May Contain Spoilers)
1. 2 Stories in 1
Always a bonus!
Devious independent strong female, what is not to love? I really admire that she seduced a rigid, by-the-book, arrogant, righteous angel. Silly Lysander for trying to resist such a powerful woman!
Usually I really dislike virtuous judgmental characters but Lysander is kinda adorable in his narrow-mindedness. And I appreciate that he grows and is able to accept Bianka’s more devilish quirks.
4. Kait Ballenger
I’ve never come across the author Kait Ballenger and I’m happy that I did! I look forward to reading more of her work in the future.
5. Execution Underground
Kait Ballenger’s Execution Underground series seems like a series I would enjoy. Thankfully the short story in this book was a prequel for the series so that way I was not lost or confused. But yes, an organization focused on dealing with supernatural beings, fighting weres, vampires, and ghosts, is totally up my alley. Happy to be introduced to this series!
6. Damon and Tiffany
The love story between Tiffany and Damon is fantastic. I’m such a sucker for the overly stoic, manly-man who has a soft-spot that only their woman can bring out in them. Let us blame “Pride and Prejudice” for this! Anyways, my heart was crushed when Damon realizes that Tiffany was turned. Such anguish!!! Why Kait, why?!
Both stories in “After Dark” have hot sex scenes.