Review // Darkest Night by Alessa Thorn

January 25, 2023

Darkest Night by Alessa Thorn

Kon was the only thing that made sense anymore

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Darkest Night by Alessa Thorn

Darkest Night by Alessa Thorn

Standalone - Mercenaries and Magic #1
Release - October 6, 2021
Genre - Paranormal Romance / enemies to lovers
POV - Primarily Dual 3rd person
Heat - 4 out of 5 / frequent
Format - ebook from Kindle Unlimited
Length - 230 pages
Publisher - Thornstar Publishing Pty Ltd

Three years ago, Kon seduced a mysterious woman and stole a magical artifact from her. He thought their paths would never cross again. He had just made the biggest mistake of his life.

Found as a bloody child in a forest, and raised by one of the most ruthless and calculating mercenaries dirty money can buy, Athena Edgeworth isn't the kind of person you betray and get to walk away unscathed.

It was the perfect rivalry waiting to happen.

Both know they should end their dangerous game once and for all, but they are addicted to the thrill of the chase...and to each other.

When they get a common enemy hunting them, they will have to put their vicious rivalry aside and work together.

Kon's only ever wanted revenge, but Athena Edgeworth's dark heart might be the prize he's always been searching for. And she's not about to let him have it without a fight.

My Two Cents

4.25 "Damaged and Deadly" stars

I really freaking enjoyed this book!

Kon: as a small boy, he witnessed the murder of his parents and spent his whole life searching for the man who needs killing.
Athena: as a small girl, she was found bloody and alone in a forest and she's spent her whole life fascinated with living on the edge.

On a mission, Kon steals from Athena and starts the hottest cat-and-mouse game I've ever read!

I loved the love/hate relationship that Kon and Athena shared. It was obvious from the start that these two were hot for each other. That they had finally met their match. And I had a blast watching them catch all of the feelings.

There's plenty of action and heat, a bunch of intriguing side characters, and a plot that seems to lead into the books to come. This was such a solid story and I'm excited to read the rest of the series.

Darkest Night by Alessa Thorn

The Author

Alessa Thorn believes that all monsters and villains deserve their happy endings. She prefers her clothes black, eyeliner winged and books full of hot romance. She thinks heroes are boring, so her first series 'The Court of the Underworld' centers around dark gods, monsters and villains from her favorite Greek Myths.

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  1. Ooo...Cat and mouse games are fun to read! I am glad this was a good one. It's been a while since I've come across one. Great review.


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