The Darkest Kiss by Gena Showalter (‘Lords of the Underworld’ series Book #2)

The Darkest Kiss (Lords of the Underworld, Book 2) The Darkest Kiss by Gena Showalter

‘Lords of the Underworld’ series Book #2

Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages – Publisher: HQN Books (June 1, 2008 ) – Language: English – ISBN-10: 0373772327 – ISBN-13: 978-0373772322

Back of the Book reads:

Hi is ultimate darkness – and all consuming desire…

She has tempted many men… But never found her equal.

Until now.

Though she has lived for centuries, Anya, goddess of anarchy, has never known pleasure. Until Lucien, the incarnation of death – a warrior eternally doomed to take soulds to the hereafter. He draws her like no other. And Anya will risk anything to have him.

But when the merciless Lord of the Underworld is ordered by the gods to claim Anya herself, their uncontrollable attraction becomes an anguished pursuit. Now they must defeat the unconquerable forces that control them, before their thirst for one another demands a sacrifice of love beyong imagining…

28-Jul-08 to 30-Jul-08

Review: Another excellent novel in the series!

I enjoyed this one more than the first!

I loved how Showalter wrote Anya’s character. As the greek goddess of anarchy, Anya truly acted like a greek goddess; from the stomping of a foot when she didn’t get her way, to pitching a fit if called a ‘minor’ goddess, to the way she changes her mind and is constantly after what she wants, the portrayal of a Greek Goddess hit just the right spot.

And Lucien… no matter how much he tried to push Anya away, she still got under his skin. Didn’t help with his demon, Death, wanted Anya just as much. He hated having to rip souls from their bodies to deliver them where they were to go, whether Heaven or Hell, but was resigned to the task. Having Anya with him made the job easier.

I thought the banter/fighting between the two really added character to the story. I always did like a good fight between the hero/heroine. Makes the story more interesting for me. And, no matter how selfish Anya is/was, she did the ultimate thing – giving up her one true treasure to save the warrior she loved. And Lucien, with one heck of a brain, saved her in return.

Actions scenes were great, the fighting almost a constant now that the Hunters are clearly on their trail at every minute, there’s no stopping now. Erotic scenes make the reader hot under the collar and wanting more. Most of the warriors have reunited, working towards one goal: stopping the Hunters and their Leader in finding Pandora’s Box. If that box falls into the wrongs hands, the demons would be ripped from the warriors’ bodies, and without the demons, the warriors die. Desperate times are calling for desperate measures, and I can’t wait to see what happens in the next installment.



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