The Darkest Kiss
Lords of the Underworld, book #2
Gena Showalter


Review brought to you by OBS staff member Deanne


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 souls 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 beyond imagining

This is the first book I read by this author. I had this book on my book shelf for a year, just putting it off. I finally picked it up and I am so glad I did! I really enjoyed this book. I found both the story and characters entertaining. Anya is hilarious, she is also determined, tough and self assured. And she wants Lucien who carries the demon death. He is surround by his warrior brothers, who all carry a demon of their own. Lucien desires Anya, like he needs air, but he is very apprehensive. He is badly scared and thinks of himself as ugly. He cannot fathom why a woman who looks like Anya would want him. Lucien has been told by the king of the gods he must kill Anya.  He tells her what is job is and from there they end up on a adventure that brings them both to their knees.

I would most definitely recommend this book, it is very entertaining and the characters are amazing. I look forward to continuing with the series.