The Darkest Kiss (Lords of the Underworld #2)

Ask me to kiss you before I take your soul.

The Darkest Kiss
Gena Showalter
Lords of the Underworld, book two
ebook, 285 pages
Published June 1st 2008 by Harlequin Books
ISBN 9781426817670

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.

Anya, the goddess of Anarchy, lives for destruction, mayhem, and looking oh so adorable with her skimpy outfits while flaunting a flirtatious you-can-look-but-don't-dare-touch attitude. Honestly, the girl needed to tone it down on a couple of occasions but the grim and moody Lucien helped keep it all together.

Eons ago, Anya's mother screwed around with the wrong mated male and got both herself and Anya cursed. Should Anya ever lay with a man, she will give up her free will to him, and should he leave her, Anya would spend the rest of her existence basically stalking the guy. And yet, she still ends up with a reputation of a slut and a whore.

Lucien doesn't know what to make of Anya's single minded attention toward him when she walks into the bar where he and his fellow lords are drinking. Nor did I. That opening scene had me all over the place. I hated Anya in those first few pages. But once Lucien got his hands on her, all that aggression just melted away.

He knew her scent.

4 out of 5 stars.

Lords of the Underworld still to come...
3: Reyes & Danika (human with questionable bloodline)
4: Sabin & Gwen (immortal)
5: Aeron & Olivia (angel turned demon)
6: Gideon & Scarlet (demon possessed immortal)
7: Amun & Haidee (demon assassin)
8: Strider & Kaia (harpy)
9: Paris & Sienna (possessed by Wrath)
10: Kane & Josephina (half-Fae)
11: Torin & Keeley (the Red Queen)
12: Cameo & ?

Previously in this series:

No comments: