Saturday, May 7, 2016

The Darkest Kiss (Lords of the Underworld, #2) by Gena Showalter ~ Review

Source:  Purchased audiobook

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...


I do feel an obsession in the making.  I am really enjoying this series and I'm on a buy spree to get all of them.  I've actually read them a little out of order so this is the fourth book in the series I've read.  While it wasn't my favorite, it still has me excited about this world and the characters that live in it.  I want more.

It takes a talented author to craft a world that can be dynamic and lend itself to so many intriguing stories.  I love that these Lords are intertwined and have such strong friendships.  They share a burden, a punishment that far exceeds their crimes.  They are there for each other, doing the hard things that are necessary.  I love their character.

For Lucien, he has given up on love.  He loved a human hundreds of years ago.  That didn't end well.  His grief at her lose caused him to scar himself so all women would turn from him.  And he's fine with that.  But Anya is different.  She sees something others haven't noticed.  She sees the man and she likes what she sees.

I love that when a Lord falls for a women, it's demon and all.  Death fell just as hard for Anya and why not?  She's perfect for him too.  It seems that the only time these Lords can agree with their demon is when they find the one women meant for them.  I do love that.

So I was puzzling this one together as I read.  I have already read book 3, so I knew how things were between these two in that book.  But I was kinda surprised about a few things.  That's always a good sign, when an author doesn't go the way you expected.

And I really enjoy that every Lord is part of the story.  We see pieces of what may come for the other Lords and some appearances from the Lord that has his happy.  I enjoy that.

I guess my only real issue was that Anya isn't my type of heroine but I still enjoyed her.  She's strong and determine.  She loves fiercely and has the confidence of the Goddess she is.  She was just a little annoying to me at times.  I do think she's perfect for Lucien so I like her too.  Because I do so love Lucien.

We'll see if I keep reading this series.  I have several of the next books so we'll see if I'm picking them up right away.


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