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The Darkest Kiss (Lords of the Underworld, Bk 2)
The Darkest Kiss - Lords of the Underworld, Bk 2
Author: Gena Showalter
Lords of the Underworld: Eternally cursed, irresistibly seductive, unimaginably powerful... — He 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 incar...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780373772322
ISBN-10: 0373772327
Publication Date: 6/1/2008
Pages: 384
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 692 ratings
Publisher: HQN Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 6
If it wasn't for the side stories involving Paris and Reyes, and the lore behind the Lords and the Titans, I wouldn't have finished this. Lucien and Anya were so annoying; I didn't care for either of them. Their constant doubts about their feelings for each other got old really quickly. Their instant attraction smacked of desperation instead of sizzling passion. This book was such a departure from the first one, which I liked a lot. I'm going to read Reyes story and hope that his romance with Danika is much better than Lucien and Anya's.
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Helpful Score: 4
Much better than the first in the series. Myabe she just had a lot to set up in the first book, but in this I thought it was really good.
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Helpful Score: 4
Gods of the Underworld -

You can't top Showalter in this series. If you enjoy J. R. Ward or possibly Laurell K. Hamilton you will like this one. I'm on the 'wait' list for the rest of the books! GREAT paranomal erotic.
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Helpful Score: 3
These immortal men were once warriors for the Gods. After the warrior Pandora was entrusted to guard the infamous box (of demons), the warriors were jealous that they had not been chosen to guard the box. They attacked her and opened the box. As punishment the warriors were each given a demon to house within themselves for all eternity.

Lucien has the demon of death within him. He not only has to bring souls to heaven and hell - his demon craves the kill and hunt - so he must try to keep his demon at bay. Anya is the goddess of anarchy and chaos seems to follow her. Lucien is charged by the Gods to kill her. Anya may know how to find an ancient relic that Lucien and the other Lords of the Underworld are looking for.

A great story that is action packed and filled with romantic tension. The second installment of the Lords of the Underworld series - it is just as good as the first! Can't wait to read the next one!
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Helpful Score: 3
This was the same in quality as the other books in this series. I loved that Lucian, always described as so ugly and hideous, is so attractive to Anya. I liked how she treated him and how much she cared for him. I wasn't in love with the ending, I don't like Anya that much, she's rather annoying, and as with all the books in this series (maybe all Showalter books?) the editing is non-existent. So many malapropisms, poor grammar, and typographical errors, it is very distracting. But Showalter writes a compelling story, so despite the distractions, I was able to enjoy the book.
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I loved this book. Lucien was absolutely stunning. Tortured in the fact that he thinks no woman will ever love him because of his scars. Also the fact that he thinks he will never find another woman to love sinc he is the Lord of Death and will have to take his love's soul to heaven or hell. He is so sad and lonely.

Yet low and behold Anya enters his world. A tough, strong, independent, sarcastic, smart, beautiful woman that loves him. though he can not understand why. Anya loves Lucien. Being the strong willed woman goes after him with everything she has. From the beginning, I knew I would like Anya. She was the kind of heroine who knows what she wants, and is willing to work for it.

Anya's sarcastic humor and strong will drew me in right away. Even though she lied at times she was the kind of woman that Lucien needed to bring him out of his solitude. Her love frees him from the way sees himself, as ugly and an unlovable monster.

I felt bad for Anya. Being the daughter of the most promiscuous goddess on Olympus, Dysnomia, couldn't have been easy. Everyone was just waiting for her to follow in her mother's footsteps. Yet Anya is not that person. She fears being committed to a person and therefore never truly has given herself to anyone until Lucien. She is cursed by a goddess and Anya must make the decision is Lucien worth giving into that curse and committing herself to Lucien for eternity. Lucien could do worse than have a woman who completely adored him, even to the point of being willing to give up her freedom in more than one crucial way.

Lucien is the strong, silent type, and wonderfully broody. He's actually pretty honorable. He is a man that caused his own scars for fear of a falling for another woman after his first love died. His insecurities about the way he looked and Anya truly liking him made gave him that human feeling. Even though he is a demon/lord/immortal this gave him a human side.

This book had action, romance, steamy love scenes, and side stories to make the book even more interesting. Even Maddox and Ashlyn make an apperance. So you still are kept up to date from the previous books. Gena Showlter is doing a fantastic job with this series so far. I can not wait to read the next book in the series. Ladies I recommend you read this series
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I love the whole series
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I can't love this. I want to, but I just can't get past Anya (a minor God) and how drawn out her annoyance was. Once her and Lucien (the immortal that hold the demon of daeth) got togther it was hot, steamy, and worth the wait. I found a lot of repetition after a while. I easily put this book down and forgot about it for 3 weeks, then decided to push to the end because I loved the first so much and I missed the stories. I am glad I finished it and I am jumping right into book three.

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