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Book Review-The Darkest Kiss

by | Jun 17, 2010 | Book Reviews | 0 comments

Book Review-The Darkest KissThe Darkest Kiss by Gena Showalter
Published by Harlequin on June 15th 2012
Genres: Fantasy Romance, Mythology
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback

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 finds herself fascinated with Lucien, whose demon is Death,she first makes her desires of him known at a club. Even though he is scarred she finds him the most handsome and fascinating man that she has ever known. Anya is deeply misunderstood, because her of who her mother was, her mother slept with all whether mated or unmated, it was in her nature. However for Anya that was not in her nature. For sure is cursed and has never lain with a man before, however when she meets Lucien all that changes and she desires him above everything, however Cronus gets in the way. After Lucien shares a passionate embrace with the mysterious Anya, Cronus comes to him and tells him that he wants him to kill Anya. Having the demon of death inside of him, he knows that he really has no choice. But Lucien is reluctant to do so however, with her beauty, sparkling personality, and her strawberry scent that tends to intoxicate him with burning desire, he finds himself wishing that he didn’t have the task of having to kill her. When Anya and Lucien work together, will their love be strong enough to conquer all road blocks that stand in their way?

I truly loved reading this one, I am reading this series out of order, which I don’t mind. The first book that I have read of this series was The Darkest Pleasure so I was exciting to finally read Lucien and Anya’s book. I loved how spirited and willful Anya is and how she is willing to fight for her life. There is much tension throughout the whole book, because of the certain circumstances that are involved. With Lucien having to be ordered to kill Anya or everyone that he cares about will perish, well that is definitely a hard choice, but it does get harder when he falls in love with her. It was a thrilling ride through the whole of the book, and I was definitely satisfied at the end. The Darkest Kiss kept me on the edge of my seat, and always full of surprises. Definitely worth reading, and I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

About Gena Showalter

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in paranormal and contemporary romances, as well as young adult novels. Her series include White Rabbit Chronicles, Angels of the Dark, Otherworld Assassins, Lords of the Underworld, Alien Huntress and Intertwined.

Her novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Seventeen Magazine, and have been translated all over the world. The critics have called her books "sizzling page-turners" and "utterly spellbinding stories", while Showalter herself has been called “a star on the rise”.

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