The Darkest Kiss
By: Gena Showalter
4 “Scars Are Sexy” Stars
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Cliffhanger: No, but part of a series.
Price: $5.99 for Kindle
Quick Thoughts: Heterochromia iridum is sexy too.
The Darkest Kiss is book two of the Lords of the Underworld series. I read the first one some time ago and since I found myself in the mood for a good paranormal book, I grabbed the second one in hopes it would be entertaining.
This one is about the scarred Lord, Lucien, who is the host for the demon Death. He was the one who, in the first book, had to ferry his friend Maddox to the Underworld every night after being killed by his other friend Aeron.
He has scarred his face and body over and over again until it became permanent because he wanted to look as ugly as he felt inside. He is compelled by his demon to ferry the dead to the Underworld, and though he is part of the group he is very much a loner.
Enter Anya, the goddess of Anarchy who has been trailing him for some time, pretty much obsessed with his dark and broody nature. His scars has the opposite effect on her and makes her want him more. I love her character. She is a smart ass who can kick some serious butt, and her POV is a perfect contrast to Lucien’s depressed and sad one.
She had a secret and it isthe reason Lucien is ordered to kill her. He doesn’t want to but he has to or go insane, and she doesn’t make the job easy for him. She can hold her own in a fight and their fight scenes were fantastic!
She doesn’t let a trivial thing like her crush out to kill her get her down, or even have her stop wanting him. She pursues and flirts with him, which takes him by surprise and he doesn’t believe that she could find him attractive, which at times annoyed me somewhat. He was a little too emo for my taste but he is the host of Death and that is as depressing as it gets I guess.
Good writing and an excellent way to pass an evening. Paris’s book looks promising, but I’m a Torin fan all the way. He needs someone to rub all over his body, and I got an up-to-date shot record and a can of Lysol, so let’s do this!!!!