The Darkest Kiss (Lords of the Underworld, Book 2)

The Darkest Kiss - Gena Showalter He was known as The Dark One. Malach ha-Maet. Yama. Azreal. Shadow Walker. Mairya. King of the Dead. He was all of those things and more, for he was a Lord of the Underworld.This one was sooo much better than the first, with two awesome main characters and a great story :)I really loved it :)Lucien, the Lord who carries the demon of Death, gets an order from Cronus, the King of the Titans, to kill someone.That someone is Anya, the goddess of anarchy, who has been following him for months.Anya is pretty much obsessed with Lucien and she wants him badly, even though she knows she can't have him, but that doesn't stop her from flirting with him :DAnd so the question is, will Lucien be able to say no to the gods and save Anya's life, before she kills him herself, or kill her and save his friends from suffering.Anya. One of the best female characters EVER!Seriously.She is awesome, she is kick-ass! Gives as good as she gets and isn't afraid to throw a punch or kill lots of bad guys :DDDIf only there were more heroines like her :DDDD------------------------------She is a goddess and has certain powers of course, but she is cursed as well, something she can't tell Lucien, but what basically drives them apart throughout the book (well, the first half of it).And with Lucien being ordered to kill her, she isn't one to meekly accept her fate. Just have to say, her fights with Lucien (and I mean hand-to-hand combat) OMG such amazing scenes, even better than the sex :DDHe is very scarred, and no woman has looked twice at him for ages. Until Anya.He, of course, is not very trusting to the goddess of anarchy, and thinks her seductions are all lies and deceit, which only hurts him, poor man :(((He knows he has to kill her or his demon will make him crazy, but the more time he spends with her, the more he tries to resist the order and find a loop hole.------------------------------One thing bothered me, really did, and I just wish it was toned down a bit :SHe has absolutely no self-confidence. About his looks I mean. Sure he is scarred and all, but him repeating for the millionth time how ugly he is and being sad about how ugly he is :( I don't know. If only he's just ignored it, or just suffered about it a bit less :D I am weird I know ahahhahahBut I still loved him, he was a great Lord :))None of the human women approached him. Looked at him, yes. Cringed when they saw his scars, sure. But none of them wanted anything to do with him—and that saved their lives.He’s taken, biyatches.------------------------------“You weren’t supposed to tell me it’s pretty. You were supposed to tell me to take it off because I’d look better without it. Lucien, I swear to the gods I’m this close—”she pinched two fingers together “—to giving up on you. This close!”------------------------------"I haven't pleasured a woman in a long, long time," he said, his voice broken. "Tell me if I do something wrong. Something you do not like.""I like. I like, I swear!"------------------------------“Understand. I am here. I am yours. I’m not giving up.”First, the writing is much, much better than the first book, even though there were some overly dramatic lines like you see in soap-operas, but it was still pretty great, especially all the lines from Anya. That was just a joy to read, so so fun :))There is some development with the other Lords that had me dying to read book 3, and I have to say I am not happy with Paris and how his first sex with his woman turned out to be. Not likey at all.William seems interesting, not so much with what I read about him, but with what other LOTU fans are saying :D So I'm guessing I'll be seeing more of him :)Aeron is one that is the least interesting to me, I have no wish to read his book at this point but maybe the author will make me change my mind :)And yes I think I'm finished, and yes I will definitely be continuing with this series, I must read them all, and hopefully they'll get better and better as they go on (like this second one was).Big rec to all PNR fans :)))