The Darkest Kiss is the second in the Lords of the Underworld series by Gena Showalter. Lucian, or Death, and Anya, goddess of anarchy are the focus of The Darkest Kiss. Showalter writes another winner with The Darkest Kiss. Lucian and Anya each are battling their feelings for one another. Lucian has never felt the attraction to another woman he feels for Anya, and Anya has never wanted to be near another man the way she must be around Lucian. Lucian is told he must kill Anya by the Titan God Cronus, but Lucian delays doing his job to the point that he is severely weakened. Anya and Lucian are also looking for artifacts that will lead them to Pandora's box. It was really fun to read how Lucian and Anya fought their attraction, and yet the reader could almost feel their true feelings coming off the pages.
Showalter keeps the reader ready for the next Lord's story. The next in the Lords of the Underworld series is The Darkest Pleasure, which is the story of Reyes, Keeper of Pain.