Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Review: Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout

This is a stand alone novel that is an adult spin-off
of the Lux Series

He’s arrogant, domineering, and... To. Die. For.

Hunter is a ruthless killer. And the Department of Defense has him firmly in their grasp, which usually doesn’t chafe too badly because he gets to kill bad guys. Most of the time he enjoys his job. That is, until he’s saddled with something he’s never had to do before: protect a human from his mortal enemy.

Serena Cross didn’t believe her best friend when she claimed to have seen the son of a powerful senator turn into something... unnatural. Who would? But then she witnesses her friend’s murder at the hands of what can only be an alien, thrusting her into a world that will kill to protect their secret.

Hunter stirs Serena’s temper and her lust despite their differences. Soon he’s doing the unthinkable—breaking the rules he’s lived by, going against the government to keep Serena safe. But are the aliens and the government the biggest threats to Serena’s life… or is it Hunter?

Source: Reviewer Purchase

Holy HOT Aliens!! I've been a huge fan of the Lux series for quite some time now. When I first started blogging, a few of my Goodreads friends would rave about this series(Thanks for the addiction, Shreya, Annie, Stormy, and Maida.) The author has such a phenomenal writing style that keeps you hooked from beginning to end. The series is full of snark and excitement that keeps your blood pumping at an astonishing rate. This book was my undoing. Lord have mercy! The only way to describe Obsession would be "panty dropping." I feel like such a perv for saying it that way, but it's the truth. This scorching hot romance will leave you panting...and maybe drooling. 

I read a review the other day that said this book was too much steam and not enough story. Ummm hellooo, I want the steam! There is a story here and it was PERFECT! It ties into Opal so perfectly that you'd swear it was gift wrapped with a pretty little bow. I chatted my hubby's ear off for a good half hour about this book. Needless to say he didn't want to hear it lol. I almost feel bad for the YA readers that shouldn't read this book. There's some vital information that pertains to the next book, Origin. I loved the ending and it leaves it wide open for another Arum novel. I'm hoping that happens, but I think Hunter and Serena's story is complete. Maybe they will have a cameo in Origin. We could all hope! 

My only gripe is this cover. I don't normally go on a rant about covers, but it really doesn't portray the characters considering Hunter is at least two heads taller than Serena. There, I've said my piece. 

I really hope that you will take the time to read this novel. As a reader of the series, I don't even feel like you need to read the rest of the series to understand it. Yes it would be nice, but not necessary. At least read the prequel, Shadows, to better understand the alien species that are in it.

Jennifer L. Armentrout is a # 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author. She lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russel Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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