Saturday, October 12, 2013

Review: Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Release Date: May 31, 2013
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 275
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased by Reviewer
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***Warning: This book contains adult content and may not be suitable for younger readers. This review will not contain any such material.***

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?

Prepare to have everything you thought you knew about the Lux universe completely thrown on its axis. From the moment of the big reveal in Obsidian, very clear lines of good and bad were drawn. But this is JLA, and we should've known it would never be that simple...

Hunter is drool- and swoon-worthy, leather-clad, bad-ass specimen of man. He's also an Arum. Who just happens to work for the DOD. No big deal. He is everything you could ever want in a bad boy: arrogant, dangerous, beautiful, snarky... The list goes on. But, of course, he's got a protective side that will leave you a puddle of girly goo.

Which brings us to Serena, the lucky object of his affections. She's a wonderfully sassy heroine who doesn't take Hunter's crap while taking everything that's happened to her in stride. A lesser lady would have been fetal and rocking, but instead she keeps going, working to make her friend's sacrifice mean something. While I tend to not be overly-critical of female protags like some (something I find completely obnoxious and rant about on the regular), Serena was still a great character.

The chemistry between Hunter and Serena is intense and crazy hot. And I do mean HOT. This is a book not to be read in any situation where the possibility of blushing would be inopportune. Desptie the steaminess, their relationship also had a give and take that was fun to read and had you rooting for them pretty quickly. Because, really, who's not a sucker for the bad boy finding his weakness? Certainly not this girl.

And there are questions. So many questions. Who are the real bad guys? What do the Arum really want? And what about the Luxen? And just how far is the DOD willing to go to maintain control of all of it?

Obsession is a thrilling, mad-sexy adventure that will leave you begging for more!

And there's a Daemon cameo! It made me squeal. A lot. :)

About the Author

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer 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 Russell 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. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture.

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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