Publisher: Covet on May 31, 2013
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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?
Now I know I gave Obsession a five star rating, but let me be clear; the plot was so cliche it was tacky. Girl has normal life, girl gets thrown into supernatural world where she meets hot guy *in swaggers Hunter* who is forced to protect her, girl falls for boy even though she shouldn’t, boy eventually falls for girl and becomes a better man, they live (relatively) happily ever after after a bunch of crazy sh*t goes down. It was entertaining, cliche as it was. But it was Jennifer L. Armentrout, so… As Hazel Grace Lancaster would say to her favourite author, “Frankly, I’d read your grocery lists.” JLA is my go-to gal for entertaining, amazing love stories, and will continue to be until I’ve read every single word she’s written. Probably even after that. #reread
The romance was… hot. From the very beginning, the moment Hunter and Serena met, he made his intentions crystal clear. Which I’m still debating if I liked or not. I mean it’s good to know what you want and to go after what you want, but he… he was… well, Hunter. He was forward, to the point, and all consuming. Their romance was hot and heavy throughout the entire book until near the end when he finally admitted to himself that what he felt for the human woman was more than just physical. He loved her. And it was beautiful.
Serena was your typical female heroine. I found nothing special about her, she became the light in Hunter’s life and had to go through some terrible losses and had to sacrifice her entire life just to survive, but aside from that – nothing special. Hunter was delish, obviously, he’s a JLA guy and he managed to find strength in a fairly weak female character so extra points there, I guess. LUC. THANK GOD FOR LUC. I love that crazy little bastard, I really do. And HELLO DAEMON CAMEO. Yes!
> “You’re about to get a feisty little foot up your ass,”
> “Not to burst your preconceived notions of me, but do I look like I care?”
> “I traced lazy shapes along her hip and waist. The figure eight made her shiver and wiggle closer, so it was my favorite.”
> “Somehow, in the relatively short time I’d known Serena, she had wiggled her way into my cold body. She was my light, my warmth, and I wasn’t ready to let her go.”
> “Some people think I’m paranoid, but I like to say I’m realistically prepared for when the shit hits the fan”
In conclusion, Obsession wasn’t one of my favourite Jennifer L. Armentrout books, but I still thoroughly enjoyed it. I found Hunter to be the darker, more dominant version of Daemon so, win. It was nice to revisit the Lux world again, and reading this only made me 100% more excited for the newest, just announced book in the Lux series: OBLIVION!