Sunday, June 2, 2013

5 Flames for Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout


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?

5 huge flames for Obsession! Jennifer L. Armentrout proves once again that she is a masterful storyteller and an awesome world builder by giving us a new perspective of the Lux world from the eyes of the Arum.

Obsession will scramble your thoughts about who is the good guy and the bad guy when it comes to the aliens and the government. Not only do we learn more about the Arum in Obsession, we learn more about the Luxen and their ultimate goal.

Hunter’s got a arrogant attitude, a smart mouth, and a hot body to go with it. His early scenes with Serena play out with snappy, snarky humor that reminded me of an updated 2013 version of the old Cary Grant movie, His Girl Friday. I liked Serena, too.She was perfectly suited for Hunter and didn’t take any of his crap. nor did she deny her growing feelings for him. It’s great fun and also incredibly romantic to watch Hunter change from his initial attitude toward humans to his loving declaration to Serena, “You are perfect for me, only me.”

Hunter … oh,yeah. Jennifer L. Armentrout definitely delivers on the hotness in Obsession.

Even though we get both Hunter’s and Serena’s POV, this is so very much Hunter’s book. He leaps from the page and it made this reader ecstatic he was in just about every scene of this book. His character goes through tremendous changes in this story, and J. Armentrout plays out his awakening beautifully

There’s plenty of action too. When Hunter and Serena end up back at club alien looking for Luc’s help, the dialogue and action sizzles just a little more, ending with a visit from our favorite green-eyed Luxen and a conversation that makes me both want and dread Origin at the same time. (Origin is the next title in the Lux series)

Obsession is a fabulous addition to the Lux world for fans of the series and a nice lead-in to the series if you haven’t read it yet. You don’t need to have read the other Lux books before reading this one. 

And that's one hot cover...


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