Obsession (An Arum Novel)
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publication date: 31 May 2013 by Entangled Publishing
Category: Adult Paranormal Romance
Keywords: Aliens, romance, Happy Ever After
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?
Adult fans of Jennifer L. Armentrout's Young Adult Lux Novels will have a new book to enjoy and Obsession frankly blew away the other series in my mind. I read and liked Obsidian (A Lux Novel #1), but the others were just okay for me. And though you do not need to read the Lux series to read and enjoy Obsession, I do think it is helpful if you have read at least Obsidian.
In Obsession, Armentrout turns the tables on readers. Instead of seeing things from the perspective of the Lux (who have pretty much been the heroes in the previous books), Obsession is from the perspective of the Arum. The Arums are considered enemies of the Lux. Wow! Hunter, the main character of the book, is the ultimate anti-hero. In many ways, Hunter shouldn't be liked or trusted, and he even admits this to Serena. However, Hunter is definitely a 15 on the 1-10 scale of hotness.
In addition to loving Hunter, and I am not really even into arrogant "bad boys", Serena is a great female character. She is strong and funny, and gives it right back to Hunter. I loved when she threw a statute/figurine at Hunter. Of course, Serena does a few things that made me roll my eyes but seriously, we wouldn't have some of the action scenes without some eye rolling choices. And the action at the end is definitely worth the wait.
I couldn't put Obsession down and I would definitely recommend it to previous fans of Armentrout, as well as to new readers.
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