Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release Date: May 31st 2013
Publisher: Entangled (Covet)
Genres: Adult, Paranormal/Sci-Fi, Romance
Source: For review/won from Entangled
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?
SO. That was basically my first thought at finishing OBSESSION. A bit awkward but so true.
Anywayyyyy, I know my review would never do this book justice but hey at least I tried, right? In case you're wondering, yes, the Queen of Everything Jennifer L. Armentrout has done it again. OBSESSION was everything I hoped for and more. I was dying for this book ever since she gave us some teasers last May and NOW I actually can't believe I've finally read it!
Hunter is definitely the baddest hot male character Jen has ever written. EVER. He's also my favourite which says a LOT. Sorry Daemon and Cam but Hunter is definitely kicking both your asses. Hunter is not your typical hero. First, I doubt you'd even like him at the beginning. He's an ARUM - besides being one of the 'bad guys', he's also cold, an alpha male, has an ego the size of the planet and with such arrogance that will put Daemon to shame. But as you read on, you just can't help but really fall in love with him. I KNOW I DID. Like Serena says "You're more than a weapon, Hunter. So much more." There is so much more to him and by the end of the book, I'm oh so ready to marry and have his babies. YUM.
If you love how feisty Alex and Katy are, then you'd adore Serena!! Serena made me laugh as much as Hunter did, and I love how big her heart is and how feisty she is with Hunter. She NEVER backs down from him and I just love their interactions. If you love Daemon and Kat's banter, you'd LOVE Hunter and Serena's. Made me laugh so much!
You know what's so great about all this? Besides the sexy romance (which is my fav), there was this whole thing between the Luxen, Arum, the government and even humans. Those who've read the Lux series will obviously know more, but you can also read this as a stand-alone (she explains everything perfectly). And I really admire how Jen wrote this whole alien war thing being not just black and white. There's soooo many gray areas, and to be honest, there's NO good guy or bad guy. In the YA series, we get the Luxen point of view and we all deemed the Arum as the stupid ugly bad guys. But it's so far from that. I'm so thankful to JLA for writing this from the supposed enemy point of view. Arum can be just as interesting and good as the Luxen. I'm so not Team anybody. I love both the Luxens and Arums. :)
If you thought that JLA couldn't write her books any more hotter, well then you're SO wrong. Hands down, OBSESSION is her hottest and sexiest book so far. I read a lot of adult/new adult smexy stuff, but some of the stuff here made me blush. The scenes are so beautifully written and not just there for the sake of it. (Definitely not for the younger readers but I am nearly an adult so :P)
You're all probably so tired of me going on and on about Jen's fabulous writing, but I gotta say it again. She's one hell of a writer. Guys, she's one of the actual few who makes me WANT to lose sleep just because I HAVE to know what happens next. I started this in the late evening and didn't finish until the morning. (Which probably wasn't a good idea since I had a test in the morning but OH SO WORTH IT GUYS.) OBSESSION has a mix of everything you want: characters you can never get enough of, smexy romance with a touch of action and humour and basically just everything else ahhhhhh. GOSH IS IT SO OBVIOUS HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS BOOK?
There's just so much I want to say about OBSESSION but I really can't so..*zips lips* But yes, some characters from the Lux YA series does make some appearances ;) And now I also kinda know why the fourth Lux book is called ORIGIN. *grin* This is so going on my favourites list and no doubt this will come up when I do my yearly Top 10 lists. My only wish is it: Can I have this on paperback please?? I NEED THIS ON MY SHELF.
And...because I'm such a nice person, I'll end this review with one of my fav quotes from OBSESSION:
""You're more than a weapon, Hunter. So much more."
"With you? I am more, but not with anyone else. "
"With you? I am more, but not with anyone else. "
OBSESSION just made me even more excited for ORIGIN!
So many hugs and thanks to the lovely people at Entangled - Liz Pelletier and Heather Riccio!! :D
And of course to my fav author ever Jennifer L. Armentrout for being so awesome to her fans and for writing the best stories ever.