Book Review: Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted on June 2, 2013 by Erin | 1 Comment

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Book Review: Obsession by Jennifer L. ArmentroutObsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published by Entangled on May 31, 2013
Pages: 370
Format: eBook
Source: Publisher, Purchased by Reviewer
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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?


So Obsession came out on Friday (5/31), but I was lucky enough to win an ARC from the Publisher the night before so I got an early start on my reading!!

This book was a great way to hold us ADULT fans of the LUX series over until the release of Origin. When I found out that JLA was releasing an adult book from the LUX universe I got super excited!! I love super hot romances and I must say Obsession is SMOKIN’ HOT!!!! I almost had to take a cold shower when I got done reading it because it had some SUPER HOT SEXY TIMES!!!

I LOVED LOVED LOVED HUNTER!! He consisted of all the best ingredients to make a super hot alpha male WHO IS AN ALIEN!!!! He was cocky, arrogant, bossy, snarky, etc, etc.. He was PERRRRRFECT!!! Amazing!

“That´s an alien. I´m an alien. We´re aliens. Aliens everywhere, actually, which is why we have to leave. I´m sure someone called the police by now.” – Hunter

Serena was also amazing…She didn’t take Hunter’s crap at all and dished it right back at him! We like girls who are sassy, makes for interesting banter between characters!! But like most girls who are sassy, they usually don’t always know what’s good for they tend to do some stupid things and Serena is not any different!

“Never in my life had I been more frustrated. Go figure it wouldn’t be with a human but a freaking alien. At least I now knew that the male species were asses no matter what planet they hailed from.” -Serena

In this book we learn that maaaaaybe the LUXEN aren’t always going to be the good guys and just maybe the Arum aren’t always going to be the bad guys. It was interesting to get a whole different angle of the luxenverse (HA. YES! I JUST CAME UP WITH THAT. Let’s now refer to the world of the LUXEN and ARUM novels as LUXENVERSE. :D) and see it from the POV of someone who is one of the supposed “bad guys” of the story.

We also learn a little bit of information about something called Project Eagle in and how it may play part in the next LUX book, Origin.

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Wow. Yeah..I’m wondering if maybe the Good Luxen and the good Arum will be teaming up in the future? We shall see….

Overall this book was a great read, I couldn’t put it down once I started reading it. It is supposed to be a stand alone novel, so if you’ve never read the LUX series, it’s alright because JLA does a good job of explaining things as the story goes along.  I do hope that we get to see more of Hunter & Serena in the future!

Now we only have to wait another…
until we can finally FINALLY KNOW WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON in the LUX Series. 🙂

Oh, I forgot to mention…I’m totally conflicted now. I don’t know whether I should be #TeamLuxen or #TeamArum!!!! 🙁 🙁 🙁


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About Jennifer L. Armentrout

Jennifer L. Armentrout is the USA TODAY Bestselling author of the adult romance Gamble Brothers’ series, the young adult Lux Series and award winning Covenant Series. She pretty much writes everything—contemporary, paranormal, and fantasy. All of her books have one thing in common no matter the name or genre: kissing… and stuff. When she’ s not busy writing, which is never, she’ s usually hanging out with dog Loki, watching reruns of The Walking Dead, or procrastinating on the Internet.


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