Friday, June 7, 2013

Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Good Reads Summary
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?

My Thoughts
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In the LUX, the last I read there was a douche and a girl with a tendency to push said douche away (rightly so, IMO). Here we’ve some older leads and steamier moments, but essentially the same thing. We do get to see how the other side was coping here. So recall, Lux and Arum; one light and the other dark, both on earth worlds away from wherever they came; plus, they’re mortal enemies. The first books have LUX as the good guys… well, mostly the good guys. But it’s also introduced government secret programs and allies of the unexpected variety. Interesting...especially when the last book ended the way it did (hint: cliffy!)

OBSESSION introduces us to another douche type lead. And oh, the arrogance! The sad thing is I think that’s the only thing going for Hunter… unlike the kid in the first series who had moments of funny to balance things out a little; HUNTER is simply full of himself. There’s a girl of course and this girl made for some interesting WTF is she saying moments, but them together: wowza, is all.

Beyond that, we have a Bodyguard set up of him being the last place the baddies would look. And her being reluctantly attracted to his dark mysterious ways… that is when she didn’t want to bash his head in because of his arrogance. There were some interesting moments but truly it’s a pretty standard set up of opposites attracting, an attraction that’s further fueled by (a) a-hole I don’t give a flying fuck about anything outside myself and (b) her… um, her… geez, there’s really not much to her is there? It’s all wrong place, wrong time for her… otherwise, there’s nothing that remarkable to her.

This was just OK..

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