Book Review: Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Obsession is an off shoot of the Lux series. It occupies the same world, but with different characters. And it is definitely a grown up version of the world that Jennifer L. Armentrout created.
Hunter is an Arum. *gasp* Apparently they’re not all soulless creatures and there might be a few good ones. Hunter is very domineering in this book. He’s tasked to look after Serena, a human, whose friend has already been killed off because she heard something she’s not supposed to hear. Hunter isn’t too thrilled over the job.
From the moment Serena and Hunter meet, there is a sexual chemistry for the ages. It might even rival Katy and Daemon’s chemistry. But regardless, Armentrout is very good at writing sex scenes, and while things were implied in the Lux series, as it was a young adult novel, things are not implied here. Things are explained in more detail, and they are explained quite well. So well that you might think Hunter and Serena were in the room with you. Okay, maybe not. That might get kind of weird. But if sex scenes are not up your alley, then not the book for you. Hunter also uses the f-word a lot, so again, if you don’t like foul language, not the book for you. But if you love a hot, fiery romance, definitely the book for you. Even if you don’t, read it and you’ll probably be a convert by the end.
One thing that did surprise me about this book was how much of Hunter’s point of view we get. I’m not surprised we get his point of view as this was already done with Daemon in the Lux series, but if feels like the focus is more on Hunter as the main character rather than Serena sometimes. I found this odd as normally with romance books the focus is on the female, and not the male, but I understand why Hunter is needed in certain situations that Serena can’t explain. It’s not bad, it’s just something I found different.
Most of the book focuses just on Serena and Hunter, so their romance is what drives a lot of the plot. We do run into another certain character though, which I won’t name. You’ll have to read the book to find out. I also found Hunter to be a tiny bit perverted in the beginning, but I think it worked for him. Pretty much anything can work for Hunter.
This is a standalone book, so if you haven’t read the Lux series it does explain the whole alien thing, but it doesn’t go into as much detail as the Lux series does. Probably because most people who read this will have read the Lux series. I found the recap about aliens a little repetitive, but there wasn’t really anything that could be done, and it could also be because I read all the books so closely together that I didn’t really need a refresher. I also think the cover fits very well with the style of the book.
I recommend this to anyone who needs a dose of fiery romance in their lives.