Title: The Return
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Date Started: October 12
Date Finished: October 14
Format: Kindle book from my collection
The Fates are cackling their bony asses off… It’s been a year since Seth made the deal with the gods that pledged his life to them. And so far, the jobs they’ve given him have been violent and bloody–which is kind of all right with him. But now Apollo has something else in mind for Seth. He’s got to play protector while keeping his hands and fingers off, and for someone who really has a problem with restraint, this new assignment might be the most challenging yet.
Josie has no idea what this crazy hot guy’s deal might be, but it’s a good bet that his arrival means the new life she started after leaving home is about to be thrown into an Olympian-sized blender turned up to puree. Either Josie is going insane or a nightmare straight out of ancient myth is gunning for her. But it might be the unlikely attraction simmering between her and the golden-eyed, secret-keeping Seth that may prove to be the most dangerous thing of all. Because history has once again been flipped to repeat.
Oh, man. Armentrout has really done it again. She’s taken something that by now I’ve kind of know backwards and forwards, and turned it into something that is such a treat – a sexy treat too – to read. I mean, I thought for sure that this was going to be another book that I was going to mark as DNF, because I tried another series by her a few months ago and I wasn’t impressed. And it wasn’t until after I finished reading this book that I found out that that series (Convenant) was interrelated with this one. Well, now I know why I felt like I had been dropped into the middle of something.
But you know what? Other than that nagging feeling, it didn’t really matter that I hadn’t read that previous series. Everything that Seth went through was explained at the right time. And I really loved the dynamic between Seth and Josie. The relationship that they had reminded me of Daemon and Katy from The Lux series. Where they completely ‘hate’ each other and insult each other, but they slowly start to fall for each other.
Final Rating: 5 out of 5 stars. The way that Seth and Josie play off each other is really entertaining to watch. And when they finally give into their feelings…well…I really need me a guy that I can use as my own personal Pillow Pet. I’m curious to see what happens now that Josie’s powers have been unlocked and that Hyperion is not taken out yet.
Bookshelf worthy? I now need to go get the other two books in this series.