5 StarsHe'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?
Selena's Thoughts: I have to admit I was really nervous to read this book. I have (had) already made up my mind where all Arum were concerned and no way was the author gonna change that... nuh uh no way no how.
Cut to me devouring this book. I absolutely LOVED it. Hunter is a complete and total ASS. he is rude in every single sense of the word, only he isn't. Deep down inside that cold Arum heart he has a bit of humanity waiting to be discovered. And it just so happens that Serena is the perfect one to seek it out.
I was really nervous that this book would try to paint the Arum as the "good guys" and the Luxen as "bad". But what it truly did was painted both just as they are. Two halves of a war, both fighting for what they feel is the better cause. And just like any war there will always be people who want no part of it. They wish to stay neutral, fighting neither for nor against the other.
It was fun to see some of the characters I have met in the Lux novels and to also meet new characters that I would love to see crossover from this Arum novel. I feel there may be more to Hunter's story. I would recommend this book to anyone. if you have not read the Luxen novels yet that is ok, you could totally read this and enjoy it as is.
Happy Reading!! :-)