If you’re not reading Jennifer Armentrout’s recaps of 50 Shades, you’re missing out. They’re the reason I haven’t read the books and then lol’d about them here, because I DON’T HAVE TO. Also, omg those books.
She’s also publishing a book chapter-by-chapter online right now called The Boss, which is The Plot Of 50 Shades But None Of The Spousal Abuse Or Shitty Writing. It’s actually pretty good.
[Edited to add: omg they’re different people. There are two women with that name, I didn’t even SEE the middle initial. Live and learn.]
Which is WHY, when we moved to Saskatoon and I had no library card (still the case, yo) and I had no internet (blessedly not the case) and I had tethered my nook to my phone and was rapidly eating up my data, trying to find something in the $2.99 section to download, I snapped up Obsession.
And it’s fine. It’s good! I’ve read worse! Such faint praise, I know, but I had EXPECTATIONS and those will be the death of you.
Ok. Serena’s bff tells her that she saw the senator’s sons start to glow or some shit, and Serena is like, ???, but then she watches her bff get blown up in a car park by a glowing dude, so. The cops are understandably like, *side-eye*.
But the DOD, they know things about the Luxen (they who glow) and the Arum (they who fight the Luxen, and one of whom they [the DOD] have in their pay) so they send their pet Arum to keep Serena safe.
And it’s classic Feisty Girl Meets Emotionless Supernatural Creature And Makes Him Feel Feelings He Has Hithertofore Believed For Chumps. He wants her, she is scared of him but also curious, he saves her life in various ways, she puts her life in danger in various ways due to being feisty, he is like ARGHHHH SERIOUSLY JUST STAY PUT THESE PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO KILL YOU, and then they make all kinds of sexing.
What. You could tell by the cover they were going to.
The Necessary Falling-Out about three-quarters of the way through is pretty contrived, but other than that it’s a reasonably fun entry into a specific yet weirdly crowded genre.