I am so very excited to be participating in the blog tour for THE RETURN! I loved this book so hard. I’ve read it twice now and I enjoyed it even more the second time. You can read my five-star review below, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway below. This giveaway is exclusive for visitors to my blog!
The tour schedule is below, so make sure to visit the other participating blogs! Each of them will have great content – and a giveaway!
The Return by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Titan #1
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Publication date: February 16, 2015
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Format: ARC, 335 pages
How I got it: From the publisher
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Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
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.
I’m nearly at a loss for words for what to say about The Return. I’ve read it twice since last summer. I loved it just as much – if not more – the second time around. My biggest takeaways from The Return are these: Seth is everything and Jen is a genius.
Confession time: I’ve never read JLA’s entire Covenant series. I started it a couple years ago. I really enjoyed it. But, sometime during the wait for release of the new novels, I stopped reading. I can’t say I lost interest, but other shiny things definitely caught my attention and put this series on the back burner. (I’ve probably said a couple times here that I suck at series. This is a perfect example.) Of course, I have every intention of going back and reading the Covenant series from the beginning, but I didn’t get it done before reading The Return. And, you know what? It didn’t matter a bit. Jen weaves in just enough back story details that I never once felt lost while reading this.
I remember enough of the Covenant books to know that Seth wasn’t always a character I could see myself rooting for. He’s flawed. He’s complex. But, oh-my-gods, he’s amazing. Even having never read the entire previous series, I was excited for his story and the start of the Titan series. (I mean, HELLO, a new JLA series… and new adult paranormal romance? SIGN ME UP.) I truly had no idea what I was getting myself into, but I imaged it would be wonderful. It was that, and more.
I won’t dive far into the plot because I don’t want to ruin this story for you. What I will tell you is that this book has Jen’s trademark wit and characters you can’t help but love. Seth and Josie are fantastic together. Jen’s couples always have the best freaking banter and these two are no exception. There’s oodles of sexual tension and a couple scenes that just made me melt. *sigh* There’s so much more than romance in this book though. I love the mythology and the drama that goes along with it. There’s plenty of action to keep you on the edge of your seat. Both times I read this book, I couldn’t walk away until I made it to the last page. Yes, even the second time, when I knew what would happen. Oh, and if you’re worried about cliffhangers, you won’t find one. Of course, the wait for the second book will still be painful, regardless. I can’t wait to get another glimpse of this world and these characters.
The Return was just flat-out fantastic. It was one of my favorite books of 2014. It made me want to go back and reread (and finish) the Covenant series. (I bought *ALL* of the paperbacks. Even the novellas.) As soon as I can carve out some time, I have every intention of reading them. Then I’ll probably read The Return again… just because it was that good. If this book wasn’t on your radar already, it really should be.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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