Thursday, April 9, 2015

Swoon Thursday 133 ~ The Return (Titan #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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My Swoon for this week comes from:

The Return
(Titan #1)
Jennifer L. Armentrout

First - The Blurb:

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.

Book 1 in the new adult paranormal TITAN series, spin-off to the best selling COVENANT series.

Second - The Swoon:

In the short period of time I'd been around him, I'd seen so many different sides of him. It was like the Faces of Seth. He could go from sullen and serious, to teasing and downright annoying, to mischievous and playful, to seductive and dangerously deceptive in a matter of minutes. I'd never known anyone in my life like him, and I doubted many people, mortal or not-so-mortal, could claim to know how his head worked.

If you have read the Covenant series, then you will know that this description of Seth fits him to a tee. If you haven't, then yeah, this description fits him to a tee.

Pulling my hand away, he rose, slanting his head to kiss me deeply as he pushed me onto my back, with his weight draped over me. "I've never had anything that was my own," he said against my mouth. "Nothing that was ever for just me and no one else. I've never been anyone’s first." He kissed me and then lifted his head. I stared into his eyes. "I've never been anyone’s only."
That made my heart ache for him as I raised my hand, pressing my palm against his cheek. "You’re my first," I whispered. "You’re…you’re my only."
His lips parted. "You can’t say that and not mean it."
I held his gaze as my chest swelled. "I mean it."

When first introduced to Seth in the Covenant series, I wasn't sure whether I liked him or not. And even at the end, I remained unsure. However, now reading his story and seeing him in a different light, I have finally decided, that yeah, I do like him.

As described above, Seth is sullen, teasing, annoying, mischievous, seductive and dangerously deceptive. But he is also caring, sensitive, compassionate, and when he loves someone, it is wholeheartedly.

Josie, although very innocent and naive in the beginning, quickly develops into a strong and determined character. I liked the way she handled Seth... Sethie. The interaction between then was entertaining to read and most definitely kept my attention.

If you liked the Covenant series, then I am sure you will like The Return

My Rating: 5 out of 5

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  1. Your second teaser is my favorite from the book. Great job! I was like you unsure if I would like Seth- Team Aiden all the way. But this book changed my mind too.

    My Swoon

  2. Oh, I still need to read this one! Loved those teasers. I can't wait to meet Seth!

  3. Oh dang, Marilyn! You've just made me realize I have to get back to the Covenant I can read the Titan series! *haha* Although I'm worried about not being sure whether or not I'll like Seth at the end of the first series. ;)

  4. AWww, that is so sweet! I haven't read this one or The Covenant series, but I feel like I'd probably start with this series and work backwards :D

    Lovely swoon choice, Marilyn! Have a great Friday :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  5. I was actually mad that she didn't end up with Seth in the Covenant series. I always want the wrong one to end up with the girl. I'm a rebel like that :) Anyways, good swoon, I can't wait to read this one!

  6. I adore this swoon! You're making me want to read it again. I didn't like Seth at first but that's because he wasn't for Alex. But him and Josie are perfect together. LOVE this book.

  7. I've always liked Seth, I think he just struggled because he never had anyone to love him, so I am glad that he is able to find someone!! I love that second swoon, it is exactly what I mean!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  8. Which cover do you like better? I have this book sitting on my shelf right now and very soon I will get to it. So glad you love Seth, after the last Covenant book I knew there was no way I couldn't like him after that. Great tease!