Review: The Return by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted February 13, 2015 by lockhartbecca in Reviews / 11 Comments

The Return

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Titan #1
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Genre: New Adult Paranormal
Format: ARC
Release Date: February 17, 2015
Source: ARC received from publisher at BEA (Thanks, Spencer Hill!)
Rating: 5 Stars
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***I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This has in no way changed my opinion of the book. The review below is my open and honest opinion.***


Synopsis from Goodreads:


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 an 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.


My Review:


So I read this right after I did a binge-read of the Covenant series because I needed more Seth. You would think I would be sick of this world after 5 straight books plus a novella, but no. Not even close. Jennifer L. Armentrout has built a fabulous world full of animated and well-fleshed out characters that I want to live in. And The Return just continued in that tradition.


I loved Seth in the Covenant series, even when he was being a total douchebag. And now, after reading this, I love him even more. I think that he’s bumped my #2 book boyfriend (Warner) down a spot. He doesn’t beat out Chaol, but he’s quite close.


I loved reading from Seth’s POV even if it broke my heart at times. He is so broken up over what happened with Alex and Ares and Lucian. He is full of remorse and he was actually pretty toned down in this book, although he did display some of his famous and sexy snark. But what broke my heart the most was hearing him say that he didn’t deserve love and affection.


Enter Josie. A sweet girl who thinks she’s mortal, but may be more than meets the eye. She’s thrown into this world of Greek gods, Titans, and Sentinels and expected to just deal with it. And you know what? She does. She does so well. She’s a fighter that’s for sure. She better be, because what’s coming is not going to be easy and it’s not going to be fun. I really loved Josie and I think that she was really good for Seth.


There were so many steamy scenes in this book. I’m fanning myself just thinking about them. Seriously. Holy shit. Seth is HOT. There is so much sexual tension in this book. It will have you on the edge of your seat just screaming for them to get it on already!


To be honest though, not too much happens in this book. I think that was partially due to Jennifer basically putting a bunch of reminder information into the book about the world and what happened in the Covenant series so people don’t necessarily have to read that series before starting this one (although you really should if you want to do this book justice). I also think that it was a tad slow because Josie was so far behind on everything. She knows nothing about this world so we kind of had to start from scratch. But it was still exciting and sexy and just generally awesome and I really really loved it. One of my favorite things was seeing old characters like Deacon and Luke. Read it and prepare to fall in love with one hot Apollyon.
Have you read this one yet? Did you fall even more in love with Seth like I did? Were you drooling over all the steamy scenes? 

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11 responses to “Review: The Return by Jennifer L. Armentrout

  1. I haven't heard of this book until now and it sounds interesting! Especially since its from Seth's POV! I loved that guy, though I do prefer Aiden over him. I highly doubt I'll read this since its NA, but thanks for the review!

  2. Oh awesome!!! I told myself I was not going to read any reviews on this one because I was ordering my book from Apollycon to get signed and basically waiting a realllllllllly loooooooooooooong time to get it, but then I saw the notice in my email that you had a review up and was like okay, I'll bite. Just 1 review. Just 1! And wow! SO cannot wait to read this one!!! Loved the Covenant series but it's been forever since I read them since I read them all as ARCs except for the final book. And there's been 100s of books since that one! So my mind will definitely appreciate said catch up and reminders!!

    Glad to hear it was excellent and sexy! 😉 Great review!!

  3. I cannot wait for this book!!! Even though I didn't love Seth (Aiden for me), he was funny and snarky when he wasn't evil and he definitely turned it around so I'm looking forward to this new series. Great review!! ~Pam

    • I know, Marianne! Seth is amazing!! I definitely recommend starting with the Covenant series first and then doing this one. The cover isn't that great, but the book is awesome!! If you do read it, you'll have to let me know what you think!

  4. I started reading the Covenant series awhile ago but stopped part way through because I got busy with something else. This new spin off series reminds me I should get back to that because JLA is awesome 😀
    That cover I'm not sure if it fits the book or not, but I never like model covers like that :/

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