“You don’t look very apologetic.”
I frowned. “Well, I am. Things are kind of… messed up. And you knocked me out. And you’re half naked—”
“Have you looked in the mirror?” he cut in. “You’re just as naked as I am. And I didn’t throw anything at your head.”
Glancing down at myself, I cringed. Somehow I’d forgotten that I was in my shirt and undies. Flushing all over again, I wanted to dart behind something, but I folded my arms. “I didn’t throw anything at your head. I was—”
“Do you always overreact like this?”
Oh my God, if he interrupted me one more time I was going to throw something at his head. “I woke up in a strange place, kidnapped by an alien. I can’t even believe I’m explaining why I overreacted. What were you doing in my room anyway?”
He mimicked my stance. “Correction: this is my house and therefore this is my room. Not that I need to explain myself, I was checking to make sure everything was secure outside.”
“But you did kidnap me.”
“I did not.”
I threw up my hands. “What’s all this? Where am I?”
My mouth dropped open. Oh, my God, this couldn’t be happening. “I’m in a different time zone? Are you fuc—”
Hunter threw up his hand, silencing me. The tip of my tongue literally burned to lay into him. “What the hell is that noise?”
Before I could respond, he stalked past the bed and entered the bathroom.
“Jesus! What are you trying to do in here?” His voice carried from the bathroom. “Giving the floor a bath?” he demanded.
I searched desperately for my jeans, but came up empty.
Hunter returned, hands on his hips. Too late. “Seriously?”
“I forgot I turned the faucet on. Geez, you’re grumpy.”
“And you’re already turning out to be a huge pain in my thigh.”
“Look, I’m really sorry about that. Okay? I’ve been through some really traumatic events here recently and yes, I might have overreacted.” I struggled with my patience. “And I really would just like to know where my pants are.”
“Your pants were folded on the corner of the bed. You probably knocked them on the floor.”
What? I wanted to check, but I so wasn’t bending down in my panties in front of him. “And how did they get off me and folded on the bed?”
“I did it. Thought you’d be more comfortable.”
Oh geez, I had no idea what to think about that. A thank you so wasn’t in order though. He did undress me while I was unconsciousness for crying out loud. My entire body felt red-hot. “I’m not going to say thank you for that.”
“Not like I’d expect that common courtesy from you,” he replied, his pale eyes dancing… with what? Anger? Amusement? “After all you never thanked me for saving your ass—a pretty ass at that. So I can add inconsiderate to your glowing list of attributes. Put that right next to: overreacts, acts first and then thinks, drama—”
“Oh, go fuc–”
“You do not want to finish that sentence,” Hunter warned. His voice low enough to send warning shivers down my spine.
If you've read her lux series then you no what the definition of a Arum is....Mean killing machine but seriously didn't expect drool worthy to be thrown in there. When this book starts out were introduced to hunter Arum extradiondare for the DOD unfortunately. He is given a assignment to protect and figure out how much a human knows of the paranormal beings that walk amongst them, especially after seeing her BFF get killed. Serena thought she had a pretty normal life but she soon found out that her life and surroundings were anything but normal. Equipped with the stories her BFF left her with before her death/murder, she never expected to be under the protection of an alien and fighting to stay alive.
As this story continues to play out I have to admit my take on the arum race was changed! I mean yes hunter was a killer at heart but the human/gentle/loving side of him that peeked through on occasion was great. Selena brought out the best in him and showed him he was more than what the world/DOD defines him to be. Their relationship was a funny, aggravating and loving one. In the end they knew one thing,They could depend on each other. Trust me with all the secrets/conspiracies brewing within the alien races ( yes arum and luxen) they need to be 100% solid.
I loved this book. Mrs. Armentrout showed her readers how the other side is living. This book just reminded me of the saying there's two sides to every story. The luxen POV and the ARUM POV. Which team are you now?
This house is divided....
Book rating: 4.5 stars/A