I love Seth! I love The Covenant series by Jennifer L. Armentrout but I have to admit I really hate the cover. I remember seeing the cover for Jennifer L. Armentrout’s “ The Struggle” when it was revealed in the halls of Romantic Times 2016 Los Vegas connection. I hated it then, I continue to hate it now. The cover models nor the amount of Adobe Photoshop have capture the essences of what the characters look like in the description of the authors own words. The Covenant and the Titan series continuously speak about Seth facial features being classically handsome, as if his face was carved in marvel by the Gods themselves.Then you have the modern beauty of Josie, who has a rich mixture of brown and blonde hair that it almost looks like every color of a sun rise or sunset. The cover of The Struggle? The cover of the novel doe snot reflects any of the characters descriptions nor the classic romantic beauty of Seth and Josie’s relationship. Plus, I have to ask why is Andrew “Drew” Leighty, shirtless? I had come to the understand that most of what Seth and other sentinels wore were mostly black shirts with black pants, with the only accessory being a handful of super sharp daggers. This cover is truly awful, I thought it was awful when I saw it last year and I still hate it now. No matter how much I hate the cover it doesn’t change the fact that what truly matters about the book is what written.
Tears filled my eyes, because I was finally . . . I was finally where I was meant to be.
The Struggle by Jennifer L. Armentrout is the third book in the Titan series, which is a spin off from the Jennifer L. Armentrouts’ “The Covenant” series. Armentrout is a well known romance writer, whose mostly recognized for her romance novels under the name “J. Lynn”. Even though she is known for her romance novel she has a great hand at combining her strength of writing romance with her adventurous spirit of fantasy.
Our hands were clenching and clutching. Sweat beaded on my skin. I was rising up and being pressed back into the mattress, taking each thrust and reaching for more, always more. My name dripped from his lips. Soft cries parted mine. Tendrils of pleasure coiled tightly. My nails grazed his skin as I rocked against him. A curling, burning heat seared my skin. I couldn’t take it.
As far as “The Struggle” goes, JLA has really lived up to my expectations of JLA writing standards. If you’re interested in Greek mythology, romantic relationships, and the threat of the world constantly ending this is the book for you, however you will find that the Rick Riordan’s “The Percy Jackson” series has more exciting cast of characters, more eventful plot twist, cliffhangers, and heart wrenching character reveals through events. I do feel that JLA has a great way of writing books that are both a light read as well as an addictive read. One thing I really hate about JLA writing is the fact that all her books end in such a hair pulling cliff hanger, that I wish she was standing in front of me so I can physically shake her. Jennifer L. Armentrout stop leaving us in this horrible sea of suspense!
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“It’s late, Alex, and I suddenly find myself with a case of shut the fuck up.”
I love the character Seth, I find when I read a Armentorut book I have a fallen in love with one of the characters she has created. In Armentrout’s “ The Dark Element” series I fell in love with the Prince of Hell Roth. I loved the character Roth so much that I just couldn’t stop myself from reading every page until I was done with the series in less than two days. I feel the same type of love for Seth, I loved Seth during the Covenant series, and he was the main reason I finished the series. That being said I’m really sad about the fact that I figured out the cliffhanger of the previous book “ The Power” before “ The Struggle” was even released. I mean it wasn’t a hard cliffhanger to see through. Seth and Josie have been having protected sex the entire time their sexual relationship began until that one moment they did not. That moment when Seth wanted to feel nothing between Josie and himself. What else could come from a sexual union like that besides a baby, and a baby is exactly what the plot of “The Struggle” reveals. Josie is pregnant, Seth is going to be the sexiest God dad ever. Even though Seth and Josie being pregnant is a cliffhanger that I could figure out even before the book was release it did not prepare me for the newest cliff hanger JLA gave to us. Josie finally realizes the power she has. The “gift” that every Demi-God has from their Godly parent. Josie has the gift to see the future through her dreams!! Honestly I should have seen that coming since she foresaw the entire plot of “The Power” within the first chapter! But the revelation that Josie dreams are actually prophecy of what’s to come could not be released in the worst time because Josie foresaw her own death. « Hide Spoiler
What I love about this book? Umm that’s easy I loved learning more about Seth. Oh Seth Seth Seth Seth Seth. JLA can no wrong when she spends more time speaking about Seth, don’t get me wrong I love my thick girl Josie, but I fell in love with Seth the moment he was introduced in the Covenant series. To know the depth of my love for Seth you really need to read the entire Covenant series, to best understand the length, depth, and width my love for the character Seth place in my heart.
My heart always skips a beat when it comes to Seth, especially after knowing him form the previous series. To get the full back story of Seth and the Gods truly give you a better understanding of how much his character as well has his future has drastically changed. I gave this book 3 out of 5 stars.