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.
The story takes place one year after the Covenant series. I found it wasn’t necessary to have read the Covenant series beforehand to understand what was happening, though I highly suggest reading the Covenant series first to get a better grip of what exactly happened in the past that lead up to point in The Return.
Seth and me sure as hell didn’t hit off on the right foot. I never liked his cocky arrogance and his slap-able characteristics. Finally I get to see the side of him that was meant to be: if he hadn’t been under Lucian’s fatherly spell. At first I hadn’t really noticed that much of a different in him but as I continued to read along I saw how much his past actions affected him and how he hates himself for what he did. He strongly believes that he deserves what’s coming for him, but so much worse.
Then there was newest edition to the series. Josie. I mean she’s a demigod. What’s not to like? Plus she’s Apollo’s daughter, which is a bonus.
I loved all those Sethie and Joe moments that hit off right from the start. They were absolutely perfect. After all, despite all Seth’s previous mistakes, he was still a good guy and deserved to be with someone who would make him happy. I also immensely enjoyed how the novel is written from both their perspectives, giving us an ideal inside of their heads. It made it easier to connect with both characters and sweep you into their world. I loved their chemistry together and how their relationship progressed throughout the entire novel. How Josie was able to tear down those walls and make Seth whole again. I’m so happy that Seth has finally found his salvation.
My only problem with this entire novel is that I at times felt like Seth’s and Josie’s story was a bit of a rewrite of Alex and Aiden’s love story all over again. There you had Seth believing he didn’t deserve Josie, just like Aiden had, and then you also had Josie having quite a few of Alex’s characteristics such has her temper. But that could be explained due to them both being Apollo’s lineage… I’m sure that as the series progresses, their love story will become their own.
Also a couple of the other characters such as Luke and Deacon from the Covenant Series made an appearance. Unfortunately Aiden and Alex did not, but they were mentioned on more then one occasion. Hopefully we’ll get to see them in the sequel The Power.
Overall, I loved this new spin-off series and cannot wait until the entire trilogy is released!