He’s arrogant, domineering, and... To. Die. For.
Hunter is a ruthless killer. And the Department of Defense has him firmly in their grasp, which usually doesn’t chafe too badly because he gets to kill bad guys. Most of the time he enjoys his job. That is, until he’s saddled with something he’s never had to do before: protect a human from his mortal enemy.
Serena Cross didn’t believe her best friend when she claimed to have seen the son of a powerful senator turn into something... unnatural. Who would? But then she witnesses her friend’s murder at the hands of what can only be an alien, thrusting her into a world that will kill to protect their secret.
Hunter stirs Serena’s temper and her lust despite their differences. Soon he’s doing the unthinkable—breaking the rules he’s lived by, going against the government to keep Serena safe. But are the aliens and the government the biggest threats to Serena’s life… or is it Hunter
Serena's best friend Mel claims that the senators sons are aliens when she sees them turn into 'light bulbs' as she overhears them argue about Daedalus and Project Eagle. She's scared that they will come after her for the secret she's discovered, and confides in Serena. As Serena sees the truth unfold as her friend is murdered by one of those alien 'light bulbs', she no longer believes that her friend is crazy. Luckily for Serena, the DOD believe that she may have gotten some useful information from her friend before she was brutally murdered by a Luxen. And who better to protect her from a Luxen than an Arum? And this Arum happened to be Hunter; a cocky and demanding asshole.
Serena carried herself well and was strong willed and didn't lose hope even when she thought it was the end for her. What I really loved about her character was the fact that she didn't let Hunter intimidate her, and even at the beginning she didn't cower in fear in his presence. She always believed there was goodness inside of him, and boy was she right! It was such an enjoyable experience watching Serena and Hunter fall in love with one-another and it was pretty cool that Hunter could read auras as it gave me a sense of how Serena felt when I wasn't reading her point-of-view.
I'm glad that this extra novel was added into the Lux Series as it broadened my understanding on the Arum's nature. Afterall, not all Luxens are rainbows and sunshine, as some can be just as cruel and unforgiving as the worst of Arums.