Shadows (Lux 0.5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Synopsis: The last thing Dawson Black expected was Bethany Williams. As a Luxen, an alien life form on Earth, human girls are…well, fun. But since the Luxen have to keep their true identities a secret, falling for one would be insane. Bethany can’t deny the immediate connection between her and Dawson. And even though boys aren’t a complication she wants, she can’t stay away from him. Still, whenever they lock eyes, she’s drawn in.
Dawson is keeping a secret that will change her existence…and put her life in jeopardy. But even he can’t stop risking everything for one human girl. Or from a fate that is as unavoidable as love itself.
Review: I probably should have read this one in the order of the books’ publications as opposed to catching up with the main books first. Maybe that would have helped me to be remotely interested in the story. Unfortunately this was the weakest installment I’ve read of the series and I ultimately didn’t really like it. The relationship between Beth and Dawson was too rushed and sappy. It was so bland compared to Daemon and Katy. I wouldn’t have minded this prequel if they were already together for some time and this was just a side story that leads up to the current events of series. I like them and their relationship better as a supporting aspect of this series. As front and center they don’t do the series proper justice. But hey, at least it was free!