Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Review: Counsellor (Acquisition #1) by Celia Aaron

*****4.5 Stars*****
No matter how much I questioned how on earth anyone could get away with what was happening in this book, I can't deny the fact that I couldn't put this book down.
I'm a huge fan of the darker reads, so the synopsis is what really appealed to me. I have to admit I did think the storyline would have been more like a sexually depraved Hunger Games, but honestly I couldn't have been any further off the mark.
Sinclair is a guy you will love to hate and if I'm honest I'm still not sure what to think about him. But by the end I did understand a little bit more why he was the way he was.
Yes, I've read darker, more depraved books than this, but the suspense throughout and the fact that we as readers are kept in the dark along with Stella meant it was an incredibly gripping read from start to finish with an ending that will make you want to launch your launch the book through a window.
Diving straight into book 2 is my only option right now.
Reviewed by Louise Dale
In the heart of Louisiana, the most powerful people in the South live behind elegant gates, mossy trees, and pleasant masks. Once every ten years, the pretense falls away and a tournament is held to determine who will rule them. The Acquisition is a crucible for the Southern nobility, a love letter written to a time when barbarism was enshrined as law.

Now, Sinclair Vinemont is in the running to claim the prize. There is only one way to win, and he has the key to do it — Stella Rousseau, his Acquisition. To save her father, Stella has agreed to become Sinclair's slave for one year. Though she is at the mercy of the cold, treacherous Vinemont, Stella will not go willingly into darkness.

As Sinclair and Stella battle against each other and the clock, only one thing is certain: The Acquisition always ends in blood.

Full disclosure: This book is a dark romance with elements of slavery, violence, BDSM, and super-hot sex. It is the first of a series and ends on a cliffhanger. If you're good with these caveats, enjoy.

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