Book & Author Details:
Counsellor by Celia Aaron
Publication date: September 28th 2015
Genres: Erotica, Romance
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.
The synopsis for this book really only hints at the story underneath its cover. This story is troubling, and dark. But also smoking hot. Throughout the narrative, there is an undercurrent of defiance, from both characters, as well as attempts to rein in their feelings, which adds an extra layer of complexity to the relationship, given that neither are particularly good at sharing said feelings – for entirely differing reasons.
With more mood swings than a grumpy teen, (from both characters), this is an intriguing opening volume to the series. Few books make me immediately go to the kindle store to see when the next installment is out. This was one of them. I’m looking forward to finding time to read the next one in the series.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Hi, I’m Celia. Nice to meet you. Can you keep a secret?
I write smut. Gritty, dirty, delicious smut. This is a secret we can share. I’ll do the writing. You do the reading. We have to keep our relationship quiet because I have a highly respectable day job. At night, I become markedly less respectable, as you will see.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy my stories. And remember, it’s our secret.
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