- Ella Patton and Liam Stone return in Laura
Marie Altom’sPossess—the breathtaking conclusion to
the steamy, contentious love affair that began inControl.
Possess is book
#2 in the Shame series I LOVED book #1 Control here is a link to my
review, I literally harassed Laura Marie Altom until
she arranged for me to get an ARC of Possess so here is my honest review....
Ok so Possess kicked off right where Control
finishes and within 30 seconds I was completely back into Ella and Liam’s
world. This is the type of book that makes you lose hours on end, trust me when
I say your dinner will burn and your husband will complain because you won’t be
able to put this book down until it’s finished!!!
In the first book Ella/Julie was broken down and
defeated but trying to regain her life and to find her inner strength. Well
Possess has given her a new sense of purpose her character feels stronger, I
imagined her walking taller and holding her head high. I love Ella she has
depth and even though her life with Blaine was hell on earth she hasn’t lost
her heart or her ability to love.
Liam, Liam, Liam in places in this book I really
wanted to slap him!!! At times he was selfish and immature but then he kicked
into alpha male mode and god he was seriously sexy. Liam was absolutely
obsessed with Ella, its borderline unhealthy but somehow it managed to be beautiful
and consuming and idyllic.
We never met Blaine in the first book but just
Ella’s retelling of her life with him and the abuse and torture she endured was
chilling and he came across as an absolute psycho. Well in Possess we meet him
and I’ve got to admit he genuinely scared the crap out of me. Blaine is the
pure evil that lurks behind respectability, everyone likes him, he’s a charmer
and he honestly gave me goosebumps (like when you see the evil killer pop up in
a horror film).
I fully expected Blaine to make his grand
entrance in this book so I spent the entire book on tenterhooks. This book kind
of stressed me out, I knew something was going to happen and I was just
cringing waiting for it.
I don’t want to add any spoilers so I’m going to
be vague and say that Blaine is scary clever and manipulative, what he does to
Ella is truly horrifying. I honestly felt whilst reading it that it was almost
worse than physical abuse. The way he manipulates Ella and her family is just
psychological torture and how he makes her question herself was devastating.
We learn more about the way Blaine treated Ella
in this book and although I know they are fictional characters I felt for Ella
like she was a real person!!
I loved knight in shining armour Liam when he rescued
Ella I swooned!!
I had assumed that this would be the last book
but listed at the back of this book are two more books!!! Laura Marie Altom I
need them pretty please!!!
This book grabbed hold of me and refused to let
go, I lived Ella and Liam’s life, I felt the pain and loss and love. I loved
the first book but amazingly this book was better an easy 5 stars from me.
I Read Far Too Many Romance Books
As the title of my blog gives away I read a lot!!! I love the escapism of a good book and sometimes I even enjoy the release I get from moaning about a rubbish book.
Im not sure anyone will ever read my reviews but I'm going to do them anyway.... sometimes I read so much and so quickly that I can completely forget what ive read or the reasons I loved them so this way I can gain a little perspective.
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Also im constantly looking for recommendations so if you've read something you think I would enjoy please comment and let me know.