Review: Counsellor by Celia Aaron

Review: Counsellor by Celia AaronCounsellor by Celia Aaron
Series: Acquisition Series #1
Published by Self Pub Genres: Erotic Romance
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased

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.

REVIEW: Counsellor is the first book I read by Celia Aaron, this isn’t your typical love story or romance for that matter. It doesn’t have the sweet and tenderness, or the slowly development to a profound and sweet love story, not at all. Counsellor is far from tender. This story is about desire, power, old rules and betrayal.

Counsellor is a dark erotic romance that explores the dark old traditions of certain southern families. From the moment I started reading Counsellor, I was brought into a scene in which the main characters were already at war, bringing into the table the feud that seem to show one man’s power over another.

It seems there is already a certain history behind the these families, Sinclair has taken possession of Stella by means of deceit and power but not without breaking her heart in the process. Stella does not want to see her father going to jail therefore feels her sacrifice will be enough to keep her father away from danger without realizing that in the process she was being forced into a danger of a whole different level. The story develops slowly, the life of these characters slowly entwined into a web of lies, deceit and lust that is clearly creating tension, starting an inner battle between lust & tradition.  Each chapter brings more tension, new realities and consequences that make the story a page turner.

Cousellor as many other erotic romances brings  a lot to the table, deceit, power, passion and lust. The plot however not necessarily original it does keep a high level of tension and entertainment. Fans of the Indebted series by Pepper Winters will find themselves at home with Counsellor.

Do I recommend this book? Yes
Can’t wait to read it? Buy it now!

Reader, book reviewer & blogger, love books and most genre: contemporary romance, fantasy, paranormal, mystery & thrillers, new adult & historical romance. When not working, I like spending my time reading, watching tv with my husband and socializing with my friends.

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