Series: Acquisition Series
Published by CreateSpace Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Source: Amazon, Purchased
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Lucius Vinemont has spirited me away to a world of sugar cane and sun. There is nothing he cannot give me on his lavish Cuban plantation. Each gift seduces me, each touch seals my fate. There is no more talk of depraved competitions or his older brother – the one who’d stolen me, claimed me, and made me feel things I never should have. Even as Lucius works to make me forget Sinclair, my thoughts stray back to him, to the dark blue eyes that haunt my sweetest dreams and bitterest nightmares. Just like every dream, this one must end. Christmas will soon be here, and with it, the second trial of the Acquisition.
REVIEW: Magnate is book #2 in the Acquisition Series and what great 2nd installment. The series picks up right where book #1 ended.
Stella is now in Lucius possession and though she loves Vinemont she can’t deny her attraction towards his brother. The acquisition keeps going and the rules are still a mystery to Stella, with all the secrecy and the manipulations from all sides she is not longer able to trust anyone, with a broken heart and far from home Stella finds herself unable to resist some of Lucius advances.
Magnate brings a lot more pain & angst to the table as well as uncertainty. Lucius is focused on making Stella his as well as trying to win the Acquisition and become the next Sovereign, however before he can get to that he must learn the ropes of what takes to become one. There is plenty conspiracy, troubles that affect each of these family, and the past seems to be making a come back now that Vinemont as well as Lucius find themselves having to fight for what’s theirs while trying to keep Stella safe.
I enjoyed this installment very much, Vinemont seems unable to let Stella out of his mind and heart even when he knows she is not longer his, but knowing she has chosen Lucius makes his heart ache even more. The way in which the story keeps developing is quite interesting, Magnate covers a lot of the uncertainty as well as the second part of the competition in which these acquisition have a lot more to lose and very little to win, this installment gives us a lot more violence and the despicable acts.
Magnate digs into the process of the acquisition even deeper, it explores Cal’s sadistic nature as well as the violence that exist between the rich and powerful of New Orleans. It also explains a lot of what Vinemont’s went through as a child and what caused him to be the man he has become.
Magnate explores deeper into these characters emotions and it doesn’t come as a surprise when they succumb to their desires and needs. Celia Aaron does a superb job exploiting and exploring these characters feelings and needs while pushing them to their limits. Their dialogue as well as their interaction is beautifully play out and crafted, their story entwined and merge in ways that make sense while at the same time molding each of these character’s future. I enjoyed this installment very much and I can’t recommend it enough. Fans of the Indebted series would feel at home with Acquisitions.
Do I recommend this book? YES YES
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