Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Thou Shall Not Possess

"I love my jobs and my life, I really do.
I just haven't been excited about anything for a long while."
--JR Ward, Possession
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher: NAL
Pages: 529
Publication Date: October 1st, 2013
Source: Bought
Previous Books in SeriesCovet & Crave & Envy & Rapture

My Thoughts:

The Belle 
SPOILERS FROM PREVIOUS BOOKS AHEAD

Ok, this kinda really sucks to write because so far this has been the weakest book in the series. I was so excited to get back into the story, especially with how the previous book ended and Jim bartering for Sissy’s soul. However, the ramifications from there weren’t anything to write home about.

While I still really enjoyed the book overall, I couldn’t help but notice the complete lack of integration between Jim and the soul in question. We had Cait and GB and Duke in one corner and Jim and Sissy and Adrian in the other. NOTHING happened between the two parties—ok, barely anything—and it sucked! I was so annoyed with Jim in this because hello! World to save! Ring a bell? And while I’m totally a sucker for the ‘I will sacrifice all to save my true love’ bit, I just still do NOT buy the love, if you can even call it that, between Jim and Sissy. It actually makes me a little uneasy in that she is 19 and he’s close to 40. I’m not an ageist but when he constantly harps on how young and innocent he is, I get creeped out. Plus, the name? Sissy? Awful. You’re better than this, JR.

On a good note though, I loved the dynamic between Duke and Cait. Duke is gruff, communicates in few words, and doesn’t really make an effort with anybody. Y’all know how I love me some broody heroes and he is the definition of it. Also add in a musician who is dreamy and we have ourselves a little bit of a situation. But really not at the same time because it is quite clear very early on who Cait wants and I actually like triangels where there is one poor loser who just doesn’t stand a chance. Call me evil.

I feel like this series is amazing and while this book is definitely it’s weak link, it still gives us good plot progression and things to think about with the final book. Uh, Nigel, anyone?! What the F?! Cannot wait to see how this series concludes and it makes me so sad a conclusion to a series by a favorite author is on the horizon.
Reserved Seating
If you love the fight for good, broody guys, and heroes...this book is for you.

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