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.


I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is probably a difficult review fopr me to write because I find it hard to talk about the book clearly without giving away much of the plot or the arc. However, what I can say it that I have started to really enjoy this trilogy. I read Counsellor maybe a week or two ago, and I haven’t been able to review it because the story just wasn’t finished yet. I’m not saying that the story is finished in this book. It’s just that there is more of it now for me to rate it and say something about it.

The story may sound impossible in real life, but who knows, right? For all we know, there really is a secret society of the most influential families who do the same things as the ones in this series. The main characters, especially the men were complex people. As a reader, you never could really know who to place your bet on. The femal protagonist is a very likable character. She is no simpering innocent, and that’s great because the things she has to go through require strength and courage, and the heroine was obviously made of those traits.

I can’t wait for the third installment. I want the heroine to triumph over everybody else, even the hero himself. Of course, I want a happy ending. As of now, I can’t imagine how Ms. Aaron will play out the rest of the story. That’s probably the main reason why I’m so excited for the next book to come out.


Celia Aaron is the self-publishing pseudonym of a published romance and erotica author. She loves to write stories with hot heroes and heroines that are twisty and often dark. Thanks for reading.

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