Possesion by Jennifer Lyon (Plus One Chronicles #2)
May 28, 2013
Reviewed by Mandi
A few months ago I read the first in this series, The Proposition and really enjoyed it. I’m a sucker for billionaire heroes, although there are few I actually like. Sloane fits into that category though. He is alpha, protective, but respectful of the heroine. He helps her be a stronger person and I like that about him. At one point he says what attracts him to her is not that Kat needs to be rescued, but that she wants to rescue herself.
I won’t rehash book one (this trilogy really must be read in order). Possession starts right where The Proposition leaves off. Kat is making strides to becoming both physically and mentally stronger. After her brutal attack that left her with a limp and no memories of that night, she has decided to take control of her life, and has accepted help from former MMA fighter Sloane Michaels. But Sloane wants more – as in – he wants her in his bed. Kat has gotten distance from him to clear her head and decide if she really wants to go forward with Sloane in a physical relationship. Her memories are also slowly coming back, leading up to what I assume will be a big conflict in the final book.
Sloane is struggling with his fierce need to protect Kat and the fact that his mentor is slowly dying. But what is on his mind the most – the man who raped and murdered Sloane’s sister is getting out of jail soon and Sloane wants revenge.
I really like Sloane and Kat together. Kat has emotional issues due to being attacked but at the same time, she is mature. She realizes she needs to overcome her fears and takes steps to do that. But she doesn’t completely flip out or whine if progression is slow and doesn’t happen right away. She understands her limits. She is wary of falling hard for Sloane, but I’m happy they don’t do the back and forth stuff. They have some issues, but it’s not overly dramatic. It’s a very nice change to a lot of the billionaire stories I read.
I do wish the sex scenes in this one had been a little less rushed and more explicit. I think they would have fit the tone of the book better. Sloane is very blunt with expressing his sexual desires, but then the sex scenes aren’t quite as dirty as I expected. There is a spanking scene in this one that is a little better but I still feel like these two could let go a little more.
I also worry about this build up to Sloane waiting to kill his sister’s murderer when he gets out of prison. I just hope it all resolves itself without me rolling my eyes. I have high hopes, as I trust this author. She has a really nice voice in this series. We shall see when part three releases this fall.