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Lucius Vinemont has spirited me away to a world of sugarcane 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.

Full disclosure: This book is a dark romance with elements of slavery, violence, BDSM, and super-hot sex. It is the second book of a trilogy and ends on a cliffhanger. If you're good with these caveats, enjoy.

©2015 Celia Aaron (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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  • Lia
  • Sutton, Australia
  • 01-12-18

Great Addition To The Series

This is the 2nd book in Celia Aaron's Acquisition Series. This is different style of book but I love it. It has some dark twists but I was sucked in to the characters and what happens to them. Celia Aaron has a way with words that are like no other author I have ever listened to. She kept me guessing on what was going to happen next. I was invested in the characters from the first book and just as invested in them in this book as well. I felt as if I was there with them through out the unfolding of the story. I can not wait to read the next one. I will definitely be re-reading this series.
Celia Aaron is a wonderful story teller and I could picture the whole book while I was reading it. I was able to put myself there and I think that makes reading this book so great. Celia Aaron is an author to watch she is amazing and I will be listening all that I can from her.
I hope you can enjoy this book as much as I did.

Robyn Verne and Stephen Dexter were outstanding with the delivery of the story

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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A FAMILY’S DELICIOUSLY DARK LEGACY

This is Book 2 in the Acquisitions Trilogy and it’s every bit as twisted, as gripping and as compelling as book1 because this creative author certainly knows how to keep you on the edge of your seat with all the tension-filled undertones and intense interactions between her strong cast of characters. She slowly leads you up, around and through a minefield of secrets and then drip-feeds you earth-shattering reveals to just some of your questions whilst concealing and holding back on so many more. The multi-layered chapters hold secrets, darkness, suspense, tension.. and riveting revelations that emotionally impact on the characters.. and they leave you stunned, shocked, speechless.. and positively salivating for more.

I’m in absolute awe right now because of Celia Aaron’s ability to create an ever-changing twisted landscape.. a landscape that’s depraved.. delicious.. dark.. potentially deadly.. and it is, at times, quite disturbing too. I was literally rigid on the edge of my seat with my spoon half way to my mouth, poised, waiting to hear what horror Stella was about to endure next as Sin’s prisoner.. as Sin’s pawn.. as Sin’s possession.. as Sin’s passionate lover. And, as the challenging second ‘test’ grew ever closer, Stella tried hard to get emotionally prepared.. but nothing could have truly prepared her for the evil game the twisted puppet-master planned for all three acquisitions. The dynamics between Sin and Stella are complex because Stella’s gaining strength, confidence, knowledge and answers.. and now she’s met a vicious enemy who is giving her a shocking insight into the game.. the rules.. the punishment.. and the terrible consequences of failure.

The wonderfully packed cast of characters have all been richly portrayed, the pace of the unfolding storyline has been perfectly planned and the drama-filled steppingstones that’ll inevitably lead to a HEA, have all been skilfully placed by this talented author. There’s combustible sexual tension, sizzling chemistry and bitter-sweet turbulent feelings brewing between Sin and Stella en route to their HEA.

Worth a credit? YES definitely. It’s a nail-biting, drama-filled, dark, dangerous, edge of your seat emotional white knuckle ride for your senses.. and I loved every single minute. Mainly told from Stella’s POV but there are some from Sin’s POV too which gives the listener an insightful look into this powerful alpha man’s psyche, his feelings, his thoughts.. and his heart. Narration was perfect too.

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LOVE LOVE 💕 THIS SERIES

This is a great 2nd book the narration is stellar and the story though dark is very much a romance. I have never listened to a story like this. Definitely worth the credits and is a repeat listen. I will enjoy this one for years. !!!!

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  • Misty
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  • 01-22-18

Stellaaaaa

In this second installment of The Acquisition series, we pick up right where we left off and are thrown back into the Vinemont sons world.

Stella has made choices that she doesn't fully understand the consequence too and Lucias, the middle brother, is right there to step in.

The 1st trial is over and Christmas will bring the 2nd and they say, the most difficult trial of the 4. Celia Aaron sucked me in and I was right there with Stella, feeling as though I was experiencing this incredibly messed up world. I cried for her and felt joy for her. I love reading such a strong and brave female character. Stella is a bad ass to her core.

It's a cliffy but all 3 books are out so it's a non issue for me. Most definitely worth the purchase.

Robyn is the primary narrator through this book and she holds it down. Bringing to life the utter humiliation and complete loss the characters must have felt. Stephen was also perfection. To portray such a difficult character, he did amazing.

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Shocked At The Difference

To me the relationship between Lucius Vinemont and Sin? is a 160. it was so wild. One they were so hateful and mean ... but the 2nd one it kind of completely changing ... kind of odd?? Love the narrators. Must read all 3 books to get it all but there are still some ?'s for me.

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It keeps getting better!

Book 2 - the story continues and it kept getting better! Some questions were answered and as you go deeper into the world of the rich and psychopathic, you not only get a glimpse of it but will experience how brutal and crazy their world are. I couldnt keep the book down!

Narration - this is my first listen from both narrators and they are very good! The emotions and timing are there! The only tiny thing I dont care for was Stephen Dexter’s voice for the supporting characters.

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Need next book!

5 Crazy Ass Must Listen Stars!!!!!

So I'm binge listening to this series and I'm so glad that every book is out because I don't think I would have been able to handle the anticipation. Heck, I can't handle the anticipation of the few minutes it's taking to writing this review before I start the final book. Seriously, I can't stand it. I need to know what happens. My head is all kinds of spinning out of control. I need answers. I need to know what Sin is going to do. I need to know what Lucius is going to do. And of course, what happens with Stella and the rest of the trials.
Again, loved the great narration.

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oh....loved it!

was another dark violent romance, great narration and can't wait for book three. sizzle sizzle

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Violence beyond what I could stand

The violence in this story condoned by everyone is too much. Similar to one group disregarding their ethics and treating one group of people as if they are not human. I returned after giving second book a chance. What person goes through possible maiming and scarring for love from the one you think you love. Too much abuse for me.

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