His to Possess #1-6 by Opal Carew
Release Date: March 18, 2014
Publisher: St Martin’s Griffin
Reviewed by Sarah
On the flap: Jessica’s life was in ruins…until she met him.
Standing in the rain feeling lost in a new city, with no job and no prospects, she’s about to give up. Until Dane Rainier pulls up in his limo and offers her a ride—and sweeps her into the life of her dreams. Now she has a high-powered job and is having the best sex of her life, exploring her submissive side under the masterful hand of a gorgeous billionaire.
But there’s a part of her that’s still holding back. Because the truth is, she’s never gotten over her ex-boyfriend Storm. A heavily muscled, motorcycle-riding rock musician, Storm couldn’t be any more different from Dane… and she just can’t get him out of her head.
Now Storm is about to reappear and turn her whole world upside down. Both Dane and Storm make her body burn to be possessed, but will her indecisive heart cost her the love of both men?
This is a compilation of six segments; the first three released on Christmas and the last will release this month if you want to get them separately.
Jessica is running off to Philadelphia to start fresh after some setbacks in her small town life. First, her live-in boyfriend, Storm up and leaves here to tour with his band in California and then she loses her job. When she shows up to Philly for a career fair things are still not going her way that is until she sees Storm. She goes to goes to confront him only to find out it isn’t storm at all, it’s Dane Ranier.
After getting assailed by Jessica only to find it’s a case of mistaken identity, he finds himself intrigued with the raven haired woman. He quickly jumps to knight in shining armor status giving her a ride to the job fair but going one step further to ensure she finds a job.
For the first five segments, I’d say this is a typical and predictable billionaire romance with an undercurrent of BDSM themes. Just because I say that doesn’t mean it’s not enjoyable, on the contrary it is a perfect quick read for an afternoon lounging. The focus of the book seems to steer towards the sex and less on the story which works well since the best written parts happen to be the more detailed and searing erotic scenes.
The sixth installment seems to take a departure from the flow in the rest of the book. It has the appearance of more extreme BDSM themes that had been more lightly insinuated previously. This last piece also has a quite a significant revelation and curveball to what you’d expect. The end of the tale is an abrupt and there are subplots left with loose ends but it’s relatively satisfying none the less.
As long as you keep in mind that this book isn’t meant to be intellectual or intense, it is an amusing read.
Rating: 3.5 Stars
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I have a large appetite for books with pensive alpha males. I tend to lean towards erotica and contemporary romance. I am completely addicted to my Kindle and feel naked when it’s not with me. If you have any recommendations, feel free to email them. I’m a single-ish woman with two crazy dogs. I also love football and basketball. Living in Oklahoma City, my teams are the Thunder and Sooners.