Possess by Laura Marie Altom
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Liam has asked the girl of his dreams to marry him. Only problem is she is already married to someone else who also happens to be a sadist abuser. Can Liam convince Ella he can protect her from her husband Blaine at all costs? Will Ella risk everything in an effort to save Liam from Blaine’s violence? Can their love help push them through to the bright future they have both dreamed of.
Book two in the Shamed series by Laura Marie Altom is the conclusion of Liam and Ella’s story. When we last left them, they were beginning to be blissfully happy. Ella was starting to believe Liam could move mountains, he would get her a divorce from her crazy husband and they could live happily ever after. Until Blaine steps in and shatters their perfect little fantasy life. I thought this second part was actually much better than the first. I found it to be deeper on an emotional level. The author’s approach to the abuse that Ella suffers in the past as well as the present was spot on. When Ella goes into an institution, I could feel her confusion and desperation to escape. Her relationship with her parents goes to hell by their refusal to believe their own daughter truly tragic. I feel that Liam was a stronger character in this second part; he loved Ella with everything he had and would move heaven and earth to save her. Their friends are back in this book and I enjoyed the relationships they shared with them. Carol and Liam he a real bond as friends and it shows. Garrett uses his law expertise to help Liam and Ella get their happily ever after. At times Ella did annoy me a little as the female lead, she acted a bit naive thinking she could reason with a lunatic. Nevertheless, in the end, I was happy with how it all turned out. This is a great series so far it has romance, steamy sex and a little bit of suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat. I look forward to the next one.
Received ARC in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley.
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