Ensnared by Marissa Honeycutt
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is not a stand-alone novel. This is the fourth of five novels that tell Anna’s story.
Life has not been kind to Anna. Everything that she has ever loved is taken from her. Her family, her friends, her husband and any place she ever thought to call home is gone. All of this is the doing of one man. Devin Anderson. For as long as Anna can remember Devin has been a fixture in her life. He started as a loving uncle type that she could look up to as a young girl. When she lost her parents in a tragic car accident leaving her an orphan, Devin was there for her supportive and loving. Then one day it all stopped. He went from being her protector to her worst nightmare. Anna found herself thrust into the world of sex slaves, trained to use her sexuality to help advance Devin in the political world.
This installment begins about two years after she lost her beloved husband and Master Alex, killed on one of his mysterious missions for the Brotherhood. Leaving Anna at the mercy of her other Master Devin. The only way Anna could survive the pain of losing her one true love was to take the drugs that Devin was all too eager to provide. She craved the numbing bliss. Ever the evil master Devin was crueler to her than ever. At one point he took away her escape preventing her from staying in a drug induced stupor. This creates yet another way for him to control her mind and body.
Throughout part four, Anna goes through many emotions. Despair, sadness, even love a little as she begins a relationship with both Kurt and Willem. Even the man, Peter that Devin enlists to keep an eye on Anna cannot help but fall for her. Devin still has a hold on Anna as we find out he pulls his power from Anna, she becomes weaker her immortal powers lessening. He continues to use her body for his own gain.
There are so many twists and turns in this installment, I was left breathless. The story once again enthralled me from the first chapter. Two things in this one that were my favorites, one when Anna dreams of Alex because it gives me and Anna hope that he may be alive somewhere. The other is when Anna shows her mean streak. We find out that Anna when angry is not a pretty sight and even the diabolical Devin shows a little bit of fear.
Marissa reveals some things in this installment but she also gives us more to contemplate. This is one of the reasons I love this series so much, it is such a unique story. Marissa is truly an evil genius when it comes to dark romance. Just when you think you have it, all figured out she throws you for a loop. I cannot wait to find out how the final installment ends. I can only hope my beloved Alex will be back to help Anna defeat Devin. Though maybe in the end Anna realizes the power to defeat Devin was in her all along she just had to find it.
I look forward to anything Marissa Honeycutt writes, it is sure to keep my attention.
BE WARNED THIS IS A DARK ROMANCE IT HAS SOME BRUTAL SUBJECT MATTER. INCLUDING RAPE AND PHYSICAL ABUSE, ANNA’S LIFE IS NOT A PRETTY ONE. SOME OF THE CHARACTERS IN THIS BOOK ARE PURE EVIL AND DO VERY EVIL THINGS. IF THIS TYPE OF STORY OFFENDS, YOU DO NOT READ IT.
Received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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