Dayum, what a ride! ‘Possession’ is dark, intriguing and kept me at the edge of my seat the entire time. A depraved dark erotica from beginning until the end, Jamie Roberts’s newest release is gripping, captivating, magnetic, violent and brutal and contains graphic scenes with sexual assault content, so please proceed with caution. If you are not a fan of dark stories, this is not the book for you. An incredibly written tale of love and possession, this story is told in such a way you will not want to put it down for one minute. The fact that this is a forbidden tale made me devour these characters’ twisted story from start to finish. So if you are like me, and love dark stories and are looking for an intense, shocking read, then look no further, and try this enthralling novel.
“Do you know what happens when you rattle an animals cage for years and then suddenly let him in?”
Evelyn met Drake Salvatore, the owner of an empire and one of the most powerful men on earth, when she was just twelve years old. At the age of fourteen Evelyn was sold by her parents to Drake, with the “promise” to became his on the day of her eighteenth birthday. At the age of sixteen, Drake’s obsession with her became the source of her obsession with him.
Drake is a man who takes what he wants and he will stop at nothing to get the one he wants in his life, in his house, in his bed. He wants Evelyn. He wants to take care of her, to protect her, to love her, to control her. And one way or another, he will get her.
“This man seems to have a power that holds my attention. I can’t look away. I couldn’t even if I’d wanted to.”
Evelyn is aware of the fact that Drake is the only man who had ever really taken care of her. He’s the only one who has shown her any love, the only one who has protected her over the years, but she doesn’t know how to feel about him. Not when he treats her like an object, not when he’s so mercurial. Needless to say, he brings out the worst mixed emotions in her. Evelyn’s life is really turned upside down on her eighteenth birthday. As much as she tries to resist Drake, she simply can’t. He owns her. He owns her body, her souls and, even if she doesn’t admit it, he owns her heart as well.
“Just remember one thing for me, Evelyn. No matter what I do, I am not a monster.”
What a gripping, enthralling story this one turned out to be. ‘Possession’ is fantastically written, captivating, wonderfully twisted and messed with my mind from the very beginning. Before starting this, keep in mind that the story is violent and disturbing at times, with some very graphic scenes that, without a doubt, will make many readers cringe.
The story starts with a bang, which I loved, and is told both in the past and the present from our heroine’s POV. Personally, I would have liked the story to be written in dual POV, because there were many times when I wanted and needed to be in Drake’s head. However, Drake’s portrayal through Evelyn’s eyes is fascinating. His character is multi-layered and really intriguing. Drake is not a good man. He’s ruthless, selfish, cold and despicable. He got on my nerves a couple of times and his mercurial temperament frustrated the hell out of me, but overall, like I said, he’s intriguing as f@ck. He is such an asshole with Evelyn, trying and succeeding to control everything in her life. His past is gradually revealed, which I enjoyed, and it was interesting to read about.
“I thought I knew him, but how wrong I was. This is nothing like the Drake I knew. This man— whoever he is— is worse than a monster. He’s the devil himself.”
Evelyn is a great heroine…for the most part. I really sympathized with her as the story unfolded. Her portrayal is pretty well done. She’s strong, stubborn as a mule, naïve and also vulnerable at times. She fights Drake with every opportunity and she disobeys him at every turn, which I found to be frustrating, but also kind of fascinating.
The plot is well-developed, filled with twists and turns that kept me engrossed with the story until the end. Like I mentioned above, I was at the edge of my seat the entire time for multiple reasons and I loved every minute of it.
All in all, ‘Possession’ is a fantastic and addictive dark erotica. It’s gritty, it’s twisted and it will captivate you from the beginning.
“That man over the years has become both my enemy and my saviour. My fissure and my bond. My sickness and my cure. My destruction and my salvation.”