Sunday, December 21, 2014

Book Review ARC - Possess by Laura Marie Altom

Shame Series
by Laura Marie Altom

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Ella Patton and Liam Stone return in the breathtaking conclusion to the steamy, contentious love affair that began in Control.

Will you marry me? Those four little words should be a dream come true. But for Ella Patton, they’re the start of a waking nightmare. For despite the insatiable desire she feels for Liam Stone, marriage is out of the question—divorcing her abusive husband, Blaine, would be too dangerous to even contemplate. Besides, Ella couldn’t ask for anything more than the life she and Liam share: a scalding hot passion that’s totally outside the bounds of “I do.”

Liam has hit a brick wall. His fortune can’t buy Ella’s freedom from the oppressive monster the law recognizes as her husband. Blaine will take any opportunity to bring Ella back under his authority, no doubt exacting a terrible revenge as punishment for nearly slipping away. But Liam has a force greater than money and influence on his side: Ella’s love. She sparks his most unstoppable determination—and ignites pleasures that no man should be able to possess. 

Laura Marie Altom continues with her unique writing style in Possess the conclusion to Control the first book of this series. She does a great job of keeping the reader intrigued and wondering if Ella and Liam will ever be able to get married and shut the door on Ella’s past.

Ella and Liam are in love and get engaged except she is still married and in hiding from her abusive husband. Yikes now this makes a great storyline. I love how Liam’s love for Ella is so strong he wants to move mountains for her and sets into motion getting her divorce. Liam is willing to lose everything to keep Ella safe and his. This kind of love just warms your insides and Liam certainly is a man I could fall for. For me the best part of this book is Liam’s reaction to everything that is happening.

The author puts you “on your toes” for most of this book with the ex husband coming back into the scene and finding Ella. What happens next is a series of events that will curl your toes.

Though the story dragged a bit in the beginning it picked up speed with an outstanding HEA.

This is a book about hope, overcoming domestic abuse, love, and finally an ending that is empowering for Ella as well as Liam.

I recommend reading Control first so you can get the whole storyline.

I was given this ARC for an honest opinion via Netgalley.

You will want to read these first books in the Shame series.

Read my review on the first book of this series Control and learn how Liam and Ella meet.

Also check out my review on the second book of the series Possess

Also check out my review on the third book of the series The Escort

Laura Marie Altom is the author over 40 books in three different genres. She's been happily married to her college sweetheart (Go Hogs!) for 25 years and believes their boy/girl twins actively plot to drive her crazy!
Now that her kiddos are in college, Laura spends her days contentedly writing and chasing after the family menagerie of pets, ranging from a mutt named Sweet Pea, a mini-long-haired dachshund named Cocoa, a Yorkie named Daisy, and Domino--a black-and-white stealth cat she rarely sees. There are also plenty of ducks and geese who live in the backyard pond but would like to live in the house!

When night falls, Laura steals a few romantic moments for herself and her own hunky cover stud!

Laura loves hearing from readers and may be reached via email at or snail mail at P.O. Box 2074, Tulsa, OK 74101.

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  1. Aw, thank you for this wonderful review! I'm relieved Ella and Liam finally got their HEA!! :-)

    1. You are welcome. I just found I hadn't answered this. I am sorry for that.