Counsellor by Celia Aaron
Publication date: September 28th 2015
Genres: Erotica, Romance
In the heart of Louisiana, the most powerful people in the South live behind elegant gates, mossy trees, and pleasant masks. Once every ten years, the pretense falls away and a tournament is held to determine who will rule them. The Acquisition is a crucible for the Southern nobility, a love letter written to a time when barbarism was enshrined as law.
Now, Sinclair Vinemont is in the running to claim the prize. There is only one way to win, and he has the key to do it — Stella Rousseau, his Acquisition. To save her father, Stella has agreed to become Sinclair’s slave for one year. Though she is at the mercy of the cold, treacherous Vinemont, Stella will not go willingly into darkness.
As Sinclair and Stella battle against each other and the clock, only one thing is certain: The Acquisition always ends in blood.
Sinclair Vinemont knew the second that he laid eyes on Stella that she would be his Acquisition. He is now in position to lead his family to take control of a very old and very secret group made up of only the most powerful families – and he’s going to use her to claim the crown.
“In the heart of every man is a darkness. Primal. Instinctive. At its most basic, it’s a desirous nature— one that covets, demands, takes. Most men brick it up behind a wall of self-control. They invest time and effort in maintaining the separation. These men, good men, control the darkness until it withers away and becomes nothing more than a shadow haunting their innermost thoughts. Something easily forgotten, dismissed, erased. I've never been a good man. My darkness is neither restrained nor buried. It lives right at the surface. The only thing that hides it is my mask.”
Just when Stella Rousseau thinks that her life couldn’t get any worse – it does. In order to save her father from prison and her family from shame, she agrees to belong to Sinclair Vinemont for the term of one year. She never could have imagined what that would entail.
She will have to endure untold pain and humiliation at his hands, but the spark between them cannot be denied.
The more that she learns about the Vinemont brothers, the more that she loses her fight to hate them. Lucius with all of his untamed bravado. Teddy with his intelligent and wild heart. And Sinclair with his singular drive and passion for Stella that threatens to devastate everything.
Passed between brothers and transported between countries, the stakes are raised to an epic height and her savior is one who could hurt her the most.
Both are now pawns in a powerful game of lust, life and death. Will they both survive to claim victory or are they destined to become another wicked nightmare for the ages?
The first two books in Celia’s Acquisition series are nothing short of addictive! She has masterfully crafted an iron-willed heroine in Stella and redefined the “anti-hero” in Sinclair.
This is not a tale for the faint of heart. Love and hate combine to make the most intoxicating elixir and I can’t wait for the final installment to get another fix…
About The Author -
Hi, I'm Celia. Nice to meet you. Can you keep a secret?
I write smut. Gritty, dirty, delicious smut. This is a secret we can share. I'll do the writing. You do the reading. We have to keep our relationship quiet because I have a highly respectable day job. At night, I become markedly less respectable, as you will see.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy my stories. And remember, it's our secret.
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