Today’s book review is from team member Alison, she blogs at http://alisonwilliamswriting.wordpress.com/
Alison chose to read and review His To Posses by Delores Fossen from The HarlequinE Shivers Boxset volume 3
His to Possess by Delores Fossen
When Olivia meets the enigmatic and handsome Lucian Wilde for the first time she feels that she knows him and also feels an overwhelming attraction for him. The feeling is mutual and the two realise they are being possessed by the souls of two lovers who have brought them together to help solve the mystery of their murder. Finding themselves in danger, they struggle to find answers, wondering if the attraction they have for each other is genuine or if it is simply a memory, an echo of the passion shared by Marissa and Damien.
This is a very clever idea for a modern gothic romance. The two main characters are likeable, particularly Olivia whose vulnerability is well-drawn without making her seem completely helpless, and adds a subtle yet strong edge to her character.
However, I did feel that the relationship between the two wasn’t developed enough – it all seemed a little too rushed. And, without spoiling the ending, the whole ‘reveal’ was over too quickly and conveniently – all the pieces put together in a rather hurried way, with Lucien simply telling Olivia all the information needed to fill in the gaps. After all that tension, it was a bit of a let-down. At times too, the writing was a little clunky, and there were lots of dialogue tags like mumbled, spat out, verified etc., that, once I started noticing them, became very distracting.
That said, ‘His to Possess’ is a good bit of escapism with enough tension and heat to keep you turning the pages.
On the whole a good read – 3.5 out of 5 stars.