The Owners, 1
Cadeon Ashwood is a dominant man who has one problem: he’s overly possessive. When he meets Violet Moore for the first time, he knows she is the woman for him. The possessive instinct she stirs within him can only mean one thing—she will be the woman who owns his heart.
Violet is a shy young woman who is trying to make her way in the world, but she has a dark past filled with shame. She is constantly looking over her shoulder.
When Cadeon sees an opportunity to get close to the younger woman, he takes it with everything he’s got. She drives him crazy with the way she bows her head, and her innocent blushing makes Cadeon want her more.
For too long she’s lived without love and safety. Cadeon offers her everything, but will she live long enough to enjoy it?
Be Warned: light BDSM, spanking.
Posted by Unknown on 6th Oct 2012
Sam Crescent has a way of portraying Dominant men and submissive women that hit both the good and bad buttons in my psyche. The story itself had a lot of action going on and the flow disrupted in places. The character development of Violet was done well, but not so much for Cadeon.
I had a hard time latching on to Violet’s mind set and how she can find being possessed by a man comforting after her insisting she didn’t want to be like her mother who was owned by her pimp.
The climax with the “bad guys” was too rushed and inconsistent. I think what really pushed me away from giving a better rating was the lack of personality in Violet and Cadeon’s insistence to take away everything (no work, no friends, and no contact with anyone); it just doesn’t sit right with me.
I will be reading more from Sam Crescent, just because I can’t get enough of that Alpha man he is good for!
Posted by Unknown on 23rd Sep 2012
Violet Moore has been through a lot in her twenty-one years. When she gets called into the boss’s office, she is terrified something is wrong. Cadeon Ashwood is her boss, he's always made her feel uncomfortable when they are alone together. He wants her to be his personal assistant while his current one is on maternity leave.
When Cadeon starts to ask Violet personal questions, she is taken back and skittish. The job and the questions were not bothering her; it was her past. The sense of domination that Cadeon put out scared her. She thinks domination means to stifle her, to put her down. Cadeon is going to show her it is about freedom and lovem because when he discovers she is submissive, there is nothing he won’t do to possess her.
His Possession by Sam Crescent is a very emotionally angsty story. I liked Violet from the get-go. She is a lot like her name—quiet and shy, but she is beautiful when you get to know her and very strong. She has a quiet strength. Cadeon is a very Alpha and dominating, but he knows where the line is between possession and stifling. I liked that about him. Violet is very lucky lady to have such a strong man in her life. I loved their connection and how the BDSM just made it that much stronger. This story is really well done from beginning to end. I couldn’t put it down. I am going to have to have it on my keeper shelf and pull it out when I want some very sweet and hot BDSM.
Posted by Unknown on 9th Sep 2012
I've recently 'discovered' Sam Crescent and have been reading everything I can from her. His Possession is the first in a new series and a sexy, romantic read. Her theme pretty much revolves around the younger woman/older man set up. I love her writing style and the way the reader can really get inside both characters. It makes the often very arrogant heroes much more relatable. I love Violet and it's fascinating to watch her bloom with Cadeon. The story is a bit confusing at times as it's also laying the groundwork for future books. However, by the end, the story is complete and we're more than ready for next installment. Sexy, kinky and suspenseful, His Possession is a winner for me.
Violet has learned not to trust anyone. She lives her life alone and frightened. Her boss, Cadeon Ashwood doesn't give her a choice. He has found his soulmate and will do whatever it takes to win her. Even as she emerges from her shell, danger circles as Violet hides a dark secret that not only threatens her life but everyone else around her.
Posted by Penelope on 30th Aug 2012
It only takes one passing glance of Violet Moore for Cadeon Ashwood, CEO of Ashwood Enterprises, to know he’s finally found his mate and future wife. Unfortunately she doesn’t know that and makes it clear she wants nothing to do with him other than what’s required in her job description at work. Cadeon hasn’t gotten to the top of the corporate food chain on his good looks and charm and proceeds to win her and have the type of relationship his parents enjoyed until the day they died. His only fear is what Violet will do when she finds out he’s a Dom living the BDSM lifestyle which he wants to share with her as his sub and wife. Will the mysterious Violet be able to accept him as he is or run and disappear from his life forever?
This is the kind of book I love to grab. Older man/younger girl scenario with a suspense/mystery plot. Yummy. I loved the romance and erotica portions as much as the plot/story line. To be clear this is a BDSM erotica read with some smoking HAWT scenes that burn up the pages but it’s also a suspense plot that held my interest and attention. Taking on crime lords and drug/sex trafficking is not an easy thing to do for an erotica author but this author did it with positive results that worked.
As to the H/h characters. Cadeon was well developed and parts of the book were told from his POV which I was happy about because otherwise his character would have come across as too controlling and overly possessive in a negative way. Violet, on the other hand, didn’t work for me, but, as her character was a major part of the plot, it made sense to reveal the different layers of her character and history in limited amounts but I never really connected to this character and left me with mixed feelings as to whether this worked or not.
My only real issue with this book were more from the technical/editorial side. There were notable transition cuts that didn’t carry over in a natural or progressive manner. I felt like parts of the story were inserted into the book and fragmented instead of merging the different scenes in a flowing manner that enhanced the overall story. I also noted some inconsistent narrative areas that left me confused wondering if I had read those parts right or if they were mistakes that should have been caught before the book was released.
This is the first book of a new series by this author with a cast of secondary characters that already have me salivating over. Rebecca, Tate, and Kevin’s story should be next and I can’t wait.