Thursday, August 29, 2013

Possess My Heart by J.A. Howell

Title: Possess My Heart
Author: J.A. Howell
My Rating: B+

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: The Possess Saga #3
Main Characters: Aggie & Camden
Release Date: July 2013
Publisher: SideStreet Cookie Publishing
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
"You can't leave me because I'll only ever love you."

What was supposed to be a final goodbye turned into one last piece of unfinished business for Brody Walsh.

As long as Aggie Walker's heart still belongs to him, he's destined to remain in limbo, watching over her.
But when her family decides to send her to Scotland for the summer and she meets Camden MacTavish, it seems despite their constant head-butting that there may be something more between them.

That is, if she is willing to let Camden in.

As Aggie finds herself torn between her lover lost and her lover anew, it becomes clear that she cannot hold on to both. If she decides to let Camden into her heart, she will have to let Brody go. And if she can't let Brody go, she risks losing Camden-and a second chance at love.

My Review:
ooh, I liked this book! If you've never read a J.A Howell book, first of all....go buy one NOW, but you need to know she does creepy romance incredibly well. 

Brody is a ghost who, before he was murdered, was the love of Aggie's life. He died five-six years ago and she is having a really hard time letting go of him. The book and novella prior to this book cover a lot about his death, but you absolutely don't have to have read those books to be able to enjoy this one (although they are REALLY good, so it sure won't be a bad thing if you want to buy them too...) But this book does work as a stand alone. Because Aggie can't let go of Brody, he can't let go of his connection to this world and it's a connection that's becoming dangerous/bad for both of them.

The premise of the book is that Aggie needs an escape so she goes to visit her cousin Grant in Scotland for the summer. There she meets his mate, Camden. Camden is a typical man-whore, but things are different for him with Aggie. He keeps trying to convince her of that, but between her unwillingness to move on from Brody and her temporary stay in the country, she's unwilling to accept that their relationship can be more. But there's also a backstory for him and why he's always been the way that he is which is just as heartbreaking. J.A. knows how to do incredible angst and I love her books for it!

*sigh*...Camden. How can you not fall for a reformed man-whore who is willing to do anything to win the girl he wants?? I really, really loved his character, when I didn't want to sit down and cry for him. Aggie is just in such a bad place...and he's the one who keeps getting hurt because of it. 

The book is creepy, it's suspenseful, it's romantic. This book has a little bit of everything...and it's all set in Scotland with kilts and brogues and hot Scottish men. Yeah, what's not to love here?!? 

There's also Grant, Aggie's cousin. I hear he's going to get his own story, which I love because he was just an all-around nice guy...with the kilt, brogue, and hot body. Yep, I'll be reading that one too!

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