Guest Review……Selene reviews Possession by J.R. Ward

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When Cait Douglass resolves to get over her broken heart, throw off her inhibitions, and start really living, she’s unprepared for the two sensual men who cross her path. Torn between them, she doesn’t know which to choose–or what kind of dire consequences could follow.

Jim Heron, fallen angel and reluctant savior, is ahead in the war, but he puts everything at risk when he seeks to make a deal with the devil–literally. As yet another soul is unwittingly caught in the battle between him and the demon Devina, his fixation on an innocent trapped in Hell threatens to sidetrack him from his sacred duty…

Can good still prevail if true love makes a savior weak? And will a woman’s future be the key, or the curse, for all of humanity? Only time, and hearts, will tell.


Selene’s Review:

I will admit here and now that Possession is my absolute favorite book of the series.

I will also freely admit that it has 99.9% to do with the fact that my favorite character from anything EVER, John Matthew of J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series, made a cameo appearance. WOW. One mention of his muscular buttocks and I’m in heaven!!!

So many deliciously wonderful things happen in this book – not necessarily all good, but so very fascinating and even downright shocking!

J.R. Ward is the queen of interweaving story arcs and character interactions and this is very present in Possession. She reminds us of everything that has happened so far in the novels without making the new series of events suffer as a result. The only small, miniscule gripe I had (and have had with this author) is that I would have liked to see more of the main couple; they sometimes get a little drowned out by the other equally as intriguing story lines.

Female protagonist, and former brunette, Cait Douglass is probably one of the more relatable female leads in the series so far. She’s imperfect but very kind, caring, mature, and incredibly protective, as seen during the intense climax of the story. She’s strong, but not the in-your-face kind of way – she makes her own choices, discounting obstacles that may sway her decisions. Plus, she has two very, very scrumptious men after her.

Enter G.B.; long, lean, gorgeous, irresistibly charming, and a presence that you cannot escape.

Enter Duke; big, muscular, temperamental, and so singularly focused he’d make you feel like the only thing in the universe.

These brothers (big shock) are similar in their wants, namely Cait, but so very different in every other way conceivable. So when single lady Cait meets both in one significant evening, it’s easy to understand that she would want to spend time with both. Fortunately for Duke, and us readers, she decides to *erm* get to know Duke a whole lot better. Whereas G.B. eventually makes Cait, and the audience, feel uneasy, Duke has us all leaning in our seats for just one more tiny little glimpse of him. From the start, Ward has us rooting for them to get together and, in the end, they almost miss their chance. Luckily, the author, as well as myself, loves happily ever afters so we do get to see those two come together… while G.B. takes a trip down south.

I absolutely cannot get enough of the heaven vs. hell match featuring heavy contenders Jim, Devina, Adrian, Sissy, Eddie, the ever-amusing archangels, and, of course, Dog. I could go on and on about the shocking revelations and the amount of detail that J.R. Ward provides us with in Possession but instead what I’ll do is demand you go out and read this book!

I’d almost give my soul to have the next installment in my greedy little hands already…


5LovesRLB Five Loves


About the author:

Jessica Rowley Pell Bird was born on 1969 in Massachusetts, USA. She is the daughter of Maxine F. and W. Gillette Bird, Jr. She began writing as a child, penning her thoughts in diaries as well as inventing short stories. She read her first Harlequin Presents novel in a rose garden when she was in her teens. She was hooked immediately. By the time she went to college, she had boxes and boxes of Harlequins and Silhouettes. Every year, her mother would ask why all those books had to live in the house and Jess would reply that if even one of them disappeared she would know. (She’d catalogued them.)

Jess finished her first romance manuscript the summer before her freshman year of college. She attended Smith College and graduated with a double major in history and art history. She then received a law degree from Albany Law School. Shortly after that, she began working in the healthcare industry in Boston. She spent many years as one of the premier medical center’s Chief of Staff. While working as a lawyer in Boston, she completed two novels more and started a number of partials. In 2001, Bird married John Neville Blakemore III. Both her mother and her new husband kept telling her to send something in to an agent, a publisher, the Tooth Fairy, anyone. She thought they were nuts, but eventually got her nerve up and bought a lot of stamps. Since getting published, she has written contemporary romances as Jessica Bird and paranormal romances as J. R. Ward. She has been a Rita Award finalist, received two Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice nominations and has been a HOLT medallion finalist.

New England born and bred, Jess is surprised to find herself living south of the Mason Dixon line. (But that’s what happens when you marry a Southern gentleman.) She and her husband live with their golden retriever, who oversees her writing in a supervisory role.

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