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Counsellor by Celia Aaron -TBP Review


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.

Cryptic – Dark – Obscure – Mystifying
I brought to mind one of my favorite movies, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. I love stories about the deep south where the plot could fit in the 1800’s as well as it could fit in present day.
Sinclair Vinemont is burdened with the first son responsibilities and a family legacy he feels obligated to uphold even when every ounce of his being tells him to resist.
Stella sacrifices herself and her sanity in order to protect her father and keep him out of jail and alive.
You would think both Sinclair and Stella would bond over their similar predicaments, but things are never what they appear to be in and this chilling novel.
I was pulled into the story from the beginning but conflicted because I didn’t know who to root for. I wanted them both to win.
Aaron does a masterful job of weaving together the secretive, serious and sexy world of Southern Nobility with a freaky side.
I loved it.
The Bailey Pages gives the Counsellor:  Acquisition Series Book #1 by Celia Aaron 
Author Bio: 

Celia_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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