Series: Acquisition, #3
Published by Amazon Digital Services LLC on January 1st 1970
Genres: Erotica, Romance, Suspense
Pages: 280 Pages
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Buy on: Amazon
The Acquisition has ruled my life, ruled my every waking moment since Sinclair Vinemont first showed up at my house offering an infernal bargain to save my father’s life. Now I know the stakes. The charade is at an end, and Sinclair has far more to lose than I ever did.
But this knowledge hasn’t strengthened me. Instead, each revelation breaks me down until nothing is left but my fight and my rage. As I struggle to survive, only one question remains. How far will I go to save those I love and burn the Acquisition to the ground?
Full disclosure: This book is a DARK romance with elements of BDSM, slavery, violence, and super-hot sex. It is the last of the Acquisition trilogy, no cliffhanger. If you're good with these caveats, enjoy!
Celia Aaron’s Sovereign is the third and final book in her Acquisition series. The story picks up about a month after Magnate ends, and we find Stella and Sinclair separated. While Sin is off working, Stella is back at the manor training for the final trial. However, with things up in the air between the lovers, and their futures uncertain, Stella finds it difficult to keep her fears at bay. If you’re a fan of this series, then you definitely don’t want to miss this final entry.
I really enjoyed this book. Aaron wrapped up all of the loose ends, stayed true to the characters she created, and ended the series in a believable way. One of the aspects of this book, and the series as a whole, that I loved was how the relationship between Sin and Stella developed. While they fell for each other quickly, they never forgot how new their relationship was, and it was never perfect. They have realistic problems, and they can cause hiccups on their road to their HEA. Considering the subject matter, this aspect of the story was very appreciated.
Another aspect of the story I really love is Stella. She’s her own woman, and never lets Sin, or the circumstances she finds herself in to overpower her. As a strong female, she’s Sin’s equal, which made me enjoy their story more. However, Stella isn’t the only well-developed character. Sinclair and his brother Lucius are both very well-developed, but we see different facets of their personality in Sovereign. Watching these characters evolve, yet remaining true to who we believe them to be really helped move the plot forward at a steady pace, and kept the conflicts between the character in line with the story’s arc.
Though I really enjoyed reading this book, there was something that happened towards the end that kind of made me give the ending side-eye. Throughout the whole series, Celia Aaron has made me believe everything that’s happened, as well as the character’s reactions to them. And then she ended the series. I won’t spoil, but something happened that took me out of the story from how unbelievable it was for me. While I loved the Epilogue, I kind of wish it occurred earlier in the book. If you want to know what I’m talking about, read the book, and then let’s discuss it, because I really want to rant about it 🙂 Except for that little glitch, I really enjoyed Sovereign, and still recommend it and the entire series to fans of erotica.