Blog Tour + ARC Review: Power & Possession by CC Gibbs

2 Feb 2015



The ultimate pleasure lies in sweet surrender . . . 

 Brash. Brilliant. Devastatingly handsome. Billionaire playboy Rafe Contini can have any woman he wants-no strings, no commitments, no promises. But when American graduate student Nicole Parrish crashes his private party in Monte Carlo, he wants more than a casual one-night stand. He wants to possess this beautiful stranger-body, mind, and soul. 

Nicole isn't interested in being possessed by any man-especially one as powerful as Rafe. But with a seductive smile and enigmatic charm, he lures her into his private world of erotic discovery and pushes her to the brink of ecstasy. In the summer days-and nights-that follow, they explore every forbidden fantasy, every willful desire, every wild, dizzying sensation. 

And come dangerously close to crossing the line-between love and lust, pleasure and pain, power and possession . . .


3.5 STARS! ★★★☆

"He'd spent a good many years chasing new sensations and no one had ever provoked this sort of reaction in him. No one but this beautiful, smiling woman" 

It's been far too long since I indulged in a erotica read where it involves sexy billionaire guy cum manwhore who goes out on his way to get the woman he set his eyes on. Usually with this trope coming into play, I had to switch off my analytical brain and turn on my smutty one when it comes to rating these books. Simply because I read these out of guilty pleasure and with Power & Possession, CC Gibbs definitely brought out the sexy and sizzling steamy scenes in this highly sensual read.

The book opens up to Nicole Parrish, the niece to the infamous Dominic Knight from the All or Nothing series. In this spinoff series, Nicole will be the centrepiece of the read as it kicks off with how she spent her summer vacation with her BFF at a mega party on a rich yacht owned by none other than Rafe Contini.  Rich, famous and used to getting his ways of things done, there is no denying him when Nicole stumbles into him and instant sparks flew between them.

 With only weeks of vacation left for Nicole, she agreed to have a no strings attached hookup with Rafe. Evidently, this book surely screams instalust since their first encounter and while I'm usually peeved at these things, I still managed to enjoy their snarky banters being thrown back and fro. However, that being said, it also turned out to be a little too much for me when I found Nicole to be almost too argumentative for her self being. As a reader, I wanted to enjoy the smexy times and indulge in the read but Nicole's constant need to retort back at Rafe in every single moment proved to be a major cocokroadblock for me.

Once the couple started to warm up to each other, the banters toned down a little and the heat turned back up, so I was finally back on board with them and it was enlightening to read a little on Rafe's backstory.

Overall, Power and Possession provides just enough of groundwork for the series to allow Rafe & Nicole's relationship to evolve along the way and it'll be interesting to see where it will take us readers in the future. If you're a fan of CC Gibbs previous works and in a mood for some sexy, steamy read mixed with little angst, this book would work for you.

ARC kindly provided by Forever (Grand Central Publishing) via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 


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