Bryn Donovan: Sole Possession



This book is despite it s paranormal fright factor at it s core a very sweet tale of two people falling head over heals for each other Andi and David are a very endearing couple and I was rooting for them in earnest The ghost story gives them a compelling problem to solve and kept me turning the pages If I have any complaints at all it s simply that the side character Morty was so interesting that I wanted to read about him Well my first foray into the world of romance novels wasn t as painful as I thought it would be The attraction and relationship between the two leads were actually believable and I absolutely looooooooooove the secondary characters particularly Morty with his pleasant nicknames like Slappy My only complaint lies with the sex scenes which really isn t that much of a complaint you can only write so many descriptions of sex acts before you start to either sound too flowery or too porny Thankfully things didn t go into the porn side but I did find myself giggling at David s length Then again the scenes certainly did the trick my husband thanks you Ms Donovan so it s not really so much a complaint Cover image for Sole PossessionBlurbAfter David Girard inherits his family s creepy old estate a place that holds only tragic memories for him he wants nothing to do with it The sooner it s out of his possession the better so he hires Andi Petrowski to fix it up for a uick sale He s immediately drawn to the feisty contractor but he fears his father s cruel legacy will ruin everythingThe moment Andi enters the Girard mansion she s haunted by disturbing visions She tries to brush them off but her attraction to David isn t as easy to ignore Their relationship soon crosses the line from professional to personal despite his guarded nature and warnings about his dark pastWhen the dreams and visions intensify into very real violence David and Andi are desperate to uncover the evil threatening to possess him Could Andi s gifts be the key to uncovering the darkness within David And will he be strong enough to break the family curse and protect the woman he lovesReviewSole Possession is a perfect book for this time of year It is a great mix of romance mystery and horror I could not put it down Now for you scaredy kitties you will still be able to sleep at night though you might see things when you don t Now the romance is on the softer side but it is a sweet heatAndi is a contractor who goes to give an estimate on an old house owned by David Once she gets there she has an instant bad feeling about the house but when she meets the hunky David there is an instant attraction The house shows its true colors almost right away in the way to Andi seeing the face of a man in the wood work she is coming to restore David wants to sell the house right away he inherited the house from his father but David has too many bad memories about growing up in the house David tries to warn off Andi about house and him but soon she is working on the house It get creepy when Andi starts seeing people in the house As a girl she saw people who were not there and was put on medication and therapy so now Andi thinks her problems are starting over Little does she know that David has seen things too namely his mother who took her life in the house As they work closely David and Andi get closer until they admit to the attraction and start sleeping together As the two get emotionally involved with each other the paranormal activity ramps up until a very dramatic and on the edge of your seat endingI like that the story is not a cookie cutter story different but it really hooks you in Andi and David are really two different people from two different worlds You can feel the instant chemistry and it is totally believable the way the story is written I know you Smutty Kitty s love the smut but this is not a true erotic novel and the love scenes are a spicy sweet I enjoyed that edgy feeling that I got while reading this book where you are expecting for things to happen and they still surprise you when they do This is a very well written book and I have not read any of Bryn Donovan s books before but look forward to reading of her work Sole Possession is the epitome of paranormal romance being eual parts love story and ghost story This particular genre isn t usually my thing So for me to enjoy it as much as I didwell that s saying uite a lot Honestly I bought it to support the author who I consider a friend BUT she did not ask me to write a review nor did I get a free copy of the book This is all my honest opinion If I didn t like the book I would ve ust not written a review at all Anyway like I said this is eual parts love story and ghost story And when contractor Andi Petrowski takes on a remodeling Caught in His Gilded World job she finds herself at the center of both The house belongs to David Girard who inherited it from his father But there s to the house thanust wood and bricks The house along with the Girard family holds a whole lot of dark secrets But Andi has secrets of her own secrets she is forced to reveal in order to help David put the past behind him for the sake of their future togetherIt took me a while to get started on Sole Possession because real life happened but once I finally had the chance to get into it I couldn t put it down reading ust one chapter until I couldn t keep my eyes open My review contains spoilers and they re are mostly my thoughts as I went with the bookThis book was totally worth it me taking chance on a new to me author Bryn Donovan s Sole Possession was an excellent horrormystery read with sweet romance blooming between the H David and the h Andi The story itself had me glued to the book It s been a long time since I ve read anything close to horror or haunting theme though I read Paranormal I even loved the ex priest Morty who helps Andi and David along the way while they battle the evil of the mansion David inherits from his deceased fatherDo you remember that scene in The Sixth Sense when the little boy tells Bruce Willis that he can see dead people Well every time I read about Andrea or Andi I keep thinking about that scene even though it s been uite a long time since I ve watched that movie I loved it of course and felt for the little boy who was so scared and didn t know how to handle this situation that is beyond his control In case of Andi you can say almost the same She didn t have emotional support where her special ability was concerned Her parents never believed in her ability not that I can entirely blame them and so when she kept seeing that young girl crying in her bedroom mirror at a tender age her parents were worried After numerous visits with different shrinks and various drugs when she stopped seeing things Andi thought she s cured of that craziness Her only sister younger Lissa knew Lissa is a realist and After David Girard inherits his family's creepy old estate a place that holds only tragic memories for him he wants nothing to do with it The sooner it's out of his possession the better so he hires Andi Petrowski to fix it up for a uick sale He's immediately drawn to the feisty contractor but he fears his fa.

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Thought a bit on the cold side I still admired Andy the way she handled her situation almost all on her own not having anyone to share it with Then she got her degree got a ob left it and got into the profession of a contractor a Fantastic Stories of the Imagination February 2015 job her father did and she helped aob she had always loved House renovation was Andi s passion and even though people might think her crazy for not getting a real ob Andi thinks she could be happier this way Her love life hasn t been successful so far and she s not the type to ump from men to men Then there was the matter of her little problem I really felt for her as it seemed like Andi has been fighting alone always Her ob leads her to this new one which could be big for her A man wants contractor to do wood works in his mansion When Andi steps out of her car in front of that big mansion she felt that familiar dread overwhelming her She hasn t felt that way for a long time and so she got confused and a bit scared She umps into her coping mechanism which is almost always to try to ignore it But the sickly feeling doesn t go away Andi still meets the man who has been waiting for the contractor It s the owner himself David Andi falls for him from the first moment if not love definitely lust David is every girl s dream devilish handsome tall and muscular with green eyes Andi can t but keep staring at him With her short stature poor you I know Wellness, Not Weight just how you feel lol it s nothing new for her to stare up at people But her daydream gets shaken when David tells her that she can t work here Andi takes it personally thinking he s gender biased Then Andi tries to make him see that she fits the bill for the type of work he s looking for As she was showing something on the wooden stairwell close by Andi sees something terrible on the wood a man with a nasty face and smile someone who exudes pure evil A flash of that and Andi goes pale David doesn t understand of course but as Andi puts herself together somehow they work on it and make a deal about Andi getting theobAndi gets to know a few of the people already working there especially a man named Carlos doing the stonework Anyway Andi s happy to get the The Myth of Psychology job and wants to prove David the sexy that she can do it She shares her apartment with Lissa who s engaged to be married very soon As the sisters talk about her new deal the topic of David comes up inevitably Hearing his name Lissa suddenly identifies him as a Casanova lawyer who s rich as Croesus and doesn t keep one woman than a few days Andi is suddenly depressed She s been burned by some rich good looking dude in the past and doesn t trust in those sorts any Was the pull she felt towards David all wrong nothing than lust Lissa warns her off the man asking to not get her heart break againUp to this point I was enjoying the book immensely As Andi and David get to know each other some stuffs become clear Yes David doesn t do relationships We get to learn some of his past affairs all no strings attached sex He hardly stays with one woman than a few weeks all those model types who don t look for anything And that did make David look like a douche to me Then in a matter of few days Andi and David exchanges kisses and then theyump into bed I Modern Korean Literature just couldn t believe it It killed a bit of the fun initially since the connection that the author kept mentioning about I didn t really feel it But all these were a very small part of the story until the haunting keep appearing David starts relying on Andi trusting her since somewhere deep inside he feels the same way Andi does David tells her about his abusive and violent father who cheated on her mother over and over again His had been a rich family to begin with but his father was eually small minded David s mother committed suicide right after he was born What David doesn t tell Andi that when he was a young boy he had seen his mother in the same third floor bathroom on the very same bathtub where she died She was trying to speak to him but he couldn t hear anything David tells Andi that his father was abusive towards his girlfriends too A young David had seen enough to know Somewhere in his mind that little boy was still there confused and hurt since he d never really known the love of a parent David blames himself for his mother s suicide thinking his birth was the reason And David s father never could endure him often beat him up until David grew old enough to leave Now the SOB has left him nothing but this pile of rubbleAndi also doesn t tell David about the fact that she d already seen his mother the same way but probably vividly because of her psychic ability Of course she wasn t sure if to rely on him about her secret While working one day she sees a man in black suit looking up at her his head bashed in eyes sad and haunted Andi doesn t know what to do when he appears while she was working on the stairs But the man doesn t disturb her and vanishes Andi thinks she should mention David about these things Then in one of their times together Andi confesses about her special gift Obviously David didn t believe it outright but with his experience he couldn t outright deny Andi s ability either So they exchange these facts David becomes worried about Andi s safety In between they start staying together most of the times keeping busy with themselves when they weren t worrying about the house Andi is a bit scared about her new found relationship with David She doesn t do these kind of things and right now her relationship doesn t have a name other than the fckbuddy type Andi doesn t know if this would evolve into something deeper if ever Yet in the midst I start keep seeing the connection How David is always attuned to Andi as she is How he cares for her and shows her in little waysOne day something else happens Carlos starts singing this song that mentions a lady called Irene Andy already knew that Carlos had a feeling that the house had something going on He even had a La Anima Sola candle burning close by When Carlos kept repeating that song Andi good naturedlyokes with him Then she s in the kitchen where he was supposed to be working only to find him sitting still staring up at the space Something Andi does that triggers violence in Carlos and he almost ends up killing her Andy is saved because of David s timely appearance Carlos is fired that instant Andy had to keep David from killing Carlos this time But neither David nor Andi could tell what might ve gone wrong with the trusty contractor David wants to take Andi to the hospital but she refuses to go But these incidents bring them closer than ever David is still worrying about Andi s safety even though sometimes something in his head would tell him that hurting Andi would be such a satisfying thing to doAfter this incident Andi and David get to the business of researching about the house and Ther's cruel legacy will ruin everythingThe moment Andi enters the Girard mansion she's haunted by disturbing visions She tries to brush them off but her attraction to David isn't as easy to ignore Their relationship soon crosses the line from professional to personal despite his guarded nature and warnings

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Earn of the identity of an Irene in David s ancestry Those are shady stuff I tell you about abusive violent males and missing wives and friends who never turned up alive And they all lived in this house since the late 19c when it was built by a man named Edgar one of David s ancestors David is really depressed by this history and only firm in his conviction that he would also someday turn out to be like his abusive relatives This is why he has always distanced himself from a serious relationship And now that Andi s here he doesn t know what to do because he has already started caring for her He knows she s not the type who wants those no strings attached thingsWe meet Mr Willingham the original landscaper for the property soon Andi recognizes him when he comes to pay a visit She saw him staring at the house the first day she came here Willingham is really glad to see David all grown up Apparently the man lived and worked on the property for a long time before moving on He has been very fond of David as a kid and David returns the feelings still The older man takes up the Perfect job of clearing the property which David was than happy to give him But things don t go well One day while working on a tree Mr Willingham is attacked by someone and is badly hurt Andi witnesses it all along with the black suited man who attacks him She is horrified by the evil vibe that comes from that unholy man David and Gloria the estate agent don t see anything David believes that Andi has seen something but Gloria doesn t After taking Willingham to the hospital they discuss about this incident Andi doesn t understand why this black suited man who didn t give any evil vibe to her before suddenly turned this violent She decides it s time to bring in some pro David even after everything scoffs at the idea of engaging professional psychics But he gives in when Andi puts her foot down The first hunt for a psychic goes wrong but when they meet Morty a middle aged ex priest Andi immediately feels that he s the real deal David is still confused about what to believe but I know why he might feel this way Not seeing something is not believing in it as well most of the times anyway Morty doesn t give them a very promising appearance He permanently reeks of alcohol and lives in a shabby little apartment Morty senses Andi s power immediately as well They get down to the business of discussing the case at hand Now Morty was an interesting character He s a lot than his appearance as we soon get to experience ourselves He gives them the idea of a planchett to find out about the entities that are roaming the houses By now they know that there is Irene one of David s great great grandmothers David s mother Katherine and a friend of Edgar s ClaranceI totally loved the whole atmosphere of the planchett scene It was so spooky The author wove the tale so well about the whole Girard Mansion mysteries that I got creeped out than once This scene where David gets to meet his mother for the first time and starts believing in supernatural for real was very emotional Andi senses Katherine and even though she didn t cry I did I kinda felt for the woman whose life was so brutally shortened She also confides in some very positive things about David s paternity which finally gives him some piece and a horrible fact about her death When Irene is there Andi senses her too She confirms the same thing about her death But overall all of the spirits want them out of this house right now After the session Morty thinks there might be something powerful going on here Irene and Katherine weren t violent or negative neither was Clarance so he decides that a banishment will do to guide the spirits into the path of light But before that something needed to be taken care of that involves years old secretly buried bodies in the basement can you see my goosebumps I had them all the while I read this part David thinks Carlos will help in exchange of subtle manipulation about his attack on AndiDavid had already became aware of the fact that this thing is trying to mentally manipulate him He suspected and had to find it out for a fact in the most uncomfortable of ways when he almost ended up choking Andi This scares the shit out of her David can t remember a thing of what he was doing He leaves being all guilty and flustered Andi knows he s not to blame but she decides they should keep apart for awhile Morty agrees with Andi s idea when they return for a visit until the house is cleaned up David panics He doesn t want to let go of Andi but he feels that she s distancing herself already It was painful to read because David has already fallen for her It hurts him Andi did too and even though I knew her actions wereustified I still felt for the poor baby But there was no denying that this thing that probably controlled the male descendants of the house was trying to control him the same wayThe time of the banishment appears I felt for these poor people who were haunting the place because no one knew what really happened to them And then at the banishment things take a drastic turn The real evil rears up its head and for the first time shows them his strength and to Andi his face once again It was a scene full of horror and actions because the demon attacks them right after the banishment to laugh at them at their puny attempts to clean the house That scene was something Morty is wounded Andi is beyond horrified by the vision of the dark pits of that demon s eyes By now after reading some of the personal documents and further research they all start understanding something the designer of the house who was insanely obsessive about it never actually left this place Not even when he died He would to ANYTHING to keep it in the Girard family which is what he s been doing for these 100 or so years Morty decides that this would need some serious a whipping aka something akin to an exorcism Morty was so much fun to read Even though he gave the appearance of taking things lightly he always knew his way around the supernatural I wish we knew of his backgroundBut the uestion still remained would the exorcism be enough to drive this demon away I was a bit bummed by the ultimate solution though David and Andi come up with another idea to get rid of the house entirely But that didn t matter ultimately I enjoyed most of the book and read it with bated breath sometimes spooked sometimes all hot and bothered from David and Andi s sexy times heehee It was everything I could ve hoped for a Halloween read 45 stars and definitely recommended I ll keep an eye on BD s later releases I hope she publishes books like this one ghosthaunting themed I for one would absolutely love to read a few from herThis Review Copy was provided to me by Carina Press via netgalley which didn t influence my review and rating in any way. Bout his dark pastWhen the dreams and visions intensify into very real violence David and Andi are desperate to uncover the evil threatening to possess him Could Andi's gifts be the key to uncovering the darkness within David And will he be strong enough to break the family curse and protect the woman he love.

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