Review: Possessed by Passion

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Review: Possessed by PassionPossessed by Passion by Brenda Jackson
Published by Harlequin Kimani on February 23rd 2016
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 224
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three-stars

“She was the lone person in the ‘tried and failed’ column.  He intended to remedy that.”

FINAL DECISION: The pleasant and competent shorter length contemporary story, POSSESSED BY PASSION is elevated by the strong relationship between the hero and heroine.

THE STORY:  Tyson Steele and Hunter McKay had a high school almost romance 18 years ago. He only wanted sex and she demanded a relationship.  When he wouldn’t give that to her, she dumped him.  She has always been the only one to get away.  Now almost two decades later, Tyson is a surgeon when Hunter returns to their hometown.  Hunter is trying to rebuild her life and career as an architect after her divorce.  Tyson decides to rectify the lost opportunity from years ago and the ultimately agree to a no commitment fling.

OPINION: This book was a short and fast read.  There is a great sense of irony in the book as the first time Tyson and Hunter tried to have a relationship, Tyson was only interested in sex but Hunter wanted more.  Two decades later, Tyson begins to find himself wanting more while Hunter wants to limit their relationship to sex.

Both Tyson and Hunter are appealing characters who are likeable.  Tyson is a forceful man who plays the field but finds himself unable to turn away from Hunter.  Tyson’s journey is finding that there is a woman who is worth committing to. Hunter’s journey is learning to trust herself and someone else again and believe in love and commitment again.

This is one of those books that I enjoyed reading one time.  I would even be interested in reading the connected books.

WORTH MENTIONING: This is a second chance at love story.

CONNECTED BOOKS:  POSSESSED BY PASSION is part of the Steele Family series.  I haven’t read any of the other books in the series but didn’t feel that I needed any other information.

STAR RATING: I give this book 3 stars.

three-stars