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I will reluctantly admit that I found the start of the book to be confusing. We were dropped into the middle of what seemed to be a tribunal proceeding and I was immediately bewildered by the world in which Emery found herself. But as I read and became more familiar with the terms, the people, the customs, I found myself being able to sink in and enjoy the story more. I almost felt as if I was experiencing this foreign world just as Emery was, being thrust into a place that was confusing and overwhelming and finding my way a bit at a time.
Once I did, however, I was able to appreciate what an imaginative and fascinating world it was. Cari Silverwood created an entire existence that was primitive and highly advanced, both at the same time. It was a world in which the ground was alive, the machinery could think, and slavery was commonplace. It was barbaric and fascinatingly raw, and the creativity it took to craft such an existence was amazing to me.
The relationship between Emery and Mako was one that came about slowly. From her initial hatred of the man, which morphed from fascination to desire, I did not feel that any of the emotions were forced or inauthentic. It was an organic transition and interesting to watch Emery realize what she truly wanted when faced with decisions that could set her free. And just as her evolution was a treat to behold, so was Mako’s. From a man that started as an oafish brute to one that was noble and caring, his transition as a result of his feelings for Emery were a pleasure to read.
I am awaiting the next book in this story with baited breath. For a book that had me confused at the start, by the end I couldn’t put it down. There are so many loose ends that I long to continue to explore, and now that I am not such an inexperienced traveler in this world, I can’t wait to revisit.
I do not EVER regret picking up one of her books, and Acquired Possession is no different.
Emery shows up in the world blind and full of free will, however even though the world and her circumstances are different when it comes down to it she is attracted to, if not scared to death of, Mako.
Mako is the House Master and it is his job to keep the house happy and give out punishments. Mako wants to punish Emery. More than he should. He tries his best to distance himself from her and his desire but when she escapes everything changes.
As always the author's world building skills is truly amazing. The Mekkers live on a giant ship that flies around the planet. Intrigued yet? This girl was! I was very curious to learn more about not only their technology but also why Mekkers lived the way they do. Their past and that of the world Aerthe is very interesting. Add that in with the HOT, HOT erotic scenes and that edge of danger that IS Mako and that made this novel one steaming pile of intrigue that had me on the edge of my seat and often holding my breath through scenes.
I want to say so much more, I could drone on forever, but I’ll let you pick it up on July 26th when it releases. Trust me when I say if you are into darker erotica (slave world, needle play, force, and loss of free will) Cari Silverwood’s Acquired Possession will fill you with a tension that grips you until the very end.
Acquired Possession is the beginning of a new series (The Machinery of Desire) for Cari Silverwood. It's a dark erotic steampunk story set in a completely different world, and I absolutely adored it. Cari Silverwood again shows her versatility and took me on a journey I never saw coming! Acquired Possession is a dark, erotic story, and I absolutely loved this book. Once I started reading, I was captivated. The character development is outstanding. Emory's in the most untenable of situations. She's terrified, and rightfully so. But she holds on to her humanity and hope. Mako? I hated him from the very beginning. That these two could find any kind of common ground when one is from Earth and the other has lived a life filled with anger, hatred, revenge, and cruelty is nearly incomprehensible. But Cari Silverwood not only makes this work. She excels at the seemingly impossible! The fear, desperation, frustration, utter desolation, small moments of joy and even delight from both Emery and Mako are captivating. This story had me on the edge of my seat from the first page. Predictable? Not in any way! The depths of despair, hopes, and uncertainty will keep you enthralled to the very end. I can't give Acquired Possession anything less than five stars! Thank you, Cari Silverwood, for such an unexpectedly wonderful reading experience. You're versatility and talent are beyond impressive, and your writing ability is exceptional!
One final note. Please be an informed reader and consumer! This is an ADULT book. It contains explicit language and some extremely dark, nonconsensual sexual scenes. If you don't enjoy this genre, think hard before buying any book you know you won't enjoy. There are book synopses and reviews available on Goodreads and all booksellers' websites. USE THESE RESOURCES. DON'T LEAVE A NEGATIVE REVIEW WHEN YOU KNOW YOU WON'T ENJOY THE BOOK. IT'S NOT FAIR TO THE AUTHOR! She works extremely hard to provide a quality work product. If you know you'll object to the book's subject matter before you buy it, you're doing yourself and the author an extreme disservice.
Thanks for reading my review and happy reading!