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Review: Counsellor by Celia Aaron

Counsellor Counsellor (Acquisition #1) by Celia Aaron
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Release: September 28, 2015
Length: 209 pages

I've got many of Celia Aaron's books on my tbr list and figured it was about time I gave one of them a try.


I didn't love it. But I also didn't hate it. I was intrigued by its blurb and the fact that many readers had shelved it as 'Dark', but it was just okay for me.


I'm simpy not emotionally invested in this series. Yet.

I feel like I got a lot of information but not enough. Does that make sense? The Acquisition trials were reminiscent of other stories I've read (ex. Indebted series), but because this is the first book, I'm holding out hope that more of the author's originality will appear further on. The story was well written. The intimate scenes were hot. I'm just not committed to the characters.

Speaking of the characters, it was hard to connect with them. I really liked Sinclair Vinemont and I especially liked how the author has shown his many layers through his POV. But I'm still unaware of his motives and it bothers me. As for Stella...


I couldn't stand Stella. She made me want to roll my eyes, kiss my teeth, go on a rampage, and throat punch her. It bothers me when I can't sympathize with the 'victim'. Isn't that the whole purpose of putting her in this type of captive situation??? I want to feel for her but this character has made it impossible. She does not scream strength. She is not inspiring. She was irritating, insipid, and irrational. She got on my nerves from the get go and she doesn't seem to want to get off.

I'm off to read book 2: Magnate. Hopefully the author pulls Stella's head out of her ass.


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