Possession (Avenues Ink Series #1) by A.M. Johnson
Cover Design: Mary Ruth – The Reading Ruth
Photographer: Raymond Moose
Cover Model: Dylan Horsch
Release Date: February 16, 2017
4.5 Beautifully Unique CROWNS
A.M. Johnson is so incredibly talented as a writer. Each story she creates is emotional and beautifully written, and Possession is no different. What is different, though about the first book in her Avenues Ink series is the religious as well as psychological tones of this particular romance, leaving readers with a story that is heartbreaking yet beautiful.
These characters are incredibly broken, more so than any other character I can recall reading about in a long time. The hero, Declan, struggles psychological throughout the book. He often hears voices in his head that degrade him and make him feel unworthy, and these voices induce sympathy from the reader. Hearts will break for this sensitive, yet brilliantly artistic man, with a pure and good heart. Readers will desperately want him to find his light and hold onto it. Paige has also been traumatized in her life by the people who are meant to care for her. Her religion is used to manipulate her and control her, and when she makes an attempt to rectify the mistakes of her life, she earns reader’s respect. These two together heal each other. They are damaged and broken, but with each other they find peace, they find love, and they find a life together that they both deserve.
The plot of this story will intrigue readers from the beginning, mainly due to the interesting characters and their backstories. What drives the decisions of the characters and ultimately the plot is painful to witness. They were young when it occurred and ill-equipped to handle the decisions they had to make and the effects on them individually and as a couple. This decision not only hurts them in the past, but it is still affecting them in the future. This story is about more than just their past and the mistakes they made. It is about love and how love can provide you with a safe haven, how love brings hope and healing, and how love brings peace. And, no two characters deserve peace and happiness like Paige and Declan.
No matter what A.M. Johnson writes, I know it will be beautiful. This author has a way with words, making her stories scream out the emotions of the characters. She puts readers in their place, forcing them to feel their pain and their joy, and they truly live the journey with the characters. Possession is just another example of an emotional journey that not only wrecked my hear but healed it as well, and I am excited to see where the series goes next.
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
Paige Simon was the only girl Declan ever loved. The only one capable of silencing his voices, the only person to ever have faith in who he was, until the day her faith turned to doubt and destroyed everything they’d made together.
Declan O ’Connell was the only person Paige could be herself with. The only one she could rely on, until the day she was forced to make a choice that would condemn them both.
They’ve had years apart, and second chances don’t belong to the damned. But when you come face to face with your savior, it’s almost impossible to walk away. In order to move beyond the sins of their past, and forever silence the demons in his head, they’ll have to risk it all.
But with love, there are real reasons to be afraid and, sometimes… your salvation is your damnation.
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About the Author:
Amanda Marie Johnson was born and raised in Valrico, Florida. She’s now surrounded by mountains with her husband and three children in Ogden, Utah. She attended Weber State University and graduated with her A.S.N. She is a full-time registered nurse. Reading and writing have always been something she is passionate about. She loves to write about the human experience, love and happily ever afters.
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