In the heart of Louisiana, the most powerful people in the South live behind elegant gates, mossy trees, and pleasant masks. Once every ten years, the pretense falls away and a tournament is held to determine who will rule them. The Acquisition is a crucible for the Southern nobility, a love letter written to a time when barbarism was enshrined as law.
Now, Sinclair Vinemont is in the running to claim the prize. There is only one way to win, and he has the key to do it — Stella Rousseau, his Acquisition. To save her father, Stella has agreed to become Sinclair's slave for one year. Though she is at the mercy of the cold, treacherous Vinemont, Stella will not go willingly into darkness.
As Sinclair and Stella battle against each other and the clock, only one thing is certain: The Acquisition always ends in blood.
It was difficult to understand the time frame throughout the book! I can’t understand how people that vile could possibly live with themselves. That was unbelievable. I am not happy with this book. Perhaps the author needs to see a shrink!
Worth the read!
By far my favorite series! I have yet to find something to read that has topped this!
On the edge of my seat
This series is one of the best series I have read. It keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire time. It’s basically an adult version of the hunger games (much more realistic).
It’s undoubtedly not for everyone. Not a book for someone with triggers. The first book is probably the hardest to digest, but the chemistry between the main characters continues to grow through the series.
One thing about those tables… they always turn, so keep reading!