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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Book Review: Rogue’s Possession by Jeffe Kennedy

Rogue's Possession (Covenant of Thorns #2)
by Jeffe Kennedy

Kindle Edition, 280 pages
October 7th 2013
by Carina Press
A human trapped in the world of Faerie, in possession of magic I could not control, I made a bargain for my life: to let the dangerously sensual fae noble known as Rogue sire my firstborn. And one does not break an oath with a fae. But no matter how greatly I desire him, I will not succumb. Not until I know what will happen to the child.

Though unable—or unwilling—to reveal the fate of human-fae offspring himself, Rogue accompanies me on my quest for answers. Along the way he agrees to teach me to harness my power, in exchange for a single kiss each day and sleeping by my side each night. Just as I am about to yield to temptation, I find myself in a deadly game of cat and mouse with an insane goddess. Now my search for the truth will lead me to the darkest of all Faerie secrets.

Rogue’s Possession continues the story from Rogue’s Pawn. It is truly a series that needs to be read in order. We start off right where the last book left off, with Gwynn still fighting to keep Rogue at arm’s length. Lucky for us though, their relationship heats up because of all the time they are spending together. The closer Rogue gets, the harder it is for Gwynn to resist his charms. Rogue is the perfect wolf in sheep’s clothing. You know that he’s dark and dangerous, but he comes across as such the gentlemen you want Gwynn to just give in.

Gwynn is a great character and I love reading about her. She is becoming a power in her own right. I am waiting for the moment when she surprises even Rogue with her abilities. I look forward to watching her transformation in the books to come.

I really did enjoy this book. However, I will admit to feeling some frustration in the beginning. The cat and mouse nature of the relationship, which continues over from the first book, might have been dragged out a bit too long. Once the pace picks up, it does so in a very nice way and delivers more than anticipated. Just be prepared for it to take a while.
To round things up, after a bit of a slow start, the author takes us to all new destinations in Faerie. We meet some new characters. We learn a little more about Gwynn’s bargain with Rogue, and by the end you feel like we really turn a corner in the story. I hope I’m right as I’m looking forward to continuing her journey with book three.

4.5 Wolves in Disguise


About the Author:
Jeffe Kennedy is an award-winning author with a writing career that spans decades. Her works include non-fiction, poetry, short fiction, and novels. She has been a Ucross Foundation Fellow, received the Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship for Poetry, and was awarded a Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Award. Her essays have appeared in many publications, including Redbook.

Her most recent works include a number of fiction series: the fantasy romance novels of A Covenant of Thorns; the contemporary BDSM novellas of the Facets of Passion, and an erotic contemporary serial novel,Master of the Opera, which released beginning January 2, 2014. A fourth series, the fantasy trilogy The Twelve Kingdoms, hit the shelves starting in May 2014 and a fifth, the highly anticipated erotic romance trilogy, Falling Under, will release starting in July.

She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with two Maine coon cats, plentiful free-range lizards and a very handsome Doctor of Oriental Medicine.

Jeffe can be found online at her website:, every Sunday at the popular Word Whores blog, on Facebook, and pretty much constantly on Twitter@jeffekennedy. She is represented by Foreword Literary.

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