Between love and hate,
Between right and wrong.
Joseph had created The Estate for her…
The woman he chose to bear his child.
She was beauty unsurpassed;
And her song was unlike anything he’d ever known.
However, their love was a story that would not find a happy ending.In this prequel novella to the Estate series, follow Joseph Carmichael as he creates a world unlike any other. Because, in order to comprehend The Estate, you must understand Joseph; but, in order to understand Joseph, you must discover how a man falls from light into the pitch black depths of ultimate darkness.
Holy hell… I have to start this review with a warning. Don’t even think about reading The Estate Series if you have a light heart. This dark twisted bone chilling maddening story is not for everyone. But I loved it!! (I guess my brain is twisted lol). It’s been such a long time since I couldn’t put a book down, so Ms Willis I have to bow at your feet 🙂 Thank YOU!
When I started it – I thought to myself – who the hell calls this “dark”?? The love story began sweet, pure and perfect, but as I turned the pages, I found myself wrapped in a totally different world…of madness, manipulation and cruelty which reminded me of the Italian Mafia. And now the story:
Joseph – a very promising young man with a bright future in front of him, and Arianna – a beautiful lady very sensible, kind and talented – fell madly in love. He was the perfect man…gorgeous, ambitions, romantic, devoted, protective and ready to give his life for the woman he adored and worshiped.
But, he had a dark side which he didn’t show her…that of a ruthless, heartless and “ready to walk over dead bodies” businessman. His ambition took a very dangerous turn. Under the pretext of wanting to provide for his beloved wife, Joseph crossed the line and allied himself with the wrong people. That’s how he entered in a very promiscuous world kept hidden from her while Arianna was held captive in their home. Ultimately she found out about his “work” activities and the shit hit the fan, Arianna not being able to fathom who/what her husband had become. The fact that she was not able to give him a child added to his madness and the atrocities and torture that followed were unimaginable. Joseph also assigned an around-the-clock bodyguard. which started everything that was to happen next…a young handsome dark-haired green-eyed killer…Connor…
“There’s a fine line between many things; love and hate, light and dark, brilliance and madness. Much like when the sun rises, the light it gives still touches on the darkness that it destroys. And it’s in that place, the moment between sunrise and day and sunset and night, that is the scariest of all, because they are so closely linked that one cannot always be distinguished from the other.”
Geez my fingers itch to tell you the entire story 🙂 , but I have to let you be consumed by it as I was. Needless to say, the ending is tragic, not something that we’re used to. But remember this is only a prequel to the trilogy, which I wouldn’t skip. I’m almost done reading book one about Aaron , review will come soon.
So here is another author that made me fall in love with her mind. The storyline flows perfectly; there is not one page that made me skip passages (I admit I do that sometimes ha ha). I must say the writing is flawless! I’m so happy I found it at the perfect time, because this story was exactly what I needed. Thank you Ms Willis! And thank you Facebook LOL.
5 shining stars
About the Author:
M.S. Willis is a romance novelist whose debut novel, Control, was released in 2013. Although currently writing in the romance genre, Willis has plans to expand her literary pursuits into multiple genres and has no fear conquering difficult subject matters in her writing. Willis is a native Floridian who is also a photographer and musician. When not absorbing herself in written, visual or musical expression, Willis is an adrenaline junkie, a ‘closet’ video game enthusiast, and an avid outdoors person and nature lover