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(Acquisition Series #3)

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The Acquisition has ruled my life, ruled my every waking moment since Sinclair Vinemont first showed up at my house offering an infernal bargain to save my father’s life. Now I know the stakes. The charade is at an end, and Sinclair has far more to lose than I ever did.

But this knowledge hasn’t strengthened me. Instead, each revelation breaks me down until nothing is left
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Published April 28th 2016
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The third, and final, book in 'The Acquisition' series, 'Sovereign' brings all of the tension and suspense that we've come to expect from this erotic, dark series. From one page to the next, I held my breath, wondering what horrors awaited Stella. Yet, I couldn't tear myself away until I had finished it!

With the final two trials ahead of her, Stella has committed herself to training at the onset of this book. She's resigned herself to the reality of her situation, knowing that Teddy's fate is in
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

★★★★★! Sovereign, book 3 of 3. Sinclair & Stella learn about the final pieces in the puzzle with the biggest battle yet to come in a devious game called the Acquisition!

“You were the best choice and also the worst for my Acquisition.”

Books in Acquisition series should be read in order:
Book 0.5: Sinclair
Book 1: Counsellor
Book 2: Magnate
Book 3: Sovereign

In The Acquisition, book 1-2, artist Stella Rousseau’s surrendered her life to the eldest Vinemont brother for one year in
Jan 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dark-romance
4 Stars!!


'Sovereign' is the third and final installment in Celia Aaron’s dark series entitled 'Acquisition' and picks up right where the last book ended. This third installment is as thrilling and addictive as the previous ones. Mrs. Aaron delivered a great conclusion to this series filled with suspense, steam and action and from the beginning until the end it kept me at the edge of my seat. Liked its predecessors, this final book in the series is dark, all kind of twisted and even disturbing a
Apr 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016, dark
4 Stars

I finished this series, finally! Such a great dark series! Enjoyed it a lot! As always well-written and as dark as I like! This one is about the two last trials and each one is more horrible than the other! Now Stella knows what will happen if she loses at the end. When I found out about the last trial I felt I can breathe finally and I was happy but Stella had another thing in her mind and it worried me a lot, I’m so glad after what she went through, she didn’t break or even felt broken!
Jun 07, 2017 rated it did not like it
I think this story crossed the line from dark, to shambolic, to plain sad. I didn't find a SINGLE OUNCE of it ROMANTIC as I often can. If you read my previous reviews, I explain what the Acquisition is. This whole story is implausible. Barbaric for a society of elites and it didn't hold up as a plot line for me. Sorry this is a mini essay, with many many swear words and heavy capitalisation — I was just so mad! 😡

My fantasy ending for this book hovered between three ideas:
1. Stella committed sui
Jx PinkLady Reviews ♡ @bookwormthoughts
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The final trials play out. The sovereign is decided..... How will it all end and who will survive? That was my overriding thought going into the third and final installment of the Acquisition series.

The world of the Acquisition story is crazy, ridiculous and violent. My thoughts and feelings have gone back and forth about this story as Celia Aaron continues to push the boundaries and the realms of reality with her outrageous, twisted and downright depraved tale. There
Sophia Triad
The ending is epic!

Well, before I can talk more about this series, we need to establish some ground rules:

a) You need to understand that this is not reality! (At least I hope it is not…)

b) You have to accept that all situations are extreme and they do not really approach normality.

c) You need to leave behind all your doubts and your questions about the sanity of the main characters.

Why is she behaving like this? Is this how he is supposed to talk? Why did he/she tolerate this e
Elfina Renee
Jan 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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You know those dark erotic novels that sucks you right in from the get go and doesn't turn you loose until you hit the climatic finish? Ooooh boy.. oooh boy are you in for a treat because Sovereign kick ass and takes name. The conclusion...yeah baby I'm at the finish line in this five star read!
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Knowing all the facts about Sinclair, he's not as much of a douche bag as I first pegged him for. Yes he's still an asshole, thank goodness that's one trait he doesn't lose but he's not the scum
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
4.5 "KILL. THEM. KILL. THEM." stars!!

This book was the culmination of the story of Sinclair and his Stella. It had EVERYTHING I was hoping for from this series. Love, sex, angst, family, revelations, torture/abuse, and ultimately vengeance.

Stella was kickass in this one. I'm pleased that the author wrote this story in such a way that my opinion of the FMC has done a 180. She was strong, fierce, determined and motivated. And I loved her huge heart and how willing she was to sacrifice hers

Two trials remain. Each with a theme that appears to be innocuous on the surface, but with the existing Sovereign at the helm, nothing short of evil is expected to occur. With resolve, Stella Rousseau trains and tries to prepare physically and emotionally for the unknown while knowing all too well what’s at stake if she loses. While Stella is doing her part as a dutiful Acquisition, Sinclair Vinemont is the ever enigmatic and charming Acquirer who will do whatever it takes to be the next Soverei
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
Sovereign is LIVE!!! OneClick---->

5 Dark and Wonderful Stars
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This book was a much awaited read for me. It is the 3rd and final book of the Acquisition Series. I will warn you that at times this book was dark and twisted and disturbing. It is definitely not for the faint of heart.

What will you do for Love? Can you harm, torture, or kill? Can you put someone else first? Can love survive where evil looms? The Trials, Sin, The Rules.........Stella must dig deep within hers
Apr 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.75 stars!

This is the last book of the Acquisition series and Ms. Aaron didn't disappoint at all! The story goes on from where it was stopped and although it has been few months since I've read the previous book in the series, I had no problems to catch up. Ms. Aaron gives enough information to go into the world of the Acquisition without any repetitions!

The writing is still fantastic! I admit I am a big fan of Ms. Aaron! The story is said mainly from Stella's POV with few chapters from Sin's
Sybil aka Lala
Dear Ms Aaron,

You scare me a little because I think you’re slightly fucked in the head. How else could you have come up with a series such as this?

I hated this book.

OK, I didn’t hate this book as much as I was filled with hate by it. Unadulterated, pure, perfect hate. I nursed my hatred until my righteous indignation burned with the fire of a thousand suns. I raged with it, I cried with it, I laughed with it. I wanted to sew my hate into a beautiful dress and dance barefoot on the graves of the
✰♊ Angie ♊✰
Feb 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Well, holy shit...


**** 4 Very Fucked Up Seductive Lip Bites ****


I don't really like reviewing serials like this per book, so I'm doing this ONE little review and that's all folks.


This is a series of 3.5 books (Sinclair is where to begin). These books all end in cliffhangers (with the exception of the last book, obvs... duh) and they must be read as one long story. That being said... string them all together, and we're talking some serious reading time.


Some might ask, "That's one lo
Mar 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
After knowing what’s at stake if she will lose the upcoming last trial event. Stella is more than ever, determined to help Sin become the Sovereign. She went into full training and won’t stop until she’s really physically exhausted. Not helping is the fact that Sin left her after the last trial and went out to be with someone [a character I don’t like from the very beginning]. Now Stella is wondering whether the love she saw and felt from Sin is real or not. But no matter how hurt she felt about ...more
The Saucy Owl
Apr 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The EPIC finale to the Acquisition Series is upon us and, my god, it is great! We’ve followed Stella through these gruelling trials, shuddered with her, hurt with her (not literally of course, thank god) and swooned with her. Did I know just how incredibly strong she’d be? No I didn’t. She’s a character who’s strength continues to shock me.

I’m not one to spoil anything, so this will, as always, be a spoiler free review. (I gotchu!)

This book brings you every single conclusion you’ve ever dreamed
Carlene Inspired
All my stars, Celia can just have them all.
ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.
My previous reviews can be found here:

Stella has made it through two trials, but is she strong enough to make it through the final two? They've ruled Stella's life, every waking and sleeping moment has been about the trials; her thoughts are either filled with the horrors of memories or with lust for the man who put her in this position. She knows what is at stake now, how much Sin has to
Beauté De Livres  (Vivian Freeman)
The conclusion is here and any expectations I had have been pleasantly surpassed, with Celia Aaron delivering her final piece to the puzzle in Sovereign. As the beginning of each chapter reveals a secret, each ending reminds you there is always more to know. Placing all her ducks in a row Aaron expertly sets up her characters to deliver one of my favourite series conclusions to date. Reminding readers that nothing is off limits, Aaron’s twisted mind pushes boundaries and captivates hearts. Throu ...more
4.5 stars.
This was easily one of most anticipated books for me this year and I could not get enough of the Vinemonts, Stella, the how the Acquisition would end. The cruelty in this installment for me surpassed the other books and left me with a feeling of anger and disgust. I also felt a bit of anger with Sin and his actions towards Stella at times. You really see characters true colors in this book and some might surprise you while others reaffirm first impressions. Overall this was a good rea
Bex (Beckie Bookworm)
Brilliant Finale.

Wow the best of the three, couldn't put down in sovereign everything consolidates into an explosive finale that was so worth waiting for, no sympathy for the corrupt individuals that make up this society from me. In this installment we see the trials continue and in the most case (except for a few misunderstandings) we see Sinclair, Stella and Lucius putting together a united front to win the acquisition trials, whatever it takes, brilliant ending that wrapped up everything and
Jan 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, epic
Counsellor by Celia Aaron
Overall Rating: 5 stars
Writing: 5 stars
Character Development: 5 stars
Plot: 5 stars
Originality: 5 stars

Sovereign begins with Stella training for the last two gruelling trials of the Aquisition. She's an amazingly resilient and fierce competitor and determined to destroy the elite society who has her ensnared in their depraved games. "I want to burn it all down."

Though Stella doesn't have a choice, the love she has for her new family compells her to endure and fight to t
Sissy's Romance Book Review
'Sovereign' by Celia Aaron is book three in the "Acquisition" series. This continues the story of Sinclair and Stella. I feel you do have read the previous books to understand this one.
This whole series for me has been a bad pleasure I can't stop reading. I enjoy the great writing of Ms. Aaron and how she brings you into this book. What I have to only give it three stars is that I think this book is to harsh for a romance story. This book clearly states is is a dark story so I am really at faul
Jan 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Over all rating for all three books in the Acquisition series is 3.75.
In short, I loved the fast pacing, the depravity and the vile action on dark, dubious and kinky BUT on the other hand, that same "fast pacing" made the connection (whatever the dark shade it had between Sinclair and Stella - too fast, too soon and thus making it non-credible, I didn't feel it, it came to fast along with everything and that "important" segment in these kind of darkish storytelling, for me, is crucial and here,
May 12, 2018 rated it liked it
2.5 Stars***

not gonna lie, i have mixed feelings about this book. 80% was a straight 1 star but the ending lifted it to a 2 star rating. i love dark books, and i don't mind a dose of some BDSM and an evil alpha, but this just took it to a level that even my sick mind had to pull out a STOP sign...

the book
this is the final installment of the Acquisition Trilogy. it starts off with Stella going to her 3rd trial, where she is literally beaten to a pulp and an inch of

**Sovereign generously provided in exchange for an honest review.**

5+ "I want to burn it all down." Stars

I feel so privileged to have had the amazing opportunity to read this series and meet these complex characters. So much love for these books has settled in my reading soul. One of my favorite dark erotic love story series ever. If there were ever heroine to completely fall in love with and stay in love with throughout an entire wickedly dark series, Stella Rousseau embodies that heroine. Pair
Aug 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: BDSM and horror/torture lovers who have a twisted sense of justice...adults only
Recommended to carol by: Sir
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Apr 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
OMG! Perfect way to end a great series!!! I've enjoyed the entire Acquisition series, but Sovereign is definitely my favorite. Sighs... The Vinemont brothers are everything! One minute Sinclair was rooted in my soul. The next, Lucius was ripping those roots out and replacing them with his. And Teddy, my sweet Teddy, his innocence was refreshing. Each brother owning a piece of my heart. Damn Stella for being the center of their world. I loved Stella throughout the entire series but I really loved ...more
*~* Susie
Aug 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dark, 2016, dont-judge-me
I thoroughly enjoyed this entire series. It was dark and suspenseful and reminded me of a similar series. But I think I enjoyed this one more.
Mar 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Rated 4.5 Stars

I'm not ashamed at the rate in which I devoured this book, I read the entire thing in one sitting. I really and truly could not bear to put it down because I needed to know what would happen next and how it would all end.

While I found the ending quite fitting and satisfying there was one question I needed an answer for, it wasn't anything big but I would've liked an explanation all the same.

All in all it was a great read filled with some unexpected moments, some dirty sex and som
Amanda Brown
Apr 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have read all three books back to back and plan to do one big review and not three separate reviews.

Okay, okay, okay. So, I have been in this screwy mood where I wanna read the most fucked up shit. I put a pause on the lovey dovey crap and went full force into BDSM, slavery, abuse, and whatever else could cause a normal person to completely break and have future asylum potential. I have touched on these subjects before so nothing is shocking but I have been bored out of my mind i
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