REBEL OBSESSION (AKM #3) by Donya Lynne-a review
ABOUT THE BOOK: Former cobalt addict and AKM drug counselor, Io is a male vampire known as much for his abrasive personality as for his playboy lifestyle. In other words, he’s not the likeliest to make friends and settle down. Life on the edge suits him, and he lives full throttle, making his own rules, and damn the consequences. What he wants, he takes, and what he wants now is Miriam. If only he can find a way to see her again without getting himself killed, but her father stands in the way.
Miriam is the daughter of the king. Strong-willed and defiant, she feels like a prisoner in her own home and struggles to break free from under her father’s oppressive hold. The king’s law surrounding Miriam is explicitly clear: No one touches her. Period.
In a fit of rebellion, Miriam has turned to cobalt to find relief and freedom, but now she’s a prisoner to addiction as much as to her father’s strict control. What’s more, she can’t get sexy Io, who tended to her so gently as she recovered from her first overdose, off her mind. Will she ever see him again?
When Miriam overdoses a second time, she and Io are thrust back together, and all bets are off. Seeing each other was the one thing both wanted, and not even the king’s laws and threats of punishment will be enough to defuse their rebellious obsession with one another now that they’ve found each other again, even if the consequences are death.
REVIEW: I am a big fan of Donya Lynne’s AKM (All The King’s Men) series and Io’s storyline is both heartbreaking and fascinating. Donya has pulled no punches as Io fights for the mate who is fighting a war of her own. Between her father’s iron rule and her addiction to cobalt, Io must make Miriam face the hard facts as it pertains to her life and their future. But Io’s vampire has mated with the one woman who comes with enough family baggage to tip the scales in no ones favor.
Donya involves all of the AKM vampires and half-breeds in Rebel Obsession-from their fight to keep Io’s mating a secret to their defense of a friend when the vampire King sentences one of their own to death- the AKM team members are willing to sacrifice for the sake of friendship and love.
As the story develops you can see that there is a potential for several more storylines. Trace is in need of some major therapy and he may just have found the very woman who can control the beast who is only too willing to come out and play. And to complicate matters, someone long thought dead will re-enter the vampire’s lives and change the history for both family and friends.
REBEL OBSESSION reveals some major plot twists and developments that can only be answered in future storylines. Donya has grabbed my proverbial paranormal junkie side and keeps my addiction at an all time high (pun intended). I am looking forward to the next instalment in the AKM and I hope I do not have to wait too long.
My only complaint: the cover. Zach Tesar’s arm looks all wonky-and yes-that is my professional opinion-‘wonky’-in fact his head looks ‘photoshopped’ onto the body.
LINKS TO ORDER: REBEL OBSESSION
Copy supplied by the author.
Reviewed by Sandy