Thursday, 5 February 2015

RELEASE BLITZ: Power and Possession by CC Gibbs

If you have read the All or Nothing series, you would have briefly met Nicole, Dominic's niece. This is now her story. And Rafe's... oh Rafe...

Also, don't forget to check out the GIVEAWAYS at the end. Yes, giveawayS!!!


*Complimentary copy received from publisher via Netgalley*

Note: Mature readers only; graphic scenes/language; adult content.

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The ultimate pleasure lies in sweet surrender . . .
Brash. Brilliant. Devastatingly handsome. Billionaire playboy Rafe Contini can have any woman he wants-no strings, no commitments, no promises. But when American graduate student Nicole Parrish crashes his private party in Monte Carlo, he wants more than a casual one-night stand. He wants to possess this beautiful stranger-body, mind, and soul.

Nicole isn't interested in being possessed by any man-especially one as powerful as Rafe. But with a seductive smile and enigmatic charm, he lures her into his private world of erotic discovery and pushes her to the brink of ecstasy. In the summer days-and nights-that follow, they explore every forbidden fantasy, every willful desire, every wild, dizzying sensation. And come dangerously close to crossing the line-between love and lust, pleasure and pain, power and possession…


Now I’m not one to post images on my review as I’m not that creative. But this, this, I have to include.

Just remember this image, that’s all imma’ say…Oh Rafe, Rafe…

Moving on… Excited is definitely the word as soon as I heard that Nicole and Rafe’s story was coming out. Nicole is Dominic’s niece after all. Hey, I get excited over anything associated with Dominic, ok?

So we had Nicole crashing Rafe’s party and accidentally walking in on him which basically waylaid his plan at the time, and so began their song-and-dance. The attraction is immediate, whether they understood it or not; and the arrangement meant to be temporary, or so they want to believe. All this set within the lavish playground of Europe’s rich and famous. I swear I can almost hear Robin Leach’s voice in my head as they traipse from one country to another. Hah!

Of course, it’s not just all about these 2 young ‘uns humping their brains out and exploring the inexplicable attraction between them, as there are other big things happening in Rafe’s world that could endanger them all. And you see it starting to slowly play out.

Nicole  is as self-possessed as a 22-yr old can be. There is this confidence around her that only her upbringing can provide. I don’t take that against her but I have to say that her defiance sometimes tired me out a bit. I almost reached a point where I started thinking that maybe she really is only a novelty for Rafe. During those times, Rafe was starting to act like twice his age for me, therefore widening the gap b/w these 2 even more… BUT, yes, I get it, she is the right match for Rafe, I can see that.

Now Rafe… In Nicole’s words, he’s a Dominic in the making. In my world, that alone should say it all. He walks the walk and talks the talk of a billionaire alpha H. He has an interesting past that I’m hoping CC will explore more His present is just as interesting as it makes room for Nicole. And I’m quite looking forward to how Nicole will influence his future.

One definite highlight for me of course is the appearance of Dominic. I just love the meeting of these 2 alpha dogs!!! And I love how CC has woven Rafe’s background to tie in with some of Dominic’s story. Now it’s starting to look like a family saga in my head. It wasn’t really such a big deal (or is it?) but I loved how it caught me off guard.

And since this is a first in a series, don’t expect HEA just yet…

I tell you, CC’s billionaire alpha H’s are like crack. There was Dominic. And now Rafe too! *swoon* I really don’t care if she has a formula to them. As long as I can keep reading variations of them, I’m a happy camper, definitely!


“Where are you staying?”
“At my uncle’s apartment.”
“Come to my place.” He folded his hands on the table, leaned forward a little, his gaze focused, her appeal powerful as a riptide, ignoring the fact that what he was about to say was messing with his head. “I’ll kick out everyone else.”
“Everyone else? Meaning?” She didn’t lack confidence, and he was notorious for his casual sexual encounters.
For some reason he didn’t mind her impertinence. “Only male friends. I never allow women to stay with me.” He smiled. “Until now. So how about it?”
“Sure, I’d like that.” And suddenly the summer takes an interesting turn. So far the boys of summer had been only mildly interesting. “But not for long.” She wrinkled her nose. “I have to go back to school in a couple of weeks.”
Rafe suddenly went still; her little nose twitch reminded him of a child. “Just for the record,” he murmured, “how old are you?” People graduated college at any age; he had at nineteen.
“Worried?” Nicole flashed him a grin. “How much does it matter?”
He scowled. “It matters.”
“Or you’re gone.”
“Now neither of us wants that,” she said, amusement in the blue of her eyes. “Do we?”
He didn’t move a muscle, even his breathing quieted. “Don’t,” he said, very softly. “No games.”
Nicole’s voice was lush with provocation. “Really? I’ve heard you like games.”
“You heard wrong.” He held her gaze for a moment, then sighed. “Tell me your age or get the fuck out.” Hand of fate or not, he didn’t do stupid.
“Twenty-two.” Her brows rose in perfect arcs.
“So, are we seeing blue skies and rainbows once again?” Honeyed sarcasm dripped from each word. “Or do I find someone else at this party to entertain me?”
Rafe’s smile slowly unfurled and his eyes took on a predatory glow. “You could try, I suppose. But you wouldn’t get out the door.”
“Oh dear, oh my, I do declare,” she lamented in playful parody. “Am I your captive?”
“You are.” Smoothly rising from his chair, he strode toward the door. “Now I’m going to lock the door, then fuck you till morning.”
“And then what?”
Whoa. The unmistakable note of demand in her voice brought him to a stop. He turned. “I’m sorry, did you say something?”
She met his insolent gaze and smiled. “I said—and then what?… As in afterward.”
Audacious or foolhardy? Fascinating certainly. He winked. “Afterward, you can tell me your name. How’s that?”
She winked back. “I’ll think about it.”
He went very still. “Is this a contest?”
“I hope not,” she murmured, gazing at him from under her long, dark lashes. “I hope I get what I want.”
“Which is?”
“Do you need a list?”
“Do you know what you’re doing?” Unsure whether it was anger or lust igniting his senses, his voice took on a raspy edge and his golden gaze turned cold.
“I can’t answer that definitively, but right now it looks like your dick knows what it’s doing,” she noted, with a languid lift of her hand.
He looked at her for a moment. A woman had never taunted him before and he wanted to pick her up and shove his dick so far up her pussy he’d need a road map to get out.
“Don’t,” she said, very, very softly. “This could be really good… mind-blowing in fact. You have to know that.”
“Fuck you,” he whispered, shifting his stance enough to ease the pressure on his erection.
“Anytime… Just not that way, okay?”
He dragged in a ragged breath. “Don’t tell me what to do.”
She held his gaze, unflinching. “Nor you me.”
A smile slowly overcame his discontent as he held her contentious stare. “Why don’t we see?” he said very gently. “You might like it after all.” Then he reached back, turned the key in the lock, slid it into his pocket, and moved toward her.”


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About the Author

C.C. Gibbs is the pen name of New York Timesbestselling author Susan Johnson. She divides her time between the Midwest and Northern California, and considers the life of a writer the best of all possible worlds. Bringing characters to life allows her imagination full rein and researching books is great fun!

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