Review: The Life of Anna Part 3: Embraced by Marissa Honeycutt

Posted January 7, 2015 by Ginny in Erotic Romance, Reviews / 6 Comments

Review: The Life of Anna Part 3: Embraced by Marissa Honeycutt
Embraced by Marissa Honeycutt
Genres: BDSM, Erotic Romance, Fantasy, Horror, Menage, Paranormal Romance
Published by Self Published on December 28, 2014
Format: Ebook
Pages: 394
Source: Author

Reviewed by: Ginny
Purchase Links: Amazon
Book Links: Goodreads
Overall Rating:

Book Description:

Devin has achieved his goal of becoming Chairman and all seems peaceful...until Devin performs an act of cruelty that pushes Anna to fight back for the first time in her life. Meanwhile, Alex is working hard to give her something that Devin can never take away.
As her Masters work around her, Anna must navigate a life she never wanted.

There is a subculture within our own world that you’ve only heard whispers of. The conspiracy theorists wish they knew Anna’s story. What the conspiracy theorists think they know is only disinformation, put out there to keep them from the real story.

This is not a stand-alone novel. This is the third of five novels that tell Anna’s story.

This book is for grownups. This book is not for people who are easily offended, get nightmares easily, or have difficulty reading books about tough subjects. I do not glorify bad things, but bad things do happen to my poor characters. This is not your typical love story. My heroine does not fall in love and live happily ever after... at least not like the typical heroine. There is a happily ever after, but it is a long, painful journey to that end.

This book will likely offend you. This book might make you cry; it might make you throw up. It is a dark book. As my friend, Heidi, said, “It’s dark. It gets darker. It gets even darker, and then it gets even more darker. And then, just when you think it can’t get any darker, it does.”

But, don’t worry. I take you to the deep end gradually. 😉

There are many sexual situations in this series of books. People die. People get hurt. Things aren’t always truly the way they appear. The antagonist isn’t just a bad guy; he’s EVIL. My heroine’s worldview is skewed; things that may appall you are perfectly normal to her.

Any violence in this book is non-gratuitous and crucial to the plot and character development.

Do not read this if you are under the age of consent in your country. Do not get angry if the subject or actual book upsets you. If you're reading this, you've been warned.

My Thoughts:

Anna’s life has taken a turn darker, even though you would think it isn’t possible – but Marissa Honeycutt’s warning does not lie — Anna’s life gets darker and darker and darker and then, for a change of pace, it gets even darker.

There is not, honestly, much I can say in this review without spoiling things, but I will try:

Anna loses someone very dear to herself, after being (seemingly) forgotten about by Alex. Then she has a brief period of bliss, a reminder of the lost one and a new love to bloom. She finally is in reach of some semblance of happiness…. and then, in one fell swoop, ALL of it is obliterated. And Devin takes her deeper down the rabbit hole to keep control of her.

Devin is a master manipulator, and unstoppable. Alex is more than he seems. Anna has a strength that I’m not even sure she knows about, but the reader can see it between the lines. Even as she weakens further and further, you know that she’ll pull through because she is an extraordinary character.

Marissa Honeycutt’s storyline continues to amaze, astound, sicken and horrify the reader… and yet you can’t stop reading. Because, as dark as it goes, she has promised a happy ending, so you find yourself pushing through to the next.

Again, these books can be triggers for PTSD and you need a determination and strong sense of self to read these books. If you read her warning and think, ‘Maybe this isn’t for me’, don’t read it. If it only intrigues you further, grab all three of these books and await book #4 eagerly.

Honestly, grab the books and love them. But don’t say you weren’t warned.

6 responses to “Review: The Life of Anna Part 3: Embraced by Marissa Honeycutt

  1. Carol L

    Well I’ve always been curious but it would probably have to do with my own mindset if I want to go dark. 🙂 If I’ve had an emotional day then I won’t attempt it.Books effect me deply so I’d have to be at ease to venture into this dark world. Thanks for the review.
    Carol L