Thank you to Amelia Wilde and the team at Dangerous Press for the advance reader copy of Coercion, the third and final instalment in the Controlling Interest series.
I am super excited about the finale of Will and Bristol’s story! Fans of the wider Dangerous Press world will especially love this final instalment, which really brings us cameos from many characters that we love. While remaining a satisfactory conclusion for Will and Bristol’s story.
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There’s a fight to the death… and a fight for his heart.
COERCION is book three in the Controlling Interest trilogy. Find out what happens in the explosive conclusion of Will Leblanc’s emotional story.
Check out my more detailed thoughts below…
- Characters: Will and Bristol are now really a team against the world, and the world is sure throwing everything at them. Amelia built such a great journey for Bristol, I have loved seeing her confidence grow. This instalment really made Bristol have to stand up for not just what she needed but what she wanted. To fight to be by Will’s side and to have the peace in her life she most certainly deserves. Now the emotional journey of this instalment is Will’s development. I should have known Amelia would deliver some stunningly emotional trauma that our male character would have to finally face head-on, so he could open his heart fully. This is what Amelia did with Emerson, and naturally his brother Will is not spared from childhood trauma, it just manifested differently. My favourite character moments were all the time we get to spend with Emerson, Daphne, and Sinclair (whose story is coming next and I could not be more excited to see him and his love interest!) We really got much more of the Leblanc brothers dynamic, as they have worked on their trauma individually and together readers will enjoy seeing them be there for each other. It was also lovely to see a different family dynamic that is not a branch of the Constantines or Morellis.
- Setting: Those who adored Emerson’s beach house in The Collector series, will be over the moon with all the time we spend in beach houses and on the beach. This book had so many cozy settings juxtaposed with the suspense, stress, and tension of many of the plot beats from the twins’ kidnapping to Bristol’s father’s injuries.
- Pacing: This book will fly by as you pick up mid-action and then the plot never stops. It is not non-stop crazy action after the kidnapping is resolved quite early on. This last book is very much an exploration of the quiet moments that move a couple from casual to committed. Fans of this series will devour this book and be sad to have to leave Will and Bristol behind.
- Romance: I love this relationship and how conflicts were navigated in this instalment. This couple had quite a journey to I love you, but Will and Bristol are both actions over words types of people. Their romantic scenes were perfect as there was an incredible intensity and desire. Despite the harshness of some of the BDSM-lite behaviours, there is a softness to their dynamic that will melt readers’ hearts. The most important relationship building not just in this book, but the entire trilogy has been Will with the twins. I loved to see him move from lusting over Bristol to caring deeply for her young siblings and building the three of them not just a home but a family.
Coercion receives four out of five stars.
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