Review: Possession (Avenues Ink #1)



Paige Simon was the only girl Declan ever loved. The only one capable of silencing his voices, the only person to ever have faith in who he was, until the day her faith turned to doubt and destroyed everything they’d made together.

Declan O’Connell was the only person Paige could be herself with. The only one she could rely on, until the day she was forced to make a choice that would condemn them both.

They’ve had years apart, and second chances don’t belong to the damned. But when you come face to face with your saviour, it’s almost impossible to walk away. In order to move beyond the sins of their past, and forever silence the demons in his head, they’ll have to risk it all.

But with love, there are real reasons to be afraid and, sometimes… your salvation is your damnation.



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When A.M. Johnson shares her words, my world stops and I let her talent consume me. With every page, I prepare myself for depth and complexity, each book even better than the last. Johnson isn’t an author that can be pigeonholed into a genre. With every book, you meet an author who becomes possessed by her characters. They infiltrate her mind, her heart and soul; and flawlessly she lets them bleed out on the pages. Delving further and further into the minds of Declan and Paige, Possession is a paint pallet of midnight blue, eerie black and blood red; mixed together to deliver a perfect picture of an imperfect life.

Possession is the darkest book Johnson has ever written, but ironically her most hopeful. Paige and Declan are broken. Their lives have been obliterated. Choices that can’t be changed and actions that have said more than any words could become the catalyst for this second chance romance. Readers witness an exorcism. A purging. A cathartic journey where the desperation for love to heal is felt long after the last sentence is read.

Written with flashbacks and alternate points of view, Possession broaches topics of sensitivity with empathy and understanding. Through Declan and Paige, Johnson allows her characters to explain and explore their truth. Art is a crucial piece of the Possession puzzle. In every chapter, the characters express their journey through colour. Johnson’s descriptions are vivid and hauntingly beautiful. Told with such conviction, Paige and Declan are raw. Their love is rare and irrevocably brutal. The honesty in this book is both effortless and refreshing. A.M. Johnson is the true artist. Holding your heart in her hands, she has you falling, hoping and believing in the power of love.



A.M. Johnson lives in Utah with her family where she works as a full-time nurse. If she’s not busy with her three munchkins, you’ll find her buried in a book or behind the keyboard.  She loves romance and all things passionate. Amanda enjoys exploring all genres and bringing life to the human experience.

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