Blackwood

Blackwood

I dig. It’s what I do. I’ll literally use a shovel to answer a question. Some answers, though, have been buried too deep for too long. But I’ll find those, too. And I know where to dig—the Blackwood Estate on the edge of the Mississippi Delta. Garrett Blackwood is the only thing standing between me and the truth. A broken man—one with desires that dance in the darkest part...

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Title:Blackwood
Author:Celia Aaron
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:270 pages

Blackwood Reviews

  • Elizabeth
    Dec 16, 2016

    is a stand-alone thriller/dark romance that will take you on one unforgettable ride. Full of complex characters, an intriguing plot, and one seriously alluring hero, it is an absolute must read for dark romance fans.

    Elise Vale is studying archeology and has the perfect site in mind for her next dig. Blackwood Estate is nestled deep in the forest, and an ominous aur

    is a stand-alone thriller/dark romance that will take you on one unforgettable ride. Full of complex characters, an intriguing plot, and one seriously alluring hero, it is an absolute must read for dark romance fans.

    Elise Vale is studying archeology and has the perfect site in mind for her next dig. Blackwood Estate is nestled deep in the forest, and an ominous aura surrounds it. Elise is determined to gain access to dig and hopefully discover the truth about something from her past. Garrett Blackwood, the owner of the estate, wants nothing to do with her or anyone for that matter. Elise doesn't let him deter her. Forging the documents she needs, she gains the funding and full access to the Blackwood Estate. But when the mysteries of the estate are revealed, will she be strong enough to survive?

    Elise aka Red and Garrett are thrown together in the most unlikely way. Elise refuses to give up on her search for the truth and yet, Garrett offers a very

    smoking hot distraction. As the two grow closer together, Elise experiences a sexual awakening and Garrett transcends to a new level of intimacy in which he has never experienced before. With mystery, murder, and passion on the line, Garrett and Elise must cling to each other to survive.

    Told in Elise's POV,

    is an absolutely superb work of art. The pacing is swift, the action is non-stop, and the physical connection between Garrett and Elise is smoking hot! Garrett has a strong presence with a unique sexual appetite. Elise, with her inquisitive spirit and spunky attitude, is the perfect student for Garrett. Together they are a perfect match. The stakes are high for these characters, and the mysteries are layered throughout the plot. The natural writing style is full of witty banter and colorful characters. I was intrigued and entertained the entire read.

    Overall,

    is an absolute must read for anyone who enjoys mystery, rough sex, and strong characters. Although this is not my first read by the talented Celia Aaron, I can say with complete certainty it is my favorite work to date. From the first word to the last word read, I was completely captivated. A trip in the dark woods with the big bad wolf makes for one unforgettable way to escape!

  • SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
    Dec 04, 2016

    (stand-alone) opens up to archaeology student

    on a mission to find her

    All her research points to that answers might be buried around the woods of the Blackwood estate.

    Recluse and fo

    (stand-alone) opens up to archaeology student

    on a mission to find her

    All her research points to that answers might be buried around the woods of the Blackwood estate.

    Recluse and former history professor

    does not want anyone digging on his property. The story follows Elise as she enters into

    But when her digging uncovers the most

    her intense sexual attraction and blossoming feelings for Garrett will put her in a precarious situation, deep in the woods of the Mississippi Delta.

    Is it women screaming of fear or pleasure? Or both?

    Seven words to describe

    recluse, mysterious, broken, honorable, commanding, devious and moody.

    Seven words to describe

    determined, fearless, naïve, smart, nurturing, reflective and impressionable.

    told from Elise’s POV, is a

    offering a blend of danger, violence, murder and deception set against the backdrop of

    and introduction into the darker side of sex, including breath-play and simulated rape. It ends on a high with answers and an epilogue in the future.

    Bearded recluse with devious taste in sex!

    ***

    Hero: ★★★★

    Heroine: ★★★★

    Plot: ★★★★

    Storytelling: ★★★★★

    Sexual tension: ★★★★★

    Sex scenes: ★★★★★

    Story ending: ★★★★1/2

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  • Snow
    Oct 03, 2016

    entirely covered with alluring surroundings, haunting and daunting...

    And it's a place that

    , a PhD student must get entrance to for several reasons....

    One that is equaly legit and equaly misplaced as a cover up

    Cause of another reason looming and pushing Elise forward and that one is of deeper personal nature...

    entirely covered with alluring surroundings, haunting and daunting...

    And it's a place that

    , a PhD student must get entrance to for several reasons....

    One that is equaly legit and equaly misplaced as a cover up

    Cause of another reason looming and pushing Elise forward and that one is of deeper personal nature...

    She'd e inventive to find a way that would provide her clearence to the estate, even the forging of the owner's signature to get it, and she'd indeed meet the dangeous and mystified persona that is

    , she'd discover his secrets, she'd get to know him under the layers of broody and elusive almost unkept exterior of his recluse self, only to find the erotical pull into the world where pain and pleasure share a thin line that could easily snap, leaving her lost in the unknown area of undulated carnal fantasy...

    even if she's ready to give into him completely...

    But

    Thank you, Celia Aaron! Muah! ;)

  • Arianna✦❋SteamyReadsBlog❋✦
    Jan 02, 2017

    Elise Vale is working on her Ph.D in archaeology, focusing on Choctaw culture. She has the perfect site in mind for her next dig, Blackwood Estate. She hopes to find not only some Native American artifacts, but also to uncover a mystery. She has a hidden agenda and she’s willing to do anything to solve

    . Now, the only think she has to do is to make sure the owner of the Estate allows her to survey the land.

    Garrett Blackwood is the thirty-two years old reclusive owner of Blackwood Estate. A former history professor, Garrett has a nasty reputation. He doesn’t want anyone digging on his property and makes sure Elise knows that. But Elise doesn’t let Garrett deter her and she’s ready to do anything to find out THE TRUTH, even forging the documents she needs to get the funding.

    As time passes, Elise realizes that digging for answers can be dangerous, but also that Garrett might be the biggest mystery on Blackwood Estate.

    Mysterious, sexy and fascinating,

    was fantastically written in such an intriguing way. I couldn’t put it down for one minute, the mystery/suspense and also the multitude of twists and turns sucking me in from the start. The storytelling was really engaging, the story becoming more and more captivating with every single chapter. Celia did a wonderful job blending the thriller/mystery aspect with the erotic one. The story was hot and passionate with plenty of sexy times that I’m sure will leave you hot and bothered.

    The two main characters were well portrayed, fascinating and I enjoyed reading about them. The dynamic between them was entertaining...to say the least from the beginning. I enjoyed how their relationship unfolded – gradually – their entertaining interactions and how sexy they were at times. The sex scenes between them were extremely hot, their connection being so palpable at times as the story unfolded.

    Elise was a great heroine. Smart, loyal and courageous, she was a likeable character and I have to say that I loved her determination. Garrett was a very intriguing hero. While at first, he’s rude and grumpy, as the story unfolded and his relationship with Elise started to change, he became a total different man – kind, sweet, caring, but still gruff and so very manly. I liked these two together and how perfectly they completed each other. The romantic aspect was well done and I also enjoyed their banter.

    All in all,

    was a fantastic mystery/thriller I recommend if you are looking for a gripping read filled with steam, action and suspense.

  •  Sonya-❥Chatterbooks book blog ❥
    Dec 06, 2016

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4.5 Stars⭐⭐⭐⭐

    Wow Wow Wow!!!

    I haven’t been on the edge of my seat while reading a book in a long time. I was like an addict trying to savor my hit and draw out the euphoria while thinking about the next time I can experience it all over again! This story was EVERYTHING. These characters were raw, passionate, and honest to a fault and I freakin LOVED every single thing about them.

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4.5 Stars⭐⭐⭐⭐

    Wow Wow Wow!!!

    I haven’t been on the edge of my seat while reading a book in a long time. I was like an addict trying to savor my hit and draw out the euphoria while thinking about the next time I can experience it all over again! This story was EVERYTHING. These characters were raw, passionate, and honest to a fault and I freakin LOVED every single thing about them.

    Elise Vale is this close to getting her Ph.D in archeology. Seeing that her main focus is in Choctaw culture, she’s looking to start her dig at the Blackwood Estate. If she can accomplish that, she would be on the fast track to not only getting her degree but finding out what secrets the lies beneath the Estate.

    Will Elise discover more secrets than she’s prepared for? And what does the Estate has to do with a family a disappearance?

    Garrett Blackwood is a man of very few words. No longer a history professor, he’s now a mysterious recluse that hates talking to new people. Namely the woman whose taking an interest in his property. But secrets and mystery has always been a part of his life and little does he know, he’s about to dig up some more.

    This story had so much plot twists that had my head was spinning and I LOOOOOVED it!! I cringed, I gasped, and I was invested in this story until the very end. This story was not only sexy, it had just the right amount of twists and darkness for all my mystery lovers. Garrett and Elise’s relationship was hot!! I’m not kidding you guys. The things that man said would get you pregnant ASAP! But what I really liked about them was that they moved at a slow pace and they took their time with each other which was refreshing.

    If you love this sexiness with a dash of mystery of and suspense, this one is for you guys.

  • Sabrina
    Jan 15, 2017

    I honestly didn't know what to expect from

    and I went into it blind, without reading any reviews on it. I think that was the best way to experience this book because it let me get all the surprises without anything being ruined or just hinted at enough where things didn't shock me as much.

    This story isn't one that I can even describe that well because it had a bit of everything. Garrett was sexy and brought that raw passion to the book, while Elise was inquisitive and on the hunt for

    I honestly didn't know what to expect from

    and I went into it blind, without reading any reviews on it. I think that was the best way to experience this book because it let me get all the surprises without anything being ruined or just hinted at enough where things didn't shock me as much.

    This story isn't one that I can even describe that well because it had a bit of everything. Garrett was sexy and brought that raw passion to the book, while Elise was inquisitive and on the hunt for answers, and had me in suspense the whole book. I liked that Celia Aaron was able to take a thriller type of story and add so much steam that it could also be read as an erotica. I wouldn't call it a romantic suspense, per se, but maybe a dirtier and darker version of that genre.

    Overall, I loved this book and I can't wait to read more from this author. I've heard great things about her Acquisition series so I will definitely be going back to read those books!

  • Jennifer Kyle
    Jan 12, 2017
  • warhawke
    Dec 18, 2016

    Dark Erotic Thriller

    Standalone

    First Person - Female

    Elise (Red) Vale was a doctorate student in archaeology. She had her eyes on the Blackwood Estate for possible discovery of Native American artifacts. But she also had a personal agenda to uncover a mystery she intend to solve.

    Garrett Blackwood was the reclusive owner of the estate. Preferring to shut himself out of the world, he tried to warn her away but there was something about her that provoked his hunger. Her gl

    Dark Erotic Thriller

    Standalone

    First Person - Female

    Elise (Red) Vale was a doctorate student in archaeology. She had her eyes on the Blackwood Estate for possible discovery of Native American artifacts. But she also had a personal agenda to uncover a mystery she intend to solve.

    Garrett Blackwood was the reclusive owner of the estate. Preferring to shut himself out of the world, he tried to warn her away but there was something about her that provoked his hunger. Her glutton for punishment could unearth something that better left buried.

    Erotic thriller/suspense is one of my favorite genre and I'm happy this one met my expectations.

    I love broody mysterious hero and Garrett certainly fit the bill. And he had a certain proclivity that made him even more irresistible.

    First of all, I love how he called her Red. I like how she was fearless in her pursuit of the truth even though some of her actions were unnecessarily risky.

    One of my favorite thing about this book is the feel. I love the eerie ambiance and the descriptive writing helped transport readers to the location.

    I like how the mystery element was played out. The slow drips of answers made me keep flipping the page. However, I do wish the main revelation was twistier. Certain things were a little too straightforward to me.

    The sex scenes were exciting and intense. Let's just say I'd be thrilled and aroused to be lost in the deep dark woods lol!

    Blackwood is a story of a woman uncovering the truth and a man who helped her discovering her hidden desires. It would appeal to readers looking for a mysteriously sexy dark read.

  • Alexa Riley
    Jan 08, 2017

    Celia Aaron took me to a dark place and left me craving more. Blackwood is a daring, edgy, erotic thriller that still managed to be tender in all the right places.

  • Sophia Triad
    Jan 11, 2017

    I absolutely loved it, but I am not sure what I have just read.

    Is it a mystery/thriller about someone who may or may not be dead, but he is definitely missing?

    Is it erotica, dark and full of “rape fantasies” and how they influence the lives of both the enthusiastic, agreeable “rapist” and the willing, begging for her treatment “victim” of the CONSENSUAL “rape”?

    Is it romance where the big bad beast transforms into a big sweet teddy-bear?

    Is it new adult about the strangling of a twenty something

    I absolutely loved it, but I am not sure what I have just read.

    Is it a mystery/thriller about someone who may or may not be dead, but he is definitely missing?

    Is it erotica, dark and full of “rape fantasies” and how they influence the lives of both the enthusiastic, agreeable “rapist” and the willing, begging for her treatment “victim” of the CONSENSUAL “rape”?

    Is it romance where the big bad beast transforms into a big sweet teddy-bear?

    Is it new adult about the strangling of a twenty something girl to finish her PhD without becoming prey to her disgusting professor?

    The story definitely had suspense, angst and a ton of questions from the start.

    I have been dragged -enthusiastically I admit- into the dark world of Garrett Blackwood who fights with his kinks, with his guilt and with his embarrassment about the things that he enjoys. A man who destroyed his career because of his desires.

    The PhD archaeology student Elise Vale will be stunned with Garret. When she starts looking for her missing father and pretends that she is digging to find archaeology artifacts, she never expects to fall into the charm of Garrett. She will not trust him completely, but she will still let him show her things. Truths and facts that she didn’t know about herself.

    I honestly don't know if you will like the sex scenes because there is nothing tender about them. They are strong, violent, and brutally animalistic.

    Garrett claims that he is the big bad wolf who wants to ravish little Red.

    After all little Red has showed up uninvited to his unfriendly isolated cabin and has started digging his forest, his territory:

    In case you wonder…

    Yes, they will establish a safeword between them and

    Yes, Elise will say NO, STOP and PLEASE eagerly and often.

    Before the book ends, both Elise and Garrett will change. Elise will learn to embrace her darker, more wanton self. Garrett will learn to coexist with a woman without necessarily causing pain.

    Action accelerates towards the end. I was suspecting almost everybody to be the bad guy and I was finally satisfied with the explanation of the mystery.

    I hope you will give this book a chance, although I believe that it may take many readers outside their comfort zone.