Review: Drawn by Lilliana Anderson

Synopsis ~
***Content warning*** it's advised that readers be over 18 years of age before reading this novel due to sexual content and adult situations.

From the best-selling author of the Beautiful Series, comes Drawn, a powerful tale of a relationship that rides the edge of hate and love and everything in between.

Have you ever felt so drawn to someone, that you will put up with anything to be with them? That’s how I feel when I’m around him.

Most of the time, I want to hate him. I want to stay as far away from him as possible. He’s so cocky, and arrogant. And he gets in the way and tells me what to do. He’s all things that I normally detest in a man. But, when we’re alone… I can’t even think for myself – the pull is that intense.

I know I should run, I know I should stay away. But I can’t. I don’t know if I’m strong enough.

What do you do when you just can’t stay away? Even when you know you should

I had not read anything by Lilliana Anderson, and I never read the synopsis, so I didn't know what to expect.
I do know that almost any book that contains a warning label I will eagerly read!

I found Drawn to be a rather Dark Obsessive story with a lot of pretty HOT sex. Henrietta lived with a domineering father, turns 18 (is in her third year of university) and decides to get out from under the crushing thumb of her father and move in with some girls from university. She has one real friend, Aaron, that she relies on completely. He is her ex-boyfriend (father forbade the relationship) and he still carries a torch for her. Hoping that since she's now 18 and can do as she pleases, she would come back to him. I think maybe she should have.
Nope, she meets Damien. He is sexy, standoffish, and completely different than anyone she's known. Etta is in lust...She runs into him a time or two and she can't help but drool. She begins a fun new relationship with a sexy, strong man who happens to live in the same apartment building as her ex. At first it's all love dovey, great sex, filled with the goose bumps and electrically charged feelings of being so "right" They get in deep..
"What is this?" he asks..."this thing between us." "I don't know," I reply, "but it feels like everything." "Everything'" he repeats, just as his mouth meets mine.

At first Damien is so sweet, always looking out for Etta, helping her with showers (yeah, we like that) walking her to class, waiting for her when she's done. All too soon, she's questioning why he always seems to be there, what he does for a living, why she can't see the "other" bedroom in his apartment...meanwhile he is slowly isolating her away from her friends and family. He switches out the sim card in her phone, so she doesn't get Aarons messages, he calls her parents and cancels dinners, he's always "there" and won't let her go back to her own apartment and every time she questions him, he shuts her up with sex...He soon shows his true domineering obsessive traits, and not in that HOT ALPHA way, just as an obsessed, crazy, messed up in the head person. It's so bad Henrietta can't get away. She finally has to wait until he's sleeping and calls Aaron to take her home. Damien doesn't follow, and Henrietta can finally catch a breath. There are lots of spoiler spots here, so the review is kinda spotty, but the epilogue was what will make me read the next installment. Three years have passed and Etta lives with Aaron...and up walks Damien.  I HAVE to find out what happens...Does she take him back, does she not?     

4 out of 5 stars

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