The Art of Possession Book Cover The Art of Possession
Cari Z
LGBT, Gay, Romance, Romantic Suspense
Dreamspinner Press
November 5, 2019

When a treasure-hunting black ops soldier and a disgraced, reckless archeologist team up in search of a priceless artifact, they might get more than they bargained for.

Ever since leaving the Green Berets to work in private security, Alex Tucker has longed for some excitement—and he’s about to get his wish.

Archeologist Malcolm Armstrong needs the chance to prove he isn’t a fraud. Along with Alex, he’s hired to track down and authenticate a valuable scepter, in a hunt that turns deadlier than either of them imagined as they search dangerous locations across three continents and try to stay ahead of the factions who want the treasure for themselves—and Malcolm and Alex dead.

Just as they realize the feelings between them transcend convenience and the thrill of the chase, a rival reemerges, threatening everything.

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Reviewed by Linda Tonis

Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team

When Alex Tucker left the Green Berets due to a medical issue he was lost until he went to work for a private security company, Kensington International Security a private mercenary, security and retrieval firm whose clients pay big money for fast results. His latest assignment was to rescue a kidnapped girl whose father left Alex as angry with him as the kidnappers. With this assignment over he is given one that should be easy, but as the saying goes, shoulda,woulda, coulda. Everything about this new assignment is out of his comfort zone, a tuxedo a gala at the British Museum in London and no idea who the client is and what his assignment is, not a good start.

Malcolm Armstrong, an archeologist left the British Museum in disgrace when he insisted that a Chinese bowl was a fake only to be proven to be authentic calling his knowledge into question. Now he is invited to the gala by none other than his ex-lover Gerard, a member of the board of directors and who abandoned him as soon as he got into trouble. He has no idea why Gerard invited him but he attends in the hope of getting to say a few choice words to him.

Mal and Alex meet at the gala when Alex puts a gun to his face, Alex was acting the part of a bodyguard for Gerard and still had no idea why he was hired, the answer is given to both Alex and Mal since they are both required for this assignment, an assignment to find a missing priceless scepter. Alex’s job find the artifact, Mal’s job authenticate it and all in a week.  An ex-Beret, now a hired agent has to work with a civilian with absolutely no clue as to how to protect himself when and if they finally find the thief.

Travelling from place to place, being shot at, finding the scepter and losing it again Mal and Alex realize that they are falling for each other but can two totally opposite men in two totally opposite career choices have any chance at a relationship especially since Alex is from the U.S. and Mal from London. The search was exciting from beginning to end and I loved the two main characters.