Monday, February 8, 2021

Atonement by T.K. Leigh


Title: Atonement
Series: Possession Duet #2
Author: T.K. Leigh
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: February 8, 2021


Londyn Bennett entered my world like a hurricane. One I was grossly unprepared for. 

But in the short time we’ve known each other, she’s opened my eyes to things I never expected. She taught me about acceptance. Compassion. Love. 

Because of her, I’ve also been forced to learn about prejudice. Cruelty. Hate. 

We may come from two different worlds, but the second we met, our hearts beat as one, nothing able to sever our connection. 

Or so I thought. 
When the bubble we’ve been living in bursts, will our love be strong enough to weather the gale-force winds threatening to upend everything? Or is hatred too powerful to overcome? 

A wise person once told me that the right path isn’t always the easy one. 

I just never realized the right path could be so treacherous. 

Atonement in the final book in the Possession Duet, an opposites attract, interracial romance with all the feels.

Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆

'Atonement' picks up where 'Possession' left off and sees the aftermath of 'Possession' unfold.

Without giving the story away, Londyn is fighting the injustice of being a black woman when white privilege reigns supreme. Not only is she fighting for her #MeToo voice to be heard but for her own freedom. Wes though is right by her side, supporting and willing to give up everything for her.

This story is an important to tell, particularly with the world the way that it is. It is disappointing and makes me angry that we are living in a time that this story still needs to be told. It was a powerful one but one that was told with sensitivity and compassion. It was a difficult read on so many levels but the message of hope and belief come through strongly and make this a compassionate read.  There was so much against Londyn and Wes but good wins over evil and love over hate. I am in awe of Londyn and the strength and courage she demonstrates throughout this story.

T.K. Leigh demonstrated compassion and sensitivity with the issues raised in this book. There was no glorification of the issues and each difficult and challenging scene only provided the reader enough of an understanding of the shocking events experienced by Londyn. This was a first class read.




“Do you want to know what keeps me going?”

“What’s that?” I ask in a soft voice.

“This, Londyn.”

I slowly look at him, my breath catching when I see he’s holding a small, black box, a gorgeous diamond solitaire displayed prominently, the overhead lights reflecting in it.

“This is what keeps me going. The idea that, once this is all over, I’ll be able to get down on one knee and ask you to be my wife.”

I squeeze my eyes shut, my heart physically aching. If he thought this would make me reconsider, he’s wrong. It only makes this even more painful than it already is.

“I planned to ask you New Year’s Day. I was so fucking excited to see this ring on your finger, Lo.”

“Wes, please…,” I beg, each word he says like another knife in my heart.

“We may have gotten off course. You may think things have changed, but they haven’t. I still want to get down on one knee and ask you to be my wife. I still want to see this ring on your finger. And I still want to stand before God and all the important people in our lives as we become one.”

I swipe at the tears falling steadily down my cheeks, wanting to run, but at the same time clinging to every word he says.

“I won’t stand here and tell you everything will be okay. I don’t know if it will. It kills me to see you hurting like this and not being able to do anything to fix it, except love you with every beat of my heart. Except stand by your side, even when you push me away. Except fight for you, even when you don’t think it’s worth it. Because let me tell you something, Londyn…”

I shift my gaze back to his, swallowing hard.

“You are worth it. And nothing you say will make me think otherwise. Nothing will break this tether binding me to you. You for me, Lo. For the rest of our lives. Even if we’re apart, you will still own me. Own my body. My mind. My heart. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.”


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T.K. Leigh is the USA Today Bestselling author of romance ranging from fun and flirty to sexy and suspenseful. Originally from New England, she now resides in sunny Southern California with her husband, beautiful daughter, rescued special needs dog, and three cats. When she’s not writing, she can be found training for her next marathon (of which she has run over twenty fulls and far too many halfs to recall) or chasing her daughter around the house.


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