An obsession takes many forms. Jenny has always lived under the watchful eyes of her brother, Adam and his fellow police officer Jake Matthews. After Jenny strikes out on her own, something very dark seeks her out and pushes her towards the man she has always known-or the man she thought she knew. Jake has a secret that could cost him everything he’s worked hard for, including his job. Will he risk everything for Jenny?
Redemption, justice, and vengeance. Will Jenny and the men in her life be able to see where one ends and another begins? It’s a fine line between right and wrong. How far will someone go to protect the person they love? How much are they willing to risk?
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5 out of 5 Hearts
Melanie James is a new author for me. This audible book is Flipping Fantastic!
Oh My Gosh!! Love this story... It has it all! Mystery, Suspense, Action, Love, Romance, Thrilling twisted turns, and steaming Hot SEX!!
This is my first Melanie James experience, it was wonderful, and it most definitely will not be my last. Melanie James is an Amazing Author and her worlds are on fire. Well done, Miss James.
I Love the way this story flows... Consistently and fast paced. The world is one of coming of age and self-discovery with a multilayered series of twisted and unexpected events that will keep you riveted to your seat.
The intimacy between the protagonist and Jake is HOT DAMN!!! The scenes are depicted beautifully. Just laying back and listening to them with my eyes closed brought them in loud and clear. Well developed characters, including their back stories.
The narrator did an awesome job of bringing the characters to life. Crisp and clear. I am loving audio books now. I seriously doubt that I could keep them straight in my head. Good Job, Bailey.
My Recommendation is for all 18+ readers out there who enjoy believable, steamy characters and scorching hot scenes.
Lovetiggi's Book Reviews
An enjoyable story with a solid plot, some good characters, nicely described action sequences, good dialogue, and some intense love/sex scenes.
This a story about Jake and Jenny. Jake wants Jenny but his morals and concern for his friendship causes him to hold back. Jenny is a quiet young lady who has low self worth but from the writer's description, is a darn fine hottie. There are interesting back characters including family members and friends.
The only flaw to this book: Not enough time or description is spent on the antagonist of this story, or did I miss something?
To sum this all up: Another fine work of literary art by Melanie James.
Titillating Suspenseful Romance!
I've read the Sins Series by Lora Leigh and A Deadly Obsession had that feel to it. Instead of ex-military he's a cop protecting the woman he loves from a threat!
No, I have not listened to another story by Bailey Varness but I loved her voice reading this book. I'd definitely listen to here again in the future.
Titillating Suspenseful Romance
This is my first book I've listened to by Melanie James and I am happy to have found a new author to read! She has a wonderful way of telling a story that keeps you on the edge of suspense and rooting for a happy ending!
Yes I really enjoyed the story! Great action packed love story.
She did, I was just not personally crazy about her Jake voice. But other wise it was all good.
Action packed love story, with a little mystery and danger!!!!
I loved this book it kept me riveted to the end very well written and I didn't care for the narrator at first but she grew on me and I really enjoyed her reading I almost fell over when she named the man that was supposed to marry Maddie, my sons name is Grant Alexander.
The story, it was a great story.
The way that thee two main characters fought for each other once they admitted their feelings.
It was great.
I wanted to listen to it in one sitting but I was not able to.
A Deadly Obsession by Melanie James was a great book. I loved the dynamic and the chemistry of Jenny and Jake. I also liked that even though it seemed like they wouldn't get together, they made it work when a dark obsession took place. I thought this was a great book. It is a must read that I think everyone should read. I can't wait to read more by Melanie James.
I loved that the series morphed into romantic suspense! It added an extra layer of interest for me :)
My favorite character has to be Jenny. She knows what she wants and is not afraid to say it! No matter what happens she refuses to be a victim even in the midst of being victimized!
Bailey made me LOVE Jenny! Her personality shined brightly thanks to her performance.
Not really. The bad guy made me twitch so I had to take breaks! Guess that means he was really well written :) Brava!
This series must be listened to (or read) in order. The first book is A Valentine's Surprise. This is the second book. I can't wait to find out what happens in the next one!
Jenny has always been watched over. Both her brother Adam and his partner Jake have always been there to protect her. Too bad protection isn't what she really wants from Jake! She knows it's wrong... But Jake is the only man she has ever wanted. How will she ever get him to see her as the real life grown up woman she is? Someone worthy and deserving of the love she knows he is capable of giving? If she succeeds will her brother ever forgive them?
Jake knows Jenny has feelings for him but he is so not worthy of her. His family alone would bring her no end of misery. He can't bring himself to tell her the truth of his upbringing much less how he truly feels about her. Someone so innocent should be far away from him after all. Will he be able to keep her safe? Even from himself? Or is he doing her more harm than good by denying her? Will they ever work things out?
Unbeknownst to the main characters Jenny is being stalked. The madman is just biding his time, waiting to snatch her when the time is right. Will the stalker get his way and grab his prize? Or will her protectors realize the threat in time?
***This series is suitable for adult listeners (or readers) who enjoy chiclitish contemporary romances with a few mild taboos as well as loads of suspense and thrills and a sweet mildly old fashioned hero who still brings a lot of steam to the love scenes leading to a HEA :)
Not a narrator I would listen to again but the storyline and characters made it tank up there with some other great audiobooks.
I loved the relationship between the character and the way it evolved throughout the story.
She brought a creepy vibe to me as a listener which fit with the story.
I'm Watching You!
Melanie James is an exceptional writer she can do funny or dark and serious. I enjoyed this story and darker aspects of it. The book held my attention and flowed nicely and I look forward to listening to more books from this author.
I find that no matter how the story is written or who the author is, it is the narrator that makes or breaks a book. In this case I believe the story is good but I found myself getting irritated at the narrator. She only reads three to four words then pauses then three or four words again. In my opinion she needs to be a lot smoother when reading. I don't believe this book is worth a credit.
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