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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?

©2014 Melanie James (P)2015 Melanie James

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A heart stopping story that keeps you on the edge

What a thrilling exciting listen that keeps you on the edge of your seat. If you are looking for an audio that is fast moving, with action, suspense, mystery and romance you have come to the right place. This was so good I was so hooked from start to finish that I bought the first audio in this series and can’t wait for the next one to come out.

I thought the narrator did a really great job with the characters. There are some places when she paused that she should not have. A few places where she paused that maybe the next words should have been said before the pause. It did take me a little while to get use to her narration but once I did I was hooked. Her character voices are great both her male and female was given the correct amount of emotion to what they were going through. There are no background noises, no volume change just a very clean steady audio that become a part of your mind. No repeating of words which is a big issue for me, if any breaks were taken I could not tell. I had no trouble knowing what character was talking or what they were feeling. The only problem I see is the narrator needs to work on when she pauses beside that it was an outstanding job. I would defiantly listen to more of her work. I thought she really bought the characters to life making it a very pleasant listen.

There are many twists and turns, you get to see both side of the story which really adds to the plot. There are a few heart stopping moments that you are unsure which way the author will take the story. I honestly didn’t not care for Jake’s boss and he outlook on Jake’s secret, he really started out as a very nice man but really turned into well an a** very fast. He will lose a lot of good men if he doesn’t clean up his act. I loved Jake he really is a man of honor, his father at first is a little hard to take but he grows on you. Adam was a dream I loved how protective he was of Jenny. The buildup of the romance was a delight, I really enjoyed how Adam dealt with it. There are lots of humor that will make you smile just as many places where you catch your breath waiting to see the outcome. It is a highly entertaining listen that pulls the reader in holding you on the edge. The romance is wonderful I just loved how they loved each other from afar for so long with neither knowing how the other felt. I liked how it all came together. The obsessed is crazy lord the things this man thinks of will just turn your stomach. He is totally nuts wanting the women who he believes is his true love and the revenge he thinks is his due for the justice he thinks he deserves. You just have to love a psycho, that is as long as it is in a story and not real life.

Bottom line this is a great story from start to finish that holds the listener spellbound waiting for the nut case to come out. There is a fine line between right and wrong but if you are like me when it comes to the people you love trying to keep them safe you will cross that line every time. I can see this series going in a lot of different direction all with a great outcome as some leave the law enforcement getting away from the ties of the law when the law doesn’t work. I really can’t wait to see what the author will do with the next book. I really wish it was out now. I honestly did not want the story to end. It isn’t a cliffhanger but does leave a few loose ends where the next book will take off.

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This audible book is Flipping Fantastic!

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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.


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Suspenseful with romance

What did you love best about A Deadly Obsession?

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.

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ABSOLUTELY AWESOME LOVE STORY!

If you could sum up A Deadly Obsession in three words, what would they be?

Titillating Suspenseful Romance!

What other book might you compare A Deadly Obsession to and why?

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!

Have you listened to any of Bailey Varness’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Titillating Suspenseful Romance

Any additional comments?

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!

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A Deadly Obsession

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes I really enjoyed the story! Great action packed love story.

Did Bailey Varness do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

She did, I was just not personally crazy about her Jake voice. But other wise it was all good.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Action packed love story, with a little mystery and danger!!!!

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A great exciting book

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.

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Fun, steamy suspenseful romance!

The narrator did a good job. She had a nice tone of voice; a little more emotion would’ve been good, but this was a good listen. A quality recording too.

Enjoyed the suspense of this story and the steamy, sweet romance between Jake and Jenny. Jake is a cop that is partners with Jenny’s brother, Adam. He’s been crushing on Jenny, but hasn’t done much about it because of some secrets he’s got going on. Jenny has been crushing on Jake too, and is tired of waiting for him to step up. Things start getting heated between them, but a stalker starts causing problems for them. Love romances with the whole stalker scenario! We get POV from the stalker; a very depraved individual, this added some good danger to the story. The chemistry between Jake and Jenny is great, and both are likable characters; we get POV from both. I didn’t like that she felt the need to put her nose into Jake’s family issues; especially since she didn’t know that there wasn’t something truly terrible that happened to Jake in the past. She has a family is always forgiven mentality; which isn’t great when people are toxic, family or not. So, I was a little peeved at her; it would’ve been better for Jenny to not be so forceful on things she didn’t have the full story for. I like how things worked out there, but Jenny’s action weren’t the best. I do appreciate that she uses her brain most times though! Jake was great for Jenny; love his protective nature. Good passion going on in this story. The writing is a bit basic, but still a good read. Overall, an entertaining steamy romance with some action and suspense!

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Thrilling, Intriguing, Suspenseful

When Jenny’s parents were killed by a drunk driver, it fell to her older brother Adam, a local police officer, to take care of her and usher her into adulthood. Jake Matthews, Adam’s partner and best friend, has always been there to help. Somewhere, along the way, Jenny fell in love with Jake. Jake has feelings for Jenny as well, but some family closets have skeletons. Then there is the matter of a stalker. To say any more would spoil the mystery, intrigue, and suspense of this fantastically written, wonderfully narrated story! This one was amazing!

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Jenny and her brother Adams, his partner is Jake a fellows officer. Jenny strikes out on her on and sees another side. Secrets, revenge, and will everything be lost before it is over. A good story
Given audio for my voluntary review which added to this and enjoyed

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Fast paced romantic thriller!

I really enjoyed this! It is a fast paced thriller! Jake is a surprise in here. I loved that they both secretly wanted each other but were worried about Adam to do anything about it. Once the gloves come off...so do all the apprehensions. Then we have the mystery psycho. He is a great add and is worked in very well. The is smoothly done and I loved it! My favorite type of story! Romance with a kick!

I did listen to this on audio. Bailey Varness is the narrator and I thought she did a good job. I look forward to more from this author.

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  • 06-08-19

A Deadly Obsession

This books is perfect for those that like a little romance with some thriller and suspense thrown in to the combination. I really enjoyed how this book was written and the way the ending wrapped everything up so beautifully. Narration was fantastic in this as well.