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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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This audible book is Flipping Fantastic!

5 out of 5 Hearts

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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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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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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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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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Suspense mystery

Good suspense mystery romance.
Good narrative and story.Enjoyed listening to.
Like the characters Jake and Jennie.
Good drama..

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Obsession is just the beginning

This was my first book listened to or read by this author. The Story kept me intrigued from beginning to end. I enjoyed meeting these characters.

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Great Book

What made the experience of listening to A Deadly Obsession the most enjoyable?

The story, it was a great story.

What did you like best about this story?

The way that thee two main characters fought for each other once they admitted their feelings.

What about Bailey Varness’s performance did you like?

It was great.

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

I wanted to listen to it in one sitting but I was not able to.

Any additional comments?

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.

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In The Crosshairs Of A Madman

What did you love best about A Deadly Obsession?

I loved that the series morphed into romantic suspense! It added an extra layer of interest for me :)

Who was your favorite character and why?

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!

Which character – as performed by Bailey Varness – was your favorite?

Bailey made me LOVE Jenny! Her personality shined brightly thanks to her performance.

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

Not really. The bad guy made me twitch so I had to take breaks! Guess that means he was really well written :) Brava!

Any additional comments?

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 :)