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Obsessed

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A dark, erotic suspense where a stalker gets his ultimate prize - the object of his affections.

Synopsis

You don’t see me, but I see you.
I always see you.
I’m always there — no matter what you do.
No matter if you’re a lovely mother during the day or a debauched whore at night.
I see you reading to your child or wrapping your legs around a pole.
I see you rubbing your petite body against other men and serving guests in your chaste uniform.
I know who you are, and who you would like to be.
I know what you need and you will get it.
Soon.
Then you will be mine.

I picked up this book on the premise that it was a romantic suspense but once I started reading, I realised it wasn't particularly romantic but frankly a little disturbing. Sure there are 'romantic' overtures made by the lead character, stalker-in-chief, Keaton Rush but as these are usually motivated by his obsession with his object of affection, Olivia Pierson, and his need to fully possess her. Therefore, it's hard to see his actions as anything other than selfish and creepy - as is the way with stalker fantasies.


I honestly wasn't prepared for just how graphic the sexual content was, but what bothered me more was how sex is used as the tool for Olivia to become equally as obsessed with Keaton as he was with her. At every turn, where she seems to be falling deeper and dangerously in love, I was screaming for her to wake up and face reality. Although she asks some of the questions we all ask in a new relationships, she never seems to probe as far as she should for fear of angering him, or maybe it was her general lack of interest. All her feminist leanings and declarations of not needing a man appear fly out the proverbial window in the face of Keaton's superhuman-like sexual prowess, and his kindness to her son.


In fact I think the portrayal of Olivia is why I didn't enjoy this novel as much as I would have liked. She comes across as quite vapid and whiny, when she's meant to be this tough, sassy single mum who does whatever she has to in order to provide for her family. Instead, I found myself more interested in Keaton in all in his terrifyingly, creepily obsessive, gaslighting glory. Also, I just had no idea where this story was going. Was Keaton going to be reformed by love? Was Olivia going to end up dead as punishment for falling for the wrong guy? Who knows? The novel is left rather open-ended to make room for the inevitable sequel.


That all said, Obsessed is well written, with the exception of some the dialogue which was quite stilted and at times unrealistic. I'm aware that this novel was translated from German, so I'm wondering if some things got lost in translation. Also there were some grammatical and spelling errors, which although didn't detract from the overall story, were very noticeable.


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Synopsis

You don’t see me, but I see you.
I always see you.
I’m always there — no matter what you do.
No matter if you’re a lovely mother during the day or a debauched whore at night.
I see you reading to your child or wrapping your legs around a pole.
I see you rubbing your petite body against other men and serving guests in your chaste uniform.
I know who you are, and who you would like to be.
I know what you need and you will get it.
Soon.
Then you will be mine.

On the finishing line

Again, you’re wearing those ridiculous shoes that should be tossed in the trash. I have no idea why you don’t spend 20 bucks for new sneakers. But even that would be not enough. You deserve the most expensive high heels.

And you are running late again because every morning you make the mistake of hitting the snooze button on your alarm clock, again and again, even though you should get your ass out of bed. Every morning the same stress. Your hair is messy. Your clothes are put on haphazardly...

I see more skin than is good for me or you. I can’t focus when you show so – 10 – Until you’re mine much skin, Olivia. You’d almost think you’re doing it on purpose. You get a kick out of making the same mistakes.

However, I will not be a mistake, sweetie. I will be the best thing that ever happened to you. I’m rock hard again.

You want a sip of coffee while trying to comb your hair at the same time. I suppress a grin as some coffee spills and ruins the white blouse you just put on. You are so cute.

I want you. I want to lick the coffee from your décolleté, whisper in your ear to knock it off or I’ll fuck you right here propped up against the doorframe, and you can forget about getting to work on time. I want you to look me in the eye when you come and know to whom you belong.

Not too much longer now and my fantasies will become reality. I cannot take it anymore. I can’t stay away from her any longer, not one more minute. But it’s time to leave for one should stop when things are at their best...

I am the hunter. You are my prey — and I will get you. Today.

About the author

We are two crazy Ladies who've decided to unite and to write novels. It'll be sexy, dark, nerve wrecking exciting and last but not least, there'll be no taboos. view profile

Published on April 24, 2020

Published by A.P.P. Publishing House

90000 words

Genre: Romantic Suspense

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