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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Deadly Obsession--Kristine Cayne

 Publication Date: January 1, 2012Genre: Contemporary/Romantic Suspense
Series: Deadly Vices
List Price: $3.99
Sensuality Rating: R
Star Rating: 5/5


When an Oscar-winning movie star meets a department-store photographer… 

Movie star Nic Lamoureux appears to have a playboy’s perfect life. But it’s a part he plays, an act designed to conceal a dark secret he carries on his shoulders. His empty days and nights are a meaningless blur until he meets the woman who fulfills all his dreams. She and her son are the family he’s always wanted—if she can forgive a horrible mistake from his past.

A Hollywood dream…

Lauren James, a widowed single mother, earns barely enough money to support herself and her son. When she wins a photography contest and meets Nic, the man who stars in all her fantasies, her dreams, both professional and personal, are on the verge of becoming real. The attraction between Lauren and Nic is instant—and mutual. Their chemistry burns out of control during a photo shoot that could put Lauren on the fast track to a lucrative career.

Becomes a Hollywood nightmare

But an ill-advised kiss makes front-page news, and the lurid headlines threaten everything Nic and Lauren have hoped for. Before they know what’s happening, their relationship is further rocked by an obsessed and cunning stalker who’ll stop at nothing—not even murder—to have Nic to herself. When Nic falls for Lauren, the stalker zeroes in on her as the competition.

And the competition must be eliminated.

My Opinion:

The first thought that comes to mind someone asks me "What did you think of Deadly Obsession?" is HOT! HOT! HOT! I absolutely loved this book and I am a now a die-hard Nic Lamoureux fan and I am not ashamed to admit he will probably be starring in a few inappropriate dreams, as well.

I think the thing that caught my eye the most is the uniqueness of the plot. I mean, most stalker themed books we read are centered on male stalkers following the hot female celebrity or the pretty girl next door. As a matter of fact, I just finished Got Game? by Stephanie Doyle and it's exactly like I described. Now, there is nothing wrong with that idea (I loved it, actually), but here, in Deadly Obsession, we have a female stalker and a male celebrity (okay, I have to say it: a HOT male celebrity). I just enjoyed the originality. The book as a whole was fantastic, not just Nic (although he was especially yummy). 

Ms. Cayne is very creative. I never would have been able to come up with a cmplex plot such as Deadly Obsession has. The irony (Nic falls for photographer and has no idea the photographer is the same photographer he had a crush on in high school) is awesome and very entertaining. I was amazed with this book from the very beginning (You go Ms. Cayne!).

The searing love scenes almost set my kindle on fire! The author uses very stimulating description words to make a fabulous love scene! They were spectacular and each one was completely different from the next, which I appreciate. Don't you just hate when the love scenes are boring? I sure do! 

The humor in a lot of the dialogue keeps a reader (especially me) entertained while we get to know the characters (BTW-Vivian is a horrible woman, all throughout the novel I wanted to slap her).

In the end, when Nic was pretending to be in love with Vivian, I hated how far he had to go to prove his "feelings," but I understand how far he needed to go. Actually, I'm kind of glad Ms.Cayne made Nic and Vivian go so far; it shows she isn't writing to please her readers (although she pleases us very much), but writes for herself. That makes her different from the norm. I like that.


All lovers of suspense, hot mean, delicious love scenes, and stalker themes, would really dig Deadly Obsession. I myself can't wait to read the next one!

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