2019 Reading Challenge

2019 Reading Challenge
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Sunday, March 31, 2019

The Obsession by Nora Roberts



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Nora Roberts Book of the Month Book Club!
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MARCH 2019
The Obsession


BLURB

The riveting novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Liar.
 
“She stood in the deep, dark woods, breath shallow and cold prickling over her skin despite the hot, heavy air. She took a step back, then two, as the urge to run fell over her.” 
 
Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the night she followed her father into the woods. In freeing the girl trapped in the root cellar, Naomi revealed the horrible extent of her father’s crimes and made him infamous. No matter how close she gets to happiness, she can’t outrun the sins of Thomas David Bowes.
 
Now a successful photographer living under the name Naomi Carson, she has found a place that calls to her, a rambling old house in need of repair, thousands of miles away from everything she’s ever known. Naomi wants to embrace the solitude, but the kindly residents of Sunrise Cove keep forcing her to open up—especially the determined Xander Keaton. 
 
Naomi can feel her defenses failing, and knows that the connection her new life offers is something she’s always secretly craved. But the sins of her father can become an obsession, and, as she’s learned time and again, her past is never more than a nightmare away.


MY REVIEW


Hot damn, this book was phenomenal.
A very compelling story, right from the first page.

"They're not so different, words and pictures. Both freeze moments, both stay with you long after the moment's over"

For our book club, we read this in 4 parts over the course of the Month, I struggled putting it down. I wanted to read it all with in the first couple of days.

The beginning of this book is very dark, and chilling. Naomi Bowes finds out her father is a serial killer. Thomas David Bowes. When she was 11-12 she followed him into the woods one night and its awful what she discovers. She rescues they only surviour Ashley.  Her father is a sick,sexual, sadist a narcissist psycho who preys on women and rapes, beats and holds them hostage in a stellar. He killed 26 women that he admitted to, but because he enjoys the attention he gives the FBI trickles of information over the years. He manipulated his wife, Naomi and her brother Mason. ( who I adored) He literally brain washed there Mum, When they were young he scared them.

This is one thing you will never get over, even when you move away and change your last name. Her Uncle and his partner come to the kids rescue and raise them as there own. I loved them and there bond. There Mum was hopeless, she does try to get better but she is a lost course.

"You put something behind you Nome, it's got its eyes on you back. I'd rather keep it in front of me, so I can see where it's going"

I really enjoyed this story, getting to know Naomi, and Xander. Their relationship is very slow building and I did not mind one bit, because once they get together it is H O T.

I have become to love Nora Roberts romantic thrillers or romantic suspense novels and The Obsession is easily 5/5 stars for me. 
I found the plot, moved quickly. It had me hooked, I loved how much she loved her brother and Uncles, and when she finally decides to buy a home, and not a simple little home a big gigantic house that needed to be guttered and renovated. Set some roots, finds a stray dog, and Xander it becomes all very interesting. It was just so well written IMO. The first part of the book is of her, finding out about her serial killer father, and we go threw the motions with her as she grows into a teenager and then we get to the present time.

Yes, things get more exciting when we do catch up to the present time, but I think it needs all the emotion of the first part, you see her struggles brought to light and how she deals with it all. I love her job, she is a photographer, a very loved one, that and talented. I love all the details in photos, and especially doing up her new home. I maybe in the minority, but I loved all the details. I loved how it came through, you could close your eyes and see it all.

Xander Keaton *swoon* I adored this sexy man.
He literally blew me away, he is probably one of my new favourite Nora Roberts men. Xander, he was confidence and he was total alpha, he didn't over do it, he was just everything I looked for a main man in a novel. He knew what he wanted, and he wanted Naomi. The romance between these to was hot, steamy and all sorts of perfect.

"Sunlight in your hair, Morning light. You standing there, working on a piece of plywood, sunlight all over you, and I feel like someone kicked me of a damn cliff."~ Xander 

The ending made me cry, it truly touched my heart. 
When the newer bad guy becomes part of the story, With missing women and dead bodies found, I could not pick it. right to the end, I was like who the heck is the killer, but then there was this part it hit me and I knew without a doubt who it was, and I was correct. Man I loved the twist and turns in this well written story. 
I can also recommend the audio as well, as I read half of the book I was also listening to it while I was busy too.

We also get a great cast of characters, from Kevin and his wife Jenny who become her best-friends, the guys from Xanders band. Everyone who she meet from town was lovable. I really enjoyed this one guys, I can not praise it enough.


"You don't always know what lives with you"

Ang

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