Obsession (Ana’s Review)


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Title: Obsession
Author: Theophilia St. Claire
Publisher: NineStar Press
Release Date: December 4th 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary
Page Count: 229
Reviewed by: Ana
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Blurb:

Nick has a hard life. Not only is he working at an East Harlem bar to make ends meet and pay for his sister’s medical expenses, he’s also on the run from a shady past that’s surely catching up to him.

Most people think Claude has it easy due to the money and luxury surrounding him. But they would be wrong. Firmly trapped beneath his stern father’s thumb, Claude’s pre-determined life took a nosedive when his lover, Christian, left him a year ago.

When the two meet, sparks do not instantly fly between them. Claude thinks Nick is his ex-lover returned to him. Nick thinks Claude is crazy.

However, circumstances bring these two men together. And despite Claude’s jealousy and possessive nature, Nick is falling for him. Sick of being mistaken for Claude’s ex, Nick is willing to find out what happened to him—the real Christian. He’ll have to if he wants a stable relationship with Claude. How Claude takes the truth, however, is the only thing that scares him.


This was such an intense roller-coaster of emotions and events. I’m not sure if it’s consider a romance but I thinks it goes more to the darker side, exactly one of the reasons I choose to read it. I found the title interesting, although I’m not completely sure if it fits, this looks more than an obsession to me.

I had a great time reading it. There were some moments when I just couldn’t read fast enough. It was very exciting. One of the things I enjoyed the most about it was Claude. He wasn’t a nice character. He had some very questionable conducts and it’s hard to feel sympathy for him, even though there are some aspects of him that might be intended that way. But still with all the issues about him, he was exactly the reason why I liked the book so much. I spend most of my reading time trying to figure him out.. He is a very complex character and I enjoy him so much.

Nick was ok. I guess most readers would like him but, for me, he was frustrating. He seem so oblivious of some clear alert signs or more than oblivious he choose to ignore them. I know that it was a realistic behavior and I appreciate that, but he made me mad so many times. One of the things I loved about him was his relationship with Amy, it was so beautiful.

There are some romance and some nice moments too, but I think the darker elements of the story had more weight in the development of the plot and it was really great. It was an amazing book but I think anyone interested on reading it should check the publisher’s warnings.


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Galley copy of Obsession provided by NineStar Press via NetGalley in exchange of an honest review.

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I love to read M/M books. I’ve only start in 2015 so I’m still doing a lot of catching up with some series and getting to know some authors. I love to read stories with dark themes, a lot of angst and complex characters. I work in mental health and I’ve always been interested on how mental illness is portray in books, so I would probably read any book with that subject.

Here are some of my favorite books

 

Strain Violence Vegets Arctic Absolution Dark Soul The dreams you made in the Dirt
Fog Bought Caged Jaye Evenfall The Invasion of Tork

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