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Having not read anything by CoraLee June before, I was really looking forward to reading A LOVELY OBSESSION. I was completely drawn in by the blurb. My first reaction upon finishing the book was WOW!!!! This story was absolutely amazing ... no it was addictive. From beginning to end CoraLee's character's and storyline had me completely mesmerised.
Roe and Hunter were both extremely complicated characters. Roe, a young girl still in high school keeps her distance from those around her ... she keeps her thoughts and feelings to herself. The only person she truly trusts is Mack, her uncle who has raised her since she was ten. Mack is extremely protective of Roe ... but Mack has a secret, one that could destroy Roe's trust in him.
Then there is Hunter. He is a man who constantly lurks in the shadows ... watching, protecting and manipulating Roe's life to protect her. Hunter is a hired assassin for the Bullets MC, he too has a secret ... an obsession ... Roe.
Once Roe and Hunter meet, the tension between them and in the book, increases dramatically. Their chemistry is completely off the charts. The push and pull of their relationship was simply divine. Hunter may think he is in control, but I love and admire the way in which Roe shows her independence and stands up to him is brilliant. There is a deeper, darker connection between the two, one that haunts Hunter continually ... one that really astounded me when it came out.
An absolutely brilliant beginning to this duet. I can't wait for A Lovely Confession, due out early March. I need to know how their story ends.
This book guys is astounding and heart breaking. Hunter out broody assassin who hates his debt but lines begin to blur and obsession grows into something more when he is thrust into Roes' life rather than hiding in the shadows. Roe is a beautiful character who was raised by a mother obsessed with death, she refuses to make connections, plan too far in the future and just gets by, when suddenly she discovers her life isn't what it seemed and in her shadow has loomed this presence, who has been protecting and providing for her without her knowledge.
Coralee has way of writing that captivates me from the very first page to the last. I loved delving back into the bullets world even if it's just on the edges. I cannot wait for the next book and I loved the poetry in this story, it really added to the glow of the book.
There are so many things I loved about this book: the connection to The Bullets, the tension between the two MCs, the way the story is written is true to Coralee June’s style and how every page leaves you gripped to the story wanting more. Another brilliant starter to what looks to be another kick ass series by Coralee June! Can’t wait for book two!
Its starts off a bit slow and then the secrets start to come out and this book keeps picks up the pace - Roe has a stalker as a high school senior, it would seem her life has been a lie . Hunter has always been keeping an eye on Roe - for reasons you will need to read about in this story . Leaves you wanting the next book . Well Written !
Never in my life have I devoured a book as quickly as I consumed the words and paper and ink and dreams that Coralee wove into this manuscript. A Lovely Obsession is poetry and prose and heartache and sin, bled into life and laid bare for our consumption. Hunter and Roe's story is a magnificent journey of how damage can be beautiful, and beauty damaged. I loved every minute of it, and ache for the next book. A triumph!
I didn't really know what I was getting myself into when I first started this book ... but now that I've finished I realise that CoraLee June is a Master Wordsmith. My heart fell in love with Roe and Hunter's journey and now my heart is breaking, waiting for the next book in March 2020.
Intrigue, friendship, angst, fear, love, terror, death, loss, honour are all emotions woven into the pages of this book. This is a truly brilliant ode to life. I highly recommend this read - it will make you feel truly alive.
A Lovely Obsession is book 1 in Dent of Passion Duet and it is such a great read. CoraLee June is such a fabulous author and you just spin out of control in her world. With connections over to the Bullets, this book is action packed. But yes that ending, grrr, thankfully Book 2 is already out. Loved it!
This book is amazing! I was captivated within the first chapter! Most of the time it’s girl meets bad boy, they argue, have sex then a cliffhanger for the next book.
But not this story. I cried, like literally ride at the end and that never happens. And then the end that was so unexpected, CoraLee June I hate you ( not really but you get the drift) how can you do that to us!! Number two better come soon or I don’t know what I’ll do
I devoured this book in one sitting and just can’t wait for the next instalment. My heart breaks for Mack and I really want to see his and Roe’s pseudo father/daughter relationship in the next book flourish!