Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Book Review: Deadly Obsession - Kristine Cayne

Synopsis - 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 fulfils 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 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 at a photo shoot that could put Lauren on the fast track to a lucrative career.

Becomes a Hollywood nightmare...

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.  (Taken from Goodreads)

Review -  I won this e-book from JeanzBookReadNReview give-away on Kristine Cayne's blog tour.  I read this is Ms Cayne's debut novel, not a bad start to a writing career - not a bad start at all!  I'm not a great one for the romance genre, however this was romance with a difference.  A thriller as well!  The reader is kept on their toes all the way through.  Although the stalker's identity is shown fairly early on, her actions are still highly unpredictable - you don't know where she may follow or what she will do.  Good characterisations and a pacy narrative with plenty going on to keep the audience interested.  Nice interaction between the key players and some  nasty twists and turns add to the plot.

The second novel from the Deadly Vices series - Deadly Addiction is due out April this year.  Not long and on the basis of Book One, it's worth the wait.  3*

Available on Kindle - ASIN: B006SP32Q0
Paperback ISBN: 0984903402 or 978-0984903405


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