The Obsession by Nora Roberts| Book Review

Book Title: The Obsession

Author: Nora Roberts

Genre: Romance/Thriller/Suspense

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Synopsis – At 12 yrs old, Naomi Bowes followed her father into the woods one night and stumbled upon a shocking & disturbing truth. From that moment, life would never be the same for Naomi, her mother, and her brother, Mason. Years later, Naomi’s past follows her wherever she goes, making her develop a nomad-like attitude for her job as a photographer, bumping around from place to place. In the present order of events, Naomi is in her late twenties and decides to root herself in a small town by purchasing a huge house in need of many repairs. She befriends the town folk and even finds love in Xander Keaton, the town mechanic. While Naomi busies herself with taking pictures and bartering them for odds and ends needed around her house, and sparks fly between her and Xander, her horrific past resurfaces and she can’t help but blame herself, and want to retreat into a space where she hasn’t opened her heart and life to others.

My Review – if you’re familiar with my blog, you’d know I love most of what Nora Roberts writes, how she writes, her manner of storytelling. It’s the way I love my own stories to be. A dash of romance tied in with mysteries, suspense and thriller.

I must admit I had an inkling of the climax in this book but not because of a weak plot. I’m just an alright detective(hehe). This book was very character driven. The characters were fully explored and examined, their growth and progress added to the story. Without all of this meaningful clutter, I don’t see how the main plot would work as a whole book. Overall, I would recommend it as it doesn’t narrow in on just a romantic story. That’s just a fraction of what this book is about. Without selling the story away, I’ll say it’s a tie in of murder, mayhem, healing, strength.

*Before heading into this book you should know that there are some dark moments, mentions of rape, torture and murder by a disturbed serial killer. *

Thanks for stopping by. Happy reading!

Xo Kat

What’s On My Bookshelf (January 2016)

These do not include what’s on my Kindle App. It’d be impossible to add those, there are over 50 books on there. I will post reviews as I read them. Some of these are older books and not all of these I may read in 2016. These are what’s on my bookshelf as of January 2016. No specific genre, I read everything!

* The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare (Read)

  • City of Bones
  • City of Ashes
  • City of Glass
* The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
  • Cinder
  • Scarlet
  • Cress
  • Winter

*Shiva Trilogy by Amish Tripathi

  • The Immortals of Meluha
  • The Secret of the Nagas
  • The Oaths of Vayuputras
    *Throne of Glass Series
    • Throne of Glass
    • Crown of Midnight
    • Heir of Fire
    • Queen of Shadows
    *Frankenstein Series by Dean Koontz
    • Prodigal Son
    • City of Night
    • Dead and ALive
    • Lost Souls
    • The Dead Town

      *The Secrets of the Immortal Nicolas Flamel by Micheal Scott

      • The Alchemist
      • The Magician
      • The Sorceress
      • The Necromancer
      • The Warlock
      • The Enchantress
      *Stephen King (Author)
      • Revival
      • Salem’s Lot
      • The Stand
      *A Song of Fire and Ice by George R.R. Martin (Read partially)

      • A Game of Thrones
      • A Clash of Kings
      • A Storm of Swords
      • A Feast for Crows
      • A Dance with Dragons
      *Lev Grossman (Author)
      • The Magicians
      • The Magician’s Land
      • The Magician King

      *Leon Uris(Author)
      • Redemption
      • O’Hara’s Choice
      • Mila 18
      • Mitla Pass
      • Battle Cry
      • Armageddon
      • The Haj
      • QB VII
      • Topaz
      • The Angry Hills
      • Exodus

      * Nora Roberts (Author)
      • Whiskey Beach

      * Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead
      *Steve Berry (Author)
      • The Admiral’s Mark
      • The Amber Room
      • The Balkan Escape
      • The Charlemagne Pursuit
      • The Columbus Affair
      • The Devil’s Gold
      • The Emperor’s Tomb
      • The Jefferson Key
      • The Paris Vendetta
      • The Romanov Prophecy
      • The Templar Legacy
      • The Third Secret
      • The Venetian Betrayal
      There are more books to be added to my shelf of course, I will do an update in the latter part of 2016. 
      xo Kat

      December 2014 Book Review

      The month isn’t over yet, still a week to go but with all that is going on, I don’t think I will get to complete another book before 2015 is upon us. Unfortunately this month was really hectic and though I had a number of books lined up to read, I only completed one.

      Title: What Happens At Christmas (Millworth Manor Book 1)
      Author: Victoria Alexander

      This book is available on Amazon Kindle. It’s around $4.99

      I must say it is a really good book. I have moments where I like certain genres and I am absolutely in love with Christmas romances. Without giving away too much, it is a Christmas romance novel, set in England in the 1800s equipped with passion and humour to make one’s soul smile. I enjoyed all aspects of the book. The characters were well written and I loved the way they were portrayed, be it in a negative or positive role. Even the ones that’s suppose to annoy you, will grow on you. What amazed me most is the little humour that some characters bring, I found myself chuckling from ear to ear. It’s rare for a book to do that to me. It’s not that writers don’t write comedy well, I am just a tough cookie. At the end of the book, I was satisfied with the story, the climax, the characters….I literally fell in love with the main male character hehehe.

      Here are some other Christmas novels that I wanted to read but couldn’t: 
      Winter’s Interlude, Sandy Lloyd
      Married by Midnight, Julianne MacLean
      The Brands who came for Christmas, Maggie Shayne
      Unexpected Gifts, Elena Aitken
      My Christmas Curse, Joan Gable
      Married for Christmas, Noelle Adams

      All are available on for Amazon Kindle!