Saturday, 15 June 2013

Review: Obsession

by Sofia Grey
Rating: 4/5

perf5.000x8.000.inddWhen the perfect husband
Becomes the perfect nightmare...

Josh Delaney is the ideal honey trap. His charm and model good looks would be enough for most women, but coupled with his psychic ability to read their thoughts, he’s impossible to resist. Suspicious husbands employ him to test their wives, to see if they can be tempted to stray.
High profile couple Suki and Gabe Bridgewater have the perfect marriage, or at least, that’s the image they portray to the world. Behind closed doors, Gabe’s dominance in the marriage is unravelling and he decides to test Suki, using Josh as bait.
For Josh it should be just another easy job, but two things go horribly wrong.
One, Josh falls in love with Suki.
And two, Gabe refuses to let her go.

Obsession is book one in the Talisman Series. Sofia Grey is a new author and I was intrigued by the mix of paranormal abilities and a male honey trap. I was not expecting this book.

Fair warning, this book focuses heavily on an abusive relationship so if that is a trigger for you then please steer clear of this book. That said the relationships in this book are crafted beautifully. Gabe is an abuser about to go off the rails and Suki is unhappy and fearful in her relationship. The way that Grey paints this dysfunctional abusive relationship is disturbing. She makes you read from Gabe’s POV and it is awful. The man is sick and it’s uncomfortable to read the things he thinks. As it should be.

Despite how much I liked this it was light on both the paranormal and romance aspects. At the end of Obsession, you’re left with a heck load of questions about Josh and his powers, the ‘Talisman’ and the way Grey writes I’m not sure we’ll ever get the answers.

As for the romance, it’s sweet but not very explicit. Considering Suki spends a lot of the novel with her asshole husband drugging and screwing her over that’s understandable. She and Josh don’t consummate their relationship until after Suki finally leaves Gabe. If adultery is a problem for you I think you could still enjoy this book. Suki is emotionally involved with Josh and kisses him while still with Gabe, but did I mention he drugs and generally abuses her? Because he does and at no point did I think she was morally bankrupt.

I really liked this book. It’s thought provoking and not at all what I expected. I definitely recommend this unless of course abusive relationships and or rape are a trigger for you.

Currently Listening: A Man For All Season – Robbie Williams

1 comment:

  1. Wow - fab review, thank you :-)

    Obsession is the first in a planned series and as the story arc develops, I fully intend to explain everthing. Thank you for reading and for writing such a full review.