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 fulfills 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 money 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 during a photo shoot that could put Lauren on the fast track to a lucrative career.
Becomes a Hollywood nightmare
But 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.
Reviewed by Gitte : 4 stars
I really enjoyed Deadly Obsession. I thought it was well written and despite me not particularly caring for the celebrity world, I found the way in which this story was jam packed full of sexy romance and thrilling suspense had me hooked right from the start.
I loved that we got to hear the voices of both our heroine and our hero. I developed an immediate connection to both of them as their POV’s were strong and had such emotion.
Our heroine Lauren is an extremely real and relatable character. She is sadly a young widow and has had to work real hard to support her young son. She also has all the typical issues of us real women as well as strength and determination.
Lauren is a very talented yet undiscovered photographer who is itching to get more freelance work. She is so grounded and independent with a real sweet innocence and a heart of gold.
Nic “The Lover” Lamoreaux is one of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars. And yeah…sigh…he is yummy, despite me finding his nickname way too cheesy though!! Nic is trying to make as many movies as he can in order to make money to protect his secret and his past.
Lauren gets the chance to photograph Nic who she has had a secret crush on since she was at school with him. Lauren is everything Nic secretly wants, and once he discovers her talent, he decides to help her start off her freelance career. Upon meeting at a photography session, this is where their journey begins which is one of secret fantasies, love, lust, jealousy, hate, obsession, dark secrets and violence.
The thrilling suspense in their story comes in the form of a stalker aptly named NicsBitch who seems to know his every move, eerily so and everything gets pretty ugly once Lauren enters Nic’s life. He has to make the decision on whether to forego his heart for her and her son’s safety or try and find this psycho killer stalker.
At times I found the story a little predictable, yet I also found a lot of refreshing twists and directions which combined with the fab characters and the romance was pretty spot on; making it a sexy suspenseful well written read.
Overall, I thought this book was a great read and it definitely had me hooked, I look forward to reading Deadly Vices #2
Further Books in this series
Deadly Addiction (Deadly Vices #2)
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