Monday, March 4, 2013

Nadene's Satin Sheet Review of Deadly Obsession by Kristine Cayne

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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.


 This is my first time reading this author’s work and I must say I really enjoyed her work. Deadly Obsession is a suspenseful romantic read set in Seattle and Los Angeles and it’s the first book in the Deadly Vices Series. The story held my interest from the very first page and I couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen next.    
I love the fact that he story was told from the point of view of the main male and female character as well as the villain. This allowed me to gain a better understanding of each character and to be able maintain a connection with them throughout the entire story.
Lauren, the lead female character, is someone most of us can relate to. She is a single mother who is working hard to make a life for her son and herself. She is strong and determined individual. Lauren is a talented photographer who was seeking to make her name known. She got her chance when she won a contest that led to her to taking pictures of Nic Lamoureux a famous movie star.
Nic Lamoureux aka Nic the Lover is a smoking hot alpha male. He is at the top of his game as it relates to his career.  However, in spite of this he was not happy. He had some deep seated secret which he tried his best to keep hidden for fear it may destroy his career.
The chemistry between Lauren and Nic was electric. I loved the way the author developed their relationship. Nic and Lauren had a crush on each other from their high school days. Lauren knew who he was but he had idea that she was the same girl that he had been crazy about all those years ago. The romance between them was sweet, hot and realistic.  They each had their issues from the past which was a threat to their relationship. Nic was scared that if Lauren was to find out his secret she would end their relationship. Lauren was scared that she would lose Nic just like she had lost her husband. The way that Nic bonded with Lauren’s son was really adorable. This revealed that he was a compassionate man who loved children.  Their relationship was also being threatened by a stalker. This stalker was willing to do anything to get rid of any woman who showed any romantic interest in Nic.
There was not much mystery as I was able to figure out who the stalker was by the third chapter. What kept me on the edge of my seat though was trying to figure out what was next on the stalker’s agenda. Talk about crazy. I could actually feel the madness jumping off my kindle.  I felt real nervous for Nic and Lauren as a result.  The other characters were just as wonderful and I am looking forward to them having their own stories.
The descriptions were vivid and life like and the story flowed beautifully from beginning to end and it does not leave the reader hanging. The story was fast paced and it took me less than a day to complete it.
I really enjoyed reading this story and I will definitely be adding Kristine Cayne to my list of must read authors.  I would absolutely recommend this book to readers of romantic suspense.

This title was awarded 4.5 Satin Pillows

Heat Rating  3 candles

1 comment:

  1. Nadene - thank you for the lovely review! I'm so happy you connected with Nic and Lauren and enjoyed their encounter with a deadly stalker. :)