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Obsession by K. Loraine, Meg Anne

a_rock_to_live_under's review

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lighthearted relaxing slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.0

No actual plot or action, just them having sex lol.

bookstoashes's review against another edition

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4.0

4 Stars

I forgot to write a review and I read these books pretty quickly so I can't tell you one book from the other, but I will admit this was a fun time. Another academic paranormal why choose romance with sad backstories and a hate to love dynamic. Call me basic but I eat these books up like chocolate chip cookies. They're just so easily to consume and a good time.

If I recall my rating of the guys for this was Noah, Kingston, Caleb and Alek. Also this cover is the best, Noah is looking good.

Next time I get around to this series- if I ever decide to- I'm 100% going for the full casted audiobook because WOW do these narrators do an incredible job with the voices. I'm not sure how I'll handle men dirty talking to me in an audiobook format though but I'm going to prepare to die ten times over and pause every thirty seconds. Can't wait!

high_lady_of_reading's review

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adventurous tense slow-paced

1.0

I finished this and I really didn't want to,  but I kept hoping it would get better,  it doesn't.  It ends on a cliff hanger and I couldn't care less what happens next. FMC is super annoying and I just didn't care what happened.  It just felt like the timing was off on this book,  too much details when they   were unnecessary and not enough details during certain parts,  it made the book feel choppy and confusing.  

wandering_seal's review against another edition

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3.0

3.5 stars? Like I enjoyed it but definitely in the give me all the tropes guilty pleasure kind of way because this not a classy piece of literature. I'd watch this as a trashy telly series. I think that's pretty high praise.

I know the Internet is telling me to listen to this as an audiobook but I've been sat on the bus when a sweet old grandma sits down next to me right as a giant penis emerges in my ears and I don't need that in my life right now. I can see how it would work as an audiobook, though, the story gives a lot of time over to the multiple POVs which is really good. I wish the characters were a bit more distinct - apart from the priest there isn't a massive amount separating the different men. Maybe the audiobook cast adds an additional layer to that?

The book did something that really annoys me: just 10% in Father Gallagher calls Sunday my love in badly spelled Irish. Firstly chill dude its too soon. Secondly, what is it with authors having their characters use romantic pet names in a language the other character doesn't speak super early on as like some hidden clue about the way the character feels? Why does the other character not ask what it means??? Why would they say that phrase anyway??? Its not romantic just because its in a different language, it's just weird. Thirdly, use a fada, its not hard, the english speakers will cope. At least Alek's kærasta was acknowledged as a weird plot moment (although again why does Sunday not ask about it???) I don't know what the Icelandic people think about it but that whole character was a bit of a meady Nordic stereotypes hot mess. I was waiting for him to be into metal... there are another 3 books so plenty of time. Look my complaint is that using one other language word just feels like a lazy way to tell me a character is "foreign" without going to the effort of making them culturally distinct. Everyone in the story could have well been American (Alek an American cosplaying). And really, it would not have detracted from the story if they had all been. Why was the story set in England?

I feel like I've been quite negative here but I just want to reiterate that I did really enjoy this book. Like I read it really fast, it was a fun read, I'm going to read the next one. It was 100% what I was expecting it to be from the front cover and description, so if your looking at this thinking this looks like the kind of book I need in my life right now then yes, it totally is, read it, you'll have a blast.

amanda_m_harwood's review against another edition

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fast-paced

5.0

tara_reads_romantasy's review against another edition

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dark mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

nitarra's review against another edition

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challenging emotional mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes

3.0

bookwormbetty's review against another edition

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5.0

I’m obsessed

So dang good. I honestly have no idea why I put off reading this series. I don’t have a good excuse. Lol only one thing bugs me and that is Sunday. She needs a swift kick to the noggin. She is annoying as all get out, but I think I will like her more as I read on. I hope I do. The 4 guys are awesome, I love how different they are, in everything they do. Moira is an amazing side character and I am digging her personality a lot. Told in multiple pov, this is a great read.

anga_kyla's review against another edition

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medium-paced

4.0

amollenkopf's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional mysterious reflective tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0