Obsession by Ann Mayburn
Published by Honey Mountain Publishing on September 18, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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All my life, I’ve only wanted one thing: someone to love me and someone who will let me love them in return. This seems like a simple request, but I was born to parents who wished I had died of childhood leukemia, instead of my younger sister, and who have ignored me no matter how much I’ve tried to please them. I’m starved for affection, addicted to the feeling when someone cares about me, which has led to a love life filled with either boys I’ve scared off, or men all too eager to take advantage of me. I thought I would never find a man who could feed my craving for constant attention—and then I met Leo. He fills the void inside of me, haunts my dreams, and does things to me in bed that are so good, they’re probably illegal. I can only pray I don’t scare him off once he figures out just how needy I really am.
There are very few people in this world I’ve ever been able to form an emotional attachment to, but the moment I saw Hannah, I knew she was mine. We were bound together by fate, our paths crossing first as children, then as adults, each time marking me. She doesn’t know it but I’ve been watching her for a year now, studying her, stacking the deck so when I do make my move, there’s no way she’ll ever escape me. But my world is a harsh, cruel place, and the cartel I work for demands absolute loyalty and trust…a loyalty Hannah has yet to earn in the dangerous eyes of my employers. There is only one way to ensure Hannah’s absolute devotion, and I hope that she doesn’t hate me forever when she finds out that not only have I brainwashed her into loving me, but that I don’t feel an ounce of guilt about doing it. She’s mine, only mine, and I’m keeping her forever.
Warning: This story features a rough and demanding Dom who’s completely devoted to bringing his baby girl pleasure through such unconventional means as spanking, mild BDSM, D/S, roleplaying, and various other forms of wicked kinkery.
What does a cartel family do when one of their sons is betrayed by his wife in a devastating and heartbreaking way? Come up with a diabolical plan to make sure that the next woman brought in will not be capable of being disloyal.
Leo chose the woman who seemed to randomly pop up on the worst days of his life. After watching her for a year he decided she is a sweet, kind, loyal girl with some self-esteem issues, and she is HIS. Then he goes about making sure she stays that way.
Once he snags her he figures out she is exactly as he thought with a few added things. Extremely naive with absolutely no self-preservation instincts whatsoever and she’s a doormat. She’s also could be a poster child for showcasing those who aren’t the sharpest tools in the shed. I was horrified with myself when I wasn’t really all that upset with all the Leo did, because if anyone needed a “Daddy” in their life, this was the girl.
I can’t believe I’m saying this but there was almost too much sex–so much I skimmed over parts. There was a reason why they were constantly boinking like bunnies and there were other things happening but not quite enough to offset all the sextivities. There were some BDSM elements but it wasn’t as kinky as it could have been with all the Daddy stuff.
Some would call this a dark book, and it definitely had some murky elements, but not near what I was expecting. There was violence and the hero was a sociopath but it didn’t really bother me. The family, especially the parents were some serious pieces of work, but there was a reason for what they did. There were some little twists at the end that surprised me which is always a good thing.
I can’t say this was my favorite Ann Mayburn book, certainly not up to her Iron Horse MC standards, but it was a decent book. I think my main issue was it didn’t grip me like I expected it to, which surprised me.
3.5 Sociopaths Can Be Sweet Stars
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