Thursday, November 15, 2018

#BookReview – “Deadly Obsession” by Elle James


Real estate whiz Jillian Taylor thinks heroes and haunted houses are bogus. But when a series of strange events leaves her in danger, Stealth Ops Specialist Chance McCall is quick to the scene. Jillian can't resist the chemistry brewing between her and the sexy agent. But as she and Chance deconstruct her nightmares, someone becomes more desperate to keep those secrets from surfacing. 

Chance knows there's more going on at the derelict Victorian manor than just ghosts—just as he knows there's something about the blonde beauty he can't resist. If only he could help decipher the meaning of Jillian's tortured dreams…and keep her safe in his arms forever


In book five of the Devil’s Shroud series, Chance McCall is a former Army Ranger and suffering from a bad case of PTSD. His work as a Stealth Ops Specialist is top secret, and he’s not looking for a permanent relationship with a woman. On leave to attend his friend’s wedding in a quaint seaside town, he meets Jillian Taylor and his plans for a relaxing vacation quickly unravels.
Jillian is planning her best friend’s wedding, working as a real estate agent, and renovating her new house all at the same time. Even though several townspeople claim ghosts haunt the old Thompson place, she bought the decrepit Victorian house to make it into a real home. After a few accidents, Jillian realizes someone isn’t happy about her plans for the house. Luckily for her, Chance steps in to help. The danger grows as they work together to solve the mystery of a once-missing child and to stop the attacks on Jillian’s life, but the attraction between them sparks hotter than any threat.
What a great story! The romance between Chance and Jillian bloomed fast but felt believable. Both characters have a rough past and are still dealing with their personal traumas, which made them likable and relatable.
I haven’t read the previous books in the series, but some of the past heroes and heroines returned for this book, including Nova and Molly who are getting married. Most of the townspeople are kind, cranky, or kooky, and all of them have their own charm.
Other than a few minor typos, the story was fast paced and well written. I really enjoyed this book and would like to read more from Ms. James.
4.5 Stars

Disclaimer – I borrowed this book from the library. I am not paid or compensated in any way, shape, or form for this honest review. I will not change or alter this review for any reason unless at my discretion.

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