Sunday, November 24, 2013

Title: A Novel Obsession
Series: Novel Series, #1
Author: Jeff Joseph
Rating: 3 Shooting Stars


What could be more peaceful than a small town nestled in the plush and picturesque Appalachian foothills along the Ohio River? Seemingly nothing unless you actually live in such a place and experience the incestuous nature of the meddling, gossip, and desire that can fester there. Abby Lane has cornered the market on virtue in her small town, yet there are forces that want to take that innocence away from her. Unfortunately, the depths of deception, often undetected by the pure of heart can be harmful to the unsuspecting soul. As an English teacher, dreamer and hopeless idealist Abby immerses herself in romantic fiction to fill the void in her reality. There is one author in particular who speaks directly to her heart and she foolishly makes him the model lover by whom all suitors are to be judged. When others try to bridge that gap, idyllic small town America becomes a mysterious place to be. A Novel Obsession is a great mix of Mystery, Suspense, Intrigue, and romance. It will answer the question: Is it possible for two people to fall in love having never met?



Received review copy from author for an honest review. 

 A Novel Obsession begins with us getting to know a little bit about Abby Lane. We learn she is obsessed with books, and has some what of a crush on the famous author Daniel. Not only that she seems to old every man she dates up to the standards she thinks he is. Now while Abby doesn't really believe she does that her best friend Jules seems to think other wise. And when the new guy in town shows a small interest in Abby, Jules is bound and determined to bring Abby, and him together. But she may not be all in the right when everything is all said and done.. 

 Through out the book we see it in many different peoples point of views. That made it much more interesting, and also made us realize who the bad guy is a little fast. There are several creepy men in this book in my opinion. I didn't really like very man of them except maybe Daniel.. Like Rick, and Beau for instance. They were both on my creep-o-meter.. Seriously they both were slightly crazy. Other than that I liked the other characters. Even though Jules got on my nerves at times, especially because I thought she was kind of a hypocrite even if she didn't really realize she was being one. So I really loved Abby in this book. She was an extremely strong willed character who wasn't afraid to admit what she like and who she was up front. So i have to say I liked the book it was a very interesting story. But I wouldn't exactly call it great. There were many things that bugged me about it also. Like the ending. It really just leaves us hanging with really nothing at all resolved.. It frustrated me! But I do hope Abby gets her HEA eventually.


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