Review: Fatal Obsession by Christina OW
ABOUT THE BOOK: A man obsessed, a mysterious women with amnesia, and a murderer. After a hot weekend with a mysterious woman, Damien Chan did not expect to get a frightened phone call from her, begging him to save–what? who? The call is cut before she says it. The next thing he knows, he’s become obsessed with finding her and saving her from the man that had led to their first meeting. But he never expected to find her in his cousin Dale Carson’s house… as his wife! She finds out her nightmares are actually memories of her past life… the life of a murderer. Could she truly be the deranged Ellsa Jabari who’d almost added her own sister Ellie to the list of people she’s killed? Amnesia can be a real bitch!
SNIPPET: The door swung open and Damien turned to face it. Ellie stared at him curiously, shifting a questioning look at Dale before turning back to Damien with a hesitant ‘hi’. Dale couldn’t see Damien’s face, but he heard him loud and clear from where he sat in the car a few feet away from them. “I finally found you,” his voice so tender it broke Dale’s heart, right before his anger flared when Damien grabbed Ellie and kissed her on the lips. “What the fuck!” Dale yelled, jumping out of the car and running to them.
REVIEW: This story begins with a glimpse from the past. Damien is on vacation and enjoying every minute of it, until a mysteriously gorgeous woman wearing a Victoria Secret bathing suit nearly knocks down his door. With blood all over her clothes and her body shaking convulsively, Damien offered her a safe place to stay until the danger subsided, that danger’s name is Vladimir. Five years later, Damien still can’t get that woman out of his head and has searched everywhere, high and low for a sign of his Victoria Secret. Out of desperation, he enlists the help of his cousin Dale who knows more about her than he could have ever imagined. Dale has a violent hatred for this woman, completely opposite from Damien’s obsession. Will Dale help him after learning who his cousin is searching for? Will finding her make a difference? My favorite character in this story is Elena Smith. She is fierce, loyal and deep down – loving. Her respect for Ellsa – Tasha, goes way beyond friendship. She becomes her sister, protecting her when no one else can. My least favorite character is Tom. He is abusive, condescending and highly egotistical. The author provided me with an arc of Fatal Obsession in exchange for an honest review. I did not have a chance to read the first in the series, although, I was assured that this story could be read as a standalone. I found that the author was able to hold my attention along with my emotions as I read continuously until the end. I couldn’t seem to put it down! I recommend the read to anyone who enjoys suspense and/or mystery novels. It has a slight hint of technology advancement in the context; however, in my opinion, this is more of a mystery. I rate this story with five stars because it was well written, creative, intriguing, hopeful yet dark and fast-paced. I look forward to reading the next in the series; however, will have to go back to read the first book since I enjoyed this one a lot.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Christina OW writes suspense, thrillers, erotica, interracial and multicultural romance books. She is the author of Contemporary, Fantasy, Paranormal, Regency Romance books and a poet of currently 3 titles. She loves reading novels that take her on a ride of wild emotions. Books have always been an escape for her, for a few hours she gets to live the lives of characters she grows to cherish and admire. She’s always had an active imagination and because of it has lived in her head more than she has been in the outside world. She always imagined scenarios and wondered how they would turn out in the end, and what kind of emotions they would invoke. Thus began her writing career.