I received a complimentary copy of this beauty from Grand Central Pub and Forever Pub but all opinions provided are my own.
April Hunt’s Deadly Obsession is best-friend’s-little-sister, romantic suspense magic. It’s got the drama, the romance, and the mystery that you’re looking for, and a HEA that will leave you momentarily satisfied—but only because you’re so excited to read the next books in the series.
One of my romantic novel weaknesses is a confident, ballsy heroine who’s ready to fly and a brave hero who is suffering from a temporary lapse in courage.
Knox Steele, former soldier, is back in town after years away, and it’s not to join the Steele Ops company his brothers formed. Civilian crime scene investigator Zoey Wright can’t help but notice—she’s been in love with him since she was a teen, even when it was apparent that he never saw her in any way other than his best friend’s little sister.
But there are insane sparks between them, even as the Cupid Killer continues killing women around DC and Zoey finds herself threatened…
Zoey is an approachable heroine despite how admirable she also is. Suffering from a longtime heart condition, she decided after her last major surgery that she’s going to really live, no matter how much her brother and others try to wrap her in cotton. In occasional moments, she has a lack of confidence, but for the majority of the book, she’s kicking butt and taking names, putting herself out there in ways that show how courageous she really is.
And Knox is alpha male perfection, strong and willing to take on anything—except maybe staying with Zoey and living in DC.
Deadly Obsession is so, so good, and my favorite of the April Hunt’s books I’ve read. I can’t wait to see where she goes next! Roman, please!
Q: Zoey takes on a new job as a crime scene investigator. If you could have another job--realistic or not--what would it be? I'd like to work at a bookstore (and wear cardigans and call myself Kathleen Kelly. Thank you.)
Give me that HEA, please.
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