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Posted May 10, 2012
Sweet baby Moses floating down the river! Talk about a fantastically hot read! This novella by Juniper Bell was just what the doctor ordered.
This erotic romance was nice and hot. However, we only got to the super hotness after A LOT of tension was built up. No worries though. The suffering was oh so sweet LOL! When we finally got to the steamy part my temperature sored! The sexiness had my squeezing my legs together in excitement. The light BDSM elements that were present accented the story nicely, though a smidge more wouldn't have hurt. ;0)
Beautiful Obsession was written in a very unique way. It's written as a collection of encounters and we get both Jack and Clare's POV. His in the third person and her's is in the first via her diary entries. It made for and intoxicating experience. One that I enjoyed very much. It was different and will stick in my mind for a while.
Learning the back stories of the characters enhanced this read for me. I think the additional info was wonderful. We're given another vantage point from which to view Clare by learning about her past. One can easily see how her early childhood molded her into the woman she's become. It gave a special significance to her longing for Jack's dominance. Ms. Bell also dropped a few hints that could easily be developed into other stories. Like, what exactly was Luc intimating with his comments while they were in the Harkness House court? How did they first come together in an up close and personal way?
Juniper Bell is a new favorite author of mine. She kept me enthralled and left me wanting more. I hope to hear more about these guys in the future.
*includes M/F, M/F/M/M, M/F/M, anal and BDSM elements
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Posted January 12, 2014
Reviewed by Michelle V.
Book provided by the publisher for review
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book
Beautiful Obsession by Juniper Bell is a unique and mysterious erotic romance about a graduate student who is captivated by a beautiful student. No matter how hard these two people try to fight their attraction, it only keeps growing more powerful, but they aren’t the only two people involved.
Jack Cartwright has given up his formerly wild ways and has settled down as a graduate student. He is completely focused on finishing his thesis until three mysterious students begin to intrigue him. As a resident assistant he sees and knows most of the people living in his building. Clare is a beautiful young woman who has caught his eye, but she seems to be somehow involved with two of the men living on Jack’s floor. She is always with Luc and Rob, and Jack can’t figure out which one is actually her boyfriend. The more he tries not to think about Clare, the more obsessed he becomes with her.
I very highly recommend this book. It is well written and while it is not a full length novel, it isn’t overly short either. The author gives the reader enough time to feel invested in these characters and their story. There is a very mysterious air to this story that almost makes it feel a bit dark. I like a story that is different from the norm, and that is one of the things I loved about this story. The relationship between the characters is also unique. Clare, Luc, and Rob have had a deep relationship since childhood, and it’s definitely an unusual relationship.
Jack prides himself on being a devoted student and a responsible person. This obsession with Clare is threatening that, and he fights it all the way. This creates some great tension that builds up the emotions. The heat level is high, and there are some very light BDSM aspects to the story. It’s a quick read that will hook you right from the start and keeps you hooked until the very end. When I was finished, I didn’t want it to end.
Posted May 9, 2012
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Posted May 15, 2012
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