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Never Better (Dark Obsession)
     

Never Better (Dark Obsession)

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by Charlotte Stein
 

What if your worst nightmare was the only thing you wanted?

Lydia worries she'll never recover from a violent assault at the hands of an intruder. Therapy isn't working and her friends aren't a comfort. All she can think about is how helpless and afraid she was.

Then she meets Isaac.

He's everything she wants to be: cool, calm and

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What if your worst nightmare was the only thing you wanted?

Lydia worries she'll never recover from a violent assault at the hands of an intruder. Therapy isn't working and her friends aren't a comfort. All she can think about is how helpless and afraid she was.

Then she meets Isaac.

He's everything she wants to be: cool, calm and controlled. Trauma doesn't seem to affect him. Emotions don't bother him. And best of all, he's prepared to teach her. He shows her how to fight. How to defend herself. How to guard her heart.

But Isaac soon finds he can't guard his heart from her. She's starting to make him see all the things he's been missing, in his closed off and far too brutal life. The only problem is: 

He has a terrible secret.

And if he lets himself give in to the desire that's building between them, her world may well be torn apart again.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940153562612
Publisher:
Charlotte Stein
Publication date:
02/14/2017
Series:
Dark Obsession
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
25,132
File size:
273 KB

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Never Better (Dark Obsession) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous 5 days ago
Another great one by Stein! she is easily my favorite author.
Maria-Rose 9 days ago
Charlotte Stein has a unique voice, and this slow burn romance is a prime example, carefully building sexual tension between two people who meet in unusual circumstances. After a vicious home invasion in which Lydia is attacked, she seeks therapy to help her come to grips with her ordeal. There, she meets a man, Isaac, who she can’t help noticing is adept at keeping himself isolated from physical contact and emotionally unavailable. Wanting these tricks for herself, she convinces him to teach her first how to keep that shield up for herself, and then how to defend herself should the need ever arise again. Over time she becomes comfortable with him, and it shows itself in how she comes out of her shell and begins to behave like she did before the attack –comfortable in her skin and with her sexuality. But who exactly is Isaac and why is he in the same therapy group that she is in? That mystery unfolds as they get closer and closer – until secrets revealed threaten to destroy what they’ve built between them. Unlike some of Ms. Stein’s stories, this one is told more by the conversations between the characters than by internal monologue. And it’s a really slow build to the erotically charged sexy times which don't come in until half way through the story as the relationship between Isaac and Lydia develops. The threads of tension get tighter and tighter until the dramatic conclusion. At times I felt a bit impatient in the first half, waiting for something significant to happen, and was glad to see the pace pickup. The ending is positive and fits the story. All in all, definitely different but unique and entertaining.