Secret Obsession

Secret Obsession

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by Kimberla Lawson Roby, Macaila Milburn Thomas
     
 

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Paige Donahue has always lived in her sister Camille’s shadow. As children, Camille had the grades, the friends, and their parent’s love, while Paige was left with hand–me–downs and criticism. Now as adults, Camille lives an idyllic life with her husband, Pierce, and her two perfect children in a beautiful home, while Paige is stuck in a

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Paige Donahue has always lived in her sister Camille’s shadow. As children, Camille had the grades, the friends, and their parent’s love, while Paige was left with hand–me–downs and criticism. Now as adults, Camille lives an idyllic life with her husband, Pierce, and her two perfect children in a beautiful home, while Paige is stuck in a small condo with bills she can’t afford to pay. But no more. With seeds of doubt planted in both Camille’s and Pierce’s minds, Paige’s plan to steal her brother–in–law starts to work. But when he reveals his decision to make his marriage work, a desperate Paige moves from envy to madness. What results from her dangerous scheme is something no one could have imagined.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Paige Donohue has spent her entire life feeling inferior to her sister, Camille, who gets all the love and affection from their parents while Paige is treated like the bad seed. So Paige devises a convoluted plan to fake her own rape, hoping that Camille and Pierce, her husband, will take her in. Once ensconced in their home, she'll convince Pierce that Camille is unfaithful, gain his trust, and steal him away.. The plan, however, doesn't go quite as expected. And when Paige's lies are finally uncovered, her mother drops a bombshell that explains her hatred for Paige, rocking the poor girl's already shaky sense of self. An absurd plot, stilted dialogue, clunky exposition, broad characterizations, and flat motivations drain Roby's (Love, Honor, and Betray) tale of any excitement inherent in the set-up. Not helping matters is Roby's habit of telegraphing her characters' every thought, leaving nothing to the reader's imagination. (Sept.)
Booklist
"The lengths Paige goes to...sure keep the pages turning...so much fun...Fans of Roby's Curtis Black novels will find this one true to form."
Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
"Roby [deals] with real issues in her novels."
Indianapolis Star
"Kimberla Lawson Roby weaves truth into fiction."
Memphis Commercial Appeal
"Roby's fiction...[addresses] issues that are important to women today."
Rockford Register Star
"Kimberla Lawson Roby has reached a pinnacle most writers only dream of."
RT Book Reviews
"4 Stars! Roby is the queen of redemption! She has a knack for taking characters that readers love to hate and turning them into ones everyone will cheer for. This one's definitely a page-turner!"
San Jose Mercury News
"Roby, a bestselling author with a devoted audience, knows well the recipe for success: equal parts heartbreak and romance, with liberal dashes of sexual satisfaction."
TheRoot.com
"New York Times best-selling author Kimberla Lawson Roby has a knack for writing suspenseful, page-turning stories, and her latest novel, Secret Obsession, is no different... A must-read for fiction thriller fans."
Las Vegas Review on LOVE
"Lively, action packed and full of sassy sensuality, Roby once again has created a story that grabs the reader's attention and holds it until the very end."
The New York Amsterdam News on LOVE
"Love, Honor and Betray is an entertaining read and remains true to Roby's style of creatively telling a story."
Corpus Christi Caller-Times on LOVE
"Lively, action-packed, and full of sassy sensuality, Roby once again has created a story that grabs the reader's attention and holds it in her grip until the very end."
Lolita Files
"Kimberla's writing is magical."
Eric Jerome Dickey
"Kimberla Lawson Roby is a true writer, a storyteller at the top of her game."
chicklitreviews.com on SECRET OBSESSION
"The kind of novel I wish more authors would write...addictive. Made me think, made me wonder. A novel well worth reading."
www.upscalemagazine.com on SECRET OBSESSION
"An exciting page-turner!"
Essence on SECRET OBSESSION
"Juice read!"
TheRoot.com on SECRET OBSESSION
"New York Times best-selling author Kimberla Lawson Roby has a knack for writing suspenseful, page-turning stories, and her latest novel, Secret Obsession, is no different... A must-read for fiction thriller fans."
RT Book Reviews on SECRET OBSESSION
"4 Stars! Roby is the queen of redemption! She has a knack for taking characters that readers love to hate and turning them into ones everyone will cheer for. This one's definitely a page-turner!"
Booklist on SECRET OBSESSION
"The lengths Paige goes to...sure keep the pages turning...so much fun...Fans of Roby's Curtis Black novels will find this one true to form."
Prominence Magazine on SECRET OBSESSION
"Filled with unexpected twists and turns. A dramatic, engaging, and entertaining piece of work."
From the Publisher
"An exciting page-turner!"—www.upscalemagazine.com on SECRET OBSESSION"

Juice read!"—Essence on SECRET OBSESSION"

The kind of novel I wish more authors would write...addictive. Made me think, made me wonder. A novel well worth reading."—chicklitreviews.com on SECRET OBSESSION"

New York Times best-selling author Kimberla Lawson Roby has a knack for writing suspenseful, page-turning stories, and her latest novel, Secret Obsession, is no different... A must-read for fiction thriller fans."—TheRoot.com on SECRET OBSESSION"

4 Stars! Roby is the queen of redemption! She has a knack for taking characters that readers love to hate and turning them into ones everyone will cheer for. This one's definitely a page-turner!"—RT Book Reviews on SECRET OBSESSION"

Filled with unexpected twists and turns. A dramatic, engaging, and entertaining piece of work."—Prominence Magazine on SECRET OBSESSION"

The lengths Paige goes to...sure keep the pages turning...so much fun...Fans of Roby's Curtis Black novels will find this one true to form."—Booklist on SECRET OBSESSION

"Lively, action packed and full of sassy sensuality, Roby once again has created a story that grabs the reader's attention and holds it until the very end."—Las Vegas Review on LOVE, HONOR AND BETRAY

"Love, Honor and Betray is an entertaining read and remains true to Roby's style of creatively telling a story."—The New York Amsterdam News on LOVE, HONOR AND BETRAY"

Lively, action-packed, and full of sassy sensuality, Roby once again has created a story that grabs the reader's attention and holds it in her grip until the very end.Corpus Christi Caller-Times on LOVE, HONOR AND BETRAY"

Kimberla Lawson Roby weaves truth into fiction."—Indianapolis Star"

Roby [deals] with real issues in her novels."—Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel"

Roby's fiction...[addresses] issues that are important to women today."—Memphis Commercial Appeal"

Kimberla Lawson Roby has reached a pinnacle most writers only dream of."—Rockford Register Star"

Roby, a bestselling author with a devoted audience, knows well the recipe for success: equal parts heartbreak and romance, with liberal dashes of sexual satisfaction."—San Jose Mercury News"

Kimberla's writing is magical."—Lolita Files, author of Scenes from a Sistah

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611130201
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
11/29/2011
Edition description:
Unabridged
Pages:
4
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.20(d)

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Eric Jerome Dickey
Kimberla Lawson Roby is a true writer, a storyteller at the top of her game.

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