My Obsession

My Obsession

by Cassie Ryan

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101883815
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/21/2015
Series: Club Desire , #1
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 268
Sales rank: 160,174
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Cassie Ryan (aka Tina Gerow) started her career writing steamy paranormal romance under another pen name. However, when one of her critique partners suggested she try her hand at contemporary romance, she gave it a shot—and Cassie Ryan was officially born. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona, and besides being a write-a-holic, is a frequent speaker on several writing and motivational topics.

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My Obsession 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In addition to terrific writing and steamy scenes, the author explored several interesting topics including exploring the genesis of a D/s relationship, the hardship and aftermath/emotional scars of traumatic childhood including abuse and bullying, as well as the dangers of misplaced trust. Unique style/voice of author too. I truly enjoyed this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was okay. I can't say anything bad about it, which is good I guess. It was an okay read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good book and I enjoyed the chemistry Sandra and Brent had. I wished the ending was a little more developed but overall good book!
gaele More than 1 year ago
A new series that is specifically 18 and older, My Obsession was an interesting start to a new series. The writing and story trajectory are super: well-paced and described with some lovely dialogue and a safety threat that kept things moving forward and intriguing. Sandra is the girl who came from a troubled childhood, and scampered away as quickly as possible. I liked her, but I wanted more from her: her vibe didn’t fit the slightly apologetic and nervous person I expected from that background, and that made her choices for submission a touch suspect to me. Her first draw into the lifestyle was with a very aggressive and dominant male, abusive and possessive to the point of stalker. She runs from him and heads back to her hometown to regroup. I understand the familiar, but from her purported history, home wouldn’t have been a refuge and safe place, at least not in my view. Brent is a wonderful character: bullied in school, he’s always had a crush on Sandra, and never forgot her even after time had passed. Using his own desires and impulses to open Club Desire, he’s grown into a sexy man who enjoys his role in the lifestyle, and his ownership of the club. Again, there was something not quite ‘right’ about the personality fitting the perceived role here: Brent is great, but he’s softer, gentler and far more fitted to take orders than give them. He’s the anti-dom dominant, so interactions between the two were a bit mixed. Sensual and sexy for sure, but the emotional impact that I would have expected (and want) from a story rooted in the lifestyle wasn’t as strongly prevalent as it would need to be to make this a great start. As it stands, this is a good start to a series, more on the lighter side of lifestyle romances with plenty of solid dialogue, several sexy moments and a twist that adds tension with a stalker threatening Sandra. What emerges is a promising start for a new series for those new to the genre and the author, and who want some heat with a touch of tension. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
After having a having a run in with a stalker at her BDSM Club in New York, Sandra decides to go back to her hometown in Arizona where she again looks for a Club. Sandra meets Brent a Dom that is perfect for her and somehow seems familiar. The story is fast paced, sexy and suspenseful. I enjoyed the story and the sex was hot. Enjoy!
kathouse1 More than 1 year ago
***I received a copy of My Obsession by Cassie Ryan via Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept and Netgalley for an honest review*** What all should I say besides I love the book. In my opinion, the author not only knows how to write a story, but to draw the reader into the plot as well. Though it starts slow, the speed and action, all the action heats up quickly between Sandra and Brent. Our hero and heroine are old classmates, yet she does not recognize him from school, but he recognizes the girl he’s had a major crush on throughout high school. But I am getting ahead of myself as usual. We start out with Sandra literally running from a tragic past in NYC, but where to run to? Why back home, of course to Phoenix where she is staying with her bff from school, Michelle. However, back in NY she discovered that she has a kinky side. She likes to watch others having sex and not only that, she had begun to explore the D/s relationship. Now in Phoenix, she seeks membership to the exclusive Club Desire, owned and operated by hotty, mchot Master Brent. Did I forget to mention that Brent has an uber crush on Sandra since high school when she turned him down? Well oops, my bad. Now I won’t give the rest of the story away, but needless to say, Brent is not the boy he used to be and Sandra is not the frightened girl hiding secrets anymore either. At least she isn’t by the time Master Brent is through with showing her just how well he can make her body sing. Smokin’ hot sex, an introduction to the world of BDSM that many may not know about (I for one have a different connotation when I hear the word Munch), and a suspenseful story beyond and within Club Desire brings My Obsession to the top of my recommendation list. I was either on the edge of my seat or having my heart ripped out. I most definitely did not want to put the book down. As a romance, you know there will be a happily ever after, but the ride getting there is part of the fun and My Obsession is no different. The author pulls the reader in, so that you can imagine yourself as Sandra wanting a hunky Brent all of your own. If this is the first of a series, I cannot wait to meet the women who put the men of Club Desire through their paces.
starznstripes24 More than 1 year ago
3.5 solid stars This read was a pretty good one. Brent and Sandra went to HS together but were in two different social circles. He recognizes her, but not the other way around since his transformation is so profound. He doesn't say anything about their shared past so you know it's going to blow up in his face later. He's now a Dom and owns a club. She's a sub looking to escape her past, find herself and fit in. Their attraction and chemistry is instant and off the charts. The relationship evolves very quickly and is actually timed perfectly for this pair. The "scenes" where they either played, watched or fantasized about were written erotically well. It held my attention and I didn't realize how quickly I was turning the pages - especially through the first 50-75%. It flattened out for me a little then because the "climax" of the suspense was fairly anti-climactic for me and I saw it coming a mile away. Unfortunately, the scene in my head was more vivid than the words in this book. All in all, I would recommend this book. It had a great premise and very likable characters. I'd like to read more from this new to me author.