Nadia's Obsession

Nadia's Obsession

by Charles D Martin

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Nadia's Obsession by Charles D Martin

Nadia’s Obsession continues the story of a young Russian woman introduced in Charles Martin’s first novel, Provoca-teur. A brief prologue enables readers to jump right into this second novel, if they have not read the first. Nadia was born an orphan and had a troubled, desperate early life, but was blessed with superior intelligence and beauty. She es-caped her impoverished circumstances, coming to America through a mail-order-bride program. In America she became involved with an ex-CIA agent named Olga and, as part of her unique enterprise, is catapulted into a thrilling and dan-gerous life filled with suspense, intrigue and sexual tension. Nadia's Obsession steps up the pace of intrigue and sexual intensity as Nadia and Russoff, the Russian oligarch, clash again in a battle of wits. A new romance emerges and takes its twists and turns and the reader experiences new aspects of the gamesmanship between the sexes. Charles Martin once again holds us spellbound and leaves us wanting more.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940045177177
Publisher: Charles D Martin
Publication date: 07/25/2013
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,052,827
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

“I love writing about strong, intelligent, independent women … they are sexy and fun.”Charles Martin grew up in a small Ohio town. His parents were poor, but by working two jobs, he was able to put himself through college. He has been fortunate to enjoy much success in life. He had a distinguished career in venture capital and private equity, founding two highly successful investment firms that he managed during the decades of the 1980s and 1990s. Currently he runs a hedge fund, Mont Pelerin Capital, LLC, and serves on the investment committees of prominent universities. Mr. Martin has extensive background in finance and technology, and has traveled to the exotic locations featured in the novel. However, the novel itself is more about the intrigue in the story and the alpha female that takes on dominant males and conquers them.Mr. Martin lives with his wife Twyla in a coastal town south of Los Angeles, California.

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Nadia's Obsession 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
jazzystar16901 More than 1 year ago
Nadia's Obsession by Charles D. Martin, continues the story of Nadia, an orphan from Russia, who turned into a mail order bride, a company that is run by ex-CIA agent Olga, and begain her life in the United States. The first chapter of the book is a prologue into Nadia's past. How she grew up in the orphanage, what brings her to work as a mail order bride. While this was helpful to the story it was not necessary as the way the author writes this book is easy to follow. Nadia stole a Russia cyber attack program that was meant to be used against the US Treasury, when she loses to the people who would use it against the US Nadia is determined to get it back. I liked this book, the story was well thought out, the characters were well developed, the flow was nicely paced. While Nadia is traveling, she visits exotic locations, and the author does an amazing job of filling in history of those locations and a description of what it looks like in the present. While the story is fiction, the places are real and the author includes photos of some of the locations. I personally would have liked a little more action, but I would recommend this book. 3 out of 5 stars.
Ebienic More than 1 year ago
Nadia is enjoying her life working for Olga, but when a cyber security threat calls her back to Mother Russia Nadia knows she is the only agent who can neutralize the threat. Along with her new friend, Alexandra, Nadia works her way up the chain using her intelligence and charm to get the seemingly inconsequential drive that might be the difference between Russian hackers succeeding or the US fighting off the constant cyberterrorism threat. Unfortunately, she has some powerful opponents who may not let her leave Russia alive. While an interesting premise I found that the book moved a little slow for me, and while I loved the strong female leads I found the dialogue a bit flat and repetitive. I also noticed some minor tense hopping when new characters were introduced. However, I did love the introduction of some of the social issues, such as the natural gas price fixing and the issue dear to my heart - that of orphans. I do adoptions and was affected when the Russians stopped placing children with Americans. I hope that changes someday. All in all a good read, just not a fast one for me.
kcopeland8108 More than 1 year ago
Nadias Obsession is the sequel to Provocateur, which I have not read, but did not find that to be a hindrance to enjoying Nadias Obsession. There is a prologue that helps shape the characters and you jump right into the action of Nadia having returned to the US from her last mission. You watch Nadia not only develop a friendship with another of Olgas agents, but you watch her learn how to build trust and love another after a rock childhood. The maturing of the friendship makes you connect with the characters and build an attachment to their well-being that draws you in personal throughout the novel. Russoff, a Russian business man forms an attachment to Nadia and her super brain during their initial run-in in Provocateur and the majority of Nadias Obsession is the chess match between the two as they each are fighting for what they want. There is sexual tension between the two, but the book focuses on the thrill of the hunt and does not develop the love affair that would could been pursued. The tension between the US and Russia is felt in the novel and the travel between the two countries on private jets and the lack of security and documentation is believable. The novel was not nearly long enough for my taste. I was left wanting more out of the characters and the end seemed rushed. The series could be infinitely long with the characters in play and Id be excited to see if the author comes out with additional novels and I will be back tracking to read Provocateur.
amartinez87 More than 1 year ago
Nadia returns in this thrilling sequel. Nadia is a young Russian woman who has raised above the odds and abusive in her life and has been granted an unique opportunity working with an ex-CIA agent. Using her intelligence, wit and sexuality she plays a dangerous game of cat and mouse with ruthless men as she tries to help her new country. Nadia returns to Russia and a man whom she clashed with and stole from. Can she win the game this time and at what cost? The story was thrilling at times but mostly lacked a spark for me. I had a difficult time getting into despite my like of danger, suspense and action. This book had those elements in there but it wasnt really felt it was flat. The characters I think I couldve liked them if I would gotten more of a realistic feeling from them. There was too much of the author telling the reader who and what the character was rather then showing us. Overall, it was an okay story with lots of potential.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Michelle Mollohan for Readers' Favorite Nadia's Obsession by Charles D. Martin is number two in the saga of Nadia. Orphaned and forced to grow up in deplorable conditions in a Russian orphanage, she escapes to the United States as a mail-order bride. She is both intellectually unrivaled as well as exquisitely beautiful. Nadia learns that her unique skill set gives her an advantage over the opposite sex. Under the employment of Olga, an ex-CIA operative, Nadia uses her talents to manipulate powerful men. She frequently finds herself in harm's way and must outwit those who seek vengeance. Throughout Nadia's Obsession, you follow Nadia as she struggle to come to terms with her yearning for love and emotional attachments, her budding friendship with Alexandria, and her struggle to balance her desires to remain strong and independent with her sexual yearnings. Nadia's Obsession is a non-stop page turner! Once I read the first page, I was hopelessly entranced. Charles D. Martin has artfully crafted a captivating set of women in this book. Mr. Martin blends the perfect mix of intrigue, espionage, drama, desire and heartache to keep you yearning for more. Charles D. Martin obviously spent a great deal of time and energy researching Russian culture and exotic locations to ensure accuracy in his work. I could envision every locale he described as if I were seeing it for myself. I can't wait to read Provocateur, the first book about Nadia's adventures. I anxiously await the possibility of future novels featuring Nadia and her cohorts.
RoxyKade More than 1 year ago
This book was very different from the genre I usually read, and I loved every minute of it. It was dark and gritty, and reminded me very much of the TV series, Nikita. With strong female characters who kick ass and take no prisoners, using their feminine wiles to control and destroy powerful men, this was a fantastic, action-packed psychological thrill ride. Although I haven't read the first book in this series, Provocateur, the beginning provides a clear review of what happened in book one; how and why the characters find themselves where they do. But I guarantee that if you read Nadia's Obsession before Provocateur, as with me, you will be intrigued to grab a copy for yourself. I was mostly drawn to the relationship Nadia had with Russoff. It was filled with an intense passion that saw two very powerful, determined people always looking to get the one up on the other, but who worked together to form a force to be reckoned with. Nadia seemed to be unlucky in love and I had to wonder if she'd already found her match in Russoff. This story will speak to the hearts of a variety of readers. Lovers of spy thrillers, suspense and mystery will be fully immersed in this book from beginning to end. If this isn't the type of book you'd normally read, do yourself a favor and give it a chance. You'll be pleasantly surprised.