Monday, April 6, 2015

Obsessed (A Starstruck Novella #1) by Beth Ciotta

Book Blurb:

A Fallen Star…
A hot-mess of controversy and scandal, Dakota Breeze—tarnished pop star of fading fame and fortune—accepts a friend’s offer, taking refuge in a small Midwestern town in order to rehearse her comeback concert in secret. Starstruck is the perfect venue however rehearsals are marred by Dakota’s reluctance to resurrect her former bad-girl persona and complicated by an anonymous death threat.

A Haunted Bodyguard…
Enlisted by a mutual friend, Wyatt MacDermott—a seasoned protection specialist—agrees to act as Dakota’s temporary bodyguard. Forced to set aside a personal grudge in order to fulfill his duties, Mac’s stunned by his fierce and instant attraction to the reckless celebrity he’s long associated with his greatest regret.

Obsessed with conflicting needs and united passion, Dakota and Wyatt spin out of control, indulging in a whirlwind affair and tempting an avenger’s wrath.

My Review:

I really enjoyed this novella!   Beth writes a heroine who is not at all what I expected, and I really liked Dakota.  There is much more to her than meets the eye, and it was really neat to find out more and more about her as the story progressed.  There is also a lot more to Wyatt than you first think, and I liked the slow reveal of his character and secrets. 

Wyatt doesn't want to like Dakota, but he does.  Although he guards his emotions and only reveals what he wants to reveal.  As Wyatt aims to keep Dakota safe, suddenly neither of them are sure their hearts will be safe.  I enjoyed the connection between them, and that it was something neither of them anticipated, nor were they sure if it would lead to anything.

Beth writes Obsessed from both Dakota and Wyatt's POV smoothly and I really like it when authors do this.  I love seeing parts of them the other doesn't know about yet, and it makes me feel like I know them even better.  I liked who both of these characters were and the concept of finding love when you least expect it.

Beth also managed to surprise me with the suspenseful part of Obsessed...the who and the why, and the conclusion was not only heart warming, it also showed the true strength of the main characters, in particular Dakota.  

Well paced with smooth writing and an interesting plot, I'd recommend Obsessed to any romance reader looking to get lost between the pages for a few hours!

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