Deadly Obsession by April Hunt _ Book Review

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“April Hunt’s romantic suspense will keep you on the edge of your seat.”—New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster

Someone is watching their every move.

After a lifetime spent in and out of hospitals, Zoey Wright is tired of playing it safe. She’s ready to take charge of her own life and get out of her comfort zone, starting with a new job as a CSI agent. But when her childhood crush Knox Steele gets pulled onto her case, Zoey needs to put her feelings for him aside or more women will die at the hands of the serial killer preying on her hometown.

Former Army Ranger Knox Steele is back in Washington to help his brothers open an elite private security firm. He never expected to stumble onto a crime scene, or see his best friend’s little sister working it. Zoey is all grown up now, and the attraction between them is electric, despite his best efforts to resist it. But all that changes for Knox when he realizes the victims have one thing in common . . . and Zoey might be next.

 

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[ I received a physical copy for the publisher for an honest review]

Deadly Obsessions is the first book in April Hunt’s new series Steele Ops. A romantic suspense with a best friends little sister trope.

Zoey is use to playing it safe with her heart condition , but after the latest surgery she decides she wants to live life to the fullest. That starts with her new job as a CSI agent even if it makes her older brother less than thrilled that she’s helping hunt down a killer. When her crush and brothers best friend comes back to town she decides to add taking a chance on him to her list. Unfortunately her luck starts to change and it looks like the killer has his sights set on her.

Deadly Obsession starts out with a strong and unsettling prologue. From there the story is filled with an interesting story and contains a cast of well-developed characters. I adored all the Steele brothers and Knox was the perfect brooding alpha male that I love in a romantic suspense. Zoey was vulnerable but strong, and unique from other heroines with her medical conditions that she refused to let her hold her back. The connection and interactions between them seemed natural, and the sexual tension and chemistry was on point.

“Zoey Wright was addictive – her scent, her breathy moans and little sighs. Knowing that he’d caused them spurred him on like nothing else -“

The story is enhanced with the sections in the killer’s POV and even thought I was able to figure out who the bad guy was about 3/4th of the way in it didn’t take away from my enjoyment of the book. My only problem with the story was “problem” between our hero and heroine that causes their big rift. It just seemed a bit forced and anti climactic to me.

In the end, Deadly Obsession satisfying, and I am excited to see the other members of Steel Ops get their own stories. April Hunt is an author I will definitely be keeping an eye out for in the future.

Star_rating_4_of_5

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