Today’s Friday Reads is a romantic suspense titled Deadly Obsession by Kristine Cayne. Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe this is Ms. Cayne’s debut novel and it is also self-published. I will start by saying that Ms. Cayne is in the category of authors who are helping to lift the stigma attached to self-publishing. She has crafted a wonderful story that deserves a place on your bookshelf.
Deadly Obsession is in the romantic suspense genre, but if I could, I would also categorize it as hot and thrilling. The male lead, Nic Lamoureux, is a movie star and also speaks french (as his name implies). *swoon* The female lead, Lauren James, is a photographer and single mother who has won a contest and the privilege of a photo shoot with Nic. And thus our two MCs meet.
The attraction between them is unexplained at first, but the story goes on to give you a very plausible reason why a movie star would fall for a single mom working in a small photography studio in Seattle. I won’t give it away, but suffice it to say, this reason also brings our movie star hero down to an accessible level.
Their love story is complicated by the fact that Nic has a stalker. A deadly one. And the stalker’s new target is Lauren. Even though the reader is able to deduce fairly quickly who the stalker is, it does not take the excitement out of watching Nic and Lauren figure it out for themselves.