Fatal Obsession (Harden, #1) by Lynn Stookes
Title: Fatal Obsession
Series: Harden #1
Author: Lynn Stookes
Genre: Adult, Romance
Release Date: January 1, 2015
Kylie Delaney had the perfect life until one night changed everything. Now she’s moving back to her hometown to escape the pain and start over, but someone won’t let her forget the past.
Detective Blake Winters moved back to his hometown to escape the violence of the city, but when bodies start showing up murdered, he questions his decision. That is until the girl he wanted as a teenager moves in across the street. Then all bets are off.
Now, Kylie must face the past with Blake, the one man who broke her young heart. Can they explore a new relationship and both stay alive as they search for the person behind the murders?
Lynn Stookes was born and raised in the amazing state of Texas where she currently resides with her husband of four years. They have one son and two furry children that create complete chaos she couldn’t live without.
One day, Lynn took her passion (maybe obsession is more apt) for romance books and mystery shows to write her first romantic suspense novel, Fatal Obsession.
In her free time, Lynn enjoys reading anything she can get her hands on, spending time with her family and friends, coffee breaks, and country music.
She is currently working on her second novel in the Harden Series.
**I received this book for an honest review**
Murder Mystery With A Love Twist.
On what was supposed to be the happiest night of her life, Kylie Delaney loses it all. In what seems to be a random mugging, Kylie loses her husband Jeff and their unborn child that she didn't even get to tell him about.
Nine months later and she is losing her house and moving back to her hometown to live with her brother and to be closer to her sister-in-law Dani. She also reconnects with an old crush who also happens to be a detective in their hometown and one of her brother’s best friends and also the man who broke her heart when they were teenagers. This does not stop her from remembering those feelings or being attracted to him when she sees him again, but she also feels guilty and thinks it’s too soon since her husband was killed.
Blake has been in love with Kiley since they were teenagers and would do anything to keep her safe, so when bodies start piling up and seem to be connected to Kylie and the murder of her husband, Blake wants nothing more than to protect her. So of course the best way to protect her is to stay with her, to be with her 24/7. The more they are together the stronger their bond becomes and those old feelings come rushing back to the surface.
While trying to find out who the killer is and why he/she is targeting Kylie and the people she knows she and Blake become closer. Their lives become intertwined and the more this happens the more erratic the killer becomes.
I love these kinds of books. I was guessing the whole time. There were a pool of suspects to choose from and when it all comes together It. Is. Mind blowing. Props to Lynn Stookes for a such a suspenseful first book filled with great characters.
"Great book filled with romance and mystery "
Kylie is a girl who has been through a difficult year and the death of her husband and son still hurts. She is a very sweet and smart girl. Her childhood was not easy, but she tries to help others and do good. While Blake was in love with Kylie for years but took the wrong choice.He is a strong and passionate guy who knows what he wants. When both are together, it returns the old flames, but then there is someone behind Kylie and Blake tries to discover who is before she finished dead.
The book is full of suspense because we know how the murderer thinks, what he is planning and that is obsessed with Kylie. Blake is the guy that every girl would want, is attentive, protective and caring.He doesn't cares what anybody says, he just wants to protect the girl he loves. The author takes a twist at the end that I did not expect, but always knew who the murderer because that person seemed suspicious.
I like that the author included the point of view of the murderer in the beginning of the book. How the romance of Kylie and Blake doesn't seems too fast. They take their time and try to fix the errors that they both did in the past. Is amazing how the author made every character look suspicious.
It is a good book for people who like books filled with mystery, suspense and romance.The book sucks you in and you want to know what happens next. Would love to read Dani's story. The score that I give this book is 5 amazing stars.