Monday, October 14, 2013

Review: A Novel Obsession by: Jeff Joseph

Synopsis:  Abby has met the man of her dreams; too bad he lives in her fantasies! Nightly, she pulls out his book and dreams of a romantic life with him, just like many other women do as his popularity and romantic image grows. Meanwhile, in the small town where Abby lives, she becomes the object of rivalry between several jealous and obsessive suitors, compounded by the interference of well-meaning friends and family.

Daniel Sheppard is a best-selling author who has trouble living out the romantic novels he writes. As he becomes more and more famous, he yearns for a love of his own to fill the void in his life. By chance, he discovers that he and Abby may be kindred spirits, but he is unable to contact her. 

Will Abby and Daniel find each other across the miles and beyond the barrier of small town gossip? Or, will they remain each other's Novel Obsession?


Review:  (This book was gifted to us for an honest review.)

     Abby was born and raised in the small town of Shadyhill.  Shadyhill is your typical small town.  Everyone knows every single tiny detail about each others lives.  This can be both a blessing and a curse.  For Abby, small town living has offered a quiet life, but is has also provided in a limited love life.

     Substituting fiction for reality Abby fulfills her longing by losing herself in the novels of Daniel Shepherd.  Daniel's characters provide Abby with the desire, lust and love she is looking for.  But what happens when a mysterious man comes sweeping in  shaking the cobwebs loose from this sleepy town?  Can reality provide Abby with the love she is looking for?

     A Novel Obsession was a beautiful and tastefully written novel.  The author did a wonderful job bringing the characters to life.  Each one was created with maturity and dignity.  I never saw the plot twist coming, which was a pleasant surprise and speaks to the author's writing.  I did find some of the dialogue a bit stiff.  Even in a small town, people aren't that polite. :) 

     If you are looking for a raw and dirty story than this may not be the book for you.  However, if you are looking for a suspenseful romance novel then pickup A Novel Obsession today.

Happy Reading!!

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