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Secret Obsession Hardcover – September 6, 2011
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"Juice read!"―Essence on SECRET OBSESSION
"The kind of novel I wish more authors would write...addictive. Made me think, made me wonder. A novel well worth reading."―chicklitreviews.com on SECRET OBSESSION
"New York Times best-selling author Kimberla Lawson Roby has a knack for writing suspenseful, page-turning stories, and her latest novel, Secret Obsession, is no different... A must-read for fiction thriller fans."―TheRoot.com on SECRET OBSESSION
"4 Stars! Roby is the queen of redemption! She has a knack for taking characters that readers love to hate and turning them into ones everyone will cheer for. This one's definitely a page-turner!"―RT Book Reviews on SECRET OBSESSION
"Filled with unexpected twists and turns. A dramatic, engaging, and entertaining piece of work."―Prominence Magazine on SECRET OBSESSION
"The lengths Paige goes to...sure keep the pages turning...so much fun...Fans of Roby's Curtis Black novels will find this one true to form."―Booklist on SECRET OBSESSION
"Lively, action packed and full of sassy sensuality, Roby once again has created a story that grabs the reader's attention and holds it until the very end."―Las Vegas Review on LOVE, HONOR AND BETRAY
"Love, Honor and Betray is an entertaining read and remains true to Roby's style of creatively telling a story."―The New York Amsterdam News on LOVE, HONOR AND BETRAY
"Lively, action-packed, and full of sassy sensuality, Roby once again has created a story that grabs the reader's attention and holds it in her grip until the very end."―Corpus Christi Caller-Times on LOVE, HONOR AND BETRAY
"Kimberla Lawson Roby weaves truth into fiction."―Indianapolis Star
"Roby [deals] with real issues in her novels."―Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
"Roby's fiction...[addresses] issues that are important to women today."―Memphis Commercial Appeal
"Kimberla Lawson Roby has reached a pinnacle most writers only dream of."―Rockford Register Star
"Roby, a bestselling author with a devoted audience, knows well the recipe for success: equal parts heartbreak and romance, with liberal dashes of sexual satisfaction."―San Jose Mercury News
"Kimberla's writing is magical."―Lolita Files, author of Scenes from a Sistah
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Example/Negative: Paige steals your car and you call the police. Paige Positive: She thinks you're calling the police because you want to borrow their handcuffs to spice up your night of lovemaking. Yeah, you think I'm kidding... read the book. Paige did have a less than stellar childhood but I was waiting for something to drop that would help explain what the hell was wrong with her. And it drops... oh does it drop! That part is very emotional and Kimberla writes it like she lived it.
This is a very fast read about an extremely delusional woman who is obsessed with her sister's life, and especially her man. She executes a couple of very devious plans to help facilitate this, and if you aren't convinced that Paige is insane by page three... reading about plan #1 will be your Rosetta Stone. While this is one of Kimberla's shorter books, it doesn't read like it. Kimberla is a gem and so are her books. Do yourself a favor and bask in the glow.
I like the overall plot, but this read did not contain the intriguing story lines we are used to from this author. The product description of this novel is extremely straight forward, and precisely sums up exactly what happens between the pages. Nothing more, nothing less. Although surely entertaining, I found this short read to be either too simple or over done in every category. The twists make the novel, but the drama is heightened above that of a dramatic film, and the fairy tale ending comes off as abrupt and left me feeling cheated.
Paige: This woman was living in her head; in a dream world so far away from reality. She was very good at lying and she believed her own lies. She was vindictive, manipulative and had no problem `playin' with other peoples emotions'. And the lengths she went to so she could steal her sister's husband shocked and disappointed me. I wanted to think she was just plain evil at first, but `a bit touched' is how I describe her. At times it seemed like she had a bit of a conscience, but not enough to stop what she was doing. As I read, I kept thinking that her parents' neglect did some serious psychological damage. I questioned why she was attacking her sister instead of trying to get back at her mother - the one who made her childhood miserable. The answer is animosity and her mother caused it.
Camille: She seemed to have completely different memories than Paige when it came to their childhood. She loved and trusted her sister, but still, I was amazed at how naïve she was. There are some things she really should have figured out on her own. How her sister could plant seeds of doubt so easily, I could not understand.
Pierce: He claimed to love his wife so much, but he was quick to believe the worst. I couldn't understand that either.
Maxine Donahue (Paige's mother): Favoring one child over another can cause animosity. It was obvious she never thought about that... but if she did, she didn't care. I had to wonder what was really going on with this woman.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love a book that keeps me guessing and makes me feel like I am one of the characters watching the plot. This is a great book and I highly recommend. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I read this book some time ago and disappointed that it was listed like a new book. I thought it was ordered on my Kindle, which would let me know I had already read it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lydia A Jackson Joshua
This book made you want to keep reading. Very real for me. I would recommend it to others. My book club rated it a 5 star.Published 3 months ago by Juanita carter
Another great book from Mrs. Roby
Couldn't put it down
I so glad the sisters were able to mend there relationship
This book was a great read. Once again, Kimberla does not disappoint. I know this is fiction, but I wonder who is the friend or family member this story is based on.Published 10 months ago by DIANE GRAY
I couldn't put the book down. The book kept my attention from start to finish! A must read! Kimberly Lawson Roby does it again!Published 11 months ago by Sdot