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Absolute Obsession by C. Elizabeth

Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Triggering an intervention of fate, 42 year old Rose Gerbaldi, discovers her heart and soul has been forever united with beautiful, 30 year old, British movie star, Michael Terrance. A discovery that compels her reality to firmly reclaim her – consequently devastating the very lives fate had so lovingly entwined.

Forsaken by a woman he’s never met, unable to control the debilitating agony, Michael seeks solace on the darker side of Hollywood. Meanwhile in Western Canada, having been doubly devastated, Rose relinquishes to a life of loneliness. Both are certain they’ll never again find that for which they long for – each other.

Foolish people – fate is infallible.

Goodreads Summary

Rose is obsessed...with reading.  When she reads, the lines between reality and fiction begin to blur.  She begins a book "Only Her" and quickly becomes obsessed...she also becomes obsessed with the manly actor after seeing the movie.  Rose is, in fact, married; her husband has tried to free her from her obsession many times before, will he succeed this time? 

The novel contains a letter, extreme sadness, ecstatic happiness, and afterglow.  The reader will be taken on a journey through a book lover's mind, from the point of view of Rose.  The characters are mostly likable, though the reader will want to shake Rose on more than one occasion.  The reader has the chance to glimpse into each characters' literal hopes and dreams.  The events are different, the author writes very fluidly with no awkward transitions.  The author does not go overboard with the details, she writes very succinctly and with no embellishments.  This book is recommended to adult readers.

4 Stars

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  1. Congrats to C. Elizabeth for another great review on her novel.

  1. She has many other great reviews? I have to say, I'm not at all surprised :)

  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to read Absolute Obsession and to write this. This is wonderful. Thank you to Laura.

  1. I meant to say thank you too Laura... and I call myself a writer. :)