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An Inconvenient Obsession

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He loved her, lost her...and now he'll have her once more...The Carrington family's island is up for auction...Now, that's an invitation Ethan Hardesty just can't refuse. This janitor's son turned global entrepreneur has it all...All, that is, except a piece of the Carrington estate - the island that holds all his most pleasurable and painful memories...Ethan doesn't count ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Mills & Boon
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RLA
Jul 16, 2011 RLA rated it really liked it
This is the story of Cate and Ethan, who were once teenagers in the love planning to spend the rest of their lives together. Cate broke things off in the hope Ethan would reach his potential without her, but Ethan thought she considered him below her and still harbours resentment towards her. After her fathers death, Cate decides to sell the families private island (where she and Ethan had spent their time together) and Ethan, now a very successful businessman, buys it. Ethan plans to use this ...more
Kate
Nov 02, 2011 Kate rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a nice debut novel. Sure, it stays with the stereotypical HP tropes (revenge, virgin heroine, rich hero who can spend $25m on a private island without blinking an eye) and doesn't necessarily bring anything new to the table, but it's well written and is what I'd expect from a good HP.

The only negative for me was that the hero was a little too pushy in the beginning of the book -- nosing his way into her life, showing up to private events without an invite, pulling a bait-and-switch by ta
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Meggan Connors
Nov 01, 2011 Meggan Connors rated it it was amazing
I picked up this book because I met the author and thought she was sweet. Now, I don't usually pick up categoricals, but I read the back cover and I liked it. I figured it would be a good book to read on the plane ride home, so I bought it.

I won't re-hash what the book is about here, because the back cover sums it up quite nicely. What I can tell you is this: this is the first time I have ever thought of writing the author and saying, "Hey, you don't know me, but I loved your book."

See, I'm no
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Katie
Dec 04, 2011 Katie rated it did not like it
The book is basically a catalog of the absolute worst cliches from romance novels. The heroine is beautiful and rich, but a wishy washy deer in the headlights. The hero is a hyper-masculine, super-wealthy creep, who bullies his way into the heroine's bed. The relationship between the two of them is incredibly disturbing. He's a miscreant who pushes her around, and she's a totally spineless masochist who is turned on by his bullying. I could not wrap my mind around how his behavior was supposed ...more
Romancing the Book
Feb 15, 2014 Romancing the Book rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, contemporary
Reviewed by Desere
Book provided by the author for review
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

In her debut novel Natasha Tate introduces us to Ethan and Cate. As the blurb suggests these two are destined to rekindle a passion so fierce it seems it never burned out. The author took me on a magical journey of old flames reunited, secrets revealed and unforgettable passion ignited!

What I liked about the book was the way in which the author introduced me to the characters, giving me ample pe
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Goobledybook
Nov 21, 2013 Goobledybook rated it really liked it
This book would have been a 3-stars if not for Ethan's declaration of love in the last 20pages. I've read a bunch of Harlequin and Mills books and I have never been so moved by the hero's remorse and declaration of love. Cate was lovely and kind without being annoying. She showed steely resolve when needed and protected her broken heart fiercely while Ethan was ruthless to protect his broken heart. Was interesting two see two characters motivated by similar feelings but dealing with it in two ...more
Kelly
Nov 04, 2011 Kelly rated it liked it
This brings to mind a similar plotted book although the genre is HR the characters are by far more complex and rich. ( Again The Magic (Wallflowers, #0.5) by Lisa Kleypas)

I just didn't find any depth to the h/h and felt so much anger and really no forgiveness.

I love tales of childhood sweethearts reunited. Over all good not great.
Roub
Nov 09, 2014 Roub rated it did not like it
i thought cate was too gud to be true. her reason to alienate him did not make sense. his life was not in danger, so what the hell!? u stick wid the one u love and dunt leave him to fend for himself unless extreme circumstances. i do not think they cud still be in love after 10years. they were not the same persons and cate was badly damaged both inside and out. ethan behaved like a thwarted and selfish young man instead of the experienced man of the world he was.
Sonali
Oct 03, 2011 Sonali rated it it was amazing
An irresistible page turner. It's got scenes that sizzle and characters that hold you enthralled with their undeniable chemistry and emotional tension. A must read and a definite recommend.
Gege86
Feb 12, 2013 Gege86 rated it liked it
This novel was so well written, the characters amazing, and the ending was wonderful.
A good book to be read…
Tim Myles
Sep 26, 2011 Tim Myles rated it did not like it
Absolute trash. Didn't realise what is was until I was a few chapters in and then my "can't walk away from a book" philosophy kicked in. Wish it hadn't....
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Natasha Tate's romantic side has its roots in childhood. Ask anyone and you'll hear she spent too many of her formative years believing she was Cinderella. This despite the fact that she had two loving parents and no evil stepmother in sight. Her earliest drawings were of princess attire, replete with bows, ribbons, and multiple flounces. She warbled about her future prince during chores, and ...more
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