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Oscura obsesión (Blackheath Moor #1)

3.57 of 5 stars 3.57  ·  rating details  ·  122 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Nora Thorngoode y Grayson Lowell se casaron apresuradamente, ella para salvar su reputación arruinada y el para no perder su propiedad por deudas impagadas. Pero las llamas de la pasión no tardan en surgir entre ellos… y pronto se ven devorados por una sensual obsesión. Pero el amante con el que Nora se casó se convierte rápidamente en un oscuro desconocido para ella, un h ...more
Paperback, 402 pages
Published September 9th 2011 by Grupo Planeta/Esencia (first published May 2008)
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Well, the book was not bad. On the other hand, it was not especially good either; like the GR rating says, it was ok.

The hero and heroine are forced to marry; he needs her money, she needs respectability after a nude portait of hers is publicly unveiled in an exhibition. Soon however they discover that they're really attracted to each other. Could this marriage work after all? Perhaps, but the hero's sense of guilt over his brother's death won't let him rest until he can clear the mysteries sur
Jul 05, 2008 Sherry rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Historical/Romance/Suspense
Recommended to Sherry by: random
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Couldn't get interested in this one. Gave it 70 pages.
Judith Leger
Oct 20, 2008 Judith Leger rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all romance readers!
Recommended to Judith by: fell in love with cover
I absolutely loved this book! Ghosts, eerie moors, and true love battling to survive! Definitely a keeper! I'm waiting for November 4 to come around so I can buy the second book by this amazing author!
Paranormal Romance
The heroine suddenly finds herself shamed and disgraced by society after a fellow artist lies about an affair and paints her nude. In a bid to save face, her family arrange her marriage to a titled gentleman. The hero reputation isn't much better after the death of her brother and guilt that convinces society that it was he who murdered him. Though their marriage was a hasty arrangement, they instantly find comfort in each other and develop feelings for one another after their wedding night. The ...more
Jane Stewart
Mystery due to vagueness and self deception. Hero did not kill his brother but keeps saying he did (out of guilt).

An artist painted a nude picture of Nora from his imagination. People falsely believed Nora had a love affair with him, and she was ruined. Nora’s father was wealthy and arranged her marriage to Gray by giving Gray a large amount of money. Gray needed the money to support his estate. Nora and Gray immediately fall for each other, but Gray is back and forth about it. One m
A great combination of all the elements I love in a romance novel. Plenty of Gothic intrigue laced in here: a stately manor, wind-swept shores, a seemingly pure wholesome heroine (and a fine artist at that), an irresistibly handsome, tortured hero, an ambiguously evasive housekeeper, a mute little boy and even a couple of ghosts lurking about and appearing in strange places.

Nora and Grayson are hastily wed, she to cover up her tattered reputation following a decadent painting debacle, and he to
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Esta novela me atrajo desde el primer momento en que la vi, por motivos obvios, y después por su argumento. Tenía bastante buena pinta pero ahí ha quedado todo. Este es el claro ejemplo de: "no juzgues un libro por su portada".

Aunque el principio parecía que prometía (una joven de una familia de nuevos ricos se ve envuelta en un escándalo artístico y para sofocar las habladurías sus padres deciden casarla con un misterioso hombre que e
Julie (jjmachshev)
"Dark Obsession" by Allison Chase has a very gothic feel to it. There is plenty of passion and a few fairly frank love scenes for a gothic novel. The story is set in 1830s England and most of the plot takes place on the heaths of Cornwall. There is a scandalous, yet innocent woman who marries a scandalous, maybe innocent man. He is tormented by ghosts and guilt and will need all of her passionate belief in him to overcome the mysteries surrounding the death of his brother. There's a nasty housek ...more
Pretty typical stuff - male meets female, attraction ensues, she keeps doing idiotic things that he has to rescue her from, they indulge in their passion, uncover conspiracy, defeat bad guy, and everyone's happy. Things particular to this volume: ghosts, a male wardrobe that seems to consist of nothing but tight black pants and white see-through linen shirts, and a complete lack of normal daily activities that would keep our two lovers apart (they seem to have nothing but free time to get in tro ...more
Besides the appalling cover this was a good read and I look forward to the November release of the next Blackheath Moor book. After an unconventional and rushed marriage artist Nora and nobleman Grayson retreat to his haunted estate Blackheath Grange to solve the mystery of Grayson's brothers death. The author Allison Chase is overly wordy which is annoying, some descriptions went on for pages. Overall a good gothic read.
Dark Obsession by Allison Chase was a great read. The novel is an historical romance with just enough Gothic overtones to send chills down the spine and keep you reading well into the night. The book contains it all: the tortured hero, the wronged heroine, the creepy manor house near the equally creepy headland of a moor and, of course, a couple of ghosts thrown in for good measure.

Very recommended.
This was a really good read with a great twist to the story. Nora was such a strong capable young lady that was just what Grayson needed. Grayson was such a hurt man when he met and married Nora. Made to wed one another to try and stop rumours and make honest people out of either of them but turned out they were just what one another needed.
I only wish there was more after the climax. I wanna know how Mrs. Dore acted when they came back from the cliffs. I don't wanna say any spoilers but I just wanted one more chapter...
Decent. Enjoyed the twists a bit, but the character interaction annoyed me, put it down and picked it up multiple times though I finally did finish it.
Traci Hall
Ms. Chase knows how to craft a dark romantic hero - very very compelling!
it was mind blowing and riveting i couldn't put it down
Un libro que no me ha convencido del todo.
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Allison Chase enjoys a busy life in the South Florida sunshine with her husband of more than twenty-five years and their two wonderful and very talented daughters. Allison is a member of the RWA and the Florida Romance Writers, and in large part credits both organizations for her success as a romance author. Originally from New England, she grew up with a deep appreciation for the rich history of ...more
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