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The Object of Love

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In Sharon Cullars' dazzling new novel, two unlikely lovers give in to explosive desire. But guilt and long-buried secrets could destroy their future before it begins. . .
It's been five years since Lacey Burnham saw Sean Logan, and in that time her son Calvin's best friend has turned from a surly youth into a handsome, self-assured young man. Crushed with grief over Cal's
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Brava (first published January 1st 2007)
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Savannah- Quad Motherin' Book Readin' Diva
Oye. OK, I'm starting to see a pattern with this author. Two books in one week will highlight anything a reader is averse to, I'm sure.

First off, let me get this one thing off my chest; misuse of a standard colloquialism. To say someone is "no shrinking violet" does NOT mean they are tall, big boned, or heavyset. TWICE now, two different books, this author has used that phrase when describing someone who isn't small. That kind of thing bugs me. So, Ms. Cullars, should you stumble across this rev
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Oct 08, 2010 ~*~Princess Nhya~*~ rated it it was amazing
This book is EXCELLENT! Please do not let the cover throw you off. Lacey, her son Calvin, and his friend Sean, were written superbly. And Lacey's Uncle Joe? OMG! Awesome.. This one was a very deep paranormal,interracial love, spiritual read. I do not want to give away anything about this book. All I can say is it's not at all what you are thinking. And you will be pleasantly surprised once you've read it. This book is about grieving those that we love. Allowing ourselves and those that we love ...more
Missy Jane
Mar 11, 2012 Missy Jane rated it it was amazing
Though it's not rare for me to stay up into the wee hours to finish a book, it has been a long time since I did it unexpectedly. This book caught me completely off guard and blew me away. It's the story of a woman who loses her son in the first chapter (which had me bawling from page one) and becomes reunited with his childhood friend. There is a supernatural element I wasn't expecting but that became integral to the plot. I thought I had it all figured out midway through, but another minor ...more
Divisionred
Apr 23, 2009 Divisionred rated it it was amazing
This was a great story. I felt sorry for both the main characters as they fell in love and her son that had died was not happy about this at all. His mother falling in love with his best friend...which came out later that he the son was in love with the best friend. However, the best friend had always been in love with his friends mother.
Jessica
Dec 02, 2007 Jessica rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Its basically about a woman haunted by the ghost of her son. But It is about so much more. It deals with concepts of ageism, racism, and sexism. It takes an involved read to pick up on all the issues. I appreciate this book mostly for the thought provoking writing. The plot is good as well.
Rosie J.
Jul 08, 2016 Rosie J. rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: All Romance Lovers
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Angela
Dec 06, 2016 Angela rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finalizado
Lo cogí como libro erótico, pero para nada es un libro erótico... más bien es paranormal.
Como literatura romántica tiene algunas escenas subiditas de tono, pero nada del otro mundo.
Es un libro con mucha tensión. Y destacaría más el misterio que corre entre sus personajes que cualquier otra cosa.
Te tiene enganchada en todo momento. Está bastante bien.
Jane Stewart
Sep 12, 2010 Jane Stewart rated it did not like it
I did not like, admire or enjoy any characters other than the victim, but his was a sad story.

I was initially interested in the story about a 22 year old man Sean falling in love with a 42 year old woman Lacey. She was his best friend's mother and he had loved her since he was about 10 years old. His friend Calvin dies and Sean returns to town for the funeral. Sean and Lacey become lovers.

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I did not like Lacey because each time she had sex with Sean, she pretty much told him to g
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Bonita
Jan 08, 2015 Bonita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First let me say that when I started reading this book I DID NOT LIKE IT. I bought the book because I fell in love with the author when I read "Again". I bought this book without first reading the synopsis. When I did read it I didn't think I could get into it because of my personal hang-ups about older women having sexual relations with men young enough to be their sons (and in this case the young man actually grew up with her son). So this was slow going for me initially. I kept wondering how ...more
Shawnette
Sep 08, 2007 Shawnette rated it really liked it
A Romantic Supernatural Thriller

"The Object of Love" is the first novel I've read by Mrs. Sharon Cullars. This story will captivate you from beginning to end. It's a story about two unlikely lovers with a very passionate desire that takes them through some unexplainable twist and turns, that will attempt to destroy any possiblity of a future relationship. Lacey is a black, single mother whose son recently dies. Sean is a white man, young enough to be her son.~~~~~~~Despite the vast differences i
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Kate
Apr 24, 2013 Kate rated it really liked it
In Sharon Cullars' dazzling new novel, two unlikely lovers give in to explosive desire. But guilt and long-buried secrets could destroy their future before it begins. . . It's been five years since Lacey Burnham saw Sean Logan, and in that time her son Calvin's best friend has turned from a surly youth into a handsome, self-assured young man. Crushed with grief over Cal's sudden death, Lacey offers Sean a place to stay while he's in town--an innocent proposal that quickly becomes anything but. ...more
Bridget
Feb 22, 2014 Bridget rated it really liked it
Not really sure how to categorize this book. Lacey is in her 40's in a job that is not very rewarding. He son Calvin is recently died tragically in a automobile collision, and at the funeral one of his best friends, Sean re-enters Lacey's life, helping her through this loss. What is behind this is a story that needs telling. Mystery, romance, a little fantasy (is a ghost a fantasy?) and dealing with loss. Satisfying read. I recommend it.
Carol Brunquell
Feb 03, 2010 Carol Brunquell rated it really liked it
Just finished reading The Object of Love by Sharon Cullars - this book was amazing, and not at all what I had expected it would be. Caught between life and the afterlife, a son must find the redemption he needs in order to move on. All the while, his estranged best friend falls in love with his mother. Sounds tacky, but it is not. Very well done!
Gizelle
Mar 23, 2015 Gizelle rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
To obsessive

I didn't like the ending or the way Sean keeps running back to her like a little boy... I'm a sucker for these type of stories but this one. Phew. I almost stop reading in the middle of it, this author could have done better with the story line. My opinion.
Lindy
Nov 11, 2011 Lindy marked it as did-not-finish-skimmed-to-end
Honestly, I was hoping for a good cougar story and it looks like it's just going to be too angsty to enjoy. DNF.
OkayKim
Jul 16, 2010 OkayKim rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-lendables
"I really didn't know what to expect from this book, but I'm glad I gave it a chance. It was well worth the time to read and held a few surprises. It's a keeper on my shelf."
Michelle Alerte
Apr 25, 2013 Michelle Alerte rated it it was amazing
Loved this story! It was intense and had so many great twists and turns. I didn't put it down till the last page. I look forward to reading a whole lot more from Cullars.
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