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The Obsession

3.52  ·  Rating Details ·  209 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Neil Macalister, a conservative and oh-so-proper lecturer of mathematics at the University of Edinburgh, thought he was happy with his sensible, ordinary life. But from the moment he laid eyes on Valentina Jason-Elliot, a sexually liberated woman ten years his junior, he became obsessed with having her.Neil quickly discovers there aren't any lengths he won't go to in order ...more
Published (first published 2001)
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Lady Raven RAVE!
I love this story Neil was such a sweet guy his shyness makes you fall in love with his character and the things they did HOT! so for me it was a good read. Please note this is a short book and I know the authors have to make their money on the electrical books but come on seven bucks for a really short story robbery Amazon needs to work out a better deal and or contract with these authors we want to enjoy the books not feel rob reading a short story and paying the price of a long novel.I got th ...more
Jane Stewart
Not the author’s best, but it was okay.

Quiet, humble math professor meets gorgeous and exciting author Valentina.

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Sexual language: erotic. Number of s
Carolyn F.
Short story.

Neil is a mathematics professor who is settling at the age of 40 for a woman who is sensible. That is until he meets Valentina who is in Scotland to promote her writing. He overhears where she's going for a short vacation before the fair and thus begins a really hot encounter between the two of them. Loved that these two people weren't all 100% sure of themselves. Really enjoyed the story. Hate the cover!
Sep 14, 2012 Peggy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Re-read in August 2016.

Can't believe I first read this over 5 years ago! An enjoyable read--Neil is an adorable nerd and definitely not "boring" while Valentina (nice name) is not annoying for a female lead. They are indeed well matched.

The title isn't an apt one, though.

Aug 19, 2011 Tash rated it really liked it
Cute love story! The hero acted like a jerk sometime but I still liked him and enjoyed the story!
Jun 29, 2011 Kelly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dom-sub
The dude was nerdy, the chic was slutty, I loved it!
Indah Threez Lestari
71st - 2012

A guilty pleasure book.
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One of my faves by Jaid Black. The cover is misleading- the heroine of the story is not a barbie doll with plastic surgery gone wrong.
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