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Finn was the type of man that dreams were made of. A charming country boy. Handsome, hard working and loved his mama. Underneath? A freak in the sheets.

Raven knew he was everything she wanted. But he was her secret.

Raven was supposed to be off limits.Forbidden.

That didn’t stop Finn from wanting her, so he took her. After one taste he knew he wouldn’t be able to stop. Ever
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Published August 21st 2015 (first published August 20th 2015)
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Tink Magoo is bad at reviews
Slightly bland forbidden romance story with some mildly sexy sex, an abrupt ending and disappointing epilogue.
~Nikki~  Blogger for Saints and Sinners Books
If you love country boys, a sweet-talking charmer, a secret love affair, hot and steamy passion and a quick read this is the book for you. I read this book within the matter of an hour because I couldn’t put it down. This book is told through both Raven and Finn’s POV.

Finn is still having a hard time getting over the death of his father and is not pre-pared for his mom to get remarried. Finn is trying to live day to day until Raven shows up. His stepsister is not at all what he was expecting. T
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Allyn Lesley
Jul 28, 2015 Allyn Lesley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
** I was gifted an ARC in exchange of an honest review **

This is my third or fourth novel by Olivia Linden, and it's now cemented in my mind that she's a wonderful storyteller. I loved that the main characters were everyday people: a ranch owner and a college student. It's been a while since I'd read any novels featuring a cowboy, and especially one that was set in modern/contemporary times, so I was happy to read this book. I LOVED Finn. I like a hero who knows what he wants and doesn't mince h
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Heather  Cavanaugh
This story was short and sexy stepbrother/stepsister read. Olivia Linden is amazing when she writes this is the third book of hers that I’ve read. Can’t wait to see what she has coming up next.

Finn’s life as he knows it is about to change. He lives on a ranch and has taken over all the duties his dad use to do before he died five years ago. But now his mom has met a man and got married. Harry Davis is a city man, but Finn knew they needed help on the ranch. But when another surprise visitor sho
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Christina
Complimentary copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

When Rayven returns home for the summer she meets her new stepbrother, Finn. Neither are happy with their parents marriage and the last thing they want to do is play nice; but when they find themselves spending time together, there’s no denying the attraction between them. But what will happen once their parents find out what has been going on between the two? What kind of scandal will it become in the small town, and is
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Harper Miller
I was gifted an ARC copy of this book from Ms. Linden for an honest review. I've read Olivia's work before, and I'm very familiar with her writing style. I have to be particular regarding the wording of this review as I don't want to give too much of the storyline away, but an overview? That I can provide.

We meet country boy Finn Walters, who's adjusting to his mother's new marriage to Harry Davis. Finn's stepfather appears some years after Finn's father has passed and, of course, Finn wants his
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Amazeballs Book Addicts
I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review. Honestly, this is the first book I have ever read by this author and I'm not a huge fan of stepbrother/stepsister fall in love books or I should say I have not read many that I liked. So going into this one, I really didn't know what to expect. I am happy to say this was a pleasant surprise. Was it off the charts fantastic? Not for me. Was it worth reading? Absolutely and especially if you like these type of books. I really liked the ...more
Musings of A Romance Junkie
This story is originally part of a box set called Forbidden Fruit. This sexy short is perfect for an afternoon "quickie" or a pre-slumber delight. It packs a powerful punch of erotic, sensual, and some may even think, forbidden love. Finn and Sylvia are not just star-crossed lovers, they're step brother and sister who've been secretly lusting each other from afar.

After a chance encounter when Sylvie gets a flat tire and Finn pulls over to help her out, they cave in to the pent up lust they've b
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Jeri
Jul 23, 2015 Jeri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Finn is happy with his life as it is. He doesn't like a stepfather along with a step-sister being forced on him, he is long past the age of needing a father figure. Even if Raven, his step-sister is amazing to look at. Raven doesn't know what she wants, she is just hanging out for the summer before going back to school. After several exchanges of longing looks between the two, they find themselves trying to keep their passion from ...more
Danielle Allen
Oct 21, 2015 Danielle Allen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you are looking for something to wet your whistle, look no further. Secret Obsession is a hot erotica must-read. Olivia does a great job of creating a world of lust and love that keeps you turning the pages past your bed time. She puts a twist on familiar tropes and makes them her own and then wraps them in sexiness.

Cowboy? Check!
Forbidden romance? Check!
Step Siblings? Check!
Sexy, emotionally scarred hero? Check!
Demure collegiate heroine? Check!
Hot sex with top notch dirty talk? Check! Check
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Holly - Holly's Hot Reads
DNF

This one was only a quickie, but still, it had me rolling my eyes more often than not, and I found it too easy to put down with no need to pick back up and carry on. I liked the storyline and think had it been a full length novel and edited better, it could have been quite good.

*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*
Sarah Greenwood
Sep 18, 2015 Sarah Greenwood rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another fun read about the forbidden love between a step- brother and sister. I had just finished reading another book with a very similar storyline so some parts felt a bit blurred. The whole Jack and Jill bedroom with the bathroom between in both of them but I have to say that these things do work well in these situations as you can imagine what can happen if you “forget” to lock the other door.

Finn has been the man about the house since his father passed away and now that his mother has remar
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Holly - Page To Page Reviews
Aug 21, 2015 Holly - Page To Page Reviews rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
I received a free copy for an honest review

I've read my fair share of stepbrother romances recently, so I wasn't sure what to expect from this take on the genre. Being a novella it's relatively short but nevertheless it's still a good read.

Finn works on his family's ranch, and he very much embodies everything a sexy cowboy should. When his mother re-marries he wasn't expecting his new step-sister to move in too. But fed up of school Raven moves in for the summer and with their parents newly mar
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Kitty_20023
Aug 21, 2015 Kitty_20023 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Overall Stars: 5 STARS

Alpha Males
Stepbrother
Mind FƱck
Cowboys


In the quiet country two unlikely people will come together and unleash an attraction like no other


Finn was the type of man that dreams were made of. A charming country boy. Handsome, hard working and loved his mama.
Underneath?
A freak in the sheets.
Raven knew he was everything she wanted. But he was her secret.
Raven was supposed to be off limits. Forbidden. (Goodreads blurb)
Alright, I’ll come right out and admit it, stepbrother-type n
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Kitty_20023
Aug 21, 2015 Kitty_20023 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Overall Stars: 5 STARS

Alpha Males
Stepbrother
Mind FƱck
Cowboys


In the quiet country two unlikely people will come together and unleash an attraction like no other


Finn was the type of man that dreams were made of. A charming country boy. Handsome, hard working and loved his mama.
Underneath?
A freak in the sheets.
Raven knew he was everything she wanted. But he was her secret.
Raven was supposed to be off limits. Forbidden. (Goodreads blurb)
Alright, I’ll come right out and admit it, stepbrother-type n
...more
Lynn Smith
Aug 08, 2015 Lynn Smith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finn wasn't exactly happy with his mother remarrying. He was to old to need a new father, but if it mad her happy he would keep out of it. He had a ranch to run. He stayed on his side of the house they stayed on their. Until the day Harry's daughter came to stay. Now he had Raven, his step-sister living in what was is man cave. That's was okay he guessed, he would have no problem ignoring her. Until he accidently seen her dancing in her room. Sexy as sin, he couldn't remember the last time ...more
Lebrondae Shei
Too quick!

Beautifully written but too quick to end. My first read from this author and I love this story. I liked the hero and the heroine I enjoyed the way the story flowed from beginning until I reached the end which ended too abruptly for my liking. I will most certainly read another book by this author. Sorry for the rating of 3 stars the reason given for this is stated within my review. Once I was tucked in to the book I could not put it down until I was finished. Olivia Linden had me hooke
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Reviews From  the Heart
Nothing like the taste of something forbidden to get your juices flowing!

Raven is a dancer who has just finished another year of college and has gone home for the summer to live with her recently married father, step mother, and smoking hot step brother....who is not too happy about sharing his side of the house let alone the bathroom. Until she accidentally leaves the door open....then things get interesting. Really interesting....as in "holy hell, that's hot!" interesting. I swear, I will ne
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Maria Lazarou--Obsessed by Books Blog
I was lucky to get a chance to read an early copy of this book and I was pleasantly surprised.

Finn is the ultimate cowboy, taking over his fathers ranch after he died. He is a mamma's boy and isn't afraid to admit this. His mamma meets a new man and Finn is given a stepdad.
With his stepdad, came a stepsister and he really isn't happy that he has been told that he has to share his part of the house that he has made into a true man cave.

Raven is down on her luck at the moment and has to move into
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wendy Shelton
Sep 07, 2015 wendy Shelton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
* ARC given on behalf of obsessed by books for an honest review * *

omg please tell me there is more, this can't be the end. I loved this book, I hustle want more, no need more.

Finn is your mommas boy, sexy cowboy. He loves the ranch but was forced into after his dad dies and now he has a step dad to meet. He's real happy but he loves his mother so he will wear a smile, but that changes when he realizes he has to share his side of the house with the stepdaughter, Raven. When Raven and Finn meet
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Denise
Aug 08, 2015 Denise rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-arc, review-kindle
Secret Obsession is a short, quick and interesting read. I finished reading it in one sitting! That said, I won't be giving an overview anymore.

I liked Flynn. I admire that he's willing to do something or to fight for what he wants.

Even though Linden made Secret Obsession with alternating POVs, I still couldn't connect with Raven's character. I felt that there's more to her that wasn't told; just a brief information written on why she'd come to her father.

All in all, it was a good read. However
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JC (Jen)
Sep 03, 2015 JC (Jen) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the first book I have read from this author and I will picking up more. This was a good quick read, once I started it I couldn't put it down until I was finished, I just had to know how it ended. I'm not really a fan of the stepbrother thing because they all seem the same but this one was different (In a good way). I enjoyed it, and am definitely a fan of Finn ;) It had the suspense of the forbidden love, steamy sex scenes, and was well written. I am very curious as to what happen ...more
Natali
Sep 02, 2015 Natali rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book it was amazing

The characters are likely and
They come together their attraction is amazing between them

Finn was the guy most girls dreamed about . A handsome country boy , hard working

Raven is a dancer who has finished a another year at college , her father got married and she has gone home for the summer
She has to live with her father, step mother and gorgeous step brother

I won't ruin the book
You should read it now
Heather andrews
Aug 18, 2015 Heather andrews rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked when a couple is so at ease with each other they can joke around, "ha!" Raven laughed out. "I highly recall you being the one that turned into the incredible sexual hulk. I just wanted a kiss." I really liked Finn, "just kidding, darlin',” he said. “You are the only smoking hot babe bringing me lunch." I liked this book, I loved Finn and Raven.
Terra James
Aug 25, 2015 Terra James rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved Secret Obsession. I'm usually not into stepbrother romances but this one was a well written book. Finn and Ray actually fell in love and it worked out. I would have liked to seen Ray go with her heart. But it worked out in the end. A good read. I'd recommend.
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Olivia Linden, a native New Yorker, was raised between Queens and San Antonio, TX. Currently living in Florida with her 10 year-old son, she decided it was time to follow her dreams of becoming a full time author. Her creative itch began when her elementary school principal posted one of her stories in the halls of her school. She was only seven at the time, but old enough to understand how ...more
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