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4.01  ·  Rating details ·  5,711 ratings  ·  997 reviews
Obsession, defined as the domination of one's thoughts or feelings by a persistent idea, image or desire....

Chantel Rosenberg's passion for music and life had never shone brighter than the time she spent in Bordeaux France. It's a time when feelings arose and desires ran deep, a time that fundamentally changed her life.

A man living in seclusion, Phillipe Tibideau is haunte
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 340 pages
Published April 7th 2013 by Ella Frank
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5 obsessive stars.*****Review completed March 28, 2013
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"Les vrais paradis sont les paradis qu'on a perdus."

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Reporter Gemma Harris arrives at Château Tibideau in Bordeaux, France, to meet the world-renowned artist, Phillipe Tibideau. He was once one of the most public and famous faces in the world, however, since a couple of months the critically acclaimed artist lives in seclusion and shies away from media and visitors. Besides, he’s stopped producing wine and didn’t want to paint
Feb 18, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-like
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~ Becs ~
Jan 14, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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Before you embark on this one, you should know that this is very different from Ella Franks’ contemporary romances. This is her first foray into erotica and it’s not strictly a love story. There is love to be found here but it won’t make you happy, beautiful as it is – in fact, I think it will break your heart.

This is possibly THE most atmospheric piece of erotica that I think I have ever read. It’s sublimely sensual, devastatingly emotional and so stunningly erotic that it’s entirely possibly t
"Les vrais paradis sont les paradis qu'on a perdu."
It means; "True paradises are paradises we have lost."

Hauntingly beautiful...

Those are the two words I would use to best describe Blind Obsession. From the moment I started reading this story it managed to captivate my entire attention. It was an intense, powerful and enthralling story and I enjoyed reading every second of it.

Blind Obsession is a story about love, passion, trust, beauty, art and music bound together in an
Jun 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
FIVE STARS, without a doubt. I had been putting off reading this book for ages. I love my Romance books but this one was coming across as a little bit darker and I was not sure where the ending was going…. WOW. I loved it. I hated it. It is a beautifully written piece of art. Yes, it is a piece of art….. I won’t say too much about it as I think you are better off just going straight in and reading it without knowing too much about it. I will sum it up in three words, Heartbreakingly, Hauntingly, ...more
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
Five+++++ turturous, heart wrenching stars! Ella Frank, you have destroyed me with this book!

Les vrais paradis sont les paradis qu'on a perdus
(The true paradises are paradises we have lost.)

Chateau Tibideau

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Let me start by saying, this book WILL TOP the best of the best for me for years to come (and I have never once said that before). I knew very early on that I was reading something unlike ANY other book I've ever read. The writing is exquisite, the character development superb, the e
Rosalinda *KRASNORADA*
Dec 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone and their mama
Recommended to Rosalinda *KRASNORADA* by: Candace


How can I review this amazing book? I don’t know if I will be able to but I will try my best.

Let me say I loved Ella Frank on her Exquisite series but this book… This book is so much more than that, this is one of the best erotic novels I have ever read, period.

I cannot spoil anything for you because I know my Pip, Candace, will spank me and as much as I would love her to do that I just want you all to experience this book without knowing anyt
Dec 11, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Obsessed Stars!

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How do you review a book like this? I am at a loss for words. It’s been days since I’ve read this, and I’ve been putting off reviewing it. I don’t know what to say or where to start, but I’ll give it a go. This is a story of obsession.

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The domination of one’s thoughts or feelings by a persistent idea, image or desire...

Phillipe Tibideau had an obsession. And her name was Chantel Rosenberg. She was his inspiration in all things. Love, life, art, beauty. Phillipe was n
Alex is The Romance Fox
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So many great reviews have been written about this great book and I don’t think I have enough words to write down that would do justice to this incredible story, so I am going to give some of my feelings and thoughts about Blind Obsession.
Breathtakingly Beautiful and Unforgettable
Overwhelmingly Dark and Intense
Painful and Haunting
Sensual and Erotic
Devastatingly Emotional
Awe-inspiring and Evocative
Powerful and Consuming
This is one of those extraordinary books that consumed me and will haunt me fo
4.5 Stars

Riveting! Darkly Erotic! Intense! Passionate!

Note - There are only pictures under each spoiler tag until the very end.:)

Blind Obsession is Ella Frank’s first venture into Erotic Fiction and she gives a stellar performance. This isn’t a book that you merely read; instead, it's one to be EXPERIENCED in all its artistic flavor. Every emotion will be engaged in this hauntingly beautiful masterpiece.

It all began at Chateau Tibideau, where two souls became one. Here you will find the kind
Genre: Erotica
Type: Standalone
POV: Shifting – Multiple

Gemma Harris had an opportunity she had been waiting all her life. As a journalist, she needed a piece that would propel her career trajectory. That opportunity took her to Bordeaux, France and into the lives of music maven Chantel Rosenberg and reclusive artist Phillipe Tibideau, thus embarking into a journey of unraveling the truth that would change each of their lives.

“Right now, you’re mine, just like she was mine. I’m goin
Lise *friends don't flag*
5+++++ stars!

“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision”

In the special introduction of this novel Ella Frank states “My goal is to immerse you in this book by giving you the opportunity to view the images and hear the music that is discussed.” And “At its core, this novel is about the amazing power of the senses that we, as humans, possess. Sight and sound are the two I hope to bring to you.”

OMG… did she ever bring them to me! I am sitting at my computer with e
"That's All" Ash
This review may or may not make sense, due to my lack of being able to do that putting-together-words thing. So bear with me, okay?

When I finished this book last night, I had no idea how I was going to pull off a review for it.

My thoughts were scattered.
My eyelashes were tangled with tears.
And my heart seemed to dancing to the fastest song it knew.

It’s like Ella Frank only writes with the sexiest, most provocative letters of the alphabet.
She writes this story with those letters, creating sen
* Meli Mel *

*** 5 Hauntingly Beautiful Tragic Stars ***
Spoiler Free

"I think for you to understand this story, you must first become a part of it."

This is not your ordinary Erotic novel, this was an intensely heartbreaking story. I was captivated by the mystery that surrounded Chateau Tibideau from the very beginning. I could not put this down.

"Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind, and, therefore, is winged cupid painted blind."

Phillipe Tibideau thinks it's time for the real story to be tol
Georgia ♥
5 Amazingly Beautiful and Obsessive Stars

"Les vrais paradis sont les paradis qu’on a perdus."


Sometimes we all start to wonder how it feels to see with a touch, hear with a glance, entice with a smile and enthrall with a thought. How to use all our senses, to heighten the passion, to open the soul and experience the magnificence that hides in each one of us. To find the one thing that makes us unique, because Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder but people don't always see with their eyes.... And
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AMAZING!!!!!!This story is haunting and heartbreaking but yet very erotic and I was sucked in!!


Blind Obsession was unlike anything I have ever read!!!!
It was truly one of a kind. I find myself wanting to write out everything that happened, in every excruciating detail,just so I can make my point. You need to experience this book and I mean that in every sense of the word...

I really don't know how to start describing this book, apart from saying that you have to just read it to understand and a
Elizabeth (Liz)
Review posted at: Swept Away By Romance

3.5 Stars

GENRE: Erotica
ANGST LEVEL: *Extreme*

Reader Beware........

-The Story-
Phillipe Tibideau is a man haunted by and obsessed with memories of Chantel Rosenberg. A passionate and gifted musician and a world-renowned artist, their connection to one another ran deep and changed both of their lives. All Phillipe wants now is to be left alone, to live his life in seclusion. However, journalist Gemma Harris has other plans. She is seeking t
“Right now, you’re mine, just like she was mine. I’m going to pull you under and drown you in me until you can’t forget.”

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5 Blindly-obsessed-and-deeply-infatuated stars !!!





How do you decide that loving something/someone is too much ?? Or more like , how do you decide how much is too much ?? I think , the answer is pretty clear .. Too much is when you've reached a point of obsession , a point of no return
Jennifer Kyle
Ella Frank orchestrated Blind Obsession to pull a reader into a world of art, music and mystery.


”When did it change from the story of two to the tragedy of three?”

This book was beautiful, sexually charged, profound, gripping, haunting and so well written!

As a reader, we follow Gemma Harris, a journalist to France for a career rocketing interview. She will uncover the truth about the relationship of the blind model/violinist Chantel Rosenberg and the gorgeous and much talked about artist, P
Shannon The Show Stopper
Apr 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Shannon The Show Stopper by: JaHy☝Hold the Fairy Dust
Shelves: always-a-keeper
A man in love with a woman....

"I love you. That is the beginning, and that is the end. That is everything."

A man so osbessed with her ghost....

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It leaves him unable to give himself to another....

"When I was inside of her, nothing else existed," he confesses.
"And when I'm inside you, she's starting not to exist."

This was such a haunting story that captivated me throughout. It's the most sensually erotic novel I've read and I will never look at a paintbrush again without having a stirr
Dec 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

4.75 STARS for this haunting and erotic tale.


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I know what you’re thinking… 4.75 stars… come on why not 5, well I’ll explain in a minute. First of all, I want to say how much I loved this story!!!! No, I mean I really LOVED THIS STORY!!!!!! This is the first novel I have read by Ella Frank, and I am very impressed. I have not read any of her contemporary romance novels, but I hear they are a bit different from this one.

First, and foremost,
Apr 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
UPDATE: I thought it would be interesting to go back and look at the very first review I ever posted on Goodreads. And this is STILL among my favorite books of all time. It is the only book that has ever made me cry. This is also the only book I have ever read that was interactive, meaning the text includes links to the music and art work featured in the story.

This book is a piece of art.

I still strongly recommend this book to fans of dark atmospheric stories.

Reviewed on August, 23, 2013
4.75/5 ☆ Darkly Erotic Stars

Holy mindfuck. Where do I begin... I really have no words for it. My mind is exhausted. Talk about a roller coaster ride full of emotions. The Blind Obsession was a dark, twisted and slightly disturbing story leaving me with conflicting emotions.

Renowned painter Phillipe Tibideau is best known for his exquisite collection of “The Blind Vision.” Phillipe is left feeling empty over his haunted past. Phillipe is intensely beyond obsessed with her all of his thoughts
"The True Paradises are paradises we have Lost"

This story was brilliantly executed by Ella Frank. I found her writing to be flawless and beautiful from start to finish. The erotica in this book was some of the hottest I have ever read. While I read this story I was constantly intrigued as to what was "really" going on. I never really understood the full picture until the very end, and then it all came together beautifully. I certainly would not want to go into details about the story, as I feel
Jan 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: so-good
"Dreams and nightmares plagued him equally. It didn't matter which way the dream took him. Inevitably, when he awoke, one fact remained. She is gone."

WOW! The best way to describe this book for me is, hauntingly beautiful . Blind Obsession is one of a kind. I have never read anything like it, ever. The all-encompassing love and the utter tragedy of this story is absolutely heart wrenching. This is one of those books that you won't be able to forget. One that when you think back on it, will send
Long overdue, but here it is...

**5 I-want-to-climb-into-this-book-and-live-in-it stars!**
I don't think I have enough words in my vocabulary to write a review that will do this book justice.
Usually, when I read a book, and I love it, I have a lot to say and can't wait to write the review. After I finished this one, I felt a bit differently. There are some books that makes you want to talk to someone, after you finish, about how great it was, and there are those that doesn't let go of you. You don
There are really not enough stars on GR to rate this book! Even if the rating was out of ten, this book would qualify for eleven and then some ...

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Have you ever read a book, seen a movie, heard a story, etc. that moved you so much that you just knew it will haunt you for a very long time, if not for the rest of your life?? And have you ever wished that said book, movie, story, etc. had a different ending to the point that every time you read it, seen it or heard it again, you closed your eyes tow
Sep 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Ella Frank Fans, Romance
4.5 Emotional, Thought Provoking, Life-Affirming, and Intoxicating Stars
* * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free- A 2013 Review
This book was highly recommended to me by Jahy and Irene. Because of them, I have experienced a story of love which can overtake one’s mind, body and soul.
It can make a person become more than they ever thought they could; do things which they never intended and give of themselves to the desire to heal another more than protect their heart.

This story is told from three points of view;
DNF – 47%

You hate me, don’t you?

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Maybe my expectations were too high. This book has so much hype, and I expected something really dark and mindfuck-y. Yes, I was confused, but I wouldn’t call it a mindfuck.

Phillipe….Maybe he’s just not my type of guy…I don’t usually go for the artistic type. Was he super sexy hot? Sure. Was I turned on a lot? Absolutely.

I had to remind myself that this is an erotic novel, so it was much more focused on the eroticism rather than the character development. I f
Hulya Kara Yuksel
Jun 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Phillipe Tibideau
My God, that guy made me so freaking HOT & WET! :D

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Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite erotic serial, Sex Addict.

A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction.

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