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When rising marketing executive Patricia Fowler falls for Paul Blast, a married co-worker, she tries to put her life into perspective—a task that becomes increasingly difficult when she starts having eerie hallucinations. Patricia’s dreams of a happily ever after turn into one nightmare after another as she battles threats that go beyond her imagination.

Is her new love beh
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Paperback, 306 pages
Published September 8th 2013 by Createspace (first published September 7th 2013)
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James McCormick
Oct 04, 2014 rated it really liked it

Spotson states that he always takes meticulous care when plotting his novels and this is clearly evident in Delusional, an intricately crafted work that draws together the threads of romance, supernatural, thriller and crime.

I must confess I have very little interest in stories that specifically focus on romance or interpersonal relationships but there is so much more to this novel. Despite being rather long it nevertheless kept me gripped throughout with constant cliff hangers and reveals. In
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Christoph Fischer
Dec 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
"Delusional" by Scott Spotson is a strong and gripping thriller. It focuses on a woman who falls for her married co-worker and soon after they start seeing each other she starts to experience delusions or visions, messing with her mind and judgement. At the same time a series of high profile and inexplicable thefts are puzzling the FBI. As the two storylines start to intertwine it becomes increasingly difficult to know what is reality and what is delusion.
Well plotted and perfectly set up the bo
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James Hockley
Jun 18, 2016 rated it liked it
This is a crime novel; and a fantasy novel; and a thriller. And also a romance. A book of many genres, then. The fantasy aspect is small really, but it is important – adding a whole other challenge to the crime aspect (which itself is really a smaller part) and also the thriller aspect (which is the biggest part). But this is really a romantic story of love impeded by the barrier of a wife, and the retaliation of that wife against the burgeoning relationship. It's a well-worn template (I suspect ...more
Galit  Balli
Jun 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Review

Plot/Story:

I must say that this story was surprisingly quick read and even though I am not must a fan of Romance based stories, this story did made me fell in-love with the story and the characters.
At first you have two storied that slowly being combined together. From the beginning of the story you are kept in suspense of who is the thief of the Hope diamond and why or how Patricia has her hallucinations and delusions.
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Anyer Feanix
Jan 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
‘Delusional’ is a supernatural thriller with elements of romance. Easy style with varied vocabulary provides an enjoyable reading experience. With few exceptions, description is minimal, which helps achieve a fast-paced, gripping effect, desirable in all novels of the genre.

The story starts with Patricia falling for a married colleague, Paul, and then it escalates into Patricia’s worst nightmare. Visions, scary near-misses, and other spine-chilling occurrences punctuate the next few weeks, drivi
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Dan Gillis
Aug 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Delusional is a thrilling ride, which confronts the mundane and typical lives of people today with strange unexplained events. Spotson crafts the mystery in an exciting and entertaining way. I was drawn into the character’s plight and was eager to see the outcome of the story when all things were revealed to the characters.

I enjoyed this form of storytelling, which gives the reader knowledge but thrusts ignorant characters into dangerous circumstances. The heightened tension was evident through
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Jennifer
Sep 11, 2014 rated it it was ok
(language, adult situations, adultery) Where to start? Yes, this book had some good things about it: the plot was new and about halfway through it really picked up and began to draw you into it. However, there was so much that just didn’t work. Primarily there was a lot of unnecessary fluff. Sometimes sentences were thrown in describing things that had nothing to do with the rest of the story.

I guess I could sum it up by saying the book just needed more polish. Frequently, the author was talkin
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Simon Okill
May 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Delusional by Scott Spotson is a superior psychological thriller with paranormal overtones that simply swept this reader away with its fluent style and ingenious plot.
Businesswoman Patricia Fowler leads a dull mundane life until her boss, Paul Blast joins her in a hot tub. The chemistry is startling and immediate. But Paul is married so he's a no-go area. They become friends and workout together during breaks from the tedium.
The FBI are puzzled by art thefts that are perpetrated right under sec
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A.A. Bavar
Jun 11, 2016 rated it it was ok
The premise for the book is quite intriguing, and I was looking forward to reading how the mystery of the Hope Diamond theft would unravel. However, almost immediately it became apparent that the prose needed further editing on all levels: structure, formatting, spelling, etc. That, plus excessive expository, descriptive passages made it very difficult to become fully immersed in the story. The need to describe what the characters were feeling and thinking instead of showing the reader was a con ...more
Lee French
Jan 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book starts slow, but once it finds its rhythm, it’s really entertaining. The first few chapters are full of a lot of explanation about the various characters’ backstories. While the information is important, it’s told to us instead of related by a character or revealed by the story.

I had a little bit of trouble with suspension of disbelief about the magic. Not because magic can’t be in the real world, but because of how everyone reacts to it. If magic exists, it’s hard to wrap my head arou
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Gabriela Popa
Jan 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
I will start by saying that Mr. Spotson is a talented writer. The text flows smoothly, the characters are alive and the plot carries a nice amount of intrigue.

That being said, (and others may feel differently here---) I had a problem with the basic assumptions supporting the plot of this particular book. Without disclosing the gist of the story, I really felt that witchcraft felt a bit of an easy way out, and did not do full justice to the main thread of the story, the romance between Patricia
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Kathryn Dionne
Oct 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
#1 REASON TO AVOID MARRIED MEN. . .

. . . WENDY JEWETT!

Patricia Fowler is an organized and practical woman with a good head on her shoulders. But when she falls in love with her married co-worker, Paul Blast, her good judgement vanishes, along with her sense of reality. She starts seeing wild and weird things that make her wonder if she is having hallucinations, or if someone is messing with her mind. When the hallucinations start causing her bodily harm, she realized that she must find out who i
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Allison Kohn
Sep 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a bewitching thriller - an adventure, a love triangle, and a mystery all in one. The pace is good and the characters are individuals we can all relate to. i was spellbound.
C.E. Clayton
***I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review***

“Delusional”, at its core, is the story of a professional young woman who has her head down, focused only on her work, constantly trying to remove herself from office drama in order to exceed in her career. Which gives her a rather bland personality, Patricia’s only vice is adhering to a strict exercise regimen, and pining to find a new romantic partner because, according to her life plan, it’s about time she start hunkering
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Anna
May 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I received this book from the author for free in exchange for an honest review

I only have one word to describe Delusional and that is: WOW! This book was not what I was expecting at all and I was completely blown away by how into the story I was. Delusional captivated me from the beginning, and I would find myself not wanting to stop because I just wanted to find out what would happen next. This book is definitely a thriller that contains elements of mystery, suspense, psychopaths, and the super
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Harini Nayak
Jul 13, 2017 rated it liked it
Yeah , well . One more to the pile

You all know I love weird mixtures of Genres ( like really really ) , and I think it was brilliant of the author to try something out with this book too . But I'm not really sure where I stand with the story itself . I gotta warn ya that there's a lot of ranting ahead ..

First off , Delusional is mostly a thriller and it was a fascinating one at that . This is about how a woman falls for her married colleague and then they start seeing each other ( despicabl
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Chan ( inbedwithabook )
Aug 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star-ratings
**Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**

Delusional is a roller coaster of a ride, Spotson throws the reader right into the middle of it and keeps you racing through, seeing characters from different POVs through out the entire book. At first, the books seems a little unclear and all over the place, but as you continue reading, you realize it's because everyone's story starts to intertwine with each other and it creates this paranormal romance / thriller / myster
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Rachael Thompson
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was such a fun read! It had a little bit of everything and enough suspense to keep me reading (read in only 2 sittings)! There are multiple stories going on and at first, I was a little confused where it was all heading. If you reach this point, keep reading, it will be worth it. Everything started coming together about 1/3 of the way through and about halfway, I could not put it down.

The storyline includes an art thief, a mystery murderous woman in red stilettos, a possible affair, stocki
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D.C. Head
Nov 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished-reading
Romantic affairs? Gallery heists? Hallucinations? Secrets? Temper tantrums? Illusionists?

Scott Spotson's Delusional invites us into the lives of some interesting but mildly flawed characters from various walks of life. Ok, so perhaps some are more flawed than others but who's judging? At any rate, you may find yourselves empathetic toward some of the helpless characters in this story and seething with a furious passion toward others midway through the pages. It's a soap opera on paper-you may ye
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Alexandra
Dec 12, 2013 rated it liked it

tl;dr A pretty good story overall, but it dragged at times and was a little wordy. 



This is my first ever book review request! Quite exciting, and I must say I do love getting these requests!! Sorry it took so long to write it :( Boo holidays. Anyways. 


So overall this was a pretty enjoyable book. The beginning was a little difficult to get into though. We start out meeting Patricia while she is swimming at the gym on her lunch break. It seems like even though she is a successful woman, all she

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Shawn Remfrey
Mar 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
When rising marketing executive Patricia Fowler falls for Paul Blast, a married co-worker, she tries to put her life into perspective-a task that becomes increasingly difficult when she starts having eerie hallucinations. Patricia's dreams of a happily ever after turn into one nightmare after another as she battles threats that go beyond her imagination.

Is her new love behind the torment? After all, his former girlfriend ended up in an asylum.

Or could Paul's wife be more than a bored, spoiled, r
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Ingrid Hall
Aug 06, 2014 rated it liked it
Where do I start with this review? I have been reading Delusional on and off for a couple of months now, and it is one of those books that didn't initially tickle my fancy but equally, I couldn't quite bring myself to relegate it to the discarded pile. Delusional is billed as a fast-paced thriller, which is where I encountered my first problem, because while it does have the psycho element, the "psycho" is not psychotic enough and her actions and behaviour is more pantomime villain than, well, p ...more
K.A. Krisko
This book is a fun mix of paranormal, mystery, and non-erotic romance. I like this cross-over genre with its extra intrigue, its mix of traditional who-dunnit gumshoe detective work and modern-day magic. With its dash of art theft and revenge, this story could be really good.

It’s obviously a very richly and deeply imagined world, and therein lies part of the problem for me. Furniture, food, clothing, people, were all described in such depth that no detail was left behind. Nothing was left to the
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Leo Featherstone
Jan 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Scott Spotson's Delusional is a supernatural thriller about a woman named Patricia Fowler, a marketing executive who falls for her married coworker Paul Blast. Trying to sort out her feelings for Paul, the affair takes an unpleasant turn when Patricia begins having hallucinations. As it so happens, the same thing happened to the woman Paul dated before his wife.

At the same time, authorities are searching for an art thief who defies the laws of physics, appearing and disappearing at will and swit
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Sandra Lopez
Aug 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Patricia Fowler is plain, simple, smart, and tall, all in one neat, attractive package. She is a serious planner, likes to exercise, and is a firm believer in taking care of herself. Right on! She also likes to keep her work life separate from her personal life and she over-thinks. That is SO ME!

One of her rules gets broken: she falls for her married co-worker. Patricia hasn’t had much luck finding “the one,” but Paul seems different. Too bad he happens to be married to a crabby, old shrew. Like
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Barbara Land
Jul 09, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Spotson and Publicover deliver an interesting mix of romance, intrigue, mystery and suspense in their latest novel, Delusional. The story follows two parallel plotlines: the burgeoning romance of Patricia and Paul and the ongoing FBI investigation into the theft of high profile jewelry and art pieces. These two storylines are slowly woven together until they merge seamlessly into a singular narrative that propels the plot onward to the end of the book.

Well-written dialogue, interesting character
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Brian O'Hare
Dec 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Normally before I buy a book, I would read the blurb and, perhaps, a few of the reader reviews, to get a flavour of what's ahead. However, when I came across Delusional, written by Scott Spotson, I knew I could safely count on a good read. This time I decided to let the story unfold as the author intended, without bits of prior knowledge intruding. I knew Scott wouldn't let me down...and he didn't! Delusional grabbed me right from the first page and, although I had no idea initially where the st ...more
Kristine
Jul 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
A fast paced, thrilling novel, which is rated at FOUR STARS! This novel will suck you in, creep you out, play on your emotions, and spit you out at the end feeling a little bit confused. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
The main character in this amazing book is Patricia Fowler. An extremely hard working, very thoughtful, pleasant woman who just happens to fall for a married man, Paul Blast. While normally I would not be rooting for the other woman, this novel left me feeling a little conflicted a
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Steven Freeman
Sep 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
In Scott Spotson’s “Delusional,” career-minded Patricia Fowler falls for alluring but married Paul Blast, whose once-happy marriage has withered into husk of it former magnificence. As she struggles between her attraction to Paul and her sense of dishonor in loving a married man, Patricia faces growing threats to not only her relationship with Paul but also her personal safety. The mounting tension attendant with these threats pulls the reader along, increasing the velocity of page-turning as th ...more
M.H. Soars
Mar 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-swap
*I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Delusional is a mix of romance, thriller, and paranormal. It tells the story of Patricia and Paul, both rising stars in the corporate world. Paul is a married man who is clearly unhappy about his marriage. Patricia is a control freak who is getting desperate of being a single woman. She develops a crush on Paul and soon after they get involved.

There is also a series of high profile robberies that is baffling everyone.

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Scott Spotson is a Canadian novelist who excels in imagining scenes of intrigue and adventure within ordinary lives while daydreaming, then pulls together various plots to create a compelling story.

Scott has written eleven books: "Life II," a time travel novel; and its sequel, "Bridge Through Time," "Seeking Dr. Magic," a novel that imagines what happens when a powerful wizard comes of age as a y
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