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My Obsession

(Club Desire #1)

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In this erotic story of temptation and total surrender for readers of Sylvia Day and J. Kenner, a powerful master gives his dream girl a new beginning in the dungeons of decadent ecstasy.

Running from a troubled past, Sandra Barry spent years hiding out in New York City’s BDSM scene, finding satisfaction and even a sense of community as a sub at a large dungeon. But when a
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Published July 21st 2015 by Loveswept
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Ivy Deluca
Sandra has just moved back from New York, to escape an abusive Dom. She still needs her D/s fix, so she goes to Club Desire, where she meets Brent. Brent knows Sandra from high school, where he carried a torch for her, but she doesn’t recognize him. Can Brent protect Sandra while introducing her to BDSM kinky effery? Well, you know romance is gonna happen.

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New to me author : I’ve never read anything by this author, but I did like the set up to this club. I thought Club Desire reminded me of a li
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Paige
Apr 19, 2015 rated it liked it
3 "Obsessed" Stars

My Obsession is more than an erotic BDSM novel. It's about two people finding a lifestyle that helps them deal with their pasts as well as finding personal and sexual satisfaction. It's was the journey for both Brent and Sandra that brought two people together that needed each other.

Sandra is running from her life in New York. After high school Sandra left her home in Phoenix and started fresh in New York. Things didn't go according to plan after she became involved with an ab
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Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
Leigh's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

I love getting in on the ground floor of a new BDSM series, and Club Desire is just the new dungeon to explore!

First off, I thoroughly loved Brent. He is just about the perfect Dom. He is understanding, compassionate, protective and caring. Having completely transformed himself from the outcast he was in high school, and once again meeting up with the object of his teenage infatuation, Brent was sexy and I adored him and Sandra together as th
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Candace
***I was provided a complimentary copy of this book through Netgalley.com in exchange for honest feedback.***

This story was "okay", but failed to captivate and wow me. It seemed to lack originality and didn't stand out from any of the hundreds of other D/s books that were released on the heels of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'. It was a quick read that was straightforward and a nice enough way to pass some time, but I'll probably forget all about it within a week or two.

For those that are curious, the s
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Talltree
Jul 20, 2015 marked it as no-dnf-zzz-avoid
h on run from abusive ex...so tired of this plot. Why can't h's be allowed to have better judgement in men??!
Linda
What a great read, I loved this book! " My Obsession" was hard to put down the two main characters Sandra Barry and Brent Weston have a shared past but only one of them realizes it!
Sandra has come back to her home town of Pheonix to escape an abusive Dom from her dungeon in New York , with a recommendation from the owner of her New York dungeon, Master Mason of a new club for her to join when home; Club Desire.
Brent Weston, could not believe that the girl of his dreams from high school was sitt
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Arys
May 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
(Thanks to Cassie Ryan, Random House Publishing – Loveswept, and NetGalley for a chance to read an ARC of My Obsession for an honest review).

My Obsession by Cassie Ryan is a great author. Her novel was well written and descriptive. It has everything I like in an erotic romance. Besides the BDSM elements, the hot/sexy DOM, and a heroine I can cheer for – it has a great story. Sandra Barry leaves New York and her abusive Dom, Diego, and returns home to Arizona where she seeks refuge at Club Desire
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Jennifer
Apr 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
ARC received for review

Oh this is an amazing start to a new series. I might have a new favorite dungeon to visit. I've read Ms. Ryan before and enjoyed, and this is one of my favorite genres...I was not disappointed to have requested it. Master Brent is an amazing Dom. Sandra, although she had a bad "Dom," she didn't dwell on the past. There are so many great secondary characters I can't wait to read about. I just hope Dex is next.
Crystal Zapata
Apr 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My Obsession by Cassie Ryan

It started out a little slow for me, but that was ok. I liked the buildup. I wasn’t left with questions at the end. But I do hope there are more books for the other characters. Well mainly Dex. I really want his story. EX-FBI agent who teaches self-defense classes by day, Dom by night. Ohh yeah.

Sandra is very new to the BDSM scene. She ends up in a very abusive relationship with a Dom. She is so scared that she drops everything and high tales it to her hometown. No jo
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S.M. Harshell
**I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.**

Sandra has been running most of her life, whether it's from her abusive mother or an abusive ex-Dom, she's been on the run. Returning to Phoenix from New York, she needs to find another dungeon. Her kink is the one constant in her life. Armed with a note from one of the Dom's in New York, she walks into the hottest dungeon in Phoenix, Club Desire.

Brent Weston was that geeky kid in high school. He was always left out of
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Angie
Jul 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads Review Team~
I really enjoyed this book. Sandra has been in the BDSM lifestyle for awhile, but then things go wrong with her Dom and she moves across the country to get away. Missing the BDSM lifestyle Sandra applys for membership at a new club and the owner is someone from her past but she doesn’t realize that. Brent is sex on a stick and he remembers Sandra when he sees her but she doesn’t remember him because he is not th
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Kris
Apr 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, wrrt
I received a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads

My Obsession (Club Desire #1) was everything that you’d expect from a BDSM Erotic novel.

We have our main character, Sandra, a woman who’s running from her abusive ex-Dom, Diego. Then we have Brent, an old school mate of Sandra’s. Brent has made a name for himself back in Sandra’s home town, running his own BDSM club, Club Desire.
Sandra finds herself back in her home town after leaving Diego to try a fresh start. Finding a new BD
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She Hearts Books
Sandra takes off for home because a crazy stalker man who was her abusive dom won't leave her alone. She leaves everything behind, but can't let go of the lifestyle that she wants and needs to live. She shows up at a BDSM club armed with a letter of recommendation and a desire to submit and community. She meets with a Dom that rings all those right bells, but not one that should. He looks familiar, but she can't place how. Turns out Brent knows her from school and had a huge crush on her, but ch ...more
Rachael Orman
Jul 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sexy, bdsm
5 Stars

I loved this book. It was very hot and I loved way the BDSM lifestyle was portrayed.

Brett was so sweet and caring yet and incredibly sexy Dom. Sandra had a lot going on in her life, but the way she handled it all was so believable and made me really relate to her and her fears.

The naughty scenes were HOT. The BDSM was excellent. For once we saw the measures taken to protect everyone in the scene and the true gift of submission given to a Dom instead of it being taken.

I only wish we'd
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Melissa Mendoza
Jun 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

“The sexy man who had captured her attention walked around her in a slow circle, examining her with dark appreciation in his eyes. He radiated Dom with every breath. It was as if the entire world was his to do with as he wished.”

4 super sexy bdsm stars!! This was a hot read, I really seemed to enjoy it from the beginning to end.

In this erotic story of temptation and total surrender for readers ofSylvia Day and J. Kenner, a powerful m
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Wendy
Jun 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was given a free copy of this book by Netgalley in exchange for this honest review. This review is also found on my website.

My Obsession by Cassie Ryan is a very steamy romance, and one that I greatly enjoyed. It’s the story of Sandra Barry, a relative newbie to the BDSM scene, who’s fled New York because of a stalker, and Brent Weston – Master Brent – the owner of Club Desire, a BDSM dungeon in Phoenix, where Sandra has just become a member.

But there’s more to them than that – they went to h
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Angela Cramer
Jun 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
***I received a copy of My Obsession by Cassie Ryan via Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept and Netgalley for an honest review***

What all should I say besides I love the book. In my opinion, the author not only knows how to write a story, but to draw the reader into the plot as well.

Though it starts slow, the speed and action, all the action heats up quickly between Sandra and Brent. Our hero and heroine are old classmates, yet she does not recognize him from school, but he recognizes the
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Leslie
Jun 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Cassie Ryan has officially built my favorite fictional dungeon ever!! Who wouldn't love to go play in a dungeon that has the look of a ancient castle?! Besides creating my favorite dungeon she also hit on my favorite type of romance.

So, we have Sandra the little sub who has had a pretty battered past. The BDSM world was not kind to her at all! She had a half-assed Dom for her first experience and then an abusive Dom as her second. The club she belonged to didn't step in until it was almost too
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Nikita
Jul 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotica, favorites
On the run from an abusive Dom, Sandra Berry leaves her New York dungeon and travels back to her Arizona homeland in hopes of creating a fresh, new life for herself. With a glowing letter of recommendation from her former dungeon master, she petitions for membership into the exclusive Club Desire. There she meets Brent, the club owner and Dom whom Sandra feels an immediate and intense connection. That attraction is mutual and soon Brent is pushing Sandra pleasurable boundaries while soothing awa ...more
Juletta Gilge
**ARC provided by author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

As much as the lover-turned-stalker/homicidal maniac has been played, this one was pretty cool.

Brent was adorable, and sexy at the same time. I just loved him.

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I mean come on, he has had a crush on Sandra from high school. And now she's back because her abusive piece of shit ex boyfriend was going to kill her. So Brent just takes her in and protects her, helps her find a job, helps her get some self defense classes. He w
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FMR Book Grind
Jul 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
KIM'S REVIEW
4 STARS

Cassie Ryan is a new to me author. I'm glad I found her.
Sandra is running. She runs from a past that isn't good. She's also running from trouble that if it finds her..will be bad. Really Bad.
Brent hasn't always been the strong, self-reliant man he is now. His past isn't something he likes to think about.
Then one day the two clash together. Almost as if fate has a hand in it.
See, Brent owns and runs an exclusive club that Sandra wants to join.
What Sandra doesn't know though is,
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Amber
Jun 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
ARC provided by netgalley for an honest review. I really enjoyed this book. In this book we meet Sandra and she is on the run from her abusive Dom back in New York. She is back in Arizona where she grew up and at Club Desire to petition for a membership. As she sits and waits to meet with the Master/Owner she gets caught up in watching a Dom and Sub do a scene she literally gets caught with her hand up her skirt. When she meets Master Brent she feels a connection to him right away. Master Brent ...more
Ruthie Taylor
Jul 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads~~

This was a very enjoyable and entertaining read. It had enough plot and angst to not be too romantic; enough back-story to be engaging; plenty of lust-filled moments to get the reader heated; and a desirable conclusion. I thought that the twist in the plot worked well, and was not overplayed. The gentle steps through D/s worked well against the backdrop of her past. And the side characters such as Dex, Logan and Michelle
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Jenn Cunha
Feb 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-netgalley
Received an ARC from NetGalley for an honest review.

Probably closer to 3.5 stars, but I rounded up for heat. This book jumped into the steamy stuff a little too quickly and I would have preferred just a bit more set up, but Ryan didn't leave anything out. I fully understood the background of Sandra and Brent and followed along with their relationship. I liked the intrigue with Diego, but I would have liked a little bit more backstory about him and Sandra as well as more information about Dex and
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Bibliophile Wonderland Reviews
Jun 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I like a good erotic romance book throw in some BDSM and I'm game. The story is about Sandra who is fleeing New York from her abusive Dom Diego. She arrives back in her home state of Arizona. She is advised to going into a new dungeon called Desire for refuge. Their Sandra meets Brent from the start they have amazing chemistry. She senses something familiar about Brent but can't put he finger on it. Brent Weston knows exactly who Sandra is. She was his high school crush back then. Now it like a ...more
Lorraine Hill
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hot Club Desire

Wow! This book was very hot, but also had a good story. Sometimes our past collides with the present. And throw in a little mystery with it and you will love My Obsession. Cassie Ryan what a good book.
Jennifer
* A review copy was provided by the author via Netgalley for the Blog Tour *

~ 4 Dominating Stars ~

My Obsession is the first Cassie Ryan book I have read and I am happy to say that it won't be my last. I look forward to reading more books in this series and by this author.

My Obsession is book 1 in Cassie Ryan's Club Desire Series and I have to say that this is off to a great start. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and writing style. I really liked the characters she created and the storyline s
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Jaime
Jun 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

(Honest Review is provided in exchange for ARC -- Thanks to Cassie Ryan, Random House Publishing – Loveswept, and NetGalley for review opportunity).



Overall Stars: 3.5 rounding up to 4



First, Cassie Ryan is a wonderful author and I have enjoyed her books in the past. She writes erotic romance that takes the reader into the world of the characters. Cassie does a wonderful job continuing her superb writing in My Obsession.







My Obsession is a story heavily laden with the world of BDSM, p

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Deanna from Deanna's World
This is another one of those stories I started with trepidation because my friend Bambi did not finish it. That said, there have been books that she has not finished which I have enjoyed so I'm always willing to give the book the benefit of the doubt.

This book read like a sex manual to me. There was a lot of thinking about sex, talking about sex, having sex. Just sex, sex, sex. There's a lot of sexual overtones right through the book. It's like reading someone with sex constantly on the brain. F
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Gemma Weir
May 12, 2015 rated it it was ok
Check out more of my reviews on my blog http://gemmareadstoomuch.co.uk

My Obsession is book #1 in the Club Desire series and the first book I have read by this author. I was gifted a copy of this book to read for Gemma Reads Too Much.

I LOVE a good kinky sex book, FSOG is kind of tame and I quite enjoy a really filthy little smutfest!!!

My Obsession has all the elements to be a brilliant book, but unfortunately it just doesn’t work for me. It’s too polite, it’s almost too nice!!! Brent is an ok Dom
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Cassie Ryan (a.k.a. Tina Gerow) started her published writing career writing steamy paranormal romance under another pen name. However, when one of her critique partners, Brit Blaise, suggested she try her hand at erotic romance, she gave it a shot! After all, shes not a girl to turn down a challenge of any type. So, she pulled out all the stops and wrote the first several chapters of what would b ...more

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