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Obsession

(Steel Brothers Saga #2)

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4.32  ·  Rating details ·  14,265 ratings  ·  817 reviews
Your Escape Into A World of Dark Mysteries & Spicy Romance.

Jade Roberts is in love with Talon Steel but no longer welcome in his home. While she resolves to move on, she still longs for the passion she and Talon shared…and when her boss asks her to dig up information on the Steels, she’s only too happy to comply. Talon and his brothers are hiding something, and Jade is det
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published July 19th 2016 by Waterhouse Press LLC
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Lissa
And I'm back for round two in this mess!

So, in the last book, Talon, the ever-polite gentleman and "hero" of this book, kicked his love interest, Jade, out of the house she'd been sharing with him and his sister (who is also Jade's best friend), even though he knows that she literally has nowhere to really go that isn't tied to him, because Jade is new to the area and the only friends she really has are all related to Talon. What a great guy and totally worthy of love!

The second book doesn't get
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Layeshia
Jul 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good Lord the boss has a missing toe!
Lord have mercy another cliffhanger this romance has woven into a mystery of who done it! We're getting a little closer to who kidnapped and sexually assaulted a little boy over 25 years ago!
Bria
Feb 17, 2017 rated it did not like it
Why am I reading this series....

In the first book I was a little surprised that both main characters had extreme difficulty conversing with one another. Usually I expect a couple with intense chemistry, like Talon and Jade, to enjoy each other's company and want to talk for hours, continually learning that they share the same passions or interests. But, Talon and Jade have no similar interests, not even music, and I am at a loss to think of a single topic that they could talk about. This seems t
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Bonita
Jan 08, 2017 rated it it was ok
I am a sucker for punishment....

I read the first book in the series and I liked it enough. I decided to read the second because I was confident this storyline could be concluded in two books. Was I wrong...

This book was the same as the first: girl allows herself to be boy's emotional and physical garbage can. Girl asks boy a question concerning the legitimacy of their relationship. Boy shuts her up/distracts her with sex. Girl knows aversion/distraction tactic, yet still has sex with boy. Boy
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Angel Payne
Nov 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was so perfectly titled. I have become seriously obsessed with this series!
While Book 1, "Craving", was a wonderful beginning to the Steel Brothers saga, Book 2 is where the bold, fearless beauty of Helen Hardt's writing bursts into brilliant life. I was so blown away by this section of Talon and Jade's story, I'm not even certain where to start on the raving. Let's just say that while I adore an amazing tormented hero, it's also tough to give me one that pulls me deeply into his soul
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Josie's Review 4.5 STARS

Obsession picks right where we left off from the first book. In this latest installment the author digs further into Talon’s past and we get a greater glimpse into his PTSD. Please heed the authors warnings regarding the flashbacks. They are harsh and contain physical and sexual abuse of a minor. Helen Hardt has done such an amazing job with showing readers who Talon Steel really is and what makes this man tick. I cried a lot while reading this book but I also experienced
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Joanne Maltas
Aug 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Omfg I actually shouted no at the end ... Brilliant story .. I love this story ,heartbreaking,gripping it justs gets better and the plot thickens ... Can't wait for next book and can't believe it's not out until September gutted
Lisa
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am hooked on this series! Full of intrigue and suspense, mysteries, love, scandal, and sexiness. Another crazy ending, not a happily ever after- I'm guessing none of them will have that since it's a connected series. Helen Hardt gives us one more tiny piece of the puzzle but then gives us more questions, leaving me more lost than when I started. I really enjoyed it and can't wait to dive into the next!
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Jul 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Helen Hardt delivers the continuation of the Steel Brothers saga, with Craving she left us on a cliff hanger, and I loved her for it. Now she is back with Obsession, bringing us more of Jade and Talon’s difficult journey of discovery, danger and healing.

Obsession continues right where Craving ended and suddenly you find yourself right back with them, the feelings of frustration and anger at Talon resurfacing immediately, it was like there had been no wait at all
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Becki
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Sheesh! What a mess! I was hoping as the story progressed it would get better but sadly that was not the case. This book seemed like more of a filler than an actual progression of the story. Lots and lots of sex. So much so that I found myself skipping multiple pages (yes pages) to get past all of it and I NEVER like to skip a word in a book but it was just to much! Talon and Jade’s answer to all the problems in their relationship is sex. I forbid you to get a tattoo! Let’s have sex. I catch you ...more
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Four and a half stars.
Review as per book one
Kayla Sheppard
These books are a mess! Are they somewhat entertaining? yes! Are they supper steamy? Yes! But are they a bloody disaster? Also yes...
TIffany Mack
These books keep getting better and better. What a way to leave your readers hanging and waiting for book 3 Helen Hardt.....how dare you? lol I can't wait to read book 3 and learn more of what I'm already figuring out and wanting to know. Poor Talon he is so afraid of everything but is finally making some lead way and Jade is just caught up in emotions, drama all the while trying to figure out her job as a woman in love with a mysterious man and working with a boss that she gets bad vibes from. ...more
Ann
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 STARS
Aimee
Mar 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
These books are so damn addictive I just can't put them down! Between what happened to Talon and his love for Jade and her love for him!! They are just soooo good!!!
Visalakshi
Dec 15, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I wish there was a zero rating in Goodreads.
Elle's Book Blog
Aug 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, dark-romance
Release Date: July 19, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance (with some darkness)
Series: The Steel Brothers Saga #2

:: 5 Pretty Little Stars ::

NOTE: This book is not a standalone. You have to read the first book in the series (Craving) prior to reading this one as it is the continuation of Jade and Talon’s story.

This series is amazing. Helen Hardt really knows how to bring out the darkness and pain that reside in the character’s life which allows readers to become invested and emotionally i
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Kimberly
Apr 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Fasten your seatbelts people, this is going to be a bumpy ride! This story picks up right where Craving left off, Talon is miserable after asking Jade to leave. Jade is miserable and lost too and doesn't know quite what to do. After talking to Marj she decides to go back to Snow Creek where she resumes her job. Jade's boss gives her a new assignment, he wants her to investigate the Steel family, she knows it's for nefarious reasons but she has to have answers. Talon is desperately in love with J ...more
Teresa McEnulty
Jul 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book as in the first book Craving brought out deep emotions in the characters. The writing is so good I felt the same emotions through Helen's writing.

Talon is changing thanks to Jade. The changes are brining back things from his past he doesn't want to remember but also new revelations. Jade is also investigating the Steele's past and between the two the pieces are coming together. It will take Talon opening up fully to Jade for the pieces of his past to fall into place.

Unfortunately the
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ealang
Jan 08, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Cliffhanger

Author uses gratuitous sex to mask how she drags this story out into multiple, expensive books. By the time this story is told, it will be a $50 novel.
Nina C.
Jun 17, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Why do these books always have to have really deep, personal childhood suffering in them.
Badass Bloggettes
Jan 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sharon, series
4.5 Stars

The best part of starting a series when most of the books are available immediately is the ability to jump right into the next book without taking a breath. Instant satisfaction! Obsession by Helen Hardt begins immediately following Craving. One of the facets of this series that makes is so interesting is the complex cast of characters that capture my heart and imagination. There are beautifully sexy men, forceful and resilient women and a group of severely detestable bad guys. Obses
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Kelsey McCullough
**Warning: this text may contain spoilers** “Obsession” by Helen Hardt            288 Pages        1/4/20-1/5/20

Jade and Talon are like a volcano waiting to erupt. At the end of “Craving” Talon had told Jade in no uncertain terms to leave his home. When Jade did, she knew she would have to tell her best friend Marj at least part of what had happened between her and Talon. When Jade returns to town determined not to go back to Steel Acres she is helpless when Talon appears at her hotel door. She
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Shala
Aug 21, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a series that may be very triggering to readers. There will be a complete trigger list at the end of this review.

Talon has been through the ringer in life, and hasn't dealt with certain things from his childhood out of fear, and out of what his parents encouraged him to do.

When his youngest sister's friend Jane, who was left at the alter mere weeks ago moves into their giant ranch home, he is not prepared for what that will mean for him...facing his demons. Through his therapy with Dr.
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Jen
Jun 12, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
That ending...dun dun dun.

I'm happy to see that this book was MUCH better than the first book. While the first book was 70% sex, this book only had a few scenes. Now, what I didn't like was that they were almost the same thing as before where Talon uses it to distract Jade from her questions or to distract her from getting him to open up. So while this book was better, Talon is still very much closed off to Jade and isn't sharing key parts of himself. But he FINALLY opens up to a therapist, so t
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Mariela
Aug 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Omg!!! Couldn’t put the book down! Starts off right where the other book ended and thankfully no recaps like some books do! This one is just as good omg I can’t take it where the story is going! Finally Talon is getting somewhere with Jade their feelings are now revealed but the secrets from the past and the memories are now coming back. It was a total page turner I couldn’t get enough! A lot of 😱 heart stopping holy shit no way moments! MUST READ! I just can’t reveal too much but Talon is getti ...more
White Hot Reads
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Obsession- the perfect word for how I feel about Talon Steel (and his brothers).

Talon Steel is the epitome of dark and dangerous. He battles demons that no one should have to experience, yet he doesn’t let them own him. Jade is such a patient and kind woman. She’s strong, determined and smart. She keeps the reader and Talon on their toes.

As much as Obsession answers questions, it also poses more. Each time I thought I figured out what was happening, I turned around and questioned myself
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Naughty Mom Story Time
Feb 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This saga is just getting better. The suspense behind Talon's history is building!

Helen Hardt does such a great job of conveying the torment that Talon lives with on a daily basis and showing his emotional growth due to his time with Jade. Her understanding is exactly what he needs to allow him the space and time needed to come to terms with feelings and nightmares that have weighed him down for more than two decades.

I can't wait to see what happens next.
Lauren
Jul 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-reads, romance
Really enjoyed this one!

Although this story deals with some pretty confronting issues it is written well and is able to convey the hurt without crossing over into a graphical re-telling. If it went graphical it probably wouldn’t work anyway.

The chemistry between Jade and Talon is undeniable and Helen Hardt certainly knows how to write the ‘bedroom’ scenes. Golly! 😉

I’m looking forward to the next book!
Jacqueline
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
These are very intense. NOT for those who have triggers or have suffered childhood hardships. This story might bring feelings forward youd rather not get too.

I love it.
This is the 2nd in the series and things are falling togeather. Some of what I've read has been absolutely horrendous (quote my warning) but the beauty of growth is as well. It takes curouge and will power to over come the things that Talen (our main squeeze) has to deal with.
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Other books in the series

Steel Brothers Saga (1 - 10 of 17 books)
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  • Possession (Steel Brothers Saga #3)
  • Melt (Steel Brothers Saga, #4)
  • Burn (Steel Brothers Saga, #5)
  • Surrender (Steel Brothers Saga, #6)
  • Shattered (Steel Brothers Saga, #7)
  • Twisted (Steel Brothers Saga, #8)
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