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Obsession: Dishonor Thy Wife

3.37  ·  Rating details ·  97 ratings  ·  52 reviews
A husband switches into a Jekyll-Hyde after attending a medical convention and sets off a chain of events that will make a marriage go nuclear.

Six years ago Dr. Brad O’Boyle got drunk, picked up an underage girl, and got her pregnant. Her grandfather blackmailed him into marrying Ronni or else go to prison for statutory rape. For six years, Ronni and Brad have been enemies
Kindle Edition, 355 pages
Published June 13th 2016 by A Belinda Publication
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Jennifer Kyle

”A devil does not suddenly change into an angel.”

Every pick up a book that starts out so intriguing and confusing that you’re excited and mention to friends that you found something different and interesting?


Only then does the reveal happen and the confusion is cleared and it starts to get kind of bad and ridiculous?


Though in a Pulp Fiction way it stays funny throughout and then yet it wasn’t that bad at times?


My curiosity of how the author will wrap up the story after the reveal
Eve (Between The Bookends)
Apr 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review."

4.5 Stars

WOW was this was one awesome read...


This actually took me a bit to get into. I'm not usually crazy about first person narrative. It always seems to take me longer to connect with the characters, but about 15% into reading it really hit it's stride and I COULD NOT put this sucker down! It's told in a dual POV (Wife/Husband) until about 32% when a third POV is added in.


This was a ride for sure. I had an inkling to what was going on
Jamie ♡♡ submits to books ♡♡
*** 3 "My Head Hurts" Stars ***

Starting this book had me so excited. The cover is hot, the title is hot, this could only mean one thing...this book would be off the charts hot with so many possibilities. Well......

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My brain was seriously hurting since every lobe inside was fighting to figure out if I was loving or hating this. The writing of this book is good but then again I am not sure it was good. Let's say it was different.

See what I mean....TOTALLY CONFUSED....still.

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Ronni's life ha
Jun 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This was one thrilling ride, let me tell you! This is the kind of book that once you start, you will not want to stop until you are done. It is dark and twisty and has several moments of "whaaaaaaaaat????"

The cover is very misleading and in my opinion, doesn't do this book justice at all. Typically, with this cover, I would pass this book up. To me, this cover seems very "erotic romance", and although there are some sex scenes
Belinda Austin
Mar 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: belinda-s-books
Belinda Austin I tend to place books in a setting of the place I am living at the time of the writing, or a place I visit frequently. I was living in Austin and wrote an early draft of this book. I was working full time as a software consultant and writing fiction in my spare time because of my love of books. I finally decided to publish the book and did a major work over, along with a couple more drafts until I was satisfied with the final.

I must say, I had fun writing the book. Crazy characters are my
I won this book in a goodreads drawing.

A pair of twins, separated at birth, meet a convention and decide to switch places. The "good" twin from Canada falls in love with the other's wife, while the "bad" twin from Texas goes totally off the rails, abusing his trust every which way.

Dark, but with a lot of tension.
Jun 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars - 3 Flames

Whoa! Just. Whoa!

As my fingers hover over the keyboard trying to figure out how to start this review, I keep thinking of song lyrics. Probably because a character uses them so often in the book. But I just can't seem to pinpoint the right lyric to describe this thriller. Although the Doors', People are Strange keep popping in to my head.

First, a little disclosure. I typically do NOT like books that are written in the first person and somewhat like a diary. This is probably w
Jun 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Five Thrilling Stars! Beware this is a dark book that is filled with triggers so read with caution. This is Ronni and Brad's story, they are a happily married couple, that is until Brad returns from Philly after seeing his doctor. What happened to Brad after his appointment to turn him into a man who goes crazy? This is a book you have to read because I can't tell you anymore. The author writes a fantastic story that will keep you guessing until the very end! I absolutely could not put it down, ...more
May 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
This book was what I thought it would be and it was not what I thought it would be. Confusing? No. Surprising? Yes. It started out with a married couple each giving their version of how their marriage was. It was a dysfunctional marriage held together by domestic violence. A frigid wife and a cheating husband. This was the part that I understood and expected. What was unexpected was everything that came after. They way the author unfolded the story kept me questioning what was really going on wi ...more
Tales Of A Bookbug
Review: This was such a twisted and crazy book!When going in I didn't know what to expect and I am glad I went in that way, as having anymore information than what the blurb gives us, would just spoil the enjoyment!

As the synopsis mentions, Ronni and Brad were kind-of forcefully married by her grandfather, as she was underage when she got pregnant by him.As Ronnie's grandpa threatened Brad with jail-time, Brad was forced to break-off his engagement with his then fiancee and marry Ronnie.Brad is
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Psychological Thriller. . . let me say this type of read is not my top most wanted, but there was something about this one that got my attention from the cover art to the blurb. I was drawn in and anticipating the day that I could read it. To call this a twisted romance was putting things on the mild side.

The twist and turns, ins and outs, the flips and flops of the plot and the interested characters keep the pages turning and the thrill o
Dec 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This book was suspenseful. The characters were developed to the point I thought Brad would pop out of nowhere. I look forward to reading more by this author.
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Deserie williams
Apr 07, 2016 marked it as just-not-for-me-stay-away-hell-no
Self note: I was actually going to give this one a try even though it has some of my triggers but then dammit it had one I can't get over:(
Romance Readers Retreat
This book is bizarre in its style of writing which took me a while to find my stride with but once I did I was turning the pages to try and make sense of what the hell was going on. And what the hell happened in Philadelphia for a good part of the book.

Brad and Ronni have an odd marriage to say the least, their marriage is loveless, borne out of a one night stand that produced their daughter and consequently a marriage of convenience that seems to have become very inconvenient. Yet following his
Rachael Orman
3 Stars - I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

Okay... This is going to be one of the hardest reviews to write. I'm so incredibly torn between loving this book and hating this book.

So, let's start with the good. There is some seriously twisted things going on in these pages. I totally applaud the author for making it so darn twisted and crazy... and fun trying to guess what on Earth is going on. I seriously related to Ronni and the whiplash she was getting
Hart's Reader Group
I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review...which is the ONLY reason I actually read the dumb thing.

First of all, this book needed developmental edits, then line edits, then it needed to be thrown into the garbage.

Yeah, I know that's harsh, but I can't help it. The book was terribly written. The lack of competent editing made me stop and reread certain sentences, and it oftentimes pulled me right out the story, not that I wanted to be IN the story in the first
Maia Gomez
Jul 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was such a darkly intriguing read!I was absolutely absorbed from beginning to very end and found myself unable to put this one down! With tons of intrigue and twists, this book kept me completely captivated! Every time I though I had everything figured out, a new twist would be thrown in that blew my mind and opened my eyes to some details I didn't realize earlier! The storyline was completely original and very well thought out with tons of detail. The characters were each incredibly comple ...more
A Hopeless Romantic's Booklandia
When you read as many books as I do you can pretty much predict how the book is gonna go... from the plot to the ending. It's rare to find a book that keeps you guessing. I have to say, though, that this book did keep guessing!

The book starts off with our heroine who is a good wife and tries to do everything she can to make her big shot husband happy even though she has that deep feeling that he is sleeping around.

And OMG her husband was a major a*shole... I wanted to off him myself. He was crue
Apr 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow…….really enjoyed this book. It had me hooked from the start.

The story is about people not quite being who you first think they are. Roguish, mean, hard characters interlaced with the sweetness and suffering of others. With a large dollop of sauce thrown in to boot. I truly felt for poor Ronni & Traci and was routing for them throughout, although at times her weakness drove me crazy. As secrets unfold and lies are found out it was hard not to sympathise with her over the inconsistency of the
May 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book in exchange for an honest review......Whew!! After reading the description of this book I knew this was going to be a good read; I was not wrong. When I read the first page I had a feeling that it was going to be a long night and early morning for me because there was no way I was going to stop reading this book until I reached the end. It was fast paced, intriguing, heart wrenching, sexy, suspenseful, and a bit of a mystery. I kind of guessed from the first few pages what t ...more
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
All I can say is WOW. There are so many secrets and most you get to learn.
How hard do you think it would be not knowing which husband you will see everyday? Jekyl or Hyde? When Brad comes home from a medical conference, Ronni isn't sure how to act. This is not the Brad she married and had to put up with the last years. He actually wants to spend time, and talk with her. Pays attention to their daughter, everything he usually doesn't do. Then he has to go away for a meeting and comes back the Br
Apr 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ARC graciously provided and received for an honest review.

I had no idea what to expect when starting this book. For me, the book had a late 80's to early 90's feel to the writing and the characters. Manners, verbiage and dress. Which I really liked!!

With the twists and turns in this book, it definitely kept me guessing. Some things I did not see coming. I found Ronni, the main character to be quite humorous despite some of her situations.

An engaging and enjoyable read that kept me on my toes
Apr 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to NiftyMom by: Belinda Austin
What a captivating thriller. It grabs you from the fist page and doesn't let go until the end. I would call this a psychological thriller because you can guess what the plot is (and you'd be wrong)...but you don't really know..until it's too late. The meet, the game, the jinx in the plan, the double-double cross, and the whammy ending you never see coming. Definitely a great book to read if you like thrillers and mysteries. It is written in POV, so if you are not used to it, it will take a chapt ...more
Barbara Leuthe
Apr 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
While the book stated off slow due to not knowing what was going on it quickly got interesting.Brad was a character you really hated from word one.Jayden I am still not sure if he is good or evil,For ronnie i want him to be good forever.Traci so deserves a daddy to love.I received this book free as part of goodreads giveaways.I will look for other work by this author.
Sushant Sawant
Apr 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review-copies
Actually 4.5 stars out of 5

A book you simply can't put down. This book has everything which you can look for yet it surprises you with its never ending twists.

Read out more about the book here:
Amy Conley
Apr 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was so into this book I didn't want to put it down. It was very intriguing and suspenseful. I'd recommend starting it on a day you have nothing else to do
May 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: good-reads
Steamy and suspenseful. I won it in a contest and it was a very good read!
May 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very intriguing read. Do you ever know anyone truly? This is a fast paced read with a lot of suspense and mystery. The story held my interest throughout, I really liked it.
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Jun 16, 2016 marked it as not-interested  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
DNF. Not to my preferences
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Belinda loves to create novels that will make you scream with laughter. She shudders as she writes thrillers with twists and turns, and love stories that will squeeze your heart. Her goal is to entertain and touch you by making you laugh, cry, get angry, i.e. go through the emotional experience that makes us all human and by doing so, humanize her characters.

Her aim with her books is to grab the

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