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Deadly Obsession

(Steele Ops #1)

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4.20  ·  Rating details ·  123 ratings  ·  60 reviews
“April Hunt’s romantic suspense will keep you on the edge of your seat.”—New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster

Someone is watching their every move.

After a lifetime spent in and out of hospitals, Zoey Wright is tired of playing it safe. She’s ready to take charge of her own life and get out of her comfort zone, starting with a new job as a CSI agent. But when her c
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Kindle Edition, 416 pages
Published April 30th 2019 by Forever
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Dri ✰
May 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Sabrina
Apr 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
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A combination of romantic suspense with a brothers-best-friend trope, I mean that just sounds amazing just like that. And this book was exactly that - amazing. It was so intriguing for so many different reasons. We had serial killer on the loose, our heroine unknowingly being stalked, the heat between her and Knox, and then all of Knox's family drama. It might sound like a lot, but it definitely wasn't, and no storyline took over the other, instead they just worked
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WhiskeyintheJar/Kyraryker
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Starting off a new series, Deadly Obsession, introduces us to the Steele family. A group of four brothers, their cousin Grace, and their lifelong friends, siblings Cade and Zoey. After her fifth heart surgery, Zoey decides that she is going to take life by storm. This includes getting out of the Dungeon and taking her crime scene investigating skills top level,
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Dísir
There’s always a special excitement I have when there’s the new start of a series particularly in the sub-genres of romance that I look for. April Hunt’s new Steele Ops series was one I plunged into because, well, new year, new series, new start.

Sort of.

Combining the brother’s-best-friend trope with a typical serial-killer storyline, ‘Deadly Obsession’ is very much an establishing book that sets the context for the series. And thus far, I did like the cocooned bonds and the closeness between the
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BellaorevBooks
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it

Deadly Obsession
by April Hunt
Pub Date April 30
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This is Hunt’s first book from Steele Ops Series and my first book from this author. I’m happy to say this was a pretty great read that included some of my favorites topics in novels. It’s a suspense romance with crime scene investigation, a serial killer on the loose, delicious military alpha men, sassy and strong heroines and a friends to lovers combo.

We get introduced to the whole gang of Steele and Wright fa
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Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
Knox Steele is back home after staying away for so long and he's determined not to stick around, but only one person can throw a wrench in his plans - Zoey Wright- and now that it's obvious that someone dangerous is fixated on her, he's determined to make sure that she is safe before he leaves.

Zoey is fighting for normalcy after a lifetime of being sick and while her bid for independence is understandable, the over-protectiveness of her brother and the Steele boys is also something a reader can
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BellaorevBooks
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is Hunt’s first book from Steele Ops Series and my first book from this author. I’m happy to say this was a pretty great read that included some of my favorites topics in novels. It’s a suspense romance with crime scene investigation, a serial killer on the loose, delicious military alpha men, sassy and strong heroines and a friends to lovers combo.

We get introduced to the whole gang of Steele and Wright family. Deadly Obsession book focus on Zoey Wright and Knox Steele.

Zoey Wright is the
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Avid Reader
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Deadly Obsession (Steele Ops #1) by April Hunt
4.5 stars
M/F Romance
Triggers: Murder, Stalking
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

Knox is back home for the first time in a few years and not many people are "excited" about it. While his family is coming to terms with the fact that Knox was able to stay away so long, Knox is contemplating whether or not he's going to stay or take a job 3000 miles away. But, despite being back home, his best friend's sister, Zoey is not an easy
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Elizabeth
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Title: Deadly Obsession

Series: Steele OPS #1

Author: April Hunt

Pages;401

Genre: Romance

Someone is watching their every move.

After a lifetime spent in and out of hospitals, Zoey Wright is tired of playing it safe. She’s ready to take charge of her own life and get out of her comfort zone, starting with a new job as a CSI agent. But when her childhood crush Knox Steele gets pulled onto her case, Zoey needs to put her feelings for him aside or more women will die at the hands of the serial killer pr
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Shala
Apr 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have to give some serious props to this author. She put you in the head of a serial killer, and it MAJORLY creeped me out! I was drawn into that perspective more than I expected to be.
Thankfully, this intensity was broken up by the amazing chemistry between Zoey and Knox. This relationship came across realistic and genuine. I never felt like these couldn't be real people. Yes, Knox tried to be alpha male with her, but she soundly put him in his place. At the same time, he truly saw her streng
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Teresa (Reads_Romance)
May 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
**3.5 Stars**

Romantic suspense is one of my recent favorite subgenres. Since it’s a newer fave, I am always on the hunt for new-to-me authors and series to fall in love with. DEADLY OBSESSION fit the bill, the first book in a new series about two families starting an elite private security firm. This story follows CSI agent Zoey and former Army Ranger Knox Steele, her childhood crush. Bonus, the book is set in Washington, D.C., where I live, so I enjoyed a little taste of home while reading.

The
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Alex (HEABookNerd)
Series: Steele Ops #1
Rating: 4 stars - it was enjoyable

Knox Steele has stayed away from DC for two years but now he's back -- temporarily -- to help his brothers set up their covert Steele Ops business. Getting to see Zoey Wright again is just a bonus but no matter how attractive he finds her, he knows he can't get involved with his best friend's sister. But when the serial killer stalking DC targets Zoey, Knox will do anything to keep her safe.

I really enjoyed Deadly Obsession and this was a gr
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Kate (kate_reads_)
May 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Why haven’t I been reading romantic suspense before?? When asked my favorite genre - I always say a tie between mystery/thriller and romance. This is the genre that combines the two!!

Deadly Obsession was a great place for me to start with the genre. Zoey is a new CSI tech who is on the task force to find DC’s serial killer. At the same time, Zoey’s brother’s best friend is back in town after being gone for years. His name is Knox Steele - is that the best romance hero name or what?!?

There were a
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
Deadly Obsession by April Hunt is the First book in the Steele Ops Series. This is the story of Zoey Wright and Knox Steele.
Knox left town a few years back to make a life for himself. Now he is back at home being pressured to take part in the the family's Security Firm. Unsure if he is going to stay or take another job miles away is up in the air for him. One thing that is making decisions hard is his best friends sister, Zoey. Zoey is always had to forget but when he finds her in the middle of
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Bette Hansen
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is the start of a brand new series and what a great way to kick it off! There is a little of everything going on in this book. There's family drama, suspense, action, and of course romance. While it may appear like the typical best friend's little sister trope the story it's wrapped up in makes it so much more. We get to know all the amazing characters that make in Steel Ops and I for one am looking forward to all the great stories to come. Anyone who loves a great romantic suspense do ...more
Robin Loves Reading
Zoey Wright has taken charge of her life. Born with a serious heart defect, and having gone through several major surgeries, she has just begun a new job as a CSI agent. In her current case, she is more than a bit nonplussed when someone she had a serious crush on when she was younger is pulled into it. Zoey must fight her feelings for Knox Steele and focus on the fact that a serial killer seems determined to kill as many women as possible.

Knox is in town because he and his brothers are intent o
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Jeanne
Mar 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jeep-diva
I love a book full of Alpha men and strong women. I especially love military Alphas. I'm especially pleased when a book provides me with these men, lots of suspense and a sweet romance. Deadly Obsession delivered on all counts.

Knox, sigh, he's the real deal who almost blows it. He knows better than to look twice at his best friend's sister but Zoe is just too appealing to stay away. He's so perfect for her. She's strong but physically damaged. Very realistically, the people in her life tend to
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Linda Quick
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great start to a new series that promises to be fantastic. In this book, a family of brothers are starting a high level security/ops agency, however, one of the brothers, Knox, doesn't want to commit.....to anything. Zoey, a talented crime scene scientist and heart patient, has been smitten with Knox for years, but Knox hasn't been interested.

While the city is dealing with a serial killer, Zoey is pushing herself hard at work despite having cardiac symptoms - that she seems to resemble
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Amanda
May 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
[ I received a physical copy for the publisher for an honest review]

Deadly Obsessions is the first book in April Hunt's new series Steele Ops. A romantic suspense with a best friends little sister trope.

Zoey is use to playing it safe with her heart condition , but after the latest surgery she decides she wants to live life to the fullest. That starts with her new job as a CSI agent even if it makes her older brother less than thrilled that she's helping hunt down a killer. When her crush and br
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Pam
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
The first book in a new series is always fun as you get the main story as well as the building of the setting, secondary characters abd the overall feeling of the series. The suspense was from and centre in this book and Ms. Hunt had me trying to decide which of two characters was the serial killer. Add in the best friends sister, love interest and things were heating up nicely. On my toes the entire read.

Knox has returned home for the first time since he was discharged two years ago. To say his
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Minx
Deadly Obsession is the start of a new series from Author April Hunt. In this book, Knox Steele has just come home to take care of a little unfinished business before turning tail and heading back out. Despite Steel Ops being his brainchild, he has no intention of being a part of it. He had just come home to help his brothers get the security agency up and running, never expecting that he would stumble across a murder scene or that this unfortunate incident would bring him into the same vicinity ...more
Kim
Apr 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Deadly Obsession is a great start to a new series from this author! While the tropes covered in this book are familiar, the heroine Zoey is a little bit unique in my opinion. She was born with a congenital heart defect that has resulted in five different surgeries over the course of her life, and the most recent one last year led her to make a promise to herself: to start living more and take the safe path less.

Of course that decision does not sit well with uber-overprotective big brother Cade,
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Jess (ireadergosum) Reviews
Okay, the new Steele Ops series is off to a great start! I read this book fairly quickly, and although I could guess parts of the plot, I still couldn't put it down. I loved Zoey! She's been coddled her whole life, and for good reason, but she's ready to live her life outside the safe zone. Her standing up for herself just made me smile. She's just a great female lead! Then there is Knox Steele. Yum. He's a little damaged, a little alpha, and whole lot of sexy. Don't get me wrong, he has these m ...more
Jasmine
Apr 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
DEADLY OBSESSION by April Hunt is a suspenseful and sexy story featuring a now CSI agent with a congenital heart condition, her childhood crush who is a former army ranger returned to DC, and a criminal dubbed the Cupid Killer. This is one of the first of its kind that I’ve read in the romance genre and I really enjoyed it. The male protagonist, Knox, is just one of many sexy and broody brothers and I’m looking forward to reading about all of them! There’s a decent balance between romance, suspe ...more
Meghan
Apr 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Military, medical problems, crime, family, friends, romance, secrets and a serial killer....this is one heck of a start to a series! All the characters are larger than life and this story creates a connection with them. I can’t wait to read each brothers and cousins story after seeing their personalities and hints of vulnerability in this first story. The secret ops company is not a new premise to me, but the role of a forensic civilian was and I loved how it tied in her brother and Knox. Severa ...more
Becky
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: check-netgalley
This is the first book I have read by this author, but she is definitely going on my must read list. This book has enough suspense, action and romance to keep you hooked from the first page to the last. I did not want to put it down. I like how Zoey has faced serious health challenges in her life but refuses to let that stop her from living to the fullest. She and Knox are awesome together.
Bella
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: to-r
Amazing read!!! I loved it. This is a great start of a new series. A story of ex-military hot brothers and one of them falls in love in his best friend baby sister. Who is not so little and innocent anymore. Zoey has serious heart condition since she was a little girl and after the last operation, she is decided to really start living her life with big names. That is why she is on the team for finding a serial killer. Her brother and his best friend are not so thrilled with it especially when st ...more
Yvonne Cruz
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing

If you are looking for a sweet little romance, this one is not for you, but if you are looking for a story that captures your attention from the first page, look no further.
Zoey Wright has spent most of her life in hospitals due to a serious heart condition. Now that she is healthy and back in control, she is thriving, and taking chances. Her new job as a CSI agent is one she is very good at.
Knox Steele, a former Army Ranger, is back in DC for a short time. He’s been away from his family for ov
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Whispers From
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My first time reading this author and I can’t read her next book in this series. Friends to lovers story, a serial killer, suspense, and sex. I could not stop reading this book. It will leave you on the edge of your seat.

Zoey has had several heart surgeries and after her last one, she has decided you can’t stay in a bubble world forever. Instead of working in the lab she becomes a CSI agent. Her first case she runs into Knox, her brother’s best friend and the guy she had a crush on. Knox was an
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Lynn Fearon
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really, really loved this start to April Hunt’s new Steele Ops series! Everything about it ...the Steele brothers will give us great future stories ! Knox and Zoey were wonderful, even tho they were very frustrating at first ! Suspense, romance, and great characters made it s book I didn’t want to put down. I read an early copy thru Netgalley, but will purchase a copy to add to my April Hunt collection!
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