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A Proclivity To Prurience: Obsession Comes With A Price (The Obsession Trilogy)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Joe's controversial approach to life is fuelled by his fixation on Abbie, and a beautiful wedding offers the perfect opportunity for him to seduce her - everyone loves a wedding, don't they? The only hurdle is Eddie - Abbie's son and Joe's best friend - but inebriated and forcing an end to the evening, he inadvertently assists Joe's quest and a suitably indulgent night bec ...more
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Published May 24th 2019 by Little Bee Publishing (first published June 28th 2017)
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Gabriel Blake
Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Now I don't know much about erotica novels having never delved into this particular genre, but this has opened my eyes. I remember being nervous enough about using the word mound in my story.
I won a copy of this book from the author in a competition on Twitter.
In no way is this a story just about sex. Yes, it is rather saucy at times but it's about so much more.
There were a couple of characters, especially Joe, I wasn't sure I liked, but when you find out more about their past, you start to se
The Coycaterpillar Reads
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Happy Saturday! And happy new review day and boy do I have a corker for you!  Today I have the pleasure of bringing you my review for A Proclivity to Prurience by Cheryl Baker.  Thanks to Emma @ damppebbles for my spot on the blog tour and my copy of the book.  All my thoughts are unbiased and all my own.  This book is a bubbling cauldron of pent up lust.  It’s an eye opener for sure.  This book made me realised I’m not getting enough action but then I’m glad that I’m not getting myself into the ...more
Rachael Stray
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is not for the faint-hearted that's for sure!

It's certainly not your average erotic novel.

Cheryl Butler really pushes lots of boundaries throughout the book, but the language is intelligent and the story fascinating.

I especially liked the intricate history of the lead characters and the way Cheryl challenges stereotypes.

There were a few things I wasn't expecting and I felt a range of emotions reading the story from start to finish.

There were many times where I was so wide-eyed that my
Zoé-lee O'farrell
Nov 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2019
Ahem, excuse me a minute but this book definitely one that will leave a little bit hot and bothered, because there is a LOT of sex in it and you will do well to heed the 18+ warning, so if you are younger DO NOT READ THE BOOK! Okay, so I know that has made you want to read the book and now I am just jabbering because I am a bit flustered all over again!

I was not sure what to expect when I picked up A Proclivity to Prurience, I was and still enticed by the cover I mean it is quite striking! And r
Donna Siggers
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautifully crafted with intelligent use of both language and structure. The dark undertones of the story-line push boundaries on almost every page and I have to take my hat off to the author for having written and published her work. Coming from a psychology background, I'm not convinced that erotica is the correct genre for this novel, despite the sexual content. Instead, I believe the author is portraying several messages within the pages of her book that can be directly linked to abusive rel ...more
Rob Osborne
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not just a raunchy tale. This has a good storyline to go with it. The characters invoke feelings, I personally disliked Joe because of his actions but in the same breath you can partly understand why he has turned it that way. I would definitely recommend this book and I will purchase the sequel.
Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have read erotica in the past, and though this does include a lot of lust and passion, it also includes a love between two broken people who have had horrific pasts. Their relationship may seem taboo to some, but not to Abbie and Joe. They both were forced to grow up quickly under devastating circumstances and their love for Eddie, Abbie's son and Joe's best friend, is all they had, until....

At first it was hard to wrap my head around this story, but when I read Abbie's and Joe's history, it b
Feed The Crime
Nov 06, 2019 rated it really liked it

I’m a little nervous writing a review for this book as it seriously pushed me out of my comfort zone! The explicit warning should have given me an idea of just how hot under the collar this book would make me feel. This isn’t for the faint-hearted as there is a lot of sex with some pretty dark themes. There were times when I felt like the plot was lost within all the sex scenes, however this is just a small criticism.
This book seriously pushes the boundaries of lust and obsession, there were sce
Steph Lawrence
Aug 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Definitely hot under the collar after this one!
Explicit - strictly 18+
A very real-feeling book with some controversial topics which really hooked me in.
Strong characters, making you have strong feelings for them……both like and dislike. I was touched by how much emotion I felt. Social and family issues which I just can’t imagine.
I like an erotic novel and this certainly didn’t disappoint in that department.
Very well written with some words I had to look up, including the title!!
The ending was qui
Ruth Brooks
Feb 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not your average erotic novel, pushes lots of boundaries, but the language is intelligent and the story fascinating. I especially liked the intricate history of the lead characters, challenging stereotypes. Will leave you wide-eyed in places, with Joe’s journey into dissolution. Wonderfully dark, you are left wanting more - much like Joe’s lovers! Book 2 please!
Sheila Patel
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My first book by this author, well written, great characters and solid story line. For guidance purposes, this book has a lot of adult sex which is part of the storyline. Hope you can give this book a try, not for the faint hearted though.
Charlie W
Nov 07, 2019 rated it liked it
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Re-published in May 2019 by Little Bee Publishing, A Proclivity To Prurience is a dark and, potentially, uncomfortable read for first-time erotic readers like myself. However, with explicit lust and well-written characters, I can imagine it to be quite the hit for those in love with the genre.

Being the first of three in the Obsession Trilogy, Butler shows that all actions have consequences, whether done purposefully or not. She delves far beyond Joe’s obsession with Abbie (and vice ver
Kerry Robinson
Take Heed readers! This is not for the faint hearted or for people who prefer their romances light and fluffy. This is a very sexually explicit novel which focuses on the dark and psychological side of obsession.

I really want sure what to expect from this book but my curiosity was piqued enough to find out.

Cheryl Butler has taken the erotica genre to a whole new level. Yes this is a tale of lust and sex but it’s so much more. It dives straight into what happens when lust becomes obsession and th
Emily Quinn
Sep 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Even with mixed opinions on the theme of this book, the deep plot more than made up for it! I was a little surprised with how graphic some scenes in this book were, but they were necessary for the book’s finale… it’s worth it! Be warned – this book is very explicit and seriously should not be read by under 18s!

Definitely not my usual go-to read, but the plot of this story intrigued me no end. Even though this book is filled with sex scene after sex scene, there is so much more than this conceale
Jessica Belmont
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A Proclivity to Prurience is a fantastic novel, however, please do heed the 18+ warning because there was quite a bit of sex going down! It was a story of passion, obsession, and chaos and it was enthralling to read through.

The book is quite dark. It shows how obsession can easily spiral out if control. It pushed boundaries and made me uncomfortable in a good way. The book took me on a rollercoaster of emotions and the twists were quite shocking.

Cheryl Butler’s writing is intoxicatingly dark. Fr
J_Mc 251
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book had the potential to be different from other erotica novels, but it was, unfortunately, lacking enough solid plot to make it a coherent story. The main character was unlikable, which made it difficult to feel any compassion for his issues. All in all, it seemed as if it was just jumping from one sex scene to another. The author’s command for language was superb, which is what saved this book. For more thoughts, please visit my blog at Fireflies and Free Kicks Fiction Reviews. This revi ...more
A.B. Alexander
Jul 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a dark and addictive read and the best part is that it's a trilogy because the intense cliffhanger ending basically forced me to immediately delve into book 2. It's a roller-coaster read with the twists in the plot coming in thick and fast. There is plenty of steamy scenes in the book, but I would say that it really adds to the plot and propels the tension. I connected deeply with the characters and Joe's dangerous streak was captivating. The author deserves a lot of praise for her writi ...more
Judy Hayward
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book as it was recommended to me by a couple of people but I wasn't sure what to expect. From the first page I was pulled in by the characters and keen to see how they progressed. There were some unexpected twists and touches of emotion that I really didn't anticipate and whether you like the characters or not you will definitely want to find out what they get up to next. I thoroughly recommend and look forward to the next book. ...more
Claire Carr
Oct 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pushes boundaries

This book has absolutely everything you could possibly want and will have you begging for more when it ends. Fantastic.
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Cheryl's first novel was a simple exercise to rid her mind of niggling story-line. When her husband suggested she write a book to put it to rest, she assumed it would take around 5 chapters, but a year and 2 books later, the plan failed and A Proclivity To Prurience was born. The second instalment, The Course Of Conviction, is now available too. ...more

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