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A Lovely Obsession

(Debt of Passion Duet #1)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  1,333 ratings  ·  286 reviews
My guardian angel is a devil in disguise.
He hates me. He protects me.

He watches me.

My stalker is obsessed with keeping me safe. He calls me his prettiest debt.

An assassin in the notorious Bullet gang, he uses his empire to control my life. Everything I know is a lie.

What started as a debt turned into something more. What started as regret turned into obsession.

Kindle Edition, 198 pages
Published February 10th 2020 by June Publishing
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Jessica ❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥

Coralee June, that ending was not very nice! Lol Luckily, this is a duet, so I was prepared for anything. I'll forgive you this time, because aside from that, this book ticked a fuck ton of my boxes. 

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There's a broody, broken, stalker hero, a fiesty heroine, great sexual tension, steam, suspense, mystery, violence, and a whole lot of angst. Couple that with an amazing writing style, a romance I can get behind and root for, "found family," and solid friendships, and you have successfully wo
❥ KAT ❥ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books

'A LOVELY OBSESSION' is the first full length book in Coralee June's 'Debt of Passion' Duet. Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives.'

This was one of my most highly anticipated reads for this month, seeing it everywhere and loving this authors previous works I couldn't wait to get my hands on this!
I'm not going to lie it did take me awhile to get into but after a few chapters I was hooked, I loved the twists and turns that came with the storyline. Such an intricate, heart pounding suspenseful read tha
Oct 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: part-of-series
4.5 stars!!

THANK GOD #2 is out! the amount of angst in this book is no joke, i NEED to carry on with #2 especially with the cliffhanger.
Alexandraa W
NOPE 👎 THE HERO F*CKS A LOT OF DIFFERENT WOMAN while wanting the heroine and obsessed with the heroine. I don't like heroes like this at all.... thats just not right in every way. I way better heroes that is loyal before and after make the heroine officially his. So this book? NOPE. ...more
May 23, 2020 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars

A Lovely Obsession started off so good and I was glued to my Kindle. Unfortunately by the half way mark it went straight downhill. There was just something missing and I really didn't like any of the characters. Since it is a duet unfortunately there is no HEA and after reading spoilers for part 2 I have no interest in finishing the story. While this one didn't work for me I am willing to give this author another try.
I really wanted to fall in love with this book. So many awesome reviewers here on GR gave it glowing reviews! And it isn’t a bad book by any means. The characters and writing were fine. I really enjoyed Roe’s poetry, too. Still, something was lacking. I can’t put my finger on it. I just couldn’t seem to connect with the characters, nor feel their chemistry toward one another. Maybe I’m just burnt out on the stalker romance trope. I’ve been reading an awful lot of those lately. 🤣🤣🤣

*May have some
Bookgasms Book Blog
Jan 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ratula
I have been a big fan of Coralee June and could not wait to read A Lovely Obsession. This story was sexy and addicting and I for one was obsessed with Hunter and his unbreakable tie to Roe. Their chemistry was so fiery and I loved their connection. You could feel it come right off the pages!

I love the breadcrumbs of information we were provided on both Hunter and Roe's pasts as it helped piece together their feelings and emotions. I also loved how independent Roe was. She was strong and sassy an
Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I don’t even know what to say...I WAS OBSESSED! My new CoraLee June favorite 😍
Kel Carpenter
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
There are several things you should know about this book.

It is dark--sorta. Dark by most peoples standards.
It is raw. Very much so. The writing is deep and evocative.
It is gritty. Shit gets real, especially with this ending.

But you will love it and want more.

A lovely obsession is a goddamn monster of a book, but I'm a masochist.

So here we are. I cannot wait for book two.
Also, she's one of the only people that knows how to write a good sex scene. If I could add a star for that I would because it'
Amy March (Between the Screens)
Oh. My. Goodness.

Good luck preparing for this one, there is no safety net or way to truly be ready to dive into a story like this. I thought I knew everything about Cora’s writing and style up until this point, but she continues to evolve and continuously blow me away. This book felt transcendent to me from the jump, it was immediately evident that this was some of her best work yet.

The story doesn’t just read beautifully, it pulses and bleeds and makes you feel. It’s a poetic masterpiece, some
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
Jan 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
My most anticipated ❤️ Love this author ❤️


Jacqueline Wheeler
Feb 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars!
If you like steamy books, this one is definitely for you! This book is about man named Hunter who is stalking this girl named Roe. This is a stalker-turns-love-story type of book, and I'm surprised how much I enjoyed it! I loved how this wasn't really a hate to love trope (because I despise those), but instead the characters had good chemistry right away. This author would be really good at writing thrillers in my opinion, because she is great with the suspense and twists! This almost
We Like them Dark Book Blog
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020, top-read-2020
Literally my favorite Coralee June book! I physically couldn’t put this book down. I like to go into books by my favorite authors blind-but I happened to scan the blurb to this pretty quickly so I kind of knew what to expect. Honestly this was so far from anything I could have dreamed of-so creative, so unique, I feel as though this author has some of the absolute most raw talent in the indie writing community.
I’ve read a lot of dark books-and this was a book that had a plot that was indeed ful
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dark, 4-stars
“Let your damage breathe”

Coralee wow just wow. I love a new spin on a dark romance and an obsessive stalker is not one I’ve seen before. These characters were fantastic! Roe wasn’t a wilting flower and always stood up for herself which is refreshing in romance lately. Hunter isn’t the typical whining broody male despite his trauma. Very well written and with a deep psychological motivation for their actions. I love it when an author delves deep for character development. When someone can diagnos
Feb 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
From Coralee June comes an alluring enemies to lovers gang romance, surrounding a ruthless hitman who falls for the woman he is indebted to protect. Determined to secretly shield the reckless Roe, when her life is placed in danger, Hunter is forced to emerge from the shadows. Lies are unearthed, compassion is shown, and defences are disarmed. However, an enemy patiently awaits the opportunity to eliminate the one he seeks so passionately to protect. A sizzling read!
Beneath The Covers Blog
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-reads, sonal, arcs
Full review can be found HERE -->

*ARC provided for a voluntary honest review.* ~Sonal
Apr 17, 2021 rated it it was ok
I was hoping more from this book than what I got, and I ended up skimming through most of it.

I really didn't like any of the characters or the story. Something was missing for me.

I expected the twists to be a little bit more unexpected and dark.

I don't think I' ll read the next book.
Jennifer Hinson
“What a tragic thing, to crave what kills you.”


The thing about this book is I don’t exactly remember why it landed in my Kindle. I may have read something from this author but I can’t be sure. The cover wasn’t exactly drool-worthy, and if you can’t tell by my rambling above I am truly at a loss when it comes to this books place in my “First Reads” section. Then I read the blurb, something stuck out that reminds me just a little of one of my top all time favs, RAW. Give me a hot stalker with a c
Elysian Fields
Feb 11, 2020 rated it liked it
Okay so... I'm not sure how I feel about this book. I'm impressed, confused, disappointed and yet interested in reading book two. Let me try and explain:
I read reviews, watched a trailer, and had certain expectations regarding this story. None if those were met, but it did create new expectations for book two.

How can I describe the story: I'm kind of at a loss here. Is it dark? Not really. It is a high school story (like the trailer suggested)? Nope. A gang story? Not really. A older man/young
*My Little Book Nook*
Jan 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
"You gotta let your damage breathe."

Whoa, buddy. I blazed right through this book. Hunter and Roe intrigued me immediately, and it was only a matter of pages before I was invested in their story.

Both Roe and Hunter are such complex and deep characters, and I loved peeling back their layers and getting to know them as the story progressed. The more I got to know them, the more I liked them. The chemistry between the two is jolting, especially from Roe's perspective. The mutual attraction is imme
April Symes
A Lovely Obsession by CoraLee June is intense, forbidden, taboo, raw, dark, deep and full of feels. It has you craving more. That's how great the writing is. Especially when you get an ending like the one this book has. Gritty and Raw. Leaves you coming back for part two. The plot is amazing and fascinating. I loved the emotions that this book brings forth.
It's a heart-stopping, twisted, jolting read that will have you craving more of Roe and Hunter's steamy, tempestuous story. Book 1 ended on
Mar 07, 2020 rated it liked it
2.5 stars

Based on the synopsis I thought this was going to much darker. There are some weird things going on in Roe's life. The explanation for all of it was disappointing. The debt which was really more like a vow didn't make sense considering it all happened when Hunter was 10 years old. His intense interest in Roe was creepy. He was a lot older than her, and Roe was immature in some ways. I didn't understand why he was so drawn to her. Their relationship was even more demented because he'd be
Roe Palmer attends mountain prep but the persona she reflects isn’t the real her. She has her own issues to work through that she keeps private. “Sometimes the only way to stay sane is to ignore how you feel.” Too bad she was about to find out her tragic past was going to come back to haunt her present. Hunter knows things he shouldn’t about Roe but how? Who is he really? His past is also tragic. Nothing is what it seems in this dark stalker romantic suspense. Can these two damaged souls find co ...more
K.  Ramjohn
Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A Lovely Obsession is the first book in the Debt of Passion Duet and I was hooked from beginning to end. Although set in the Bullet series world, these are all new characters and you will love this story.
The characters in this stalker romance had me consumed, and I couldn't stop thinking about them. Both Roe and Hunter were complex, flawed individuals and I loved learning more about them as the story progressed. There was so much chemistry between these two and although the story was a slow bur
Hopelessly Addicted To Books
I'm not sure what I was expecting from this story but this was not it and I'm glad it surpassed my expectations. Secrets lies and half truths and a stalker who's not really a stalker. It took me a while to get into the flow of the story but once I did
Hunter and Roe had me hooked. Every time they interacted only intensified my need to know more. This is a dark twisty read with a unique plot. Hunter is the anti hero you can't help falling for and Roe the mixed up young woman you want to keep figh
Jul 18, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 ✰

I've been craving obsessive-stalker romance so much! I know some might find that offensive and/or a repulsive plot but I fucking love it.

This book was nice and I'm so happy to finally read a book where the heroine is not some naïve virgin girl. I liked Roe (most of the times) as well as Hunter but the ending killed it for me. (view spoiler)
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this! It's so not what I expected and that ending killed me! Can't wait to read book two!!! ...more
Apr 12, 2020 added it
Shelves: on-hold
I don’t know. Might go back to this one of these days
Jessica Smith
Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Who knew pain would feel this good?

I feel like my heart was just ripped out of my chest, taken from the protection of my ribs, left dangling helpless in the air, ready for Coralee June to come take her final swing.

This book will make you bleed. I wish I could say I didn't want it to, but I would be lying. I want it to hurt you. I want you to feel the poetic chaos that is currently haunting me. I want you to experience for yourself the dark path Hunter & Roe are on...and it is dark. Darker than
Aug 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: stalker
I liked this stalker romance, but why do they always have to be assassins?! 3/3 stalker books I’ve read and it’s the same. I need some variety in my life!!

Ok, /end rant.

I really did like the story, though. Something about Hunter watching over Roe her entire life is kind of intriguing.

This book ends in a cliffhanger and you know I’m going to immediately download and read book 2. I need to know what happens, and I hope these characters wise the hell up and figure it out.
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Author Coralee June has always been passionate about storytelling and impressed by the influence it has on people and the decisions they make in life. She loves engaging with the projects she works on, diving headfirst into developing real, raw, and relatable characters that are equally flawed and beautiful. Coralee lives in Dallas, Tx with her husband and two daughters. She's been known to freque ...more

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