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The Obsession by Christie Gordon
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Mar 14, 2010

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it was amazing

The Obsession received a 4.25 from Book Wenches:
"Christie Gordon’s novel The Obsession tells a story of first love, betrayal, and the struggle of a young man to overcome an addiction triggered by a lifetime of abuse. I found this story to be both interesting and sad. The narrative drew me in very quickly, and I stayed glued to the pages in fascinated horror until the end."

"The interaction between the boys feels pretty natural, not forced or stilted, and I thought that Ms. Gordon did a good job of characterization in this story. One character in particular, Tristan, burrowed his way into my heart quickly."

"I found The Obsession to be well worth my reading time. One of the characters describes what happens between the two heroes as a potential train wreck, and that describes much of this story very concisely. It is high on emotion and drama and is anything but a “light” read, but I still found it to be quite satisfying. I will continue to seek out Ms. Gordon’s work in the future."

Fallen Angel Reviews Gave 4 Angels
"Ms. Gordon has created an incredible story about one mans fight to overcome an addiction and find the love he is looking for. I was drawn into Tristan's story as his past was unveiled showing all the obstacles he has had to overcome in his life. I began to understand how his past influenced his life, and I was truly impressed that he still has the ability to trust in spite of his past. Collin on the surface appears to want to help Tristan, but his actions and refusal to tell Tristan anything makes Tristan and the reader wonder what he really wanted. The scenes where Tristan and Collin come together are very hot as they explore their new sexual relationship. Thanks go to Ms. Gordon for a wonderful story."

Joyfully Reviewed
"At times a psychological drama, The Obsession is a complex, occasionally disturbing love story. It feels almost like voyeurism at times, watching a tortured soul trying so hard to carve out a life for himself. There is quite a lot of self gratification and a learning curve for the gay, virgin college student. Tristan manages to rise above the ‘creepy’ level only just in the beginning and as readers learn more about his background his actions are easier to understand. For the most part Collin is an enigma, he’s usually good for Tristan, but there are times when his motivations are completely unclear. The Obsession almost made me think of a non-fatal car crash. You know you shouldn’t look, yet you can’t help yourself. I found this story to be difficult to read, except I had to know what happened to this character, I had to know what Tristan’s future looked like. The Obsession is dark and disturbing at times, yet, mesmerizing in the quest for love."

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Betryal :laughs: Only you would rate your own book, but I'm pretty sure I'm not far behind that rating you gave yourself and can't wait to pick this up and read it tomorrow!

Christie Gordon LOL! I thought we were supposed to;) I'd think if an author gave their own book anything less than 5 stars, that'd be a problem:) I'm glad you want to read it and I really hope you like it. Writing that book almost killed me - lot's of emotional rollercoaster stuff.


Betryal Aaah Hell! Seriously? I just finished Phoenix Rising and I have to tell you it's keeping me awake cause I'm too frustrated over it. I've marked it to buy soon as I see it avail.

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