Sunday, November 17, 2013

Review: Secret Obsession by Kimberla Lawson Roby

Secret ObsessionTitle: Secret Obsession
Author:  Kimberla Lawson Roby
Publisher/Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing, September 6, 2011
Format/Source:  Hardcover, Library
Genre: Adult Fiction
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Book Summary from Goodreads

Paige Donahue has always lived in her sister Camille's shadow. As children, Camille had the grades, the friends, and their parents' love, while Paige was left with hand-me-downs and criticism. Now as adults, Camille lives an idyllic life with her husband, Pierce, and her two perfect children in a beautiful home, while Paige is stuck in a small condo with bills she can't afford to pay. Read More
My Thoughts
Many people have secret obsessions such as chocolate, but Paige is obsessed with her sister’s husband. And nothing can stop her from going after what she desires. Secret Obsession is the first book that I’ve read by Kimberla Lawson Roby. Roby has crafted a great story that depicts what can happen when a person lets envy get the best of them. For a quick read, it was a real page turner. The characters were believable and Paige caught my attention from the beginning as I sought to understand why she was so intent on being with her sister’s husband. We have all heard of sibling rivalry, but Paige takes this concept to a whole new level. Paige is a conniving snake and her actions are as scandalous as they come. Her past had a profound effect on her twisted mind-set, which was clearly evident by her schemes that were over-the-top.
I really enjoyed Secret Obsession and its focus on family/relationship issues.  I am looking forward to reading The Perfect Marriage and other work by Kimberla Lawson Roby.
Rating 4/5     

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