I awaited CJ’s third book in the Kelly Black Series, with anticipation, the first two got me hooked, and Obsession didn’t disappoint.
The things I like about CJ’s writing are characters; she makes you care about them; the stories have good suspense and romance, and she’s good at cliffhangers.
Obsession includes the usual suspects, Kendra, Madam, Kendra’s friend/roommate Alex, and of course, the prime suspect in a murder case, Nash Brooks.
At the end of the last book, Kelly was arrested for assault and Kendra was beside herself. He was released, though he wasn’t so concerned about the arrest as he was about interrogating Nash Brooks, even if it meant Kendra would lose Alex’s friendship.
As Kendra chased after Kelly, and Kelly chased after Madam and Nash and then, he made Kendra chase after Alex, the story got a bit dizzying. A little song played in my head, “all around the mulberry bush; the monkey chased the weasel…”
The second half of the book, CJ regained ground and tackled the pertinent points about her suspense series, who killed Maria Greer, and why. Did it have anything to do with Mint, the secret, and exclusive BDSM Club, and what if the murderer wasn’t the obvious suspect?
As the red herrings continue to multiply, I’m hoping they don’t end up smoked.
Which brings me to the same question I had before, why does Kendra keep putting herself in unnecessary danger, tempting fate? All I can surmise is something is going to happen to her, thus adding to the tension, and I think the tension is a good thing.