Unexpected Obsession (The Unexpected Series #1) by Barbara Strickland

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Tragedy takes Lia from Sydney to Sicily. Her father’s last wishes were to re-unite his estranged family. Lia finds herself pitted against the formidable Nico who has no interest in reconciling the past. He is a man who needs to control every aspect of life around him, and is unprepared for Lia’s spirit and determination. Can obsession and an overwhelming chemistry become more for Nico and Lia, or will it pull them apart?

my though

2 ½ ★

This book was a rather up and down for me.
While there was plenty I liked there were also a few things that I didn’t.
I did enjoy the story and the world setting, Italy with all his charm. I also enjoyed the characters, their background and story line.
While I enjoyed all these things at the same time I had a hard time to connect to them at the same time. It was a constant back and forth, likening them or not.
I think some of it had to do with that some things went into great detail while others were not, that often left them a little flat or a 2 dimensional.
That went for characters as well as situations happening.
Also for a copy that came straight from Amazon, it had quite a few errors in it, spelling and grammar. While I’m sure that has been corrected by now, it took away from the flow of reading. I think an extra run through the editor or so before publishing it would have helped with that.
Overall I thought the story was nice and I enjoyed it, but the character and the structure could have used little more refining.
I rate this 2 ½ ★ but think maybe someone else might even love it.

 

*I received a free copy from the author and chose to leave a voluntary review. Thank you!

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Barbara Strickland

Barbara Strickland is currently living in Townsville in Australia’s tropical north. Originally from Sydney of Italian parentage she has a Bachelor of Education, and would love the time to work on a Diploma in TESOL. Teaching English as a second language coincides with her love of travel. Fortunate enough, to have three grown-up children who encourage her to express herself, she is free to follow her dreams. More travel one day but at present she is more likely found working on her Unexpected Series where she combine her love of romance with the places she has seen. The rest of the time she likes reading, blogging and ballroom dancing. She has four ambitions. She would like to publish her books, travel, learn to speak at least three other languages, and own a cat with blue eyes. (And a dog but has to find a bigger place to live first)

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