Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Review ~ Obsession (Natchez Trace Park Rangers 2) by Patricia Bradley

Paperback384 pages
Published February 2nd 2021 by Revell

Natchez Trace Ranger and historian Emma Winters hoped never to see Sam Ryker again after she broke off her engagement to him. But when shots are fired at her at a historical landmark just off the Natchez Trace, she's forced to work alongside Sam as the Natchez Trace law enforcement district ranger in the ensuing investigation. To complicate matters, Emma has acquired a delusional secret admirer who is determined to have her as his own. Sam is merely an obstruction, one which must be removed.

Sam knows that he has failed Emma in the past and he doesn't intend to let her down again. Especially since her life is on the line. As the threads of the investigation cross and tangle with their own personal history, Sam and Emma have a chance to discover the truth, not only about the victim but about what went wrong in their relationship.

Purchase: Revell Books

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My Review - 3.5 STARS

This is the first book by this author I have read. Suspense laced with a hefty dose of creep is always good and Obsession certainly provides that.

Whether or not I am missing something because this is the second book in the series, I do not know but I did feel a little lost about Emma’s brother being gone.

I enjoyed the relationship between Emma and Sam. They try to fight their old attraction but their chemistry is electric on the page.

Regretfully, I figured out who the villain was very early on. I am not sure why but I think showing their POV is what gave it away. I was quite disappointed by that and feel like in this instance, if that particular view point had been left out, I would not have guessed so soon and enjoyed the story even more.

Bradley came highly recommended so I would say if you are a fan of hers, or even just the genre in Christian fiction, you will likely enjoy it. The faith theme is well done and there is plenty of action, intrigue, and romance!

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. A positive review was not required. All opinions expressed are my own.*


  1. I had such bad post Covid brain fog I didn't start reading this when I had planned. Hopefully tonight. Just reading for enjoyment (no review) so now that I've read yours my expectations will be just a "read for fun book" for a change & not look into it too deeply. I respect your opinion. I'm not as smart as you, however, so I probably won't figure out whodunit til the last chapter anyway. LOL!

    1. First off, you are definitely as smart or smarter than I am!!! So just take that off the table, my dear ;)
      I usually like to hear the villains thoughts, and I think this is the only time I've figured it out so quickly from reading them. I know if they'd been left out, I wouldn't have guessed until near the end. LOL

    2. Ha! I also like to hear the villain's thoughts. I guess this villain thought one too many for my smart friend. I'll try not to listen too hard & maybe I won't figure it out. ;)

    3. LOL I hope you can't guess until the end!


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