A brand new Stepbrother romance for you now, Secret Obsession by Olivia Linden is A Forbidden Love Novella with one hot Cowboy.
Finn was the type of man that dreams were made of. A charming country boy. Handsome, hard working and loved his mama. Underneath? A freak in the sheets.
Raven knew he was everything she wanted. But he was her secret.
Raven was supposed to be off limits. Forbidden.
That didn’t stop Finn from wanting her, so he took her. After one taste he knew he wouldn’t be able to stop. Everytime she screamed his name an indelible blemish was etched onto his soul. Claiming him just as he had claimed her.
What they were doing was reckless which only added fuel to the flames. With each encounter they edged closer to the fire. Closer to disaster. There was no way for things to end well, but there was no way he could stop.
Lines get crossed, blurred and scratched down his back as they both give into their Secret Obsession.
I’ve read my fair share of stepbrother romances recently, so I wasn’t sure what to expect from this take on the genre. Being a novella it’s relatively short but nevertheless it’s still a good read.
Finn works on his family’s ranch, and he very much embodies everything a sexy cowboy should. When his mother re-marries he wasn’t expecting his new step-sister to move in too. But fed up of school Raven moves in for the summer and with their parents newly married she has to sleep in the room just down the hall from him. With a dancer’s body and that glint in her eye Finn finds it hard to stay away from her.
When their desire for one another becomes too much and they finally give in to their desire, there’s no stopping them any longer. Trying to keep their affair a secret whilst living in the same house as their parents is hard enough but as their feelings for one another grow they soon become reluctant to hide their feelings for much longer. But what will their relationship cost them and their parents?
This book was a good, easy read and as a novella its a fairly quick read. The chemistry between Finn and Raven is indeed very steamy and I really loved the cowboy element to the book. My only issue was the ending where they encounter a problem in their relationship but then it skips to the epilogue without detailing how the problem was fixed and often that’s my favourite part of the story. Other than this though Secret Obsession was another great stepbrother romance.
Read it for yourself here…
Raven stood amongst the spectators as Finn strolled towards the bull. She might as well have been standing alone. Her entire world had been narrowed down to focus on him. The sexy sway of his gait, the way his t-shirt hugged the muscles in his back, and his nice tight ass. And she loved that he wasn’t cocky. Finn had an easy confidence about him that she found very disarming. His warm brown eyes seemed to look right into her, and made her wonder how much of her soul he could see.
Hopefully not enough to know how bad she wanted him. He turned back to wink at her and she felt the flush rise up her neck and cheeks.
In one quick leap, Finn threw one long leg and then the other over the bull. He straightened his back, placed one hand on the hook, and raised the other in signal of his readiness. The music started and after a backwards count from three to one, he was set in motion. After his first five seconds, Raven knew he wouldn’t be falling off anytime soon.
He was magnetic. Looking cool, confident, and in total control as he kept his balance while the bull jerked and swayed. The way he eased his hips forward and arched his back to move with the momentum of the ride was beyond sexy. And the crowd ate it up. Some women cheered, others watched with the same dreamy expression. Finn was a living, breathing fantasy.
The guys placed bets. Most bet that he would last more than a minute. Others thought he would fall at the next unexpected shift. They were clearly haters. No doubt, Finn held the attention of every woman in the room.
He rode that bull for one minute and forty-five seconds. Then he let go on his own accord and threw himself onto the mat, hopping to his feet in the same motion. Raven stood in awe, with her lips slightly parted when he approached her.
Finn shook his head and took her by the arm to guide her to the bull.
“No backing out Miss ‘I know how to work my hips’. You’re up!”
Raven didn’t have time to protest. Before she knew it, Finn had her lifted onto the bull and adjusted for the ride. Once she was seated and the popular country song began to play, her nerves settled and her natural performer’s nature kicked in.
“You good?” Finn asked. Raven waved him off, shaking off the trepidation with a wink of her own.
“I got this!”
She raised one arm to signal and then she began to move.
Standing with his arms crossed and a big smile on his face, Finn watched on with a mixture of pride and enthusiasm. He hadn’t seen her, but he’d felt Raven’s eyes on him when he’d rode. Now he was able to watch her, and boy was it a treat.
After a shaky start, where it looked as if she would be thrown in her first three seconds, she righted herself, and rolled with the jerky motions of the bull, syncing to the beat of the music. He couldn’t stop staring at her, not even when Buck tapped him to comment on how hot she looked up there.
In his mind she was riding for him alone, like he was the only man in the room. Without thinking, Finn stalked forward, too drawn to her to stop, and jumped on the bull behind Raven. She laughed wildly and let out a loud hee-haw. He slid an arm around her waist and pulled her close.
“Hold on, baby,” he whispered in her ear.
Raven’s laughter died down to an uncontrollable smile at the erotic sensation of Finn being so close to her. Finn’s chest pressed against her back. His fingers clutched her hips to guide her to his tempo. And his obvious arousal pressed against the crease of her ass. If she weren’t having so much fun, she would have fainted from overheating.
While they rode he whispered and crooned words of encouragement in her ear. “That’s nice, baby,” and “I love the way you ride,” made her tingle down to her toes. It was all in fun, but she couldn’t stop thinking about how good his body felt against hers and how she could tell he felt the same way. But she knew that they had just crossed some sort of invisible line, a broken yet unspoken rule, and committed an infraction in the whole stepfamily hierarchy.
She knew she was supposed to care.
But she didn’t.
Olivia Linden, a native New Yorker, was raised between Queens and San Antonio, TX. Currently living in Florida with her 10 year-old son, she decided it was time to follow her dreams of becoming a full time author. Her creative itch began when her elementary school principal posted one of her stories in the halls of her school. She was only seven at the time, but old enough to understand how integral writing would be to her future. From that moment on, reading and writing became her two greatest passions.
Olivia is a newbie to the industry, but she hasn’t stopped writing since she found her literary voice all those years ago. Jaded Hearts, her first published novel, mixes her big personality, with a sexy yet humorous tone. It is her philosophy that laughter is essential to making it through even the toughest situations.
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