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A Haunting Obsession I thought the plot sounded interesting The house story was good but fizzled I hated the hero and my opinion did sway even at the end A real jerk The heroine disappointed me. The plot of this intrigued me Bonnie is an estate agent, given the task of finding a house for the rich, powerful Jordan But one of the houses she shows him isn t an ordinary house it s haunted, and the ghosts want Bonnie and Jordan to fall in love, move in and start a family.So, intriguing plot That pulled in the extra star for me Edit I ve taken it back down to 1 star I just can t justify the second one in hindsight The rest of it No, no, oh dear God no I can t believe this was wr The plot of this intrigued me Bonnie is an estate agent, given the task of finding a house for the rich, powerful Jordan But one of the houses she shows him isn t an ordinary house it s haunted, and the ghosts want Bonnie and Jordan to fall in love, move in and start a family.So, intriguing plot That pulled in the extra star for me Edit I ve taken it back down to 1 star I just can t justify the second one in hindsight The rest of it No, no, oh dear God no I can t believe this was written in 1995 85 maybe 75 very possibly Even 65 or 55 Not 95, when I was in my first year of high school Surely misogyny was not this prevalent in 1995.Because that s what this book is It s a steaming pile of woman hating A few times Bonnie speaks up against it either in words or just in thoughts and I think, Hmm, maybe this will turn out okay It doesn t She goes right back to falling in love with a man who treats her abominably.Some of the things Jordan said and thought quite literally made me feel ill Like his reference to his fiancee Her lack of any real physical passion was something Jordan actually found reassuring Hell, the last sort of woman he wanted for a wife would be one who actually needed sex How would he be able to trust her when this sort of thing happened after they were married page 37 Or this exchange from their first sex session Tell me what you want, he rasped against her panting mouth Say it out loud You, she cried I want you No, not necessarily me, he denied hoarsely Any man would do, wouldn t it Any man Any hand Any page 109.He calls her a whore, accuses her of sleeping with her boss and all her clients Repeatedly All through the book But only because he loves her so much, of course eyeroll Unfortunately, this steaming pile of woman hate did actually keep me interested until the end, unlike most steaming piles of anything that I ve read So I can t really justify giving it one star But call it a REALLY low 2 Edit nope Definitely back to 1 Needed a fewpages to finish the story off. So the hero here is definitely a throwback to the days of politically incorrect heroes Jordan is a successful barrister, looking for a weekender, meaning a house on the shore for weekends Bonnie is an estate agent Their first exchange, over the telephone when Jordan calls Bonnie s office and expresses his preference to deal with a man, obviously does not go well, with both of them simmering after they hang up Bonnie has a LOT of hangups about men, thanks to her brief marriage to a police off So the hero here is definitely a throwback to the days of politically incorrect heroes Jordan is a successful barrister, looking for a weekender, meaning a house on the shore for weekends Bonnie is an estate agent Their first exchange, over the telephone when Jordan calls Bonnie s office and expresses his preference to deal with a man, obviously does not go well, with both of them simmering after they hang up Bonnie has a LOT of hangups about men, thanks to her brief marriage to a police officer who physically and emotionally abused her She is determined not to fall in love, not to let a handsome sexy man turn her head She works hard, she s one of the top sellers at the agency, and she s proud of providing for herself Neither of my exes physically abused me ok, well, my first ex did a little, in fact he choked me one time and I literally thought he was going to kill me, but you don t really need to know about that , but my second ex was an alcoholic and living with an alcoholic, even one who doesn t get all mean or hit you, can still be an abusive way to live I totally related to Bonnie But to get back on track Of course when Bonnie and Jordan meet in person they are both wildly attracted to each other I ve already told you Bonnie s attitude, so you know she fights it Well, before meeting Bonnie, one of her co workers, who has his own bad attitude because he keeps asking Bonnie out and she keeps turning him down, tells Jordan that she is a slut who is sleeping with the boss and sleeps with her clients So naturally when Jordan meets Bonnie he already feels contempt for her So while the sparks are flying, some zingers also fly Jordan is actually downright nasty to Bonnie at times At one point he even lifts his hand to her, though he stops short of actually striking her Don t bother to apologise, she cut in, her voice chillingly calm now I expected no less Clearly he was stunned, both by her words and her demeanour I don t make a habit of hitting women he protested Only whores, she pointed out drily Not even whores All this should make a person not want to read a book where he is the hero But we know he s tortured inside with wanting her, and we know he was purposly lied to and misled about her And of course we know in the end it ll all come out and there will be an HEA There s also a house that is said to be haunted, and while Bonnie never sees a ghost she does feel a presence, that sometimes seems to take her over and influence her actions But the ghost stuff is very understated and not a large part of the story I really enjoyed this book, misogyny and all In fact, I m on the fence about whether I loved it enough that I want to now hunt down everything else Miranda Lee has written But I checked my TPR pile and I do have fourof her books, so for now I ll content myself with looking forward to reading them Review first posted on my blog A Haunting Obsession by Miranda LeeHidden PowersWhy did Jordan Vine Hall make Bonnie Merrick lose her cool Jordan exuded the sort of arrogance that Bonnie detested, but surely that should shave stopped her from being drawn to him so strongly After being widowed, Bonnie had taken control of her life and was fast becoming a successful real estate agent But when she showed Jordan around the old McClelland house which was rud to be haunted something else took overSuddenly Bonnie and Jordan became obsessed by a passion they just couldn t resist ❮Reading❯ ➺ Muerte en Hamburgo (Jan Fabel, Author Craig Russell – Lavons.co.uk but surely that should shave stopped her from being drawn to him so strongly After being widowed [Reading] ➷ Jazz Age Stories By F. Scott Fitzgerald – Lavons.co.uk Bonnie had taken control of her life and was fast becoming a successful real estate agent But when she showed Jordan around the old McClelland house which was rud to be haunted something else took overSuddenly Bonnie and Jordan became obsessed by a passion they just couldn t resist


About the Author: Miranda Lee

Miranda Lee was born at Port Macquarie, a popular seaside town on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia, and is the youngest of four children Her father was a country school teacher and brilliant sportsman Her mother was a talented dressmaker When Miranda was ten, her father was transferred to Gosford, another coastal town in the countryside, much closer to Sydney After leaving her convent school, she briefly studied the cello before moving to Sydney, where she embraced the emerging world of computers Her career as a programmer ended after she married, had three daughters and bought a small acreage in a semi rural community Following this, she attempted greyhound training, as well as horse and goat breeding, but was left dissatisfied.Miranda yearned to find a creative career from which she could earn money When her sister suggested writing romances, it seemed like a good idea She could do it at home, and it might even be fun It took a decade of trial and error before her first romance, After the Affair, was accepted and published At that time, Miranda, her husband, and her three daughters had moved back to the Central Coast, where they could enjoy the sun and the surf lifestyle once again Not long into her writing career, Miranda committed herself to writing a six book series entitled, The Hearts of Fire, with a deadline of just nine short months Bravely, her husband left his executive position to stay home and support Miranda s writing career He learned to cook and to clean, two invaluable household skills Numerous successful stories followed, each embodying Miranda s trademark style pacy and sexy rhythms passionate, real life characters and enduring, memorable story lines She has one credo when writing romances Don t bore the reader Millions of fans world wide agree she never does.


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