Review | Deadly Obsession by April Hunt

February 27, 2020 | 2020, april hunt, review, romanceopoly / 0 Comments

Review | Deadly Obsession by April HuntDeadly Obsession by April Hunt
Series | Steele Ops #1
Release Date | April 30, 2019
Published by Forever
Genres | Romantic Suspense, Best Friend's Sibling
Format | ARC
Buy | Amazon | Audible | Paperback
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“April Hunt’s romantic suspense will keep you on the edge of your seat.”—New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster
Someone is watching their every move.
After a lifetime spent in and out of hospitals, Zoey Wright is tired of playing it safe. She’s ready to take charge of her own life and get out of her comfort zone, starting with a new job as a CSI agent. But when her childhood crush Knox Steele gets pulled onto her case, Zoey needs to put her feelings for him aside or more women will die at the hands of the serial killer preying on her hometown.
Former Army Ranger Knox Steele is back in Washington to help his brothers open an elite private security firm. He never expected to stumble onto a crime scene, or see his best friend’s little sister working it. Zoey is all grown up now, and the attraction between them is electric, despite his best efforts to resist it. But all that changes for Knox when he realizes the victims have one thing in common . . . and Zoey might be next.


I have no idea why I waited so long to read Deadly Obsession. One of my goals for this year was to really tackle the books that I currently have especially paperbacks that I own. And since I don’t read enough romantic suspense, a genre I absolutely love, I couldn’t wait to finally start this.

I wasn’t sure how I felt about the best friend’s sister trope, I’ve had my hang-ups with it this year, but I had zero problems with it in this one. I loved the family aspect with the Steele brothers and I can’t even contain my excitement about getting to their books.

Zoey and Knox definitely has some history of sorts, mainly with the fact that they were friends growing up. But we also have the fact that he is Zoey’s brother, Cade, best friend. And as you make it through the book, you can really sense just a lot of everything between them. Zoey crushed on Knox for a long time and you can still see that, but there’s also some hurt because of how long Knox stayed away.

Knox is my definition of an alpha and he has that brooding thing going on. I love him almost instantly, but I wasn’t quite on-board with his reasons for staying away for so long.

Anyways, I loved the suspense aspect to the story, it was a bit easy to figure out who the killer was, but I just took that for what it was. It didn’t take me out of the story at all. Because of previous dislike in other books when it comes to the third POV especially when they’re the villain, I didn’t really care for the killer’s POV.

Truly enjoyed the start of this series and I do have the 2nd book in the series, definitely can’t wait to start!

major thank you to the publisher for the complimentary copy in consideration for a review. this does not affect my opinion of the book or review.