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Stolen Obsession (Annalisse Series) (Volume 1) (utgåvan 2018)

av Marlene M. Bell (Författare)

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People die, but legends live on.New York antiquities appraiser Annalisse Drury recently lost her best friend to murder. The killer's identity may be linked to her friend's expensive missing bracelet--a 500-year-old artifact that carries an ancient curse, one that unleashes evil upon any who dare wear the jewelry created for the Persian royal family.Weeks later, Annalisse sees a matching necklace at a Manhattan gallery opening. She begs the owner to destroy the cursed piece, but her pleas fall on deaf ears--despite the unnatural death that occurs during the opening. With two victims linked to the jewelry, Annalisse is certain she must act.Desperate, Annalisse enlists the gallery owner's son to help--even though she's afraid he'll break her heart. Wealthy and devastatingly handsome, with a string of bereft women in his wake, Greek playboy Alec Zavos dismisses Annalisse's concerns--until his parents are ripped from the Zavos family yacht during their ocean voyage near Crete.Annalisse and Alec race across two oceans to save his mother, feared dead or kidnapped. When the killer changes tactics and goes after Alec behind Annalisse's back, can her plan to rescue Alec's mother save them all?Hold on for a heart-thumping, thrilling adventure through exotic lands in this fast-moving romantic suspense mystery by Marlene M. Bell.… (mer)
Medlem:sennebec
Titel:Stolen Obsession (Annalisse Series) (Volume 1)
Författare:Marlene M. Bell (Författare)
Info:Ewephoric (2018), 294 pages
Samlingar:Ditt bibliotek
Betyg:*****
Taggar:Ingen/inga

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A nice mix of intrigue, action and romance. Gore averse readers beware, but anyone else liking a well-crafted mystery with true baddies and good plot twists will be very satisfied. ( )
  sennebec | Apr 3, 2021 |
In Stolen Obsession, book one of the Annalise Series, author Marlene M. Bell transports the reader between Manhattan and the Greek Island of Crete for a Romantic Suspense story that will keep the reader guessing and turning the pages.

Annalise Drury is an antiquities appraiser at Westinn Gallery in Manhattan. While attending the launch of client Generosa Zavos' SOHO gallery, Zavos Art, Annalise sees a beautiful gold horse necklace that matches a bracelet that Annalise's friend Samantha Freeman had worn until it went missing after she was found murdered. Annalise had researched the jewelry and found that they are a part of a 500-year-old artifact collection that carries an ancient curse, one that unleashes evil upon anyone who dares to wear the jewelry created for the Persian royal family.

Annalise tries to convince Generosa and her son Alec to destroy the artifact before the curse is unleashed on their family, but they dismiss her warning until a trip to their home on the Greek Island of Crete leads to tragedy, and suddenly Annalise and Alec find themselves fighting to save Generosa and their own lives from someone who wants the artifact.

Author Marlene M. Bell weaves a fast-paced and suspenseful tale written in the third person narrative that follows Annalise and Alec's dangerous adventure to save his family and uncover the truth behind the curse of the Persian artifacts, and bring justice to the tragedies that stem from the cursed artifact.

I loved how in the middle of their dangerous adventure, Annalise and Alec give into the romantic attraction that is sparked between them, and how their connection gives them a chance to build trust that allows them to work really well as a team seeking to uncover the hidden truths.

I loved reading this action-packed story. Annalise and Alec kept me intrigued as their investigative teamwork was put to the test. The reader will be easily drawn into this well written story with its richly descriptive plot that will keep them guessing as secrets, possible motives, and clues are uncovered, while unexpected twists and turns, and a surprising conclusion will leave the reader simply stunned.

Stolen Obsession has enough drama, tension, action, dark secrets, intrigue, a touch of romance, and unexpected twists and turns that will take the reader on one heck of a thrilling roller coaster ride.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher via Partners In Crime Virtual Book Tours, in exchange for my honest review.

https://jerseygirlbookreviews.blogspot.com/2020/08/stolen-obsession-by-marlene-m... ( )
  JerseyGirlBookReview | Aug 31, 2020 |
Stolen Obsession by Marlene M Bell is the first in a series that features Annalisse Drury. She is an antiquities appraiser and after the death of her boss Harry, she notices an Iranian horse necklace that is on exhibit for her friend Generosa (Gen) Zavos. She has a bad feeling about the necklace, that it is cursed. At the exhibit, she meets Gen's son Alec a wealthy good looking man who Annalisse is attracted to. The necklace is one of two identical necklaces and one of them is on the island of Crete.

Her best friend Sam had been murdered and she wore a bracelet that had the same design as what is on the necklaces. She enlists Alec and her friend Chase to investigate what happened to her best friend. On their way to Crete, they are met with some nefarious people who are after the necklace and tragedy occurs. What is the connection between her friend Sam's murder and the death of her boss Harry?



Again, this is first in the Annalisse series, that I was able to get into quickly. The novel is set in New York, Crete, and at the farm where Annalisse grew up. I loved the atmosphere in which it was written especially on the yacht and in Crete. Lots of characters to love and a plot that keeps the reader on edge.

I got into the book immediately and enjoyed the storyline. I have already read the second in the series with a review to come! ( )
  celticlady53 | Aug 30, 2020 |
A cursed jewel and murders.

What more could a person ask for in a story?

As an appraiser, Annalisse has seen it all…or so she thinks. So when cursed jewels come into her possession, she doesn’t know what to do. After suspecting they were behind the death of her friend, Annalisse embarks on a quest with her friend/romantic interest in a plan that will either stop the curse or kill them.

There is plenty of suspense and even some romance in this story. I love the blend of genres as well as the author’s ability to create both suspense and light-hearted moments.

The narration was distinctive and wonderfully done.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.
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  Kayla.Krantz | Feb 15, 2020 |
Annakisse, orphaned when she was a girl, holds tender memories of her Aunt and Uncle , sheep farmers, far away from her Manhattan residence.
While supporting her boss in an opening for the gallery, a necklace she feels is cursed, was unexpectedly on display. It must be removed!
The "opening" is halted when a mugging occurred. Then further disaster transpired!
While she originally sought the aid of the gallery owner's womanizing son, she reluctantly had to put herself in his care while the crimes were being solved.
She must protect herself from another devastating relationship.
The author created the characters in a way they felt real and involved the reader in the scenes so he/she felt a part of the story.
This was a great story! I felt it began rather awkward while building the foundation but it improved steadily until the end.
*Reader Beware: There is some profanity, graphic violence and sexual contemplations throughout, plus, an explicit scene.
The Book Title and Cover were very fitting and eye-catching.I offer a five and a Half Stars rating.
**This book was gifted me with no expectation for a positive review. ( )
  LAWonder10 | Sep 20, 2018 |
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People die, but legends live on.New York antiquities appraiser Annalisse Drury recently lost her best friend to murder. The killer's identity may be linked to her friend's expensive missing bracelet--a 500-year-old artifact that carries an ancient curse, one that unleashes evil upon any who dare wear the jewelry created for the Persian royal family.Weeks later, Annalisse sees a matching necklace at a Manhattan gallery opening. She begs the owner to destroy the cursed piece, but her pleas fall on deaf ears--despite the unnatural death that occurs during the opening. With two victims linked to the jewelry, Annalisse is certain she must act.Desperate, Annalisse enlists the gallery owner's son to help--even though she's afraid he'll break her heart. Wealthy and devastatingly handsome, with a string of bereft women in his wake, Greek playboy Alec Zavos dismisses Annalisse's concerns--until his parents are ripped from the Zavos family yacht during their ocean voyage near Crete.Annalisse and Alec race across two oceans to save his mother, feared dead or kidnapped. When the killer changes tactics and goes after Alec behind Annalisse's back, can her plan to rescue Alec's mother save them all?Hold on for a heart-thumping, thrilling adventure through exotic lands in this fast-moving romantic suspense mystery by Marlene M. Bell.

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