Obsession, defined as the domination of one's thoughts or feelings by a persistent idea, image or desire....
Chantel Rosenberg's passion for music and life had never shone brighter than the time she spent in Bordeaux France. It's a time when feelings arose and desires ran deep, a time that fundamentally changed her life.
A man living in seclusion, Phillipe Tibideau is haunted and plagued by memories he cannot disregard. Choosing to live a quiet life in his Chateau surrounded by the vineyards of France, he's left his passion for art behind.
However, the time has arrived to tell his side of a tale. A tale that has depicted him as a 'beautiful monster' and he's finally allowing someone close.
Close enough to ask questions. Questions he's not sure he wants to answer. Questions about her.
For up and coming journalist Gemma Harris, the pursuit of truth is what drives her and when a job of a lifetime presents itself there is nothing in the world that will stop her from taking it. Even if it does mean leaving her home for several months to stay at Chateau Tibideau, with him.
This is a story of what happens when three passionate lovers collide and the desire for truth, art and music merge.
Chateau Tibideau is a place full of unanswered questions, dark sinful desire and a beauty so hauntingly sad it will have you wondering how you will ever leave the same....
One sees well only with the heart. The essential is invisible to the eyes. Le Petit Prince (1943) is a novel by Antoine de Saint Exupéry
That is one of my favorite quotes of all times, and only found it fitting for this book!
3.5 Stars but rounded up. Blind Obsession is conceptually amazing! I loved the interactive components and paintings, which only goes to show Ella's genius. The story line was perfect, the writing was perfection, and the sex scenes were a perfect mix of alpha male and effin hot!
But somewhere in the middle of the story it lost me. Like, I get it, but couldn't relate to it. I was feeling a bit of WTF is going on here?! My emotions were on a constant hot/cold cycle. The ending of the story is the only one that truly could fit a story like this, but it didn't help me feel better about the situation. The ending reminds me of "The Bell Jar."
I love me a tortured-obsessive-dark-alpha male, and you get 110% of that in Phillipe. I just wanted so much for Gemma help him feel better, and come to peace with his issues. You can't get a better setting if you tried.
Overall, it is quite a good book, but we just didn't click..