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I ran away from the glitz and privilege of my famous New York City family to this small-town Texas college to find myself. I didn’t expect to find him…
…the muscular, tatted bad-boy who would soon become my obsession.
He was broken, lost, and voiceless … just like me.
His eyes smoldered me with one look.
His touch awakened the woman inside me.
And through his lips, his perfect, plush, kissable lips, he drew out the inspiration deep in my soul I did not know was there.
I needed to believe that he could save me. I wanted him to help me find my voice at last … the voice that would set me apart from my tragically perfect family, the voice that would finally break me free …
If only he could hear a word of it.
The College Obsession Romance series centers around a group of friends and the relationships they form during their time at a small-town Texas school. They are angsty, steamy new adult novels with HEAs and NO cheating. Although they are obsession-themed romances, there are no stalkers or psychos!
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
Holy Smokes! This book! The dang anxiety and stress of these beautifully flawed characters. I mean FOR REALZ!! I was a hot mess. My stomach was in KNOTS. I was dying for them to TALK and then KISS let along fall in love!! GAH!!!! Well written Mr. Banner, VERY WELL WRITTEN!!!
The book is about Dessie who runs to a smaller Texas university to study theater. She is a child of theater celebrities and is stuck in the family name shadow. She wants to hide out essentially and make it on her own. She spies a talk dark cup of water and is flustered by him. She can’t understand why this stranger has her so mixed up. When she gets up and sings at a bar, she gets the confidence to stroll over, mic in hand, to sing to him but he LEAVES!! SAY WHAT????
Clayton is deaf and angry. He uses his disability to push people away. He has been broken by a theater women in the past and refuses to go that road again and then he sees Dessie. The way she goes out of her way to communicate with him after learning he is deaf…..yup I said “AWWW”. He is a mess because he wants to see what happens but he can’t let another woman break him.
People, the FEELs of this book were off the hook. I was screaming at the character to JUST KISS ALREADY so many times. Then when we thought our couple was on the right track something or some “skeleton in their closets” came flying out. OMG they have both been burned and are full of fear. They want to experience what the other has to offer but fear and doubt can really wreak havoc on a person.
Can I tell you how freaking excited I am at book 2?? OMG Brant…..for real though. I can’t wait to see this woman who kicks the man whores butt into submission!!!
Daryl Banner is an author and composer who graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Theatre and Psychology. He writes new adult romance, M/M romance, post-apocalyptic fantasy, and dystopian. He is most inspired by the smart and unlikely hero, but urges you (the reader) not to fall in love with them; they may deceive you with their innocence.