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New Review: Unexpected Obsession (The Unexpected Series Book 1) by Barbara Strickland with Book Trailer


Unexpected Obsession 

by Barbara Strickland


Passionate desire will overrule propriety and common sense under the influence of a golden Sicilian sun and Mediterranean waters. For Nico, self-contained and disciplined, his attraction to Lia will destroy the carefully constructed rules of a lifetime. His inner beast doesn’t care; it wants Lia and it will do whatever it needs to ensure she is his.


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Christie’s Review


Unexpected Obsession by Barbara Strickland is a unique romance, and I mean that in a GREAT way! It’s a sexy, second chance romance combined with a bit of a family saga.

Lia and Nico have known each other for many years, but their families were torn apart by tragedy. No spoilers here…I want other readers to enjoy every part of this book.

Both characters are strong in their own right, so they fit perfectly together as a couple. The romance is steamy yet sweet. Strickland pulls off what some writers don’t. She writes a steamy love scene, but all the emotions and love her characters feel are also present. She combines both aspects perfectly.

The writing and the pacing of the story is fantastic. The romance between the characters are realistic. I loved the memories each character shared. Those memories helped me connect even more with the characters and the story they had to tell.
The book was well-written. Strickland writes in a way that transported me right into the story and the setting, making me feel as if I were a part of it myself. I know Strickland is a somewhat newer writer, and I’m really looking forward to seeing what she has in store for her readers in the future.



Meet Barbara:


From Sydney, Australia, Barbara Strickland has been greatly influenced by her country of birth and the rich traditions of Italy. Combined, these factors have led to working as an English teacher overseas, indulging a passion for travel and languages, and to her awesome cooking skills and coffee addiction.
A restless soul she has had a variety of careers from a stint in the Australian Army, working in finance, a few years in Real Estate and obtaining her Bachelor of Education at the age of 40. Somewhere in there it occurred to her that putting her experiences together might be interesting. She hopes her books reflect her wacky employment history, her love for not only the culture and music of her own heritage but also that of the people around her.
When not at the computer she indulges herself with reading and blogging and loving her grandchildren. A cat with blue eyes is a dream along with room for herbs and spices and a well-behaved dog.

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Website: https://brstrickland.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amorinarosewrites/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/StricklandBarb/

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Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/barbara-strickland-49663474/?trk=hp-identity-name//

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