Obsessive (2 Issues Series) by Isobel Irons

First of all I would like to thank Isobel for asking me personally if I wanted to review this book for her, so THANKS SO MUCH Isobel.

BOOK SYNOPSIS

The second book in Isobel’s Issues book series which sees 18 year old Grant Blue’s life post high school graduation become like a film in which astronauts get cut loose and drift into space. Most teenage guys would be glad to have a few weeks of vacation so they can spend more time with their gorgeous if unpredictable girlfriend as well as to participate in a much coveted internship that will shoot him to the top of his class when he starts college in the fall.

This however is not the case for Grant because he can’t seem to stop counting the reasons why he can’t do the things that considered normal for guys of his age, why he shouldn’t want the things he wants. why he doesn’t deserve to be called  ‘perfect’.  Grant is tired of not on;y trying to live up to his parents’ expectations but also carrying his lifelong secret the one that he’s betting that future employees, work colleagues and fellow students wont understand, let alone the girl he’s falling for, who thinks he’s ‘too good’ for her. She couldn’t be more wrong.

Because the perfect student, the perfect son, the guy ‘most likely to succeed’…is about to crash and burn. 

OBSESSIVE is Book Two in the “Issues Series” by Isobel Irons. 

REVIEW

STAR RATING: 5 Stars

First of all I want to thank Isobel so much for asking me to review this book for her and I am so glad you did because I absolutely loved it.  It was the perfect follow on to Promiscuous and really do feel that this series as a whole will be a fabulous one if the first two books are anything to go by.

I gave this book a 5 star rating because I loved reading it thanks to the way it had been written as it kept me wanting more all the way through.

This book concentrated predominantly on Grant which was really nice because it allowed you to really get to know his as  a person as well as to glean more information about his OCD and how it effects him. I thought it was grate that a character in book had OCD because it allows people who don’t know anything about the condition to get some but also for anyone who has some knowledge of the condition through knowing someone with it, like I do, to see how the condition effects different people.

It was grate to see Grant trying to take responsibility for the problems that the condition cause him as well as for the medication he takes. When he decided that he was coming off his meds and everything spiralled out of control culminating in him having a car accident which land him in hospital.

I thought it was a good twist to the story when we found out why Tash had disappeared when she told Grant the news that she as Pregnant. So it’ll be interesting to see how things pan out for both of them with the pregnancy then the baby once they have it.

Promiscuous by Isobel Irons

Author Bio.: Isobel Irons

Isobel Irons

    Goodreads Author

    url              https://www.goodreads.com/IsobelIrons

    born                          in Nomadic Travelings, The United States

    gender                      female

    website                         http://isobelirons.com/

    twitter username     IsobelIrons

    genre                             ContemporaryRomanceSuspense

                                                               influences                   Jennifer Armentrout, Cora Carmack, Elle Lothlorien, Suzanne Brockmann,…more
                                                               member since           November 2013
As you might have already guessed, Isobel Irons is a pen name.

In real life, I am (among many things) an indie film director and TV producer with a deep–some might even say obsessive–appreciation for onscreen storytelling and a lifelong book habit that I just can’t seem to kick.

In film, there’s nothing I like better than a JJ Abrams “show, not tell” character reveal, or a Joss Whedon banter session. Or an Erik Kripke-level “bromance.” And of course, I’m a die-hard fan of the will they / won’t they trope, where the fans start shipping two characters agonizingly long before they share their first kiss. Or in Hart Hanson’s case, like three frigging years before. (That’s right, Hart. I’m talking to you, you incorrigible tease.)

In my novels, I use my visual storytelling skills to show the reader an entire menagerie of hidden worlds. When it comes to imagination, there is no production value and no budget. But if there was, I would spend it all and then some. To me, my characters are real people, who just happen to live in my mind. Before I write, I scout locations to set the scene, I hold exhaustive casting sessions to find the perfect quirks that will ignite the maximum amount of conflict. Then, I throw in some tricky, but believable situations that allow my characters to expose themselves–sometimes in a figurative, emotional sense, other times quite literally. Rawr.

Book Information
PROMISCUOUS (is just a fancy word for SLUTTY)     Kindle Information:   Pages    247
                                                  ASIN     B00HSCZ8Y6
Book Synopsis
***Mature Content Advisory. Frequent Use of Strong Language Beyond This Point.***

“My name is Natasha, and I’m a gigantic slut. Don’t believe me? Just ask anyone. They’ll tell you I juggle dicks like a six armed circus freak with nymphomania. They’ll tell you I’ve slept with the entire football team, twice. (Including the coach, who’s like 85 years old, by the way.) So what if none of that shit is true? That doesn’t make me any less of a slut. They’ll probably tell you that, too. But there’s one thing they won’t tell you, and that’s my side of the story.”

Natasha “Tash” Bohner just turned eighteen. Theoretically, that should mean escaping from trailer park purgatory—and her less than stellar relationship with her widowed mother—and running away to Los Angeles with her anorexic best friend, Margot. But as we all know, life is known for taking some very shitty, unexpected turns. Already the scourge of the Guthrie High gossip mill, Tash’s undesirable reputation explodes into infamy when she assaults the captain of the wrestling team. (Despite the fact that he deserved it,) the principal tells her that she’s on her last strike.

Again, see: above. Re: shit happens. When Margot’s will to live is finally severed by the leader of the Guthrie Bitch Squad, Tash vows to get revenge on the most popular girl in school—no matter what it takes. Because of a promise she made to her favorite teacher (to not get expelled), Tash is forced to get creative. She realizes she’s going to have to beat the popularity-obsessed Becca Foster at her own game, by running against her for prom queen. And winning.

In order to succeed, Tash will have to do the unthinkable: she’ll have to join student government, pretend to be well-adjusted, and actually try in school. Also, she’ll have to quit swearing so goddamn much.

It’s like a fucking Cinderella story up in here. Only, it’s high school. So there aren’t any happy endings. (Just beginnings.)

PROMISCUOUS is a novel of “mature YA” / New Adult contemporary hard knocks, with a little bit of romance and a dark, yet FAR too relatable twist.

To find out more, please visit http://isobelirons.com/promiscuous(