ARC REVIEW: Deadly Obsession by April Hunt

April Hunt-Deadly Obsession

4 Stars Rating


My Review

Deadly Obsession by April Hunt
Steele Ops #1
Suspense Romance

Knox Steele has stayed away from DC for two years but now he’s back — temporarily — to help his brothers set up their covert Steele Ops business. Getting to see Zoey Wright again is just a bonus but no matter how attractive he finds her, he knows he can’t get involved with his best friend’s sister. But when the serial killer stalking DC targets Zoey, Knox will do anything to keep her safe.

I really enjoyed Deadly Obsession and this was a great start to a brand new series. There’s a lot of set up for later books as we meet the loud and rambunctious Steele brothers as well as Zoey’s cop brother. The serial killer story line waned a bit in the middle but picked back up toward the end. I just wish that we would have gotten more of Zoey working the case as a forensic investigator because it was a key part of her finding her independence and it pretty much gets dropped in the second half.

Zoey was a really fun character and I loved her fire! A lifetime of heart disease has kept Zoey from really living a normal life and her health complications has turned her brother into an overprotective bear along with the Steele brothers who are like family to Zoey. She’s finally pushing for her independence but it’s an uphill battle with these guys and I liked that Zoey is never afraid to speak her mind and push back. Thankfully, Knox enjoys her spirit and while he wants to protect her, he doesn’t want to control her life.

A prime protector, Knox has always looked out for Zoey but his feelings are anything but brotherly. But Knox has no plans to stay in DC and he doesn’t want to break Zoey’s heart, let alone his own. To make matters more complicated, Knox’s absence has created tension between him and his brothers and they are not giving him any slack. I’ll be honest and say I didn’t quite get why Knox was staying away for so long and I would have liked a little more to that part of Knox’s past. Otherwise, Knox was a great hero and rides the line of alpha and sweet perfectly. 

Knox and Zoey have such a rich history filled with good memories and as adults they have great chemistry. Overall, this was a really great read and I’m excited for more, especially Liam’s story.

ARC provided by NetGalley for honest review

4 stars – it was enjoyable

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Heroine has a heart condition and has undergone several surgeries (on page)

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Book Details

Someone is watching their every move.

After a lifetime spent in and out of hospitals, Zoey Wright is tired of playing it safe. She’s ready to take charge of her own life and get out of her comfort zone, starting with a new job as a CSI agent. But when her childhood crush Knox Steele gets pulled onto her case, Zoey needs to put her feelings for him aside or more women will die at the hands of the serial killer preying on her hometown.

Former Army Ranger Knox Steele is back in Washington to help his brothers open an elite private security firm. He never expected to stumble onto a crime scene, or see his best friend’s little sister working it. Zoey is all grown up now, and the attraction between them is electric, despite his best efforts to resist it. But all that changes for Knox when he realizes the victims have one thing in common . . . and Zoey might be next.

Published by Forever on April 30, 2019

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