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Handle With Care (Chase Care Book 1) by R.L. Dunn – Review by Lisa Helmick

Handle With Care (Chase Care Book 1)Handle With Care by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This story was a huge struggle for me. Getting into the characters and feeling for them was virtually nonexistent. I did a few but there is way too many characters (with code names and military titles) introduced to remember who is who and which name they go by. Flynn is one of the few who pulled my sympathy and worry.

I have read this authors books in the past. In fact some of these characters were in the stories I read. Some I love and others are like this one. If you are in the medical profession and military you will probably understand the lingo used in here. I am neither and was left thinking like I was at the doc office and they are talking a foreign language.

Overall this one is over my head and it struggled to hold my interest because I just did not care. The suspense part was well planned but thats the best I can say. Pick this up if you like medical and military jargon with characters galore.

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Handle With Care (Chase Care Book 1) by R.L. Dunn – Review by Barbara Bohls

Handle With Care (Chase Care Book 1)Handle With Care by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is book one of the series. It is a spin off of another series buy this author but can be completely read without having read the original series. I didn’t read the original series and found that I could stay caught up with everything in the book. This book is a romantic suspense genre but I found it to have more suspense than romance. The twists and turn this books takes was everything I didn’t know that I needed. It does have some romance but not as much as I have read in other romantic suspense books. I think that this is great as it will appeal to the romance lover but also the thrill seeker readers. I highly recommend reading this quick read when you are wanting to escape from the day to day. It is well written and will have you constantly turning the pages to see what happens. I am new to this author and will be completing this series along with reading the original series.

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Handle With Care (Chase Care Book 1) by R.L. Dunn – Review by Cindy Mayberry

Handle With Care (Chase Care Book 1)Handle With Care by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love that this series is a spin off from Chase Security Series. It made me want to keep reading. Dr. Hunter Montgomery is Chief Medical Officer of Chase Care. He had recently lost the love of his life and partner. So basically he is just doing his job, nothing else, no romance, just work. Selma Bryant who is also a Doctor has reappeared in Hunter’s life, but not for long. She has secretly loved Hunter, but now was not the right time. As she is leaving New Orleans and heading out with Doctors Abroad to Africa. What happens next? No Spoilers, I recommend you read this series. The author has once again sucked me in. This is a medical thriller with twists and turns that will keep you reading. I love that some of the characters from Chase Security appear in this series as well. While this story has a lot of medical information, it is also easy to follow. Romance is in the air, but suspense runs this romantic thriller.

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Handle With Care (Chase Care Book 1) by R.L. Dunn – Review by Kerry Carr

Handle With Care (Chase Care Book 1)Handle With Care by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is book 1 in the Chase Care series. It is a romance story which is gripping and so emotional. You can feel the love and connection between Selma and Hunter come through the pages. Their love has been in the making for a very long time and with Hunter dealing with grief and Selma coming out of a volatile marriage they were going to have scars and these affect what would be a perfect relationship.
Hunter lives in constant fear of losing Selma so when she volunteers to join a group of medics in a refugee camp in Africa his fears become reality when an deadly outbreak sweeps the camp putting Selma’s life in grave danger.

But it’s not just Selma that Hunter could lose. Selma took the position to run away from a secret she is trying to protect Hunter from. How will he react when he finds out?
With a deadly disease, a scheme ex set out on revenge and a secret which could be a blessing or a curse can Hunter and Selma’s relationship survive so they can finally get their HEA

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Handle With Care (Chase Care Book 1) by R.L. Dunn – Review by Shelly Kittell

Handle With Care (Chase Care Book 1)Handle With Care by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My first favorite book of 2023. A romantic suspense that will have you putting the DO NOT DISTURB sign on everything. Hunt, Selma, Flynn and the rest of the gang are involved in some deep drama and undercover adventure. I was drawn in right from the start and engaged with Hunt and Selma, they are a power couple that come with baggage, but work hard to power through it. With deadly antagonists to find and take out, the drama is real and can turn at a heartbeat. The romance is flowing. As Kieran says, it’s “the Chase flu” in the water (love the humor in the story. The characters are very relatable and easy to feel like you could know them. The plot line is thick and has a few subplots that magically all come right back together. I love the teamwork of the characters. The flow of the story is perfect. This book is fantastic and I loved it. It would get more than 5 stars if I were allowed.

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Handle With Care (Chase Care Book 1) by R.L. Dunn

♦ ~ ❤️ ~ ❤️♦ ~ BOOK SPOTLIGHT SHOWCASE ~ ♦ ~ ❤️ ~ ❤️ ~ ♦ ~
Handle With Care (Chase Care Book 1) by R.L. Dunn
Genre – Romantic Suspense
Page Count – 520
Cover Designer – Krista Venero

Dr. Hunter Montgomery’s life has been filled with adrenaline rushes and rendering care, until it comes to a soul-crushing stop when he loses his partner. In the midst of his grief, he is promoted to Chief Medical Officer of Chase Care-New Orleans. Though he accepts the job to move forward, he’s walking directly into his past.

Dr. Selma Bryant, who has devoted most of her professional life to the US Army, now walks into Hunter Montgomery’s operating room and back into the life of the man she always loved. But the past has a way of ruining plans.

When Selma volunteers with Doctor’s Abroad at an African refugee camp, she leaves New Orleans with a secret. She may have run from Hunter, but she can’t run from the deadly outbreak claiming the lives of refugees and volunteers all around her.

As the fatalities pile up, Hunter and the Chase Medical team are called to action to save Selma along with 400,000 souls in the camp. And if they both survive this virus, can Hunter and Selma find their happily ever after almost twenty years in the making?

The Chase Care series is a medical/romantic thriller spin-off series from R.L. Dunn’s bestselling Chase Security Series and features heroes with heart and healing hands. Please be advised these stories contain adult content that may upset some readers. You do not need to have read the Chase Security Series to enjoy this one. The series reading order is as follows:

Handle With Care (Hunter and Selma’s story)

Tender Loving Care (Seth and Poppy’s story)

Under My Care (Pete and Rowena’s story)

~ AMAZON ~


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R.L. (Robin) Dunn resides with her family in a beautiful and artistic community on Long Island, New York. After a twenty-five-year career in Emergency Medical Services as a provider, instructor, and regional faculty, illness changed her life path.

Having always had a love of writing, Robin returned to creating stories. A member of the Long Island Romance Writers since 2018. Her leadership training in the first responder community has served her well in her previous role as Secretary for LIRW and her current role as President. 

The Amazon Bestselling Chase Security Series, Secure Runway, Secure Desire, Secure Again, Secure Heart, Secure Her, Secure Decision, Secure Return and Secure Beginning followed after she assured her doctors there was no expiration date stamped on the bottom of her foot.

A thriller, The Cure, debuted as an August 2021 release. Secure Beginning, the seventh in The Chase Security Series debuted in February 2022. And an audio version of Secure Desire is available.

After a severe bout with Covid, she has reworked a novel written in her college days to become the Blood Obsession Series: Ritual Obsession and Reckless Obsession for July and August 2022. Book 1 in the Chase Care Series is on track for January of 2022.

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Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1) by R.L. Dunn – Review by Tracy Manderson

Rivals (Mafia Elite, #7)Rivals by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have read all the book in this series and I don’t know which one I like best and cant believe it’s the last book in the series. The characters are strong they have to be in their world. I love the little quirks and the way they play off each other makes them somewhat real. This book had it all action, tension, betrayal, romance.
But no one in the Mafia is innocent.
The New York Mafia princess Mia Tucci is an enemy, when she comes to barters information that could take down her family’s operation, Nico is too intrigued to turn her away. And as they get to know one another, his defenses fracture, tempting him to give her his trust and helping he with cost him.
The only hope he has at saving her is make her his in every-way from her family.

Tracy
@tracym

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Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1) by R.L. Dunn – Review by Shai Flores

Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1)Ritual Obsession by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Before reading make sure to read the trigger warning**

I enjoyed this first book in a new series by an author I had never read before. It ends in a suspenseful way and I will definitely want to know what happens next. It was a quick, easy read that kept me engaged.

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Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1) by R.L. Dunn – Review by Brittney Brady

Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1)Ritual Obsession by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Such a great book! I could not put it down! I cannot wait to read the next in the series and more from this author.

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Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1) by R.L. Dunn – Review by Michelle G

Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1)Ritual Obsession by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I wasn’t too sure about this one when I decided it to add it to my collection to read. I am a little unsure on my review on this one.

Firstly it has a trigger warning – I somehow missed this fact when I read the blurb and I found it quite confronting on a personal level.

Secondly – when reading a series I always make sure I have the next book or two so that if there is unresolved business I can read on. Having said that the unresolved business may not even feature in the next book….

Having said that I absolutely loved this book. It’s the first that I have read by this author but I am definitely going to keep an eye open for the next one in this series.

It’s a good read!

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Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1) by R.L. Dunn – Review by Heidi Sturgess

Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1)Ritual Obsession by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So before I start I just want to say 3 things

1) Pay heed to the content warning

2) Have nerves of steel . Expect the unexpected. Have a strong i constitution.

3 There’s a cliffie!

Ok so I was as keen as mustard to get into this book and at a stage I felt it was a little slow but man hang in there you will not be disappointed!

Bobbi has a lot going on in her life then you add a new job , new people , new department oh and a deranged serial killer … quite the combination

There’s a lot going on and I don’t say that in a bad way , it keeps you interested . I like Bobbi and Max as individuals and as a team . I felt both horror and sadness for victims , survivors and their families . There’s we’re also characters that bought out the ugly in me , like I would not spout on them if they were on fire , real nasty folk …

So before I devour the read I’m letting my nerves settle ❣️📕😱

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Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1) by R.L. Dunn – Review by Faith Jackson

Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1)Ritual Obsession by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

First, let me say I like that it’s made in the mid-1990s which drew me in alone. Second of all, the action surrounding these partners trying to catch a killer makes your heart race even further but it’s also a connection between the characters as we witness their friendship intensify right before our eyes. The story, the action, the characters: All of this won’t let you put this one down. Get into it!

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Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1) by R.L. Dunn – Review by Shannen Kern

Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1)Ritual Obsession by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Mystery, Romance, Drama, Friendships, Murder – this book has it all! I thought I would be on the fence with this book and ended up absolutely loving it. I could not put it down and found one of my new favorite authors.

Bobbi is a strong-willed woman that came from a rich family, as everyone reminds her constantly. She is trying to make her own way in life after finding her passion for becoming a police officer. Her partner, Rose, is one tough lady who takes every task head on and accepts no excuses. Most of the guys in the precinct have eyes for Bobbi but only one catches her attention, Max. He feels he has finally found The One when they begin their relationship, but can he protect her from the Bathtub Murderer?

It took me a beat to warm up to this story in the beginning, but once it got going, I was hooked for good. I’m ready for the second book as soon as possible to find out what happens next. You won’t regret picking this up!

Reviewed by @shannlynn

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Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1) by R.L. Dunn – Review by Amber Howard

Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1)Ritual Obsession by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have mixed feelings about this story. I was sucked in immediately with the tough female detective not taking crap from her newbie partner and her new partner also female wanting to prove herself and thrive at being a cop. Where it starts to get a little frustrating for me is with the different point of views and all of the relationships. Rose and Marco, Rose and Brian. Rose and Marco again. I don’t really feel like that added anything to the story. Then the situation with Bobbi and her ex while the actual case they are working on is playing out. There is no way after the events that took place she should have been allowed to go undercover to catch a guy that’s going around killing and raping women. I still can’t grasp my head around it. She’s still getting help for her personal situation which they all know about and still went with the plan? Other than those things I did enjoy the story. The villain is smart and clever. It frustrates me that he hasn’t been caught yet but that’s what kept me reading. That and the relationship between Bobbi and Max. I think Max is the most realistic character in the story. He’s not a Prince Charming. But he’s trustworthy, loyal, caring, and loving. He proves over and over again that he’s good for Bobbi. His reactions to different situations are realistic. Overall the book is a page turner. Once the story starts unfolding you won’t want to out the book down.

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Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession #1) by R.L. Dunn-Review by Amanda Kimble

Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1)Ritual Obsession by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5/5 Stars

Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession #1) by R.L. Dunn

This is another fantastic read by the author. This is the first book in a new series. Ritual Obsession is a fantastic read and I can’t wait for more. This is the first book in the Blood Obsession Series.

Bobbi is new to the team and has to make an impression on her partner. She impresses her so now she should be good. Right? Well not really. Now there’s someone out there killing girls that look like her. The quote I chose for Bobbi is: “I also bet there are a lot of things I have to learn. I’m looking forward to new experiences.”

Max is a police vet and has been with the station for 15 years. He notices Bobbi on her first day and can’t seem to get her off his mind. The problem is there is now someone killing girls. What makes matters worse is she doesn’t listen to him. The quote I chose for Max is: “Bobbi, I’m sorry. Look, about three years ago, I ended a serious relationship. We were engaged. Carole was very special to me. Friday night when I got home from the bar with Dave, there was a message from her on my machine. She’s back in town. Carole called me early yesterday and asked me to come over for lunch. I went to her apartment for lunch, and a lot of old emotions came to the surface. I thought she was the only person in the whole world for me. Our relationship ended badly. There were a lot of accusations and unkind words, and we never really ended it. We’d both made mistakes. When I saw her again, I realized she was my past. I went and sat on the beach to contemplate my future.”

Highly recommended for Romantic Suspense lovers.

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Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1) by R.L. Dunn – Review by Amanda Swindle

Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1)Ritual Obsession by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

**This book comes with a trigger warning for violence against women, sexual encounters, and murder** Ritual Obsession is the first book in the Obsession series and centers around a rookie detective (Roberta, or Bobbi) who is placed into a prominent case. There is a serial killer on the loose, targeting beautiful hazel eyed, brunette women. He is leaving behind no clues at all, and is stumping the detectives at every turn of the coin. Bobbi, who looks exactly like his targets, decides to go undercover to try to lure out the killer, against others’ advice. I really liked that this book has a female detective as the main character, as opposed to the broody males in most other books. Romance thrillers are not typically what I pick up but this one seems very well balanced and not TOO much smut, or focusing only on that. There was also quite a bit of “filler” material, I think, or things that felt like it wasn’t necessary and just kind of rattled on. This wasn’t frequent enough to have me give up on it, and I am glad I pushed through. I also love stories that have multiple POV so you can get the “whole story” and not one character’s take on a situation. I wasn’t thrilled that the book ends on a cliffhanger (no spoilers!) but it has enticed me enough that I will be picking up the second book to get the rest of the answers!

Reviewed by @zoltrixes

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Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1) by R.L. Dunn- Review by Micalah Weatherholtz

Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1)Ritual Obsession by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ritual obsession is a romantic suspense but from the book description I was expecting more of a ‘scary’ ‘cultish’ type story and it only barely scratched the surface of that with the crime they were trying to solve. If you are in any way, shape, or form sensitiveto rape, abuse against woman, etc., I would absolutely heed the content warnings here. Rose wasn’t my favorite character but I see why she is the way she is in the field she was in ms I think having Bobbi as a partner ended up being good for her. I was really rooting for Max. Overall, I enjoyed the book although the first couple chapters were slow it did start to pick up and hold my attention through to the end.

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Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1) by R.L. Dunn – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur.

Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1)Ritual Obsession by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This story contains many trigger warning, so is only suitable for those over 18 and with a strong constitution, for other information, please see trigger warnings in the blurb.

Roberta “Bobbi” Wallace is a socialite and has been for her entire life, that is until she discovered that money doesn’t solve all problems and because of this and a dare that she wouldn’t get through basic training, she decided to become a police officer and has been slowly gaining experience and rising through the ranks over the last couple of years. Max Buckley is a detective in the NYPD and is working in a team of officers who have worked together for a while and have a companionship which involves banter, gentle mickey taking and sometimes annoying each other just for the fun of it, but that changes when the newest member of the team walks in for their first day.

The moment Bobbi walks into the NYPD office she is about to become a part of, the first person she comes across is a male detective who tries it on as soon as he claps eyes on her, but she isn’t interested and instead rebuffs him and goes to meet her new partner. Meanwhile, Max is determined to make a good impression and so plays Bobbi down to the rest of the team, that however, causes them to band together to rip into his misinformation, but this stops as soon as the Captain walks in and makes the introductions.

As Bobbi is learning the ropes and the ways of those around her, she is thrown into the deep end when a murder comes in, the victim is a hazel eyed and brown haired victim who has been brutalised, stabbed and left in a bathtub in a hotel room, thus the killer is named the “Bathtub Murderer”. She is thrown together with Max as part of the duty allocations and cannot deny that there is an attraction between them, despite trying hard to deny it, but Max has no such qualms and keeps plugging away and wooing Bobbi in order to convince her to let down her walls.

As the leads are getting them nowhere and the victims increase in number, it is decided that Bobbi will go undercover as she matches the description of the victims, however, Max and Bobbi are slowly becoming inseparable, but fate intervenes and others actions try and tear them apart. Will the team be able to work out the identity of the “Bathtub Murderer” before Bobbi becomes their next victim and will the relationship between her and Max survive the undercover operation? This is a thriller with a lot of adult themes and is not for the faint of heart, or weak of stomach with plenty of action and graphic scenes throughout as the you follow along and try to solve the case yourself.

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Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1) by R.L. Dunn REVIEWED BY SCARLET RICHARD

Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1)Ritual Obsession by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Check trigger warnings before reading if you have any***

Romance with Mystery with some killing. my kind of book!

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Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1) by R.L. Dunn – Review by Tanya Wall August 2022

Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1)Ritual Obsession by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A supernatural murder mystery with a bit of romance. New York City is under siege, by a serial killer designated as The Bathtub Murderer. Roberta is NYPD Detective and Max is a veteran detective, who team up to solve the case. As the story progresses Bobbi (Roberta) and Max begin to have feelings for each other. They must be careful that this doesn’t complicate the situation and put Bobbi in harms way. But she is faced with walking the line with life and death – between two worlds.

Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1) by R.L. Dunn – Review by Michelle Troyer

Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1)Ritual Obsession by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is about how Bobbi, who grew up wealthy and had everything she could ask for, becomes a cop and is working the streets of New York. Her first day on the job and her co-worker, Max, starts flirting with her. She tried to not take anything he says seriously, but she feels a connection with him. They work together chasing down a serial killer when Bobbie becomes a victim. This book is filled with romance, suspense, thrills…and I WANT MORE! It’s an easy read and flows together well.

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Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1) by R.L. Dunn – Review by Naomi McDonald

Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1)Ritual Obsession by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the first book in the series, and it ends in a cliffhanger.

If you are sensitive to violence against women, please heed the content warnings as there are on-page scenes.

I wanted to love this book because the description seemed intriguing. Unfortunately, it has a slow start. I felt like the first nine chapters could have been condensed down into two, maybe three to get all the pertinent pieces of backstory.

Also, Rose… did not like her at all. She’s a colossal B. Even when she mellows, she’s still abrasive. I mean, I guess in a male dominated industry that might be a necessity, but I just could not find a way to like her.

All of that being said, the story picks up the pace in chapter ten and gets much more interesting.

I wavered between three and four stars on this book but settled on four because things eventually started holding my attention.

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Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1) by R.L. Dunn – Review by Mandy Ott

Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1)Ritual Obsession by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a first read for me by R. L. Dunn and I was not disappointed! In this first book in the Blood Obsession series, the author creates totally different, but coexisting worlds. I was drawn in from the very first chapter and couldn’t put this book down. Ritual Obsession is filled with twists and turns, suspense, romance, drama, and everything in between. The connection between the characters is so realistic and each character is so unique that I couldn’t help but want to be friends with some of them! Dunn creates not only one but two strong, female characters that know how to hold their own in the male dominated world of the NYPD. With strong character development, great world building, and action, romance, and suspense in abundance, Ritual Obsession is not a book to miss.

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Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1) by R.L. Dunn – Review by Juls Dick

Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1)Ritual Obsession by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ritual Obsession by RL Dunn is the first book in the Blood Obsession series and what a way to start a series. This book was hard to put down and I actually got annoyed I finished it too quickly. The story follows Bobbi, a detective in the NYPD. Bobbi is not your typical police officer as she comes from a wealthy background and was a debutante. When she is sent to a new precinct it is not easy to fit in however she proves her worth to her tough partner Rose. I don’t want to spoil the story, but this book has you feeling all sorts of things! There are some trigger warnings as it does touch on some very sensitive subjects but if you want a thrilling, gritty crime novel with a hint of romance. I have read a few books by this author and loved them, this book did not disappoint.

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Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1) by R.L. Dunn – Review by Susan Ratchford

Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1)Ritual Obsession by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1)
By R.L. Dunn
Review By: Susan Ratchford
5 Stars

A thrilling mystery that will keep you turning pages! After a rookie is killed on duty, Roberta “Bobbi” Wallace gets assigned to the 10th precinct. With her good looks and after being a teen debutante, in high society, Bobbi is used to people not taking her seriously. When her new hard-ass partner Rose starts calling her Little Miss Debs, Bobbi thirsts to prove herself through her work.
When Max Buckley sets eyes on the new rookie he is drawn to her immediately. Bobbi feels it too although she isn’t looking for a workplace romantic relationship, even though she can’t deny the connection they have. All personal feelings must be put on hold however when a serial killer dubbed The Bathtub Killer, is loose and on a gruesome killing spree. To make matters worse the escorts he is mutilating are all brunettes with hazel eyes, just like her. Can Bobbi go undercover and catch this prolific killer or will she be his next victim?
I am on the edge of my seat, I need the next book ASAP! I loved it! This book was such a page-turner that makes you need to know more! Very well written and relatable characters ( I love Bobbi) and scenes packed with so much suspense and thrills! I really enjoyed the fact that R.L. Dunn created a crime thriller that had two female partners of the NYPD. It was a refreshing take that you don’t see very often. Her use of language and detail really makes this story so immersive and her clues and twists were woven in so perfectly! Such a great read! Highly recommend it!

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Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1) by R.L. Dunn – Review by Julie Johnson

Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1)Ritual Obsession by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Max loves his job as a detective for his local precinct but he’s still mourning over the loss of his relationship with Carole. They were running for the altar when everything changed and he found himself alone.

Roberta (a.k.a. Bobbi) is a socialite turned cop. No one wants to take her seriously because of her amazingly great looks and money. She just wants to be accepted and make something of her life while staying out of the papers.

When Bobbi is hired on as the new partner for Rosie (another cop in the department), every man is vying for a chance at her. She only has eyes for one person but really don’t want to mix business with pleasure after the outcome on her last assignment for another precinct.

A series of murders start happening in the city and this murderer’s M.O. is pretty gruesome. He only desires brunettes with hazel eyes and most of them are call girls. It’s when his m.o. starts changing that things really start to heat up for the detectives on the case. How many more women have to die before they can catch this creep?

This is my first R.L. Dunn book but will not be my last!! From the get go, this one had my attention. Just when I thought I had it figured out, things would change and I’d change my mind. I’m still trying to untangle all the clues and details!! This is gripping, chilling, and will stick with you for awhile. I’m glad the next book in this series is released in a couple of weeks. I’ll have to reserve some time for it because it’s that good of a series so far!

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Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1) by R.L. Dunn – Review by Tausha Treadway

Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1)Ritual Obsession by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1) by R.L. Dunn. I LOVED this book. Its become one of my favorite books I’ve read this year. Its the story of Roberta “Bobbie” Wallace who has just become a detective with the NYPD all based on a dare. Her new partner Max Buckley has been with the NYPD for years and has seen a lot. When he first sees Bobbie he’s smitten but knows he has to keep it all business even though he flirts with her. New York is also now under attack from a serial killer that likes dark haired ladies which Bobbie is. Bobbie and Max are both put on a task force to stop this killer before it gets worse. Fighting together to stop this serial killer and fighting the attraction to one another things are getting dangerous. Will they be able to stop the killer before more murders are committed? Read this fast paced, turn the pages late in the night crime thriller! You won’t be disappointed. I can’t wait to read the next one!

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Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1) by R.L. Dunn – Review by Brandy Vaughn

Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1)Ritual Obsession by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

New York City is under siege, by a diabolical serial killer designated as The Bathtub Murderer, which I thought was unique. This mystery-romantic suspense gives the reader plenty of action, romance, voodoo rituals, graphic depictions of both consensual and nonconsensual sex, and murder.

This story has excellent strong female lead characters. You empathize for them when they go through heartbreak and traumatizing experiences. The storyline is sometimes emotionally intense, as it touches on the subject of murder, sexual assault and the aftermath of surviving sexual assault. Please be advised that many readers may find the story disturbing and/or triggering. The author does include a trigger warning at the beginning of the book, which is appreciated.

This is an excellent start to the series and reminds me of the In Death series by J.D. Robb without the setting in the future! I look forward to reading more in the Blood Obsession series!
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Brandy Vaughn, August 2022
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Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1) by R.L. Dunn – Review by Tracy Manserson

Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1)Ritual Obsession by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a well written and intense book that blurs the line between Thriller/Police Procedural and Romantic Suspense. The characters are great and the details that the author describes had me imagining I was there. The plot had me sitting by the edge of mt seat.
Bobbi Wallace is a woman that straddles the world of high society and the NYPD. She is a detective who primarily work to solve a long string of brutal sexual murders caused by one man who hunts to release the soul of his voodoo queen she is also fighting and old lover with an obsession.
Can she find the killer before he kills again? Can she overcome the obsession of the old lover? Will Bobbi be caught in the middle or will she be able to walk away unscathed?

Tracy
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Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1) by R.L. Dunn – Review by Kerry Baker

Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1)Ritual Obsession by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Having read other books by this author I was excited to pick up the next one from her, and the first in a new series. Although not my favourite book by her this story is exciting g, fast paced and filled with so much drama it will keep you on your toes. The author has packed so much into this story, there really is never a dull moment.
I enjoyed the overall premise of the book. I could easily see what the author was trying to achieve and I think she managed to write a strong book. This is a good start to a new series and I am looking forward to the next book.

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