Review: Bittersweet Obsessions by Annie Rayburn

Bittersweet Obsessions by Annie Rayburn
Release Date: June 1, 2011
Publisher:  Red Sage Presents
Pages: 137
Source:  author

When it comes to love, they believe in one perfect mate, but putting the centuries-old belief to the test could bring them everything they desire.

In a culture where it’s believed each person has only one life-mate, what happens when yours is beyond your reach? Teriza feels the mating call to a man married to a Human. Unwilling to be the cause of infidelity, Teriza distances herself from her mate after an intense pheromone-charged encounter that leaves her in precarious health. She requires treatment and is sent to a clinic in Switzerland, where sexual surrogates are employed to heal such conditions. After Paul Craddock’s life-mate died, he turned to surrogacy to ease the pain of loneliness. His reaction to Teriza surprises him by being more than a casual attraction. He’s intrigued to discover she feels the same. They experiment with the Human way of courtship, but the ultimate bond that Crainesians experience eludes them. Teriza fears Paul cannot be content with her since he’s experienced heartglow during his previous marriage. Paul worries that the existence of Teriza’s life mate makes him the consolation prize, good enough, but not her first choice. Though they are falling in love, they’re in uncharted territory without the engulfing pheromone storm of life-mates to guide them. Will they learn to trust their feelings and listen to their hearts before it’s too late?


Review:  Bittersweet Obsessions is a story that puts a whole new story on finding your one true mate but you can never have them.

Teriza is a strong woman and she has been given her grandmother’s house and decides that she needs to redo the ground work around the house. She goes to the best landscaper. All and behold she runs into her life-mate and he’s married. What’s a girl to do. She is a woman with good values so she tries to do the best thing and stay away.

Teriza has a wonderful family. They aren’t perfect but whose family is? They send her away to a clinic to get help. There she runs into Paul. Paul has shut himself down for years because he’s wife died. For Crainesians you only have one life-mate.

This was a really touching story. I couldn’t imagine finding my one true love and can’t have them. The author does a wonderful job bringing all the feelings into her words. You can feel the heart break, loneliness, and everything else that you would feel. I tried to put myself in her shoes and become her.

I was just sitting back chearing Paul and Teriza on. Saying please just give it a try and maybe you could really find another mate. They both had to get over the past and all the hurt they had been through.

I could feel the connection from the first time that they saw each other. I was also wondering how the author came up with the name Teriza? But all in all this was a wonderful story and very heart felt. The author did a wonderful job with everything.

I will just warn you that the sex gets pretty hot. But hey it’s a romance so we all expect it. Enjoy reading.


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