From Amazon: Obsession, defined as the domination of one's thoughts or feelings by a persistent idea, image or desire....
Chantel Rosenberg's passion for music and life had never shone brighter than the time she spent in Bordeaux France. It's a time when feelings arose and desires ran deep, a time that fundamentally changed her life.
A man living in seclusion, Phillipe Tibideau is haunted and plagued by memories he cannot disregard. Choosing to live a quiet life in his Chateau surrounded by the vineyards of France, he's left his passion for art behind.
However, the time has arrived to tell his side of a tale. A tale that has depicted him as a 'beautiful monster' and he's finally allowing someone close.
Close enough to ask questions. Questions he's not sure he wants to answer. Questions about her.
For up and coming journalist Gemma Harris, the pursuit of truth is what drives her and when a job of a lifetime presents itself there is nothing in the world that will stop her from taking it.
Even if it does mean leaving her home for several months to stay at Chateau Tibideau, with him.
This is a story of what happens when three passionate lovers collide and the desire for truth, art and music merge.
Chateau Tibideau is a place full of unanswered questions, dark sinful desire and a beauty so hauntingly sad it will have you wondering how you will ever leave the same.....
What I Thought: This book haunted me for days. Haunting, beautifully descriptive, and sizzling sex. I couldn't read this all at once, I had to do it in nibbles. It was just that heavy.
It's labeled as Erotica, but you get so much more than that. There is an incredible erie mystery going on here that made me both shudder with the creepiness of it while simultaneously turning me on. How the hell did the author do that anyway??
Phillipe is a tortured soul. A world renowned artist, known most for a collection he painted all featuring the same subject. Gemma is an american journalist, chosen by Phillipe to write his story. His stipulation, however is that Gemma must come to France and live at his Chateau for a few months. This is where the descriptiveness of this book really comes into play. I felt like I was there in the Chateau with them. I could see it so clearly, the grounds, Phillipe's studio, the river. WOW.
At the end I felt like I needed more. I was left feeling sad, and bereft. Probably why it's so haunting- which gave me mixed feelings. Just know that if you are an HEA kind of reader what you're getting into-But you should totally still read it.