SassySub Rating: 5 Stars
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…..
This book is an absolute Masterpiece! I was about 30% into this book when I had to stop for a moment to try and take in what I had been reading. Never before have I read a book this insanely sensual, passionate and brain meltingly erotic. Ms. Frank absolutely outdid herself with this story. I knew she was an awesome writer but this book is on a totally different level from her other work. Each sentence was beautifully written and drew me into the dark web that was Phillipe Tibideau. This book was also my first time experiencing an interactive novel. This was perfect for me since I love to listen to the songs described in the story I’m reading. I think what blew my mind the most was Ms. Frank’s ability to tell the story from a blind characters point of view. All of Chantel’s writings were so beautifully descriptive it was impossible not to envision what Ms. Frank wanted you to see and feel. I could feel the love and need Phillipe felt for Chantel. I could feel the desire Phillipe started to develop for Gemma as he tells her his tragic love story. I could feel Gemma’s anguish as she tried to fight for the man, she was falling in love with, but couldn’t wrestle free from the ghost of his past. I could feel every freaking thing that was happening in this book. It was such an insanely intense book I couldn’t devour it, like I normally do, with all other books I love. It overloaded my senses in a most delicious way. I loved the mystery and the way Ms. Frank weaved the past with the present which only added to the suspense. My only complaint, with this book, was that it ended. I was hoping for much more closure and I’m hoping that since we didn’t get any real closure that there might be a possibility for a sequel. I highly recommend this book to everyone. This book will be on my must read recommendation list for many years to come.