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Obsession Mine (Tormentor Mine #2) by Anna Zaires

Obsession Mine Book Cover Obsession Mine
Tormentor Mine Series #2
Anna Zaires
Contemporary Romance
November 14, 2017
No, read in order

I stole her in the night. Caged her because I can’t live without her. She’s my love, my addiction, my obsession.

I will do anything to keep Sara mine.

Val’s Review

Before I say anything, I have to say THIS:

Fuck you, Anna Zaires.

Fuck you and your evil cliffhanger, you she-devil scribe.
I shall slay thee.

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That last page?

How dare thee.

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Anyway, all joking aside…

If you follow my reviews, you know I have a perpetual lady boner for anything Anna Zaires writes.

As I’ve said before, she could shit on parchment and I’d want to read it.

She could do an oh so trendy “retelling” of the ingredient list of a fucking KFC chicken pot pie and it would have me like-

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For real though – tangent – have you ever seen the ingredient list for a KFC chicken pot pie?

I don’t eat at KFC (and for my non-American reader friends who don’t know, KFC is a fast food fried chicken joint originally called Kentucky Fried Chicken. It’s…fried fast food chicken.)

Not knocking it, I ate a lot of it growing up; but, I haven’t eaten there in years and I never ate one of their chicken pot pies, and thank God. I think my body would still be trying to digest some of these sins of a 12 year old fat kid ingredients. I mean, look at this ingredient list:

“Chicken Stock, Carrots, Potatoes (With Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate To Protect Color), Peas, Heavy Cream, Modified Food Starch, Contains 2% Or Less Of Wheat Flour, Salt, Chicken Fat, Dried Dairy Blend (Whey, Calcium Caseinate), Butter (Cream, Salt), Natural Chicken Flavor With Other Natural Flavors (Salt, Natural Flavoring, Maltodextrin, Milk Solids, Nonfat Dry Milk, Chicken Fat, Beef Extract, Ascorbic Acid [To Help Protect Flavor]), Monosodium Glutamate, Liquid Margarine (Vegetable Oil Blend [Liquid Soybean, Hydrogenated Cottonseed, Hydrogenated Soybean], Water, Vegetable Mono And Diglycerides, Beta Carotene [Color]), Roasted Garlic Juice Flavor (Garlic Juice, Salt, Natural Flavors), Gelatin, Roasted Onion Juice Flavor (Onion Juice, Salt, Natural Flavors), Chicken Pot Pie Flavor (Hydrolyzed Corn, Soy And Wheat Gluten Protein, Salt, Vegetable Stock [Carrot, Onion, Celery], Maltodextrin, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Flavors, Dextrose, Chicken Broth), Chicken Stock, Sugar, Mono and Diglycerides With Citric Acid to Protect Flavor, Spice, Seasoning (Soybean Oil, Oleoresin Turmeric, Spice Extractives), Parsley, Citric Acid, Caramel Color, Yellow 5. Enriched Flour (Bleached Wheat Flour, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, Water, Nonfat Milk, Maltodextrin, Salt, Dextrose, Sugar, Whey, Natural Flavor, Butter, Citric Acid, Dough Conditioner, L-Cysteine Hydrochloride, Potassium Sorbate and Sodium Benzoate (Preservatives), Colored With Yellow 5 & Red 40. Fresh Chicken Marinated With: Salt, Sodium Phosphate and Monosodium Glutamate. Breaded With: Wheat Flour, Salt, Spices, Monosodium Glutamate, Leavening (Sodium Bicarbonate), Garlic Powder, Natural Flavorings, Citric Acid, Maltodextrin, Sugar, Corn Syrup Solids, With Not More Than 2% Calcium Silicate Added as an Anti Caking Agent OR Fresh Chicken Marinated With: Salt, Sodium Phosphate and Monosodium Glutamate. Breaded With: Wheat Flour, Salt, Spices, Monosodium Glutamate, Corn Starch, Leavening (Sodium Bicarbonate), Garlic Powder, Modified Corn Starch, Spice Extractives, Citric Acid, and 2% Calcium Silicate added as Anticaking Agent OR Fresh Chicken Marinated With: Salt, Sodium Phosphate and Monosodium Glutamate. Breaded With: Wheat Flour, Sodium Chloride and Anti-caking Agent (Tricalcium Phosphate), Nonfat Milk, Egg Whites, Colonel’s Secret Original Recipe Seasoning OR Potato Starch, Sodium Phosphate, Salt, Breaded With: Wheat Flour, Sodium Chloride and Anti-caking agent (Tricalcium Phosphate), Nonfat Milk, Egg Whites, Colonel’s Secret Original Recipe Seasoning OR Potato Starch, Sodium Phosphate, Salt, Breaded With: Wheat Flour, Salt, Spices, Monosodium Glutamate, Leavening (Sodium Bicarbonate), Garlic Powder, Natural Flavorings, Citric Acid, Maltodextrin, Sugar, Corn Syrup Solids, With Not More Than 2% Calcium Silicate Added as an Anti Caking Agent OR Potato Starch, Sodium Phosphate, Salt, Breaded With: Wheat Flour, Salt, Spices, Monosodium Glutamate, Corn Starch, Leavening (Sodium Bicarbonate), Garlic Powder, Modified Corn Starch, Spice Extractives, Citric Acid, and 2% Calcium Silicate Added As Anticaking Agent OR Seasoning (Salt, Monosodium Glutamate, Garlic Powder, Spice Extractives, Onion Powder), Soy Protein Concentrate, Rice Starch and Sodium Phosphates. Battered With: Water, Wheat Flour, Leavening (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Monocalcium Phosphate), Salt, Dextrose, Monosodium Glutamate, Spice and Onion Powder. Predusted With: Wheat Flour, Wheat Gluten, Salt, Dried Egg Whites, Leavening (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Monosodium Glutamate, Spice and Onion Powder. Breaded With: Wheat Flour, Salt, Soy Flour, Leavening (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Monosodium Glutamate, Spice, Nonfat Dry Milk, Onion Powder, Dextrose, Extractives of Turmeric and Extractives of Annatto. Breading Set in Vegetable oil.”

Holy “to protect flavor” heart attack., yo

For those who are wondering how we went from an Anna Zaires’ book to discussing KFC ingredient lists, well, I’m as surprised as you, my friends.

But anyfried, as I was saying…

I will read anything Ms. Zaires writes because she’s just exceptional.
Her writing is exceptional.
Her characters are complex (and exceptional).
Her plots are fairly exceptional.
But most of all?

Her CRAZY AF RESTRAINING ORDER WORTHY ALPHA MALES are so beyond Stockholm Syndrome Sexy, I mean, just shoot me in the ovaries, why don’t you.

This book obviously continues with Peter and Sara’s story. If you haven’t read read the first book, STOP. Do not pass go, do not collect $200…immediately download Zaires’ Twist Me series and start there.

You’re welcome.

Now, to be honest, I don’t love Peter/Sara as much as I love Juilan/Nora. Which isn’t to say that I don’t love Peter/Sara. I just LOVE Julian and Nora. I have a soft spot for them as my “original” Zaires’ couple, if you will, and I just think they are adorable in their crazy homicidal love.

But I still love Peter and Sara and I still seriously enjoyed this story.

That said.

You know who I love MORE than Peter/Sara AND more than Julian/Nora?

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Lucas and Yulia.

Le sigh.

I just love those two…

So can you guess how excited I was when they showed up in this story?!

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You bet your fish tail I was excited.

In an effort to keep this spoiler free, I’ll stop here.

Long story, short: Fans of Zaires will totally enjoy this one.
It wasn’t as “good” as some of her other ones for me, but you know what?
It was pretty darned close.
And a Zaires 4-star is like gold in my book.

I hope you all love it too.

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