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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Obsessive, Compulsive and Published by Evie Alexis

Obsessive, Compulsive and Published by Evie Alexis
Publisher: Class Act Books
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full (289 pages)
Heat: Sensual
Rating: 5 Books
Reviewed by Cholla

Erika Seals is back, and as in The Obsessive Compulsive Romance Novelist, nothing comes easy for this heroine. The sequel presents a more (hopefully) mature Erika, who finally gets her novel published! Everyone seems pleased, except her father, who is embarrassed of his daughter’s talent. But Erika has more than her father’s approval and story publication to worry about. She has also gone back to school and is enrolled in the same class with her arch enemy, Maricela. Elliot’s parents, also Erika’s landlords, come up from sunny Florida to visit, each outing the young people take them on proving more disastrous than the last. Then there is Elliot himself, forced to make a decision that could end the lovers’ relationship. The circumstances read from a page of Erika’s romance novel, but she remains powerless to script the ending.

We all have our flaws, but how many of us can laugh at them? Erika Seals sure can. After all, people have been laughing at her all her life, she might as well join in. Being saddled with obsessive-compulsive disorder as well as several other minor issues, each day for Erika is a definite challenge. From making breakfast to getting to work on time. Her only source of support is her boyfriend, Elliot, who not only knows her but also takes her just as she is.

Erika is a true heroine for the next generation. She’s far from perfect and she knows it all too well. Accepting of her debilitating issues, Erika puts her best foot forward and embraces them, refusing to allow them to control her any more than they already do.

Elliot, Erika’s devoted boyfriend, is a real hero. He’s not a super sex symbol nor is he an arrogant alpha male. He’s just your boy-next-door who takes Erika as she is, OCD and all. Elliot has a kind heart and takes Erika’s moods and issues as they come, good or ill. Supportive, understanding and proactive, Elliot is the kind of man every woman needs in their corner.

An amusing and touching rollercoaster ride through the life of a woman suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder and the man that loves her, faults and all. If you are in need of an uplifting story sure to warm your heart and make you laugh until you cry, Obsessive, Compulsive and Published is sure to fill that bill.