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...
I'm not going to lie, I am a huge fan of Ella Frank's Exquisite series, but it was with trepidation that I started this book because it seemed so different to what she had written before. However once I got started I had a hard time putting it down, and I actually wished that I had of started it sooner.
It is brilliantly written! You get to be inside the heads of three characters Chantel, Phillipe and Gemma. There is mystery and intrigue and as you read you will try to piece together the story of their past.
“Yes, I want to taste you on my tongue as you slide inside my soul.”
This book is a dark and highly erotic romance. Very original. And devastatingly told. If you are looking for something a little different, this is it! This hauntingly beautiful tale of love is an EPIC one. Phillipe and Chantel's story is one of those great tragic love stories - truly unforgettable. Ella's writing is superb and you will be sucked into this wonderful book from the very beginning. Chateau Tibideau is a one place that will forever stick in my mind. The tragedy that unfolds, the desire and overwhelming feelings that come through in this journey will have you reeling.
“If there was obsession here—a dominant persistent desire—then it was the desire to lose ourselves in one another. The only problem is that
one person is now lost, and the other is trapped.”
Ella has a website dedicated to this story that is mentioned in the beginning of the book. It includes pictures and beautiful music that further enhance the novel. Do yourself a favour and check out the website as you read, listen to the music and look at the pictures, it truly makes a wonderful journey become breathtaking. It is so much more than a novel it is an experience, and one that I highly recommend you take! 5 stars.
“I love you. That is the beginning, that is the end. That is everything.”
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