Review: Carnal Obsession: His Heart’s Prisoner by Reily Garrett



Life on the street molds emotional athletes.

Three years ago, her brother’s death marked the beginning of Kendra’s new life, an existence with no home, no family, and no friends. Time in the underground byways toughened her emotional shell with the loose association of like-minded street rats where survival meant compromise and constant vigilance.

Before he died, Billy had sent her a package in care of his teammate, Conner. For Kendra, re-entrance into polite society comes with a deadly price, as betrayal comes from both sides of the grave.

Conner Crofton owns the BDSM club Ambrosia. After failing to protect his teammate on their last covert mission, penance takes form as a promise to safeguard Billy’s little sister, a girl he’d unknowingly remanded to a world of darkness and uncertainty, deception and psychopathic stalkers.

The past will always haunt us. Each must earn forgiveness and trust as passion, guilt, deception, and betrayal, interweave a destiny formed long ago. A romantic suspense with a twist.

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Reilly Garrett has another fabulous story with Connor’s story!

Mackendra, Billy’s younger sister, had difficulty accepting the death of her brother. Connor, Billy’s best friend, also felt guilt about his death. While one runs from problems literally the other does it figuratively until they don’t!

This story has some very dark tones of death, war and unhealthy obsession. However it also has some excellent humour laced through it…for e.g. ‘Thanking both visitors, he said goodbye while silently wishing them each a raging case of poison ivy. ‘ thought by Conner…lightening the darkness.

Great use of descriptive vocabulary by this author who is a wizard with words. This fast paced story enthrals from the beginning and continues to entertain until the last page.

Reviewed by Robyn
LLEP Review Team


Kendra is scraping by while living on the street. Making ends meet doing odd jobs and playing in a band with her friends. She gets a gig at an exclusive club, but gets thrown for a loop when she meets up with her old (and apparently still very current) crush and her brother’s best friend, Connor. Finding out he is the owner of the BDSM Club is hard for Kendra to swallow. Coming face to face with her past is also difficult, as her past is the reason she ran and is now living on the streets.

Connor promised Kendra’s brother Billy that he would take care of her. Now three years later he has finally found her. She has been in the wind since her brother’s death, but now he is not letting her go. Just getting the fiery minx to do what he says will be the challenge. Kendra has never listed to him. She has always been like a little sister. But Kendra is not all grown up and there is a very serious threat against Kendra. Connor must keep Kendra safe while fighting his feelings for Kendra and deflecting her advances at the same time.

Carnal Obsession was a quick read that had an air of mystery, deceit, sexual tension, some action, and some erotica. The overall premise of the book was good. However, I think that that book needed a little more focus on the relationship build with Kendra and Connor. There were a few things in the book that seemed unanswered or were addressed abruptly given the initial attention in the book. Personally, I could have done without the threat to Kendra and had a lot more focus on Connor winning over Kendra. However, the book was enjoyable and an entertaining read.

Reviewed by Shannon
LLEP Review Team

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