Friday, June 20, 2014

Book Review: Obstruction (Book 2) by Peyton Sloane


The Potential Trilogy #2

By: Peyton Slone

Reviewer: Sandra Long

Published April 15th, 2014

After being treated to book one of this series this second installment was an instant hit. Book one introduced us to our leading characters,Jazz and Julian, as well as some of their friends and acquaintances. We learned of Julian's extreme wealth and history of being a player for the past 6 years after being left with a broken heart by the infidelity of his first true love. We also learned of Jazz naivete even though she was a recent widow . Her sexual experiences were tame but there was instant chemistry between these two when they found themselves seat mates on a flight to France.

Jazz had taken time off work to try to piece her broken life back together by taking a relaxing vacation , or at least that was her original plan . Julian was on a business trip.  The sexual heat between these two could have ignited the entire airplane it was so hot and instantaneous. Their entire time in France was spent together and the sex just kept getting hotter and hotter. 

In this book the sexual heat never stops but the author has brought in a storyline of the dangers that follow the rich and famous.  Scorned jealous lovers, resentful business competitors, all kinds of stalkers are ever present dangers that face the rich and famous . But our two lovers are so new to this role that their defences are down and danger seems to follow them everywhere they go .

Jazz 's parents,especially her dad think Julian is totally wrong for her while his parents are thrilled he seems to have found happiness at last .  But can their love survive all the new problems in their lives ?  Attempts on their lives, kidnapping, death , so many new problems brought into the storyline in this book.

If you want a spell -bounding, sexually stimulating, modern day love story with spicy sexual antics as well as danger and worrying about what these characters are going to do next, then this series is what you want for that weekend read that keeps your blood racing and your brain wondering will they or won't Jazz and Julian be able to stay alive and stay together in spite of all they must endure in book two. Sure hope there is going to be a book three so we can continue to follow the strange sex filled relationship between these two characters.

When Julian St. Sauveur, described in Architectural Digest as the "Rock Star of the Architectural World" was seated beside the bohemian woman on his flight to Paris, he never would have conceived how events would this young widow would capture his mind, heart and soul so quickly and completely. She was a force of nature and his equal in every way — passion, anger, joy and just plain silliness.

Jazzmyne Mickelson took off on a journey of self- exploration and was likewise thrown off balance by the beautiful and urbane man who sat beside her. 

He is curious, inappropriate and completely proprietary...she is fascinated, responsively inappropriate and swept off her feet. She is naïve and overwhelmed, thrilled and frightened in his presence. He is thinking he has found his greatest desires.

Barely begun, and tenuously fresh, Jazz and Julian's relationship is tested by each other and the spectre of Julian's burgeoning fame which accosts them at every turn resulting in deceit and terror.

Will they find a way through the obstacles together and stronger or will they be torn apart, broken beyond repair?


I have been an extreme bibliophile since I was a kid, precociously finishing my first read of "Gone with the Wind" at age 12. I've had lots of stories whirling around in my head over the years and am grateful for the opportunities afforded by the relatively new world of self-publishing.

Personally, I am a wife, career woman and mom to 2 amazing little divas, hence their photo on my page, rather than mine, they are WAY cuter...

I ride a Harley, have ink, a smart mouth and a dirty mind - this latter always with apologies to my mom who wishes she could wash it out with soap!

This journey of writing I am on is by far the most landmark moment in my life. I will always hope that my characters and their stories will bring as much enjoyment to my readers as I get from writing them!