Jeff Lisker spends his time consumed in his work; he has an almost non existent social life. His sex life consists of an on going role playing and fantasy type deal with a prostitute, but other than that it's Dullsville, USA, population: Jeff.
When his father passes away he goes back to his hometown and is suddenly consumed with thoughts and memories of his one time good friend, and object of unrequited lust, Georgianne. He's thought about her over the years, with the occasional 'what if' and 'could have been'. But once he arranges an accidental meeting and sees her again, he is all consumed with making her his. Unfortunately, there are a few obstacles like a husband and a daughter, but that doesn't stop Jeff. He puts his plan in motion.
I honestly didn't find this book at all scary and only mildly disturbing; I guess the reason for that was its predictability. Every move Jeff makes I saw coming for a mile and the execution of his plan seemed to drag a bit.
He stalks Georgianne, and she is of course oblivious, and then he does something horrible to insure his place in her life. Only in from the time they meet again in that first "accidentally on purpose" meeting and the end of the book, more than a year has passed. For a stalker he certainly has the patience of a saint.
When he comes clean about his feelings, instead of telling him "it ain't gonna happen," she kind of tap dances around the issue. I am not saying she deserved to get stalked, but come on ladies, if you have some guy sniffin' at your door and you don't want or need his lovin, let him know! Then later when a friend points out that he has the hots for her she acts shocked, like the fact that he kissed her THEN told her he wanted her, never gave her a clue.
The ending was a little disappointing as I found it very anticlimactic. Some things go unresolved and I found myself wondering if I wasn't missing a page or two. After all that stalking and some other heinous crimes, Jeff starts questioning his feelings. I guess I found him more pitiable than terrifying. Not the best book on the planet, but a sexy little thriller none the less.
This book should come with a warning label, I wish I knew that it would suck me in like a tornado and leave me breathless while I raced through the mind of a man obsessed with something he couldn't have. Thomas Tessier's smooth words glazed my brain like honey as I was unable to read anything else until I was finished with Rapture and hungry for more. Jeff Lisker, who reads like a fallen hero who is full of passion and hunger for a woman he cannot have whisks the reader away … more