Compulsive


Romance - Contemporary
300 Pages
Reviewed on 01/22/2016
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Author Biography

Bestselling author, Lia Fairchild, writes women's fiction and romance. Fans of her books praise her endearing, real characters who come to life in stories that will touch your heart.

Fairchild is addicted to the warmth of Southern California and holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and a multiple-subject teaching credential. She is a wife and mother of two teenagers.

    Book Review

Reviewed by JJ Phillips for Readers' Favorite

Compulsive by Lia Fairchild is a contemporary romance about a compulsive liar that has some dark undertones for a traditional romance. Gray Donovan is a compulsive liar. She attempts to see a psychologist to overcome her issues that are threatening to ruin all of her personal relationships. She wants help, for sure, but what she doesn't expect is to fall in love with her therapist. So this brings a pretty big question mark into the story, because not every romance has a romantic relationship between a patient and her therapist. Both of the parties know that being together is ethically wrong. But what if being together could be the one thing that could help? Don't Gray and Daniel deserve to be happy? Why should Daniel miss out on helping someone he really cares for just because he is a psychologist? That's one of the reasons he got into psychology to begin with...

This story is a little bit darker than a traditional romance and hits on some heavy points that will make you think long after you've turned the last page. I liked that about this story and thought that Lia Fairchild did a nice job of really making you think about what was right and wrong, and what the characters should and should not do, morally and ethically for themselves and for each other. It was an interesting quandary to put two characters in and the results were a pretty interesting story.