Thursday, April 9, 2015

Broken by Cynthia Eden Blog Tour

The first novel in New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden's sizzling LOST series introduces the Last Option Search Team, an elite unit that must protect the only surviving victim of a serial killer.

Ex-SEAL and LOST founder Gabe Spencer is accustomed to the unusual in his job. But when knockout Eve Gray steps into his office, he's rattled. For the mysterious woman is a dead ringer for the heiress thought to be the latest prey of the serial killer who goes by the name Lady Killer.

When Eve awoke in an Atlanta hospital, her past was a blank slate. Then she recognized her own face in the newspaper and vowed to learn the truth. Determined to confront the nightmares hidden in her mind, she never expects to find a partner in Gabe.

As Gabe and Eve work together, their explosive attraction becomes irresistible. Gabe knows that his desire for Eve is growing too strong, bordering on a dangerous obsession, but nothing pulls him away from her. And when another Eve lookalike disappears, Gabe vows to protect Eve at all costs. While Eve may have forgotten the killer in her past, it's clear he hasn't forgotten her.

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“Do you think I’m a con artist or a victim?”

“I think you’re a woman who has been hurt.” No denying that. “One of my team members, Wade Monroe, is contacting the Montgomery family. We’ll get DNA from them and find out—”

“If I’m Jessica.” There was hope in the words. Enough hope to break his heart.

Gabe nodded.

“When will we know?”

It would take a few days, even with the strings that he could pull. “As soon as possible,” he said, not wanting to give her a specific timetable.

“Thank you.” Then, just like that, she was across the car, giving him a tight hug. “Thank you.”

His arms wrapped around her, an instinctive response. She smelled faintly of flowers, a sweet scent that teased his nose, and her body was soft against his.

She tried to pull away, as if realizing what she’d just done.

For an instant he was tempted to hold her, to keep her close.

She’s a client. Focus.

He let her go, but his body ached.

“I … um … I should get inside.”

Yes, she should. While he was still clutching tight to his control. The control that said he shouldn’t push her. Shouldn’t want her so much. Not when she’d already been hurt so badly.

Her fingers reached for the door.

“Let me,” he said, voice rumbling, and Gabe climbed from the Jag. In seconds he was on the passenger side, opening her door for her. She rose, and her body brushed against his.

He stepped back. Distance. He seriously needed to put some distance between then. But even with some fast steps back, he could still smell that light and sexy scent that clung to her body. And he still wanted her.

“Your shrink asked me a lot of questions about you,” Eve told him as she stood temptingly close.

Gabe inclined his head. “I’m sure—”

“I think she wanted to know why I respond so much to you.”

Oh, hell, she’d just said … He cleared his throat even as part of his body surged in quick response to her. “It’s a tense situation, you’re—”

“You don’t look at me as if I’m a victim.”

He stopped talking.

“I mean, you know what I am, but you still look at me and seem to just see me … as a woman.”

“Others see you the same way.” Doc Tyler sure did. Bastard.

“It’s different with you,” she murmured as she stepped even closer to him. Her head had tilted back so she could look into his eyes. “I don’t know what I’ve felt for other men before.”

Why did the idea of others have his body knotting with tension?

“But I know that when I see you, I want.” A hushed confession. “I just … I needed to tell you that.”

And he needed to make his self-control a hell of a lot stronger. Her lips were just inches from his, and he wanted her mouth beneath his. Wanted her lips open. Needed to taste her.

“You’re the first man I’ve wanted since I opened my eyes in that hospital.”

He could actually feel his control splintering. Client. Cli

“You probably don’t want me. I—I might not be your type.”

Now her gaze had fallen, as if in embarrassment. Had she really just asked if she was his type? She was probably every damn man’s type.

“But you make me feel normal again, so I had to tell you—”

His fingers curved under her chin. “Eve …”

Her smile was a little too big. Too bright. “I don’t think I can handle anything else right now, I’m …” She pulled away. Stumbled onto the sidewalk. “I just wanted to tell you how I felt,” she told him again.

Then she walked into the shelter, her steps hurried. As if she were running.

From him.

He stared after her. She wanted him.

And she was so fucking beyond his reach.

Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

When Eve walks into LOST she knows she needs Gabe's help. She's lost, she doesn't know who she is but she knows she's been through something horrifying. Gabe runs LOST, where he and his team find missing women. This case is different though, Eve isn't missing, her identity is.

This was a great read. There is so much action. I loved the pace of it. I was constantly on edge thinking I knew where it was going only to flip the page and think no now I know who it is. Loved the constant guessing! I read it in one sitting because I had to know what was going to happen.

Ms. Eden will definitely go to the top of my suspense reads list. If you love action, suspense with a love story thrown in, this is the one for you!

Romantic Suspense at its finest, this story instantly reeled me in!

Eve is in need of guidance, she's experienced some serious trauma recently and needs answers. Unfortunately she doesn't know or remember anyone, she can't recollect who she is, or where she's from. Then she read about a last resort, people whom she hopes will find the real her.

LOST is a recovery team, led by Gabe Spencer, together they find missing people and return them to their loved ones. Although Eve presents an odd situation, one they've never dealt with, Gabe decides to take on her case.

This story was just so different from page 1 right through the end. I was constantly guessing, constantly worrying, and trying to piece it together. I liked all the characters, they all had necessary roles, and worked well together.

5 Stars!!
I was pleasantly surprised by this read. The summary seemed interesting and up my alley, but I didn't think I was going it like it as much as I did. I couldn't put it down! Just when I thought I had a hunch on who the Lady Killer is there's another twist and my theory went out the window. It's got danger, mystery, suspense and a sexy ex-SEAL. Need I say more?! ;)

Wow! This is one hot and suspenseful romantic thriller. It is fast paced, twists more than a salsa dancer, and has a team of hot, hot investigators.

Eve has no memory of her past – and we find out just why that is probably a good thing. Gabe leads a team (LOST) of specialists, all of whom have their own traumatic secrets, to help families find their missing loved ones. She asks him for help, and ... well the rest is an amazingly good story! I had to stop reading a couple of times, because it got too tense. I managed just fine when it was hot and passionate!

Really looking forward to reading future books in this series, as the team all deserve some solace from their pasts.

Award-winning author CYNTHIA EDEN writes dark tales of paranormal romance and romantic suspense. She is a New York Times, USA Today, Digital Book World, and IndieReader best-seller. Cynthia is also a two-time finalist for the RITA® award (she was a finalist both in the romantic suspense category and in the paranormal romance category). Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over thirty novels and novellas. Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast. She loves romance novels, horror movies, and chocolate. Her favorite hobbies include hiking in the mountains (searching for waterfalls) and spelunking.

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