Thursday, November 5, 2015

Shattered by Cynthia Eden Blog Tour

In New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden's latest novel featuring the Last Option Search Team (LOST), one agent is forced to face her past as she uncovers secrets about the man who may be the key to her future.

Criminal psychologist Dr. Sarah Jacobs is all too familiar with the kind of bad boys who belong behind bars. But the dark, dangerous man she meets in the New Orleans underworld is a new kind of ruthless, and all too irresistible.

Jax Fontaine doesn't claim to be a good guy, but he's loyal to his own code and brutally honest about what he wants. He and Sarah may be worlds apart, but when they're skin to skin, nothing matters but the heat between them.

And when a deranged killer targets Sarah, Jax will do whatever it takes to keep her safe.

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“No judgment,” he murmured. “There’s no anger in your eyes, no rage or disgust at me for being a cold bastard. No pity for the kid I was who got beaten in a dirty alley and left to die.”

“Don’t be too sure you understand what I feel.”

“Why not? I actually think I understand you very, very well.”

Sarah backed up a step.

A faint smile curved his lips. “It was there from the first time I saw you. That instant connection. Doesn’t happen often. Actually, it’s never happened to me before. I looked up, saw you, and thought—”

Sarah pretty much ran for the door.

But he caught her. His hands wrapped around her and Jax pulled her back against his body. His hold wasn’t hard or rough. Oddly, it was infinitely tender.

“Do you know what I saw when I looked in your eyes?” he whispered into her ear.

Sarah shook her head.

“You were hurting. Trying to hide your pain, but I could still see it. I looked at you and thought—I never want her to hurt again.

Tears stung her eyes. “You don’t know me. Or what I’ve done.” Jax thought his past was bad? It was nothing compared to hers. She still had nightmares that had her waking in the night, choking for breath, and begging for help.

Help that hadn’t come. Not in time.

“Tell me why you came to see me tonight, Sarah.”

She sucked in a quick breath and decided to go with the truth. “Because I didn’t want to lie in bed and be afraid. Because I didn’t want to think about the past or the future.” Because she’d felt that insane connection between them, too.

The first time she’d seen him, she’d looked into his eyes and thought—

He can handle all my darkness. He won’t ever be afraid of what I tell him.

Because his gaze had told her that he’d already looked into hell … and hadn’t given a damn about the demons there.

He turned her in his arms. She made herself look up and into his eyes. He was so warm and strong against her. And he made her … want. Yearn for things that she’d denied herself for so very long.

Because she hadn’t wanted anyone to get close. She hadn’t trusted anyone with all her secrets.

She didn’t trust him, either. She’d be a fool to do that. But—she did want him. And every instinct Sarah possessed screamed at her that Jax Fontaine could give her the sensual oblivion she craved.

A few hours to forget. A few hours to just pretend that I’m not the freak in the room. The monster that everyone else fears.

“What do you want from me?” Jax asked her.

Just a night. She’d be leaving New Orleans soon, flying out on a plane and heading back to her little house in the suburbs of Atlanta. They wouldn’t see each other again. So no one else would know about what happened tonight. Just her.

Just him.

Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

I highly recommend reading the first two books in this series. I guess it can be read as a standalone, there isn't a whole lot of back story needed to follow along but you miss out on so much. It is worth it to read the entire series.

Sarah's past has always been a touchy subject. Her father sits in jail for the multiple people he's killed. She vaguely remembers things that were "off" when she was a child but didn't come to the realization until much later.

Jax Fontaine is the ultimate bad boy, with one look you know he can be a dangerous man. Sarah swears to herself she can't get involved with a man like that, but he's the only one that can understand the darkness or the secrets.

There is a ton of suspense with this one. I was on the edge of my chair reading, I couldn't figure out who it was to save my life, but I couldn't stop until I knew. My only complaint was at times I wasn't sure who was talking or who was be referenced, which caused me to stop and reread but other than that I loved this one. Jax is that sexy bad boy you want to meet and Sarah wasn't the damsel in distress, she could hold her own, which was refreshing. I am looking forward to the next one.

The LOST series can be read as standalones, but for best results – read them in order.

I've been SO excited to get Sarah's story!!
She's an interesting character, the psychologist has an intense backstory and is awesome at profiling (as we've learned in the first two books). I really wanted to know what makes her tick, and see her "loosen" up a little. I was not disappointed.

Not only do we get to know Sarah, but Jax is our Hero!!
(Did I mention I love him?!)
New Orleans seem to be a melting pot of missing people, crime, and darkness. The LOST team is fully immersed in their next case which involves Sarah...

Fantastic suspense, awesome action, excellent chemistry, and super HOT scenes all come together to make an exciting story that I couldn't put down.

This is the third book in an excellent series – even though they are about the same team, and consecutive, it is possible to read as a standalone. I would however recommend them all to you. Dr. Sarah Jacobs has been a mystery member of the team to date – but all is laid bare in this fast paced, exciting and sexy read.

This is a pretty deep and dark installment, which brings together two individuals very damaged by their childhoods and both very controlled behind their masks and walls. However, somehow they recognise the darkness in each other and it brings relief to them both. This nascent romance lives carefully alongside a very suspenseful plot. The twists and turns are very well played out and leave the reader on edge until very near the end. The leads are beautifully matched and have a chemistry which sings off the page. A book which reveals some terrible evil, and yet promises a much brighter future.

Also Available in the LOST Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Broken Blog Tour.

Book 2
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Twisted Blog Tour.

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 three-time finalist for the prestigious RITA® award. Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over fifty novels and novellas.

Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast. She loves romance novels, horror movies, and chocolate. Her favorite hobbies including hiking in the mountains (searching for waterfalls) and spelunking.

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