Mine To Take by Cynthia Eden
Publisher: Cynthia Eden
Review Source: Author
Release Date: June 12, 2013
My Rating: 4 ★★★★☆
Sometimes you want someone so much…
Sometimes you need someone so much…
Lust can become love.
And love can turn into a deadly obsession.
Skye Sullivan knows that someone is watching her. Not just watching—stalking her. Months ago, Skye was involved in a dangerous car accident. The accident ended her dancing career and sent her fleeing back to Chicago. Skye is convinced that her stalker caused the crash, and she fears that he won’t stop pursuing her, not until she’s dead.
When someone breaks into her apartment in Chicago, Skye turns to the one man she believes can protect her—Trace Weston. Once, Trace was her lover. Two lost souls, they’d come together in a firestorm of need and desire. But then Trace had pushed her away. He’d joined the military, vanishing from her life. She’d put all of her emotion into dancing, and she’d tried to forget him.
Now Trace is one of the most successful men in the United States. Rich, driven, and carrying dark secrets, he agrees to help Skye. He’ll protect her from the danger that lurks in the darkness, but Trace wants more than to just be a guard for Skye.
He wants her. And he’ll take her. The years have changed him, hardened him. He’s not just a poor kid from the streets any longer. Now, he can have anything—or anyone—that he wants. And the one woman he has always wanted has just come back into his life. He won’t let her go again.
But with the threats mounting against Skye, she suspects that her stalker may be intimately close. He’s a man who knows her too well. As his attacks grow ever more dangerous, she realizes that if she trusts the wrong man, she could be making a fatal mistake.
Lust. Love. Obsession.
Just how far would you go in order to possess the one person you want the most?
Author’s Note: MINE TO TAKE is a sexy romantic suspense novella—it contains approximately 41,000 words. MINE TO TAKE is intended for adults. Sexy situations and adult language will be found within the pages of this story—please consider yourself warned.
I really like Cynthia Eden’s paranormal books, but I loved this Contemporary Romance. It’s full of suspense, mystery, and some serious heat. I have to admit that I figured out who the stalker was a bit before the end, but the twists it took getting me there were awesome.
Trace pushed Skye away when they were younger so that she would follow her dream and has regretted it and missed her for ten years. He gets his second chance when she comes to him for help and protection, something he’s done for her since the beginning. Trace saw Skye on the video screen and stuck by her side from then on. If you’re looking for a possessive alpha male Trace is your guy. He is one hot billionaire and badass. Skye is the only one he’s ever allowed to see all of him and he’ll do anything to keep her safe and his from now on. Trace is not letting Skye get away this time.
Skye is a woman who has lost everything, including no longer being sure of who she is. It all started with the accident and having a stalker is not helping either. A very talented stalker who seems to be able to get around any security Skye has. She swallows her pride and goes to the one man she’s always loved, but who told her to get the hell out of his life ten years ago, for help. Skye is tender and vulnerable with a core of steel when she needs it.
This was a very detailed and in depth novella. I got to know the main characters and got a good idea of the secondary characters as well (Reese’s story next?!!). The heat in this was sizzling, steamy, hot and well portrayed. I have to mention that I found no editing issues.
I recommend this to those looking for heat, mystery, on hot alpha hero, and a strong heroine. I would’ve given a 5 star if it had been longer; I was left wanting nothing but more from this one. It could’ve easily been full length, but is a very well done novella.