Mine to Keep/Mine to Crave by Cynthia Eden – a review
MINE TO KEEP (Mine #2) by Cynthia Eden
ABOUT THE BOOK: September 16, 2013
Love is the most dangerous obsession…
Skye Sullivan is trying to put the pieces of her life back together. She survived a brutal stalker and escaped his abduction, and now she is looking to the future—a future that includes Skye’s lover, billionaire Trace Weston. Skye thinks the danger is finally over for her.
She’s dead wrong.
When Trace’s past comes back to haunt him, Skye discovers that the man she loves isn’t quite who he seems to be. Trace has been leading a double-life. An ex-special forces agent, his military training turned him into the perfect killing machine. He made more than his share of enemies during his time in the military—and as he built his security empire—and one of those enemies is striking back.
He won’t lose her.
Skye is the one weapon that can be used against Trace—his only vulnerability. But he won’t let her go—he can’t. Trace will do anything necessary to protect Skye. Anything. Yet when she discovers the secrets that he’s tried to keep hidden, Skye’s pain and rage may send her running directly into the cross-hairs of a killer…
REVIEW: MINE TO KEEP is the second instalment in Cynthia Eden’s Mine romantic suspense series focusing on a group of former special ops agents and the women they love. This is Trace Weston (billionaire, private investigator, former special ops) and Skye Sullivan’s (ballerina, dance instructor) continuing story. We were first introduced to Trace and Skye in book one MINE TO HOLD where Skye fell victim to a stalker-a living nightmare-and one that continues in her dreams and sleep. MINE TO KEEP furthers Skye and Trace’s story with Trace the target of an obsessed former ally.
The focus of the storyline is a warning of imminent death- the past is alive-and seeking revenge against the people responsible. Ten years earlier, a mission in Russia went horribly wrong-one death, two injuries and a decade of PTSD and a psychological nightmare for everyone involved. Fast forward to the present day and it appears the dead have risen and want revenge. When the people in Trace’s life begin to turn up dead, the former special ops soldier finds little solace in the people he once trusted as friends.
The relationship between Skye and Trace continues to be sultry and seductive. Our couple are now engaged and were looking forward to a future together, but Trace’s secrets and what happened in the past will push Skye until there is no where left to go.
Cynthia Eden writes a well-paced, suspense filled storyline where enemies are friends; friends are enemies; and everyone you love is targeted for destruction. The reader is pulled into a story of action, mystery, intrigue and the history between a group of friends who can no longer trust what they once believed to be true. The world building continues from the first book as we are introduced to Trace’s former colleagues and friends; learn about their history together; and what might be in store for the future.
Reviewed by Sandy
MINE TO CRAVE (Mine #4) by Cynthia Eden
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date March 4, 2014
HE TAKES WHAT HE WANTS.
From the moment that billionaire casino owner Drake Archer sees Jasmine Bennett, he’s obsessed. Consumed by desire for the mysterious redhead, Drake will do anything necessary to claim her. Yet as desire rages between them, danger is stalking ever closer. Drake’s past isn’t dead, and the ex-Special Forces agent will soon have to face the ghosts he left behind.
SHE’S HIDING SECRETS.
Jasmine isn’t who she pretends to be. She’s a woman on a mission—and she’s supposed to be stealing secrets from the mysterious Drake. Falling for him isn’t on her agenda, but when lust and love tangle together, all the rules get broken.
AN ENEMY IS CLOSING IN…
When Drake learns of Jasmine’s betrayal…all hell breaks loose. He knows that he should turn his back on her, but it’s too late for him. He can’t let her go, but he can teach her a lesson. No one betrays him…not without paying a heavy price. Drake will destroy all of the enemies on his trail, he’ll bury his past, and he’ll teach Jasmine to want only him…just as much as he craves her.
REVIEW: MINE TO CRAVE is the fourth instalment in Cynthia Eden’s adult contemporary, erotic MINE suspense series. The series focuses on a group of former special ops friends and a secret they all share about a mission that went horribly wrong. This is casino owner/billionaire Drake Archer and Jasmine Bennett’s story. Drake’s connection to the failed operation in Russia comes full circle when he falls for the woman he finds stealing information from his casino files.
The focus of the story is Drake and his need to uncover the truth behind Jasmine’s aborted attempt to steal encripted information from the casino computer. With the help of Trace’s investigation team, Drake will discover that Jasmine is an enigma-not quite who she appears to be. When Jasmine warns Drake that the man wanting the information will kill them both, Drake realizes that the past is never quite buried and the dead are always looking for revenge. The investigation will lead to an abandoned warehouse where thought of losing someone that he loves will come to fruition when an explosion leave one man without his sister and another man with the woman that he loves.
The relationship between Jasmine and Drake begins as captive and captor leading to a sensual need of lust and sex. As the storyline develops, Drake will soon realize that the woman sent to steal information has stolen his heart-instead. Theirs is a need of desire; of survival; and never letting go.
MINE TO CRAVE is a fast paced, sometimes graphically violent and provocative storyline that chips away at one man’s psyche- a man who has withdrawn from the only family he knows because of the actions of his past. Cynthia Eden writes a series about friends who have been drawn together by a passion for survival, for revealing the truth and for proving that not everyone is to blame for the wrongs in life.
1. Mine to Take
2. Mine to Keep
3. Mine to Hold
4. Mine to Crave
Copy supplied by publisher through Netgalley.
Reviewed by Sandy