Chase After Me by Cynthia EdenChase After Me by cynthia eden
Published by Hocus Pocus Publishing on July 21, 2020
Pages: 329
Format: eBook
Source: NetGalley
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four-half-stars

It’s an undercover mission. Get in. Get close to the woman. Get the intel. Get out. Should be easy enough. Right?

Wrong.

Chase Durant’s newest assignment goes wrong from the moment he meets Vivian Wayne. She’s not cold and calculating. The scientist is charming, funny, and absolutely freaking gorgeous. He’s supposed to be seducing secrets out of her. She’s supposed to be a selling classified intel. She’s supposed to be bad.

She’s the best thing he’s ever seen.

Doesn’t take long for the Wilde agent to realize that Vivian has been set-up, and the folks setting her up thought they could use Wilde to do their dirty work. Thought they could use Chase in order to make Vivian vulnerable so that she’d be the perfect target.

Wrong.

Instead of using her, Chase is determined to protect Vivian. The only problem? He’s been lying to her from day one, and things have…heated up between them. More like gone molten. Because Chase wants her more than he’s ever wanted anyone, and he’s not about to step back and let another agent take over her case. Vivian needs protecting, and he’s just the man for the job.

Correction—he’s just the man for Vivian. He just has to prove that he can be the right one for her.

Wrong.

But when Vivian finds out that he’s been lying, how can she trust him? Time is running out, and Vivian’s heart is in tatters. She fell for the wrong man, and now she might pay for that mistake with her life. Chase seemed perfect. He flew past her defenses, and she thought he seemed might be just—

Right.

Chase won’t back down. He won’t give up. He’ll prove to Vivian that she can count on him. Prove to her that he will always put her first. Prove to her that he can be the right man for her. He simply has to destroy her all of enemies and convince Vivian to fall for him once more. Only this time, she’ll be falling for the real man. Not the lie.

All in a day’s work for a Wilde agent…right?

Author’s Note: Opposites don’t just attract—they explode. Sparks are gonna fly, lust is gonna burn, and Mr. Cocky and Confident Chase is about to fall hard for a woman who snuck right past his guard. Bam. There may be groveling involved before the book is done. And, of course, lots of scorching scenes. Happy ending guaranteed, no cliff-hangers—just fun, hot romance, and plenty of action.

This is Ms. Eden’s 9th book in her Wilde Ways series and I must say that I really love this series. In this book, We have Chase Durant who has cracked me up in previous books, going under cover. His mission is to get in with Vivian Wayne, a woman who contracts for the CIA and who is possibly selling undercover agents’ identities on the black market. Chase finds undercover work to be easy, but when it comes to Vivian, nothing is easy.

Vivian is a sweet and innocent woman. Emphasis on the innocent. Her father and subsequent step-father were both pretty bad guys, and once she knew the truth, Vivian vowed to always stay on the up and up. She knows it’s looking bad, she knows something is going down, but she doesn’t know who to trust. Yet for some reason, she trusts her new neighbor Chase. He caught someone trying to break in to her apartment, and he makes her feel safe. He also makes her feel sexy.

For someone who doesn’t trust easily, she really trusts Chase. Until she found out Chase had been lying to her. Dex does, well, he does something for the CIA but no one really knows what. And he’s the reason Wilde Security was hired to find out if Vivian was selling secrets or not. Dex is an ass. He has been in previous books, and he is even more so now. I’m really curious to see how he holds up an entire book when I get to his, but if anyone can make me like him, it’s Ms. Eden. He basically spills all the beans to Vivian so Chase looks bad…but she realizes that Chase is more than an undercover agent, he’s still that man she can trust. And the two of them step into a dangerous game of survival the second they leave the building.

I loved how Chase was able to become a growly alpha in love, but able to retain his sense of humor. I’ve noticed when her men fall, they fall hard, and sometimes they get so serious and intense that they lose that sense of humor they had in previous books.

I liked this one, and I enjoyed the plot twist, that I didn’t see coming. That’s one of my favorite things about this author; she has the ability to make each book feel fresh yet still keep the aspects I like about her style and voice. I keep coming back to Cynthia Eden as my go-to Romantic Suspense author.

***ARC courtesy of the publisher via Netgalley

four-half-stars