Series: Lazarus Rising #1
Published by Hocus Pocus Publishing on September 26, 2017
Genres: Military Romantic Suspence, Rom-Suspense
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He was more than just a man...
Dr. Elizabeth Parker didn't like wild, dangerous men...yet she still found herself falling for sexy Navy SEAL Sawyer Cage. He was her exact opposite--a man she should definitely stay away from, a man who lived for the thrill of danger...but he was also the man she found herself wanting more than any other.
But their secret relationship ended in heartbreak when Sawyer was killed on a mission. Grieving for him, the last thing Elizabeth ever expected was to find Sawyer listed as a test subject for the top secret government project she was heading--a project called Lazarus.
For years, Elizabeth had worked feverishly to unlock the secrets of life and death, and with her Lazarus formula, she finally thought she'd made a breakthrough. Only she never expected to use Lazarus on her lover.
But the choice is taken out of Elizabeth's hands...
Sawyer is given the Lazarus formula, and he's transported to a remote government facility. At that facility, Sawyer wakes once more, only he's not the same man. He's stronger, he's faster, his reflexes and his senses are ten times better than an average man's. The government calls Sawyer a super soldier... Elizabeth still calls him...hers.
Unfortunately, Sawyer has no memory of his life before Lazarus. All he knows is that something about the sexy doctor awakes a primal response in him. He wants her, and he'll do anything to possess her. Soul-deep, he feels that she was meant to be his.
Death waits in the darkness.
But something is wrong inside the Lazarus facility. The test subjects are holding back secrets, and danger seems to lurk in the air. The Lazarus subjects are super-human now, and some of those subjects have a very, very dark side. Twisted cravings drive them to the very edge of sanity. Can Sawyer keep Elizabeth safe from the madness around them...or will the growing darkness consume them both?
NEVER LET GO...a gripping new romantic suspense from New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Cynthia Eden.
This book is unlike any I’ve read. Cynthia Eden grips the reader from the beginning and never lets up.
Dr. Elizabeth Parker has spent her life creating a serum that will revive the dead. But as in the immortal words of Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park, she was so preoccupied with whether she could, she didn’t think whether she should. And by the time she realizes not everyone wants to use it for altruistic purposes, it’s too late.
Navy SEAL Sawyer Cage is involved with the Lazarus project, but he doesn’t know what it does, not really. He is purposely kept in the dark, and doesn’t know that for this next phase of his mission, he’ll have to die. And when he’s brought back, stronger, smarter, faster, there’s an unforeseen problem. He has no memory of his past. This is how it is for all the men on his team. Except he has dreams. And this woman in his dreams, she’s not just a dream. She’s a memory. When he comes face to face with her again, how can he let go of the one thing he feels is keeping him grounded?
Other than reanimating dead men and turning them into supersoldiers, the serum has some side affects. More than the memory loss. And Elizabeth is brought back to “fix” the serum. But she now has her own agenda. She wants to fix the men, and somehow fix the mess she created. But her end goal? She wants her lover back. But will his memory ever return? And if it does, will they be able to handle it?
The hardest part with losing his memory, with all of them losing their memories, is that they are trying not to lose their humanity in the process. They are blank slates. They are being told things by the government that go against their principles. But what happens if they don’t remember those principles? Those innate factors that made them who they are?
I think this has been the most intense book I’ve read in a long time. Right from the beginning I was pulled in, and with a stranglehold on me, this story never let up. I read each page with my body tense, and my heart pounding.