Published by Self Pub on June 12, 2013
Genres: Contemp Romance, Erotic Romance, Rom-Suspense, Romance
Source: author, NetGalley
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
There will be another coming out called Mine to Keep and it will follow up with Trace and Skye. Trace has so many secrets that I’m super excited for that!
This was good, and there were a few twists that took me by surprise. Skye was a ballerina, but a horrible car crash ruined her body. Mostly her leg. But even worse, is taht she knows it wasn’t an accident. Someone had been following her, and she knows she was run off the road. But no one will believe her.
Desperate to get away from NY, the bright lights, and the death of her career, she moves back to Chicago. But it seems someone is still sneaking into her apartment and leaving her “gifts.” So she does the only thing she thinks she can. Skye goes to see Trace, her first love, her first everything. And if she has to swallow her pride to ask for his help, so be it. She knows he’ll believe her. Even if he’s the one who told her to leave ten years ago.
Trace sees Skye walk into his building and he won’t let her leave, not again. Telling her to get out had been the hardest lie of his life. And she didn’t even know it. This time around, she’d be staying with him. But at the mention of a stalker, he’s all business. After all, that’s what his job is-security/PI work.
I loved the fact that he wasn’t going to let her walk out of his life again, and I loved the suspense. I didn’t catch who the bad guy was until the end, and there were some red herrings thrown out at us that really had me curious.
Cynthia Eden is a master of suspense who writes some of the best romantic suspense I’ve ever read. This new series is one to keep an eye on.
The author has said that Skye and Trace’s story isn’t over, and she’ll be writing more for us! I can’t wait to see what he was up to for those years that he won’t speak about.
***ARC courtesy of the author via Netgalley