Series: Dark Obsession #1
Published by Hocus Pocus Publishing on December 9, 2014
Genres: Contemp Romance, Contemporary RS, Dark Romantic Suspense
Source: Advance Reader Copy, NetGalley
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Watch Me…The first book in New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Cynthia Eden’s sexy new romantic suspense series…DARK OBSESSION.
He was hired to protect her.
Watching gorgeous Gwen Hawthorne wasn’t a hard job—but it certainly was tempting. Chance Valentine had tried to keep his distance from the sexy socialite for years, but when her father hired him to keep watch on her—as a twenty-four, seven bodyguard—Chance knew his control was about to be pushed to the limit.
He’d never wanted another woman the way he desired her. Hot. Intense. Consuming. Being so close to Gwen, Chance knew that he wouldn’t be able to resist her. So he gave into his need, her need, and he took them both to the edge of a dark and consuming desire.
But Chance soon realizes that he isn’t the only one watching Gwen. Someone else is out there, a stalker who won’t rest until Gwen is destroyed. Every day, every moment…Gwen is in danger. And Chance knows that if he can’t unmask the stalker, then he may just lose the only woman he has ever loved.
This is the first book in Cynthia Eden’s latest Romantic Suspense trilogy called Dark Obsession.
I liked it a lot, and I love when we have a couple who was together before and is reunited, although this isn’t the typical story. Here, Gwen is the daughter of a wealthy man who is paranoid about security. Chance was one of his (and her) bodyguards, until one day, they kissed, and he told her that it could never happen again. He quit shortly thereafter, and started his own security business.
This tore Gwen apart. They had practically been best friends, and the kiss was scorching, yet Chance wanted nothing to do with her? It was awful.
So she tried her best to move on.
And ended up in a one-night-stand with the wealthy owner of a club.
Ethan wouldn’t leave Gwen alone. It got the point where she had a restraining order taken out on him.
So when she begins to feel someone stalker her, the obvious answer is that Ethan can’t let go, right?
This is where Chance comes back in.
Not only is he sure Gwen’s stalker is Ethan, but he’s going to protect her from him, at any cost. And this time, once he has Gwen in his arms, he won’t let her go. But Gwen isn’t sure it’s Ethan, and she isn’t sure about Chance anymore. Can she let him back in?
This was a great start to the Dark Obsession series, and I love Cynthia Eden’s Romantic Suspenses, so this was a big hit for me.
It’s a little dark, a lot sexy, and even has a twist. For anyone looking for an intense and sexy read, this book is for you. It’s longer than a novella, but shorter than a full-length novel, the price point is great, and the story itself will make you want to grab book 2 Want Me.
***ARC courtesy of Hocus Pocus Publishing