Review: Mine to Keep by Cynthia EdenMine to Keep by cynthia eden
Series: Mine #2
Published by Self Pub on September 16, 2013
Genres: Contemp Romance, Contemporary RS, Erotic Romance, Rom-Suspense, Romance
Format: eBook
Source: NetGalley

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…

This is the sequel to Mine to Take

Skye is still trying to get over her recent brush with death with a stalker in Mine to Take, and she’s getting better, but the nightmares are there. Trace treats her like she’s made of glass, but she wants, she needs him to treat her normally. Tiptoeing around isn’t helping, and she can’t get better just because Trace wills it to happen.

But she’s in danger again when Trace’s past comes back to haunt him. And Trace doesn’t want to share his secrets; he’s afraid Skye will leave him. We see his friends Noah and Drake in this book, and we see a new player-Claire. And with those new players, we see more of Trace’s past come to light.

I’ll be honest, it was hard for me to like Trace after a while. His obsession with Skye and his dark past are really different from most of Eden’s heroes. But I think that these two work as a couple, where I wouldn’t typically like such a deep obsession, it worked.

This was much darker than Cynthia Eden’s previous works. Trace’s obsession with Skye is revealed in more detail, and Skye has more darkness inside than she ever realized. These are 2 very imperfect characters who love each other to the point of obsession. Add the person who is digging up trace’s past and killing his friends, and you’ve got one intense romantic suspense.

***ARC Courtesy of the author via netgalley

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