Review: Need Me by Cynthia EdenNeed Me by cynthia eden
Series: Dark Obsession #3
on February 24, 2015
Genres: Dark Romantic Suspense, Rom-Suspense
Pages: 166
Format: eBook
Source: Advance Reader Copy, NetGalley
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Innocent…or guilty?

The cops think that Julianna Smith is a murderer. No one will listen when Julianna claims she’s innocent, and as the suspicions mount against her, only Julianna knows the truth…a killer is hunting her. Somewhere in the darkness, a stalker is closing in and preparing to deliver a final justice that she can’t escape.

He’s her only option.

Devlin Shade isn’t a man who trusts easily, and when Julianna Smith walks into VJS Protection, he’s well aware of her reputation—the sexy blond could be a cold-blooded murderer. Only when he looks at her, cold is the last thing that Devlin feels. There’s an instant attraction between them—hot, fierce, primal. And he agrees to take her case. He’ll be her bodyguard. He’ll keep her safe from the enemy hunting her, and he’ll also find out the truth about the mysterious Julianna. If she is a killer, he’ll turn her over to the cops himself.

She can’t let him get too close...

Julianna knows that she is walking a dangerous line with Devlin. She never expected to want him so much, and as they grow closer, she realizes that he’s working to uncover her secrets. But the secrets that she carries are worth killing for…and she can’t let anyone discover the truth, not even Devlin.

Killer or victim...

Soon the thin line between right and wrong is blurred. For Devlin, the case becomes personal, and all that matters is Julianna—keeping her safe and stopping the stalker who is on her trail. As he slides deeper into Julianna’s dangerous world, Devlin’s own darkness rises up. He’s played the good guy for so long, but now his mask is falling away. He isn’t controlled, he isn’t safe, and when Julianna is threatened, he will cross any line to keep her safe.


Some needs can push you to the edge of sanity...

Julianna Smith is being investigated for the murder of her husband. She says she’s innocent, but that’s what they all say, right?

Devlin Shade, partner in VJS Security, has seen it all, and just because he’s attracted to Julianna, doesn’t mean he believes her. But she’s not only proclaiming her innocence, she says that the murderer is after her. But maybe she’s just a really good actress?

Julianna may have hired Devlin to keep her safe, but he acts more like a PI, and he won’t stop digging until he knows everything. Even the things Julianna wants to keep hidden. He figures, the more he knows, the better prepared he can be. And Julianna isn’t wrong; someone is out to get her.

The sexual tension in this book is off the charts, and the twists keep you guessing until the end. I’ll admit that there’s something there I didn’t see coming! Between explosions between the sheets, and out, this story keeps you in suspense.

Even though this  is book 3, it can easily be read as a stand-alone, however, I think that seeing Devlin’s first reactions to Julianna really help with the back-story, and for that you’d have to read book 2 which is Want Me. But that was my favorite of the 3, so I’d definitely suggest reading it 😉

This was a sexy, steamy, sometimes dark ride that you won’t want to stop.

Oh! And I have hope that Ethan will finally get a happy ending! He definitely deserves one.

***ARC courtesy of the author