Monday, August 17, 2015

Broken by Cynthia Eden

Broken by Cynthia Eden

Ex-SEAL and LOST founder Gabe Spencer is accustomed to the unusual in his job.  But when knockout Eve Gray steps into his office, he's rattled.  For the mysterious woman is a dead ringer for the heiress thought to be the latest prey of the serial killer who goes by the name Lady Killer.

When Eve awoke in an Atlanta hospital, her past was a blank slate.  Then she recognized her own face in the newspaper and vowed to learn the truth.  Determined to confront the nightmares hidden in her mind, she never expects to find a partner in Gabe.

As Gabe and Eve work together, their explosive attraction becomes irresistible.  Gabe knows that his desire for Eve is growing too strong, bordering on a dangerous obsession, but nothing pulls him away from her.  And when another Eve lookalike disappears, Gabe vows to protect Eve at all costs.  While Eve may have forgotten the killer in her past, it's clear he hasn't forgotten her.

Man, oh man am I having a great string of luck with books lately or what?  Add another book (and series) on the TBR folks because this one is a winner!  However, it is best if you go in not knowing too much so I am going to keep this short and sweet...

Gabe is an ex-SEAL who lost his sister in a kidnapping and who has dedicated his life to finding those who are lost, even if it is just recovering the bodies, so that families can have, at the very least, closure.  When Eve walks in and tells him it is her past that is lost, Gabe is both intrigued and suspicious.  So after ripping into Eve's story and verifying that she is indeed telling the truth about not knowing anything prior to waking up in the hospital, he takes on her case.  Eve, who may be missing heiress Jessica Montgomery, is incredibly strong for having lost an entire life along with all the memories thereof.  She is determined not to be a victim (although by the scars on her body she has already been a victim of something horrendous) any longer and fights to get Gabe to help her.  She knows she can't do it alone but is willing to do anything she can to help him help her.  

As Gabe starts digging into Eve's current life in order to figure out her lost one, he finds himself falling for her tenacity and perseverance in the face of an ordeal few could handle as stoically and forthrightly as Eve has.  When if comes to light that she might be Jessica Montgomery, he is with her every step of the way as they work together to solve the mystery of who the Lady Killer is, if Eve was a past victim, and how to keep her from becoming a future victim.  Just as one thing starts to go there way, two more stepping blocks pop up keeping tensions high.  While there are definitely times when the suspense line overshadows the romance, the suspense is just SO GOOD that I didn't mind and the romance was always brought back to the forefront and not just left behind for good.  And the baddie?  Is really, really bad.  And not who I thought it was at all!  

Highly recommended folks!  I have Twisted, the next in the series, on my coffee table right now and I can't wait to dive into it.  

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I borrowed this book from my local public library.

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