Is he a hero…or the villain?
When Elizabeth Ward sees Saxon Black rushing into the backroom of The Blade—a low end bar in Miami—she isn’t sure if he’s there to save the day…or just to raise some hell. But she’s being held hostage, and he’s her best hope of survival. Within minutes, she’s away from the jerks with the guns and riding fast and hard on the back of Saxon’s motorcycle.
Death stalks them.
Saxon has been working undercover for far too long. When he finds sexy Elizabeth—with a gun to her head—he knows he will do anything to keep her safe. But once he gets her away from her abductors, the threat to her isn’t over. Someone has put a price on Elizabeth’s head, and if Saxon can’t keep her safe from the danger stalking her, then she’ll be dead.
Their lives are both on the line.
As their enemies close in, Elizabeth and Saxon must go on the run. And the longer they are together, the hotter their attraction for one another seems to burn. Saxon vows not to let anyone hurt her, no matter what he has to do, because he’s falling fast for Elizabeth. He’ll stop the killers on her trail, and then he’ll have her. Forever.
Rating~ 3.5 stars
I really love Cynthia Eden’s books but I especially love her romantic suspense books. They have everything action, romance and suspense.
This is the fifth book in her romantic suspense series Mine. This book is about;
Elizabeth Ward is kidnapped and taken as a hostage by a hit-man. She has no idea why she was taken and why someone wants to kill her. At the start of the book Elizabeth seems very fragile, She is in shock but as the book progresses you see her gaining strength and confidence.
“She loved him. She needed him. And she was not letting the guy die for her. “
Saxon Black is brother of Jasmine (the heroine of the previous book in the series) and Victor. He is an undercover FBI agent, who’s last job is doing a favour to Victor which involves saving Elizabeth. He wants to get out of the job and that world because after years of pretending to be a criminal and doing shady behaviour he wants a new life where he doesn’t feel like he doesn’t even know who he is anymore. From the moment he meets Elizabeth he feels not only attracted but possessive of her. And she changes all the future plans he had.
“You’re in my blood, sweetheart, and I can’t get you out. I want you, more than I’ve ever wanted anything. “
The chemistry between the two protagonist is always a given in Cynthia Eden’s book and this time is no different. I really loved how protective Saxon was of Elizabeth and how she looked past his projected image to the person he was. I also really liked their banter, the twists of the plot. The one that I really particularly remembered and enjoyed is where Elizabeth’s scared and alone with Saxon at the start of the book and she tries seduces him to escape.
I do wish we had a bit more of Saxon side/POV and maybe some more flashbacks of his past life so we could have gotten to know him better. Also the language which usually doesn’t bother me in Eden’s books but this time it was slightly off-putting when reading because it wasn’t in complete sentences.
Overall You can always count on Cynthia Eden’s book to provide you with fun, sexy times and action filled book. The book is also the right length, I read it one sitting. I am really looking forward to the next book in the series hopefully it will be Victor’s.
ARC generously provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review