Want Me by Cynthia Eden (Dark Obsession #2)

Want Me by Cynthia EdenAvailable: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Romantic Suspense

Publisher: Self

My Copy: NetGalley

Reviewer: Nikki

She doesn’t play it safe…

Sophie Sarantos has a weakness for dangerous men. She doesn’t like safe lovers—she likes men with a wild, rough edge. But Sophie may have attracted a lover who is too dangerous, even for her. Someone is stalking Sophie, slipping into her home, watching her day and night. The stranger seems to know all of Sophie’s darkest secrets, secrets that should never be revealed.

Out of options, Sophie turns to ex-solider Lex Jensen for protection. Lex is part owner of VJS Protection, Inc., and Sophie hires him as her bodyguard. She thinks Lex is one of the “good guys” out there, but she couldn’t be more wrong.

He doesn’t play at all…

Lex has his own secrets. Dark, deadly secrets. And as his feelings for Sophie grow, Lex knows that he is going to have to stop pretending to be a gentleman and, instead, he’ll have to show Sophie who he really is. A man trained to kill. A man too used to evil. A man who will take any risk… as long as he can claim Sophie.

Because there is one thing that Lex wants in this world…one person he desires above all others… Sophie. And no one will hurt her, not on his watch.

Book two in the Dark Obsession pulls no punches and immediately sets the scene from page one, drawing in the reader and bathing every character in suspicion. Sophie is a bulldog in the courtroom and her secrets have kept her from making connections with men for fear of letting something slip. Now she’s got a what appears to be a very smart stalker on her trail but the police aren’t exactly lining up to help her. She turns to the one man who will, Lex, a partner in a very well known security company and man who sets her pulse to pounding with every look he graces her with.

Lex wants Sophie, forever if he can get her. But the relationship shy woman is counting on him to keep her safe, not to seduce her. He doesn’t care what his partners think, he knows Sophie had nothing to do with what she’s being accused of. He’s not sure who is behind her continued attacks but with occurrences escalating he needs to get to the bottom of it or his “forever” may never happen.

This one had a lot of mystery woven into it. I never really knew what way the story line was going to go or who would end up being the killer. The sex was hot as always. I liked Lex and Sophie together but I did feel a bit of insta-love that I wasn’t sure fit Sophie’s character. She seemed way too set in her ways to fall head over heels with Lex in 100-ish pages. Otherwise, I enjoyed them together and thought the story was well paced and spot on.

Dev gets book three and it’ll be nice to see him actually experience what he deems a handicap in his friends. He’s been the first to accuse the victims instead of trying to understand them. I look forward to seeing him realize how wrong he’s been.

I give Want Me by Cynthia Eden 3 stars!


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