Watch Me by Cynthia Eden
Series: Dark Obsession #1
Also in this series: Want Me, Beware of Me
Published by Self-published on December 3, 2014
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Watch Me…The first book in New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Cynthia Eden’s sexy new romantic suspense series…DARK OBSESSION.
He was hired to protect her.
Watching gorgeous Gwen Hawthorne wasn’t a hard job—but it certainly was tempting. Chance Valentine had tried to keep his distance from the sexy socialite for years, but when her father hired him to keep watch on her—as a twenty-four, seven bodyguard—Chance knew his control was about to be pushed to the limit.
He’d never wanted another woman the way he desired her. Hot. Intense. Consuming. Being so close to Gwen, Chance knew that he wouldn’t be able to resist her. So he gave into his need, her need, and he took them both to the edge of a dark and consuming desire.
But Chance soon realizes that he isn’t the only one watching Gwen. Someone else is out there, a stalker who won’t rest until Gwen is destroyed. Every day, every moment…Gwen is in danger. And Chance knows that if he can’t unmask the stalker, then he may just lose the only woman he has ever loved.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
He kissed her hard. He kissed her deep. He kissed her the way he wanted to fuck her. And he knew that they’d just crossed a line, a point of no return. Gwen Hawthorne was going to be his, and anyone who tried to take her from him, anyone who tried to hurt her… he would fucking destroy…
I’m a die hard Cynthia Eden fan and have read every single contemporary romance book she has. She’s just one of those authors that works for me and her books are always at the top of my “must read” list. That’s why I was so excited when I found out she was releasing a new contemporary, romantic suspense series, Dark Obsession, and even more pumped to have the chance to review it.
The author has announced three books in the series (so far):
1. Watch Me – available now
2. Want Me – January release
3. Need Me- February release
Each book focuses on a bodyguard and the lady he falls for. Since each story will feature different main characters, these novellas should be considered standalones, however, each story is expected to share supporting characters and be sequential.
Overall, I liked Watch Me. The action pretty much starts right off the bat which I appreciated. I was glad that even though Chance pushed Gwen away previously, he didn’t spend time doing that this time around. I’m guessing because of the shorter length, there wasn’t much time for that anyway. I’m a bit of a sucker for stalker stories, actually any damsel in distress story, and I’ve read a ton. Watch Me was pretty standard fare for that type of plot but I did appreciate the slight twist in the story mid-way through. The writing was good, the sexy bits were what I expected but in the end…I liked it, I didn’t love it.
Watch Me falls into the category of romantic suspense books I read, enjoyed, and probably won’t think much about again (or want to re-read). There just wasn’t anything that really stood out about this title, which for a Cynthia Eden book, is a bit unusual for me. It also seemed a bit more over-dramatic and cheesy than the normal book from this author. Maybe it was the shorter length, but there was just something missing. All that being said, I am looking forward to reading more in the series. I’m always a fan of this author and although my expectations tend to be high, even when her books aren’t five star reads, they’re still enjoyable.
Miss V’s Rating: 3.5 Stalker Popcorn Stars
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