Want Me by Cynthia Eden
Series: Dark Obsession #2
Also in this series: Watch Me, Beware of Me
on January 27, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Suspense
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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.WANT ME – Dark Obsession, Book 2Author's Note: WANT ME does not contain a cliff-hanger ending. It is a complete, stand-alone title.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Want Me is the second book in the Dark Obsession series by author Cynthia Eden. While this novella can be read as a stand-alone, some of the set up for the story and dynamics between several of the characters develop in Watch Me, the first book in this series. For that reason, I recommend reading Watch Me first.
Want Me has a very similar formula as Watch Me: damsel in distress, alpha/protective hero, and a creepy stalker-villain. The heroine, Sophie, was a pretty tough cookie but for me, it was the hero that was my favorite. The instant attraction and need to protect Sophie made Lex one of my favorite types of heroes!
A man wasn’t supposed to look at a woman and instantly need her. Instantly want her. Instantly imagine her naked and moaning his name. A man was supposed to be civilized. He was supposed to keep his control. He wasn’t supposed to salivate. But when Sophie Sarantos strolled into Lex Jensen’s office , his control started to splinter.
Because of the shorter length of the story (140 pages), there wasn’t a ton of room for development. That being said, the action starts from the very first page and continues at a quick pace. The end was a bit over dramatic but nothing that turned me off from the story (although I admit to some eye rolling). I actually liked this second book a bit more than the first. I’m not sure if it was because I liked the characters more and the chemistry they had or perhaps there was an added depth to the story because it was the second in the series. Whatever the reason, this story worked better for me than book one.
“I want you.”
“You need to want me more.”
She didn’t think that was possible.
“More than breath, Sophie. More than life. More than any man you’ve desired before—”
“I do.” A stark confession.
“And more than any who will come again.”
She didn’t want to think of another lover. Only Lex.
“I need you to want me so much that the rest of the world can just fuck off because they don’t matter. The lies and the games and the pain… none of it matters because you want me so much.” His hands flew out and slapped down on the desk, caging her. “Because that’s how I want you. I want you so much that I feel like I might just rip apart.”
Overall, this isn’t shaping up to be my favorite Cynthia Eden series. But with solid writing, a protective hero, and steamy bits that work, Want Me definitely qualifies as a solid guilty pleasure read.
Miss V’s Rating: 3.5 It’s All About the Hero Stars
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