Thursday, April 23, 2015

Review ~ Broken: Lost # 1 by Cynthia Eden

Award-winning author CYNTHIA EDEN writes dark tales of paranormal romance and romantic suspense. She is a New York Times, USA Today, Digital Book World, and IndieReader best-seller. Cynthia is also a two-time finalist for the RITA® award (she was a finalist both in the romantic suspense category and in the paranormal romance category). Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over thirty novels and novellas. Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast. She loves romance novels, horror movies, and chocolate. Her favorite hobbies include hiking in the mountains (searching for waterfalls) and spelunking.


Lost # 1 

By: Cynthia Eden

Releasing March 31st, 2015


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The first novel in New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden's sizzling LOST series introduces the Last Option Search Team, an elite unit that must protect the only surviving victim of a serial killer.

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.


“You don’t look at me as if I’m a victim.”

He stopped talking.

“I mean, you know what I am, but you still look at me and seem to just see me … as a woman.”

“Others see you the same way.” Doc Tyler sure did. Bastard.

“It’s different with you,” she murmured as she stepped even closer to him. Her head had tilted back so she could look into his eyes. “I don’t know what I’ve felt for other men before.”

Why did the idea of others have his body knotting with tension?

“But I know that when I see you, I want.” A hushed confession. “I just … I needed to tell you that.”

And he needed to make his self-control a hell of a lot stronger. Her lips were just inches from his, and he wanted her mouth beneath his. Wanted her lips open. Needed to taste her.

“You’re the first man I’ve wanted since I opened my eyes in that hospital.”

He could actually feel his control splintering. Client. Cli—

“You probably don’t want me. I—I might not be your type.”

Now her gaze had fallen, as if in embarrassment. Had she really just asked if she was his type? She was probably every damn man’s type.

“But you make me feel normal again, so I had to tell you—”

His fingers curved under her chin. “Eve …”

Her smile was a little too big. Too bright. “I don’t think I can handle anything else right now, I’m …” She pulled away. Stumbled onto the sidewalk. “I just wanted to tell you how I felt,” she told him again.

Then she walked into the shelter, her steps hurried. As if she were running.

From him.

He stared after her. She wanted him.

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My Thoughts:

Wow! Broken blew me away! This was edgy, a tad creepy in parts, suspenseful, romantic, sexy, and full of adrenaline inducing scenes that will have you holding your breathe, wondering, panting, and or being emotional at any given moment.

There were so many layers to this book. It was amazing!

A woman doesn't remember who she is but she asks for help and that is how the story begins.

As she goes through the process of trying to figure it out with the help of an agency called LOST, it becomes frighteningly clear that someone was and still is out to get her.

It was an emotional roller coaster for me. I felt for what Eve went through, I felt for Gabe and what he went through as well. I am looking forward to digging into the back stories of the whole crew in the future books of the LOST series. I am beyond hooked!

All of the crew and even many of the secondary characters were compelling and real to me.

These two had explosive chemistry and that added to the intensity of what was already happening in the plot.

The who done it factor was in full force too. I kept going back and forth with my suspicion of just who the psychopath was.

The danger that she was in had me hanging on the edge of my seat. 

I just can't explain to you just how much I LOVED this one! Cynthia Eden is great at her job and I have read many of her other books and enjoyed them but this one surpasses them all. I think this is her best book to date.

I received an ecopy in exchange for my honest opinion. It was Fabulous! I can't wait to read Twisted, the next book in this series!

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