Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Review: Beware of Me (Dark Obsession #4) by Cynthia Eden

Book Blurb:

Walk on the wild side with New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Cynthia Eden's dark new romantic suspense, BEWARE OF ME.

Criminal. Killer. Monster. Ethan Barclay has been called many things in life, and he usually doesn't care what people say about him. He's tough, hard, and brutal when he needs to be. But even the most dangerous of men can have a weakness. Ethan's weakness has--and always will be--Carly Shay.

Their pasts are tied together--twisted and melded by blood and death. Walking away from Carly was the hardest thing that Ethan ever did, but it was also his one good deed. He knew Carly deserved far better than him, and he wanted her to have a perfect life, a life that didn't involve paying for Ethan's sins.

Only now the secrets from their past have been revealed, and Carly's life is on the line. Ethan's enemies, Carly's enemies--the predators are closing in on them. But Ethan isn't going to let Carly be threatened. He will move heaven and hell to protect her. He won't lose Carly, not again, and for those foolish enough to try and take her from him...they are about to see just how deadly Ethan truly can be.

My Review:

Beware of Me by Cynthia Eden is a fast paced, edgy, entrancing romantic suspense.  I really enjoyed Ethan and Carly, I felt like they were perfect as hero and heroine for a few reasons.  I liked that they had a history, even if it was years ago.  I liked that it wasn't just one of them suffering from issues in the past...they both were.  The feelings that they both still have for the other is palpable, even if Carly is still so hurt that she doesn't want anything to do with Ethan again.  When the past comes back to haunt them, and someone wants them both to pay, Ethan will do anything to keep Carly safe - even if she resists him at almost every turn.

I really liked Ethan.  He is so intense, he's definitely a take charge alpha man!  At first his behavior and his actions felt kind of stalker-ish, but the way he cares for Carly and respects her really shone through.  He left her the first time because he didn't think he was good enough for her.  She only knows he left her at one of the worst times of her life.  Carly was a good heroine.  I could understand her feelings and hurt and why she acted the way she did at times, even if I did feel like she was oblivious at times to the danger pursuing her.  I couldn't wait to see if she'd take Ethan back or force him away again, and if Ethan could keep them safe from danger.  I really just found myself wanting the best possible outcome for both of them!  I felt like they were meant to be together.

Cynthia kept me guessing about the suspense and who was after Ethan and Carly.  Just when I thought I had it all figured out she'd throw another twist into the plot, more unexpectedness, and kept the mystery strong.

Beware of Me has it all - suspense, chills, passion, love and character growth in this second chance romantic suspense.  Beware of Me is part of Cynthia's Dark Obsession series, but can easily be read as a stand alone.  I'd recommend Beware of Me to any romantic suspense reader!

4/5 stars

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