Title: Mine to Keep
Author: Cynthia Eden
First published September 16, 2013
280 pages, Kindle Edition
Love can be a dangerous game. But for Skye Sullivan, it’s the key to putting her past behind her.
After surviving a brutal abduction, Skye’s life is finally back on track with the help of her billionaire boyfriend, Trace Weston. But Trace’s dark past is about to catch up with him and Skye may be the only one who can save him.
Trace’s enemies are out for blood and they are using Skye as their weapon. As a former special forces agent, Trace is a master of combat but Skye is his only weakness.
He will do anything to keep her safe, even if that means putting his own life on the line. But when Skye discovers the truth about Trace’s past, she must decide whether to stay and fight or run straight into the arms of danger.
In Mine to Keep, Cynthia Eden weaves a heart-pounding tale of love, betrayal, and survival that will leave you breathless.
About the Author
Cynthia Eden is a highly acclaimed author who writes captivating stories of contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and paranormal romance. She has achieved great success as a New York Times, USA Today, Digital Book World, and IndieReader best-selling author.
Since dedicating herself to writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has penned over one hundred novels and novellas.
When Cynthia isn’t writing, she can be found living on the Alabama Gulf Coast where she enjoys indulging in her favorite hobbies. She has a passion for reading romance novels, watching horror movies, and savoring the taste of chocolate.
In her free time, Cynthia loves hiking through the mountains in search of majestic waterfalls, and also enjoys exploring caves.
In “Mine to Keep” by Cynthia Eden, readers are taken on a thrilling ride with a suspenseful romance that will leave readers on the edge of their seats. As a New York Times bestselling author, Eden has a reputation for delivering riveting stories that don’t disappoint.
This book published on September 16, 2013, is no exception. The book is in the romantic suspense genre, with themes of betrayal, danger, and passion.
The story follows the main character, Skye Sullivan, who is an assassin and has been forced to work for her father’s organization since she was a teenager. When she learns that her latest target is none other than Agent Parker Lawrence, things take a dangerous turn for Skye.
Parker is an undercover agent with the FBI, looking to take down the organization Skye works for. The two quickly find themselves in a deadly game of cat and mouse as they try to outsmart each other while facing their growing attraction.
One of the strengths of this book is the character development. Eden does an excellent job of bringing the characters to life and making readers care about their fate.
Skye and Parker have complex backstories that add depth to the plot and make the romance all the more poignant. Another strength is the pacing, which is fast-moving and keeps readers engaged throughout the story.
The plot structure is well-crafted, with plenty of twists and turns that keep the reader guessing. However, the book does have a few flaws.
Some of the plot points feel overly contrived and predictable, and the ending feels rushed and unsatisfying.
In terms of similarities to other works in the genre, “Mine to Keep” shares similarities with the “Black Dagger Brotherhood” series by J.R. Ward and “Dark Protector” series by Rebecca Zanetti.
Fans of those series would likely enjoy this book. Overall, “Mine to Keep” is a thrilling romantic suspense novel that is sure to entertain readers.
It has great character development and pacing, but some flaws in the plot and ending. Fans of the genre will likely enjoy this book and should give it a read.
On a scale of one to ten, I would give it a solid 7.5 for its excellent character development, but points deducted for the predictable plot points and rushed ending.