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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Book Review: Mine to Take By Cynthia Eden

Mine to Take
(Mine #1)
By Cynthia Eden 

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Sometimes you want someone so much...

Sometimes you need someone so much...

Lust can become love.

And love can turn into a deadly obsession.


Skye Sullivan knows that someone is watching her. Not just watching - stalking her. Months ago, Skye was involved in a dangerous car accident. The accident ended her dancing career and sent her fleeing back to Chicago. Skye is convinced that her stalker caused the crash, and she fears that he won’t stop pursuing her, not until she’s dead.

When someone breaks into her apartment in Chicago, Skye turns to the one man she believes can protect her - Trace Weston. Once, Trace was her lover. Two lost souls, they’d come together in a firestorm of need and desire. But then Trace had pushed her away. He’d joined the military, vanishing from her life. She’d put all of her emotion into dancing, and she’d tried to forget him.

Now Trace is one of the most successful men in the United States. Rich, driven, and carrying dark secrets, he agrees to help Skye. He’ll protect her from the danger that lurks in the darkness, but Trace wants more than to just be a guard for Skye.

He wants her. And he’ll take her. The years have changed him, hardened him. He’s not just a poor kid from the streets any longer. Now, he can have anything - or anyone - that he wants. And the one woman he has always wanted has just come back into his life. He won’t let her go again.

But with the threats mounting against Skye, she suspects that her stalker may be intimately close. He’s a man who knows her too well. As his attacks grow ever more dangerous, she realizes that if she trusts the wrong man, she could be making a fatal mistake.

Lust. Love. Obsession.

Just how far would you go in order to possess the one person you want the most?
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My Review:

For a book in a genre I typically don't read this was surprisingly enjoyable. Which took me off guard because books in this genre usually don't capture my attention enough for me to finish reading the book. There are exceptions to every 'rule' and this was a nice surprise.

I liked Skye very much as a character. Though I kept waiting for her to develop a backbone, but it never happened. I disliked how everyone people told her the things she 'needed' to do even though she knew it wasn't possible she didn't speak up.

I didn't like Trace because he was way too domineering. It all worked out in the end because of his domineering-ness, but I still can't get over it. I don't find that particular personality trait a quality, specially at the level he was at. 

Overall it was an enjoyable read. What I will say is that the attacks on Skye seemed a little too good to be true because no one ever saw anything. I kept thinking to myself what if she's actually hallucinating everything or blacking out and doing it all herself. If you ask me, that would have been a much better plot twist.

My Favorite Quotes:

"There was a price for everything in this world."

"A lot can change over all those years. And a lot can stay the same."

"I've always wanted you to have your dreams. I wouldn't destroy them."

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