Mine to Keep by Cynthia Eden is the second story in the Mine series but the first full length novel. Trace and Skye were first featured in the novella Mine to Take.
I really enjoyed reading more about Trace and Skye and following their story further than just the novella. We learned a lot about their past in the novella but Eden explored more of Trace's past while away from Skye in Mine to Keep and he felt like a fuller character for it.
In Mine to Take, the threat to the couple comes from Skye's recent past but in Mine to Keep, it is Trace's past that brings the danger and conflict. Given that he was a soldier and then a mercenary, the idea that he has enemies who would want revenge is not surprising. We also get to meet some of Trace's military contacts like Noah and Drake! Noah's story is the next book and I sincerely hope that Drake gets his own as well.
While reading, I had two suspects as to who was behind the whole thing but the real culprit was a complete surprise to me when it was revealed. Overall, Mine to Keep is a well written, mysterious plot with great characters. I definitely recommend this series to any fan of romantic suspense.
Love is the most dangerous obsession…
Skye Sullivan is trying to put the pieces of her life back together. She survived a brutal stalker and escaped his abduction, and now she is looking to the future—a future that includes Skye’s lover, billionaire Trace Weston. Skye thinks the danger is finally over for her.
She’s dead wrong.
When Trace’s past comes back to haunt him, Skye discovers that the man she loves isn’t quite who he seems to be. Trace has been leading a double-life. An ex-special forces agent, his military training turned him into the perfect killing machine. He made more than his share of enemies during his time in the military—and as he built his security empire—and one of those enemies is striking back.
He won’t lose her.
Skye is the one weapon that can be used against Trace—his only vulnerability. But he won’t let her go—he can’t. Trace will do anything necessary to protect Skye. Anything. Yet when she discovers the secrets that he’s tried to keep hidden, Skye’s pain and rage may send her running directly into the cross-hairs of a killer…