Cynthia Eden has quickly become one of my favorite authors. I've yet to read anything by her that I haven't absolutely loved and Mine to Hold, third in the Mine series, is no exception.
In Mine to Hold, we read about Noah and Claire, who were introduced in Mine to Keep. Noah is a playboy mercenary who happens to own hotels and he's enough like Trace to be familiar to readers of the series but different enough to be interesting and engaging. I have not so secret book-crushes on all of the men from Trace and Noah's old mercenary group :)
Claire, the sister of Trace's assistant in Mine to Keep, is still being hunted after her crazy boyfriend murdered her parents when she was a teenager - only the crazy boyfriend is in prison. Noah is, of course, determined to protect Claire from the clearly dangerous threat but he is equally determined to have her for his own. Claire, understandably, is wary of Noah's possessiveness and his love 'em and leave 'em ways. Two strong personalities, a dangerous situation, and incredible, jump off the page chemistry - Mine to Hold has all the elements you expect from solid romantic suspense.
Eden's characters - whether contemporary ex-military, paranormal creatures, or Greek gods - are always vivid and entertaining. While Mine to Hold has a lot of drama - it is romantic suspense - there are moments of levity at the perfect time to keep the story from being too dark. Also, Mine to Hold features a lot of action and is fast paced, which I greatly enjoy.
If you aren't reading Eden's Mine series and you enjoy romantic suspense, I would highly recommend the entire series!
She was one man’s obsession…
Nine years ago, Claire Kramer’s lover brutally killed her family, and he tried to kill her. She escaped, but she’s been haunted ever since that attack. Too afraid to trust another man and too worried that her past will catch up with her, Claire never gets too close to anyone. But then she meets Noah York.
He must have her.
Noah York is a man with secrets. The world sees him as a billionaire hotel tycoon, but Noah has a dark and dangerous side. For years, he worked covert military operations before he built his fortune. When it comes to death, Noah is a master. He knows that he should steer clear of Claire, but the white-hot attraction Noah feels for the delicate beauty is instant—and consuming.
He will never let her go.
Someone else is just as consumed by Claire—someone who will kill to possess her. And if Noah can’t stop the hunter in the darkness, he may just lose the one woman that he can’t live without.
Author’s Note: MINE TO HOLD is a dark and sexy romantic suspense novel. It contains a twisted killer, a hot hero, and a heroine who has been pushed to the edge. Adult language and sexy situations are included. Please consider yourself warned.