Published: May 27 2013 by Entangled Suspense
Source: eARC provided for honest review
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Five years ago a madman stalked her. Kidnapped her. Tattooed her.
When security expert Cameron Dexter—the man Brooke Bennett once loved—appears unexpectedly at her door with terrifying news, the former musician discovers she can no longer hide from her past. After five years, her vicious kidnapper is out of prison and on the hunt—for Brooke.
Now he’s returned to complete his art.
Cam failed to protect Brooke once before. Now he’d rather die than let her be captured. With her life at stake, Cam vows to keep her hidden and safe. Brooke, however, is done with running. Unlike Cam, she wants to stand and fight. Emotions both old and new roil between them, but addressing their heated past must wait. Together they set a trap in London to catch a killer. But they soon discover the enemy wears many faces...
And waiting is no longer an option.
The premise of this book as far as how Brooke had been tortured, and the theory of why the psycho needed to do it was something I had never heard of or read about before, it is very original. Also there are a few scenes in the book that come from his point of view, and I have to say Eve Devon wrote them very well as I was thoroughly creeped out, well done!
I loved all of the characters in this book, my favourite was Brooke as I felt I could relate to her best. Cameron is also fantastic, and it was nice to see him grow through the book and finally allow himself to give in to the one thing that he wanted most, but felt he did not deserve to have. Stephen gave me the willies from when he is first introduced, I kept feeling like he was after something or trying way too hard to put Brooke back out there, and was not listening to what she really needed as he thought he knew best as her Manager.
Just when I thought I would have something figured out, Eve would throw me for a loop, and put another plot twist in, it was great! Even when I thought the book was over, and everything would get tied up nicely, oh no, she has more in store for us. Also the way she is able to write in the flashbacks that Brooke is having is brilliant, as I felt like I was right there with her feeling everything that she was.
This is the first book that I have read by this author, but it sure will not be my last! Thoroughly enjoyed this story, and suggest it for anyone looking for a mixture of suspense, with a sprinkle of romance mixed in, I give this a 4/5.
ABOUT EVE DEVON
Eve Devon writes sexy heroes, sassy heroines & happy ever afters...
Growing up in locations like Botswana and Venezuela gave Eve Devon a taste for adventure; her love for romances began when her mother shoved one into her hands in a desperate attempt to keep her quiet during TV coverage of the Wimbledon tennis finals!
When Eve wasn't consuming books by the bucketload, she could be found pretending to be a damsel in distress or running around solving mysteries and writing down her adventures. As a teenager, Eve wrote countless episodes of TV detective dramas so the hero and heroine would end up together every week. As an adult, still hooked on romance and mysteries, she worked in a library to conveniently continue consuming books by the bucketload, until realizing she was destined to write contemporary romance and romantic suspense herself.
Where to find her: www.EveDevon.com