Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Review Stop on the Tasty Virtual Book Tour for SHATTERED by Cynthia Eden with #excerpt + #giveaway

Welcome to my review stop on the Tasty Virtual Book Tour for SHATTERED, book three in the LOST series by Cynthia Eden. I was so eager for this one because we met Jax Fontaine in book two, TWISTED, and I was very excited that he was so interested in Sarah…I was not disappointed…I think this one might claim the best honors for the series…so far anyway. After my review, check out an excerpt and giveaway!

***eARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest and unscripted review

Blurb for SHATTERED:

In New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden's latest novel featuring the Last Option Search Team (LOST), one agent is forced to face her past as she uncovers secrets about the man who may be the key to her future.

Criminal psychologist Dr. Sarah Jacobs is all too familiar with the kind of bad boys who belong behind bars. But the dark, dangerous man she meets in the New Orleans underworld is a new kind of ruthless, and all too irresistible.

Jax Fontaine doesn't claim to be a good guy, but he's loyal to his own code and brutally honest about what he wants. He and Sarah may be worlds apart, but when they're skin to skin, nothing matters but the heat between them.And when a deranged killer targets Sarah, Jax will do whatever it takes to keep her safe.

My Review:

Jax Fontaine is danger personified and Sarah knows it but can’t resist the handsome and dangerous man who seems to have connections everywhere across the city of New Orleans. When danger follows her putting her in grave danger as well those around her, it’s Jax who becomes her self-appointed protector. Someone is killing in a way reminiscent of her father’s serial killings and luring her in to find him. When the truth is revealed it’s more than Sarah’s life that’s on the line…its Jax’s too.

SHATTERED, book three in the LOST series by Cynthia Eden is action-packed, suspense filled, thrilling, sexy steamy, and edge of the seat amazing. From the first page to the last, this romantic suspense is everything I could want from this genre. Cynthia creates such diverse and real characters that we can’t help but like them when they are the good guys and despise them intensely when they aren’t. She pulls us from one story to the next with ease and eagerness. I’m already anticipating the next one and wondering what will happen next to the LOST team.

Jax and Sarah’s relationship is everything we don’t expect in a romance. It’s built on lust at first but soon these two opposites discover similarities that pull them closer until no one else matters more. I love these two together…their story was worth waiting for and more.

I highly recommend SHATTERED by Cynthia Eden to anyone who loves the best in romantic suspense...this entire series meets that but this one is an absolute must read. 

Happy Reading Everyone!


“No judgment,” he murmured. “There’s no anger in your eyes, no rage or disgust at me for being a cold bastard. No pity for the kid I was who got beaten in a dirty alley and left to die.”
“Don’t be too sure you understand what I feel.”
“Why not? I actually think I understand you very, very well.”
Sarah backed up a step.
A faint smile curved his lips. “It was there from the first time I saw you. That instant connection. Doesn’t happen often. Actually, it’s never happened to me before. I looked up, saw you, and thought—”
Sarah pretty much ran for the door.
But he caught her. His hands wrapped around her and Jax pulled her back against his body. His hold wasn’t hard or rough. Oddly, it was infinitely tender.
“Do you know what I saw when I looked in your eyes?” he whispered into her ear.
Sarah shook her head.
“You were hurting. Trying to hide your pain, but I could still see it. I looked at you and thought—I never want her to hurt again.”
Tears stung her eyes. “You don’t know me. Or what I’ve done.” Jax thought his past was bad? It was nothing compared to hers. She still had nightmares that had her waking in the night, choking for breath, and begging for help.
Help that hadn’t come. Not in time.
“Tell me why you came to see me tonight, Sarah.”
She sucked in a quick breath and decided to go with the truth. “Because I didn’t want to lie in bed and be afraid. Because I didn’t want to think about the past or the future.” Because she’d felt that insane connection between them, too.
The first time she’d seen him, she’d looked into his eyes and thought—
He can handle all my darkness. He won’t ever be afraid of what I tell him.
Because his gaze had told her that he’d already looked into hell … and hadn’t given a damn about the demons there.
He turned her in his arms. She made herself look up and into his eyes. He was so warm and strong against her. And he made her … want. Yearn for things that she’d denied herself for so very long.
Because she hadn’t wanted anyone to get close. She hadn’t trusted anyone with all her secrets.
She didn’t trust him, either. She’d be a fool to do that. But—she did want him. And every instinct Sarah possessed screamed at her that Jax Fontaine could give her the sensual oblivion she craved.
A few hours to forget. A few hours to just pretend that I’m not the freak in the room. The monster that everyone else fears.
“What do you want from me?” Jax asked her.
Just a night. She’d be leaving New Orleans soon, flying out on a plane and heading back to her little house in the suburbs of Atlanta. They wouldn’t see each other again. So no one else would know about what happened tonight. Just her.
Just him.

About the Author:
Award-winning author Cynthia Eden writes dark tales of paranormal romance and romantic suspense. She is a New York Times, USA Today, Digital Book World, and IndieReader best-seller. Cynthia is also a three-time finalist for the prestigious RITA® award. Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over fifty novels and novellas.

Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast. She loves romance novels, horror movies, and chocolate. Her favorite hobbies including hiking in the mountains (searching for waterfalls) and spelunking.



Crystal Cuffley said...

Great review!

Crystal, Tasty Book Tours

Cynthia Eden said...

Thank you so much for reviewing SHATTERED--and for participating in the tour!!

Lover Of Romance said...

I am super excited to read this one. Love Cynthia Eden and need to get back to reading her more often.

Amy Valentini said...

Thank you, Crystal. I had to hold back on the gushing or it would've been the whole page. :-)

Cynthia, it was a me. I love Sarah and Jax and you keep me hanging my nails in anticipation of what comes next. In case, you hadn't figured it out, I LOVE this series. Thank you for writing it. xo

Lover of Romance...if you like thriller stories, this series is it. I highly recommend starting from the's so worth it. xo

Alyssa Susanna said...

OOOOO! I am intrigued by the excerpt! I've not read a single book by this author - this may have to be the first! :D

Lovely post, Amy!

Alyssa @ The Eater of Books! (fellow Avon Addict)