Monday, December 16, 2013

Fear For Me: A Novel of the Bayou Butcher by Cynthia Eden

Publication: November 12, 2013
Publisher: Montlake Romance

She’s the obsession two men share: one wants her love, the other wants her life.

A shared passion for justice first brought Baton Rouge district attorney Lauren Chandler and US marshal Anthony Ross together—when each played their part in bringing down the infamous Bayou Butcher. The sparks flying between the two made it clear they weren’t just a legal dream team. Then desire had to make way for duty, and what they had was done. But it would never be over.

Five years later, it’s none other than the Butcher who gets things started again, when his shocking jailbreak reunites the lawyer and the lawman…and reignites their love. But this time, the pair is in danger of being permanently parted—by a killer with revenge on his mind, and Lauren on the top of his list. As a new wave of terror sweeps through the streets and swamps of Baton Rouge, one man will pit his boundless passion against another’s relentless hate, for the life of the woman who obsesses them both.

I don’t know what it was, but I wasn’t completely sold on the romance between Lauren and Anthony. It didn’t add nor take away from the story. I just couldn’t feel connected with either one of them as a couple. But the mystery/suspense portion of the story? That was really good. From the first sentence on the page, my attention was glued and I felt like I was in for a great treat.  

I love it when a book can keep you guessing and on your toes at all times. This book did exactly that. I thought I knew what was going to happen and who the possible killer was several times, but I was wrong. I was guessing and second guessing my guesses. LOL. The author did a nice job of leading the reader in different directions, so they don’t see what’s coming until the end.  

Fear For Me was the first of Cynthia Eden’s books that I have read and I am looking forward to checking out more of her books. Romantic Suspense is a favorite genre for me to read and I’m glad I found this one and a new author to try out.

RATING: 3½ out of 5.




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