Thursday, May 2, 2013
[Archive ] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Die for Me
Cynthia Eden is a national best-selling author of paranormal romance and romantic suspense novels. Her books have received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, and her novel, DEADLY FEAR, was named a RITA® finalist for best romantic suspense.
Cynthia is a southern girl who loves horror movies, chocolate, and happy endings.
Die for Me: A Novel of the Valentine Killer
by Cynthia Eden
She thought her fiancé was the perfect man—until he turned out to be the perfect killer…
Katherine Cole is running for her life, desperate to escape the Valentine Killer—so-called because he stabs his victims through the heart and leaves them holding a telltale single red rose. Still he tracks her to New Orleans and begins carving a bloody path to her door. But this time, Katherine refuses to run any farther. This time, she’ll do anything to stop the madman she once loved, even trust the sexy cop promising to keep her safe…
Detective Dane Black never lets his emotions interfere with his job, even as the Valentine Killer surfaces in New Orleans to stalk his prey. But when Dane agrees to protect the killer’s ex-fiancée, Katherine Cole, he can’t ignore the passion kindling between them. After a single unforgettable night binds them body and soul, Dane knows he won’t rest until Katherine is safe in his arms—and the Valentine Killer is dead.
Dark and intensely sexy, this romantic suspense novel from USA Today bestselling author Cynthia Eden is sure to leave readers breathless.
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson:
A good murder-mystery thriller is like chocolate for me, and I devour Patterson, Deaver, Johansen and more whenever I can.... Die for Me was like the best chocolate found in the far corners of Europe, and I LOVED very single page! It's an action packed, gripping psychological thriller that had me yearning for more. Having only read Cynthia's Paranormals prior to this, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it, and will definitely be checking out some of her other RS titles ASAP.
Our villain is a super creepy serial killer. He's damaged, scarred, and obsessive beyond comprehension and has his sights set on the only woman he's ever been able to truly love (or so his warped mind believes).
Our hero is a no-nonsense detective, but he has a weakness for his initial suspect, the villain's ex-fiance, and victim, Katherine. The internal struggles he deals with when torn between duty and his heart are incredibly emotional and definitely believable.
Katherine is a very strong heroine, even though she has her obvious weaknesses. She survived the nightmare of finding out that her fiance was a killer and is determined to bring him to justice no matter the cost.
The mystery is full of twists & turns, and even though some of the outcomes were predictable, it made the story no less intense and compelling.
LITERAL ADDICTION gives Die for Me 4 Skulls and believes it will make both romance and suspense lovers happy. I can't wait to check out more romantic suspense from Cynthia Eden!
Die for Me