Blog Tour ~ Excerpt, Review & Giveaway: Shattered (LOST #3) by Cynthia Eden

Posted on Friday, November 6, 2015 6:36 PM
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Shattered
LOST #3 
By: Cynthia Eden 
Releasing October 27, 2015
Avon
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.


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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Shattered is the third book in the super amazing LOST series by Cynthia Eden. This book tells the story of bad boy Jax and Sarah, a profiler for the LOST team.

The LOST team were needed in New Orleans to solve a case and now their job is done. But as soon as they close this case and the team is ready to pack, a new one emerges. Jax may be a notorious enemy to have but he wasn’t always a man people knew to fear. Actually Jax has no idea who he was before he was forced to live and that’s when the LOST team comes in. 

When Jax hires the LOST team he does so partially because he wants more time with beautiful Sarah and partially because it’s high time he learned who he is. From the first time he met Sarah, Jax knew there could be something between them, if only Sarah could admit it. Sarah has always been different from others around her. Growing up with a serial killer for a father, Sarah could always see through people.

Jax is a challenge for her, someone she shouldn’t want but someone she can’t stay away from. Now they must work together to uncover Jax’s past. Everything changes when people start disappearing and all evidence points to Jax.

Holy cow! This was amazing! I mean even from the previous book we could feel the tension between Jax and Sarah but living it through them was so much different. Jax and Sarah were two tortured characters who were still trying to figure out themselves. Sarah lived in fear of becoming like her father while Jax’s life was no better. He didn’t have anything to live for. After years of struggling to escape hunger and poverty, Jax is now a successful, feared businessman in New Orleans. Their relationship was like dynamite, explosive. Jax and Sarah shared something deeper than an attraction, they shared a bond.

There was so much suspense and action. This is the first book in the series where we have two villains instead of one and that alone is enough to keep you at the edge of your seat. We get to see some interesting characters and of course the other members of the LOST team Gabe and Eve, Dean and Emma and Victoria and Wade. There’s something definitely going on between Wade and Victoria but I’m not sure whether or not they are going to end up together. They are amazing both of them but I don’t see them as a couple. 

The end was unbelievable. You’ll never see it coming. I couldn’t believe that was the end. But I’m kind of glad because that means we will be seeing more of Jax and Sarah in the future.

If you follow the LOST series then you’re going to love this one!

*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review*


Excerpt:

“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.


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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.

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1 comment:

  1. thank you so much for sharing the excerpt this looks fun!

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