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.
Author: Cynthia Eden
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Deadly Fear, Avenging Angel, Alpha One, Sharpshooter
Series: LOST #3
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Broken, Twisted, Torn, Taken
Published by Avon Source: Publisher
Published: October 27, 2015
Genres: Crime Drama, Romantic Suspense
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This summer I got to watch some Criminal Minds for the first time. I had seen snippets, previews and commercials, but I had never sat down and watched it. That changed this summer. I still need to watch it through from the beginning, there is a lot I have missed, but I got a taste. I bring this up because I can now say with full confidence, that the LOST series is reminiscent of Criminal Minds. The big difference – where Criminal Minds actually sets out to track the serial killer, the LOST (Last Option Search Team) team is searching for the missing and finds the serial killers as a side effect.
This is the third book in the series. Each book features a different member of the team. I guess you could read Shattered as a stand-alone, but there is some back story on the other team members that you can only find in their books. Not to mention, Twisted – book 2 – brought them to New Orleans in the first place and kind of set up this book. So I would suggest that you at least read that one first. But Broken introduces the team and is worth the read too.
Now, for you lovers of crime drama, you really want to read this. It is a page turner from page one. Talk about a book holding one hostage! This one definitely falls in that category! I didn’t want to miss a page and could not put this down! The twists and turns. The surprises. The pure suspense. It was fantastic!
Now I have given away all I am going to. You really need to read this for yourself. Just be prepared for some gut wrenching action and suspense.
Link to Follow Tour: http://www.tastybooktours.com/2015/08/shattered-lost-3-by-cynthia-eden.html
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24403669-shattered
Goodreads Series Link: https://www.goodreads.com/series/136350-lost
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.
“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.