Length: 9 hrs 23 min
Series: LOST #1
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Setting: Georgia, USA
Source: Amazon, Audible
Narrator: Abby Craden
Also in this series: Taken, Wrecked, Shattered, Torn
Also by this author: Taken, After the Dark, Wrecked, Shattered, Before the Dawn, Torn, Into the Night
Reading Challenges: 2019 Tackle My TBR Challenge
The first novel in New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden's sizzling LOST series introduces the Last Option Search Team, an elite unit that must protect the only surviving victim of a serial killer.
Ex-SEAL and LOST founder Gabe Spencer is accustomed to the unusual in his job. But when knockout Eve Gray steps into his office, he's rattled. For the mysterious woman is a dead ringer for the heiress thought to be the latest prey of the serial killer who goes by the name Lady Killer.
When Eve awoke in an Atlanta hospital, her past was a blank slate. Then she recognized her own face in the newspaper and vowed to learn the truth. Determined to confront the nightmares hidden in her mind, she never expects to find a partner in Gabe.
As Gabe and Eve work together, their explosive attraction becomes irresistible. Gabe knows that his desire for Eve is growing too strong, bordering on a dangerous obsession, but nothing pulls him away from her. And when another Eve lookalike disappears, Gabe vows to protect Eve at all costs. While Eve may have forgotten the killer in her past, it's clear he hasn't forgotten her.
Broken has been on my TBR forever. I jumped into this series years ago at like book 4 and was in LOVE. When I picked this book from my TBR jar I was pumped! Broken kicks off the LOST series with its founder Gabe and the woman with no memory, Eve.
Eve lost her memory and woke up in a hospital. She is living in a homeless shelter but she is sure she was a victim of a local serial killer. She goes to Gabe because he is her only shot at figuring out who she is. Gabe agrees to take her case and feels an immediate pull to her. The main mystery of the story is “who is the killer”, but I figured it out very early on. Maybe its because I read a LOT of romantic suspense or maybe it was that obvious. However, even knowing the killer, there is still a great deal of suspense on how the story will unfold. The creepiness factor of this killer is high (which I like-please don’t judge me!) and the more you discover, the more you feel for what Eve went through. I liked Eve and Gabe as a couple and the side characters-the employees of LOST-are great as well.
I started by listening to this book on audio. The narrator, Abby Craden, was good but the way she voiced the male characters just did NOT work for me. I had to switch to the ebook because it became very distracting. This could just be me-my hearing impairment makes things sound different to me than they really sound, so I don’t know if it was genuinely weird or just my weird!
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: secret identity, on the run
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: standalone
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