Review: No Escape from War by Cynthia Eden

Revenge. Oh, it was going to be sweet.

Warren “War” Channing finally has the chance to nail his beautiful, lying ex. And, no, he doesn’t mean “nail” in the down and dirty sexual way…War means he has the opportunity to send the lovely and infuriating Rose Shadow to jail. Turned out, the woman who had shattered his heart beneath her high-heeled shoes was wanted for murder. She was on the run, and he was just the man to hunt her down and toss her into the nearest cell…War could hardly wait.

He was the last man she expected to need.

The breakup had been ugly. Painful. It had ripped out her heart and left her in a sad, crying heap as she ate her ice cream, but Rose had moved the hell on, and she had sworn to never, ever need War again. Except, well, now she did need him and his sneaky skills because Rose was in trouble up to her eyes. The kind of trouble that could wreck a woman’s life.

He’ll make her pay.

Rose has cracked the story of a lifetime. She’s uncovered a brutal serial killer who has been hiding in the shadows—only now, she is his next target. The cops think she’s involved in the string of murders because maybe her DNA had been at a crime scene and maybe she’d been spotted by witnesses at another location, but Rose is a reporter—she’d been at the scenes because she was tracking down the real killer. Now, though, because War has caught her, Rose is out of time and options. War is former special ops. He’s the best PI in town. And he’s the man who gave her more pleasure than should be legal…Too bad that he’s also the man who hates her the most.

Forty-eight hours…then jail.

They make a grudging deal—she’ll pay him anything he wants if he just gives her forty-eight hours before he turns her over to the cops. During that forty-eight hours, he will help her track the real killer. When the clock runs down, she’ll be out of his life for good. Except…a whole lot can change for two people in forty-eight hours. Hate can turn into desire. The need can rage out of control. And a love that you thought was long dead? It just might flash to life again.

Provided, of course, that the murderer hunting Rose doesn’t manage to kill her before she and War can catch him. Forty-eight hours. The countdown starts now…
I'm always happy to start a new series by authors that I love so much. I know they are going to take me on a ride that I don't want to miss. One of my favorite series writers is Cynthia Eden. She writes some of the best male characters for me. They are always alpha unless it comes to the ones they love, then they are putty in their hands. So sweet. 

I think what else I love about her books is her ability to pack so much into a story that usually has a slightly shorter page count than those you find on the store shelves. It takes a great author to be able to do that. I also love her humor which comes right off the pages of her books. If you have yet started her you really should. 

So for the is new series called Trouble for Hire you meet Warren "War" Channing and Rose Shadow. Love her last name. 

Right away I loved War. I felt so bad for him. He wasn't over the hurt he dealt with when he was in a relationship with Rose before. He's still a very angry man. It kinda makes you not like Rose in the beginning. I pictured her differently until I started to really get into the story. Stuff happens that I won't ruin for you that bring some things to light. 

Quickly you see that these two love each other and need each other to be complete. They truly will do anything to protect the other person. 

Not only will you enjoy them, but you'll also become intrigued by Odin and what's his story. This is another thing that Eden does so well. She can make you want, no, need to know more about the characters in her books. As she adds them you want their story right then. She could mostly have the longest going series as long as she added new characters every once in a while. 

No Escape From War is a great start to this new series and you'll just love it. The characters are wonderful and the twists and turns make for fun reading. Now I'll have to want for Odin story in July. Have you read her? What do you think of her books?


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