Book Review: Need Me by Cynthia Eden
The cops think that Julianna Smith is a murderer. No one will listen when Julianna claims she’s innocent, and as the suspicions mount against her, only Julianna knows the truth…a killer is hunting her. Somewhere in the darkness, a stalker is closing in and preparing to deliver a final justice that she can’t escape.
He’s her only option.
Devlin Shade isn’t a man who trusts easily, and when Julianna Smith walks into VJS Protection, he’s well aware of her reputation—the sexy blond could be a cold-blooded murderer. Only when he looks at her, cold is the last thing that Devlin feels. There’s an instant attraction between them—hot, fierce, primal. And he agrees to take her case. He’ll be her bodyguard. He’ll keep her safe from the enemy hunting her, and he’ll also find out the truth about the mysterious Julianna. If she is a killer, he’ll turn her over to the cops himself.
She can’t let him get too close...
Julianna knows that she is walking a dangerous line with Devlin. She never expected to want him so much, and as they grow closer, she realizes that he’s working to uncover her secrets. But the secrets that she carries are worth killing for…and she can’t let anyone discover the truth, not even Devlin.
Killer or victim...
Soon the thin line between right and wrong is blurred. For Devlin, the case becomes personal, and all that matters is Julianna—keeping her safe and stopping the stalker who is on her trail. As he slides deeper into Julianna’s dangerous world, Devlin’s own darkness rises up. He’s played the good guy for so long, but now his mask is falling away. He isn’t controlled, he isn’t safe, and when Julianna is threatened, he will cross any line to keep her safe.
There is something about books written by Cynthia Eden that I can't get enough of. I so love them. Need Me is the third book in her Dark Obsession series. You meet both characters in prior books in the series. You really want to know how Julianna gets in this predicament.
You believe Julianna to be innocent right away but in a small part of your brain you have to wonder. At least that's what Devlin did. For the most part he didn't think she could do it and because of that when she is in danger, he's there to help her.
Poor Julianna is in danger, and no one seems to be listening to her.
I really loved these two together. One Devlin decided she was innocent and need protection he was all over it. He did everything he could to protect her and find out what happened. If he can do that he can keep her out of jail or just plain alive.
This is a very quick moving story with wonderful interactions from prior characters. You really start to see the hell in which Julianna's life was all about. She thought she was getting a prince but instead she got a horrible man that made it sport to hurt her.