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Guarding Gwen by Cynthia Eden


Release Date: March 29, 2019
Genre: Romantic Suspense - second chance/hollywood/security
Multiple POV - 3rd person
Heat: 3 out of 5
Length: 312 pages
Standalone - Wilde Ways #2
Format: eARC provided through NetGalley
Publisher: Hocus Pocus Publishing, Inc.

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About The Book
Lights. Camera. Action.

Gwenevere Solomon is the current "It" girl in Hollywood. The star of a dozen films, she seemingly has the world at her feet. Gwen's problem? She also has one very dangerous stalker at her door. His attacks are getting bolder, and Gwen is becoming more and more afraid. Because this stalker...he knows secrets that she's fought hard to keep buried. The kind of secrets that can destroy a woman's life.

A ghost from her past can save her.

Gwen needs protection, and she needs that protection now. So enter her new leading man...Simon Forrest. Tall, dark, and ever-so deadly, Simon is the lover she left behind. Or rather, the lover who left her behind. He went off and became a SEAL, saving the world and riding one adrenaline high after the other. But he's back now, and as part of Wilde Securities, he's supposed to offer the best, most discreet protection service in the business. He'll pretend to be her lover so the press won't realize her life is going to hell, and Simon will stop her stalker.

He can keep his hands off her...and keep her shielded at the same time.

Simon never got over Gwen, and the fact that she's been filling the big screen with her gorgeous self? Yeah, it's just made her even more tempting...and put her even further out of his reach. Simon was never good enough for Gwen, and he knew it. But this time, he can help her. He can catch the stalker, unmask the jerk, and keep Gwen shining in her spotlight. Easy as pie. Or, it should be.

Except...Simon might not be able to stop himself from falling for her all over again.

Because when the cameras stop watching, that's when the real action begins...GUARDING GWEN, a sexy romantic suspense from New York Times best-selling author Cynthia Eden.

Author's Note: Love sexy suspense and second chance romance? Then GUARDING GWEN is for you. A stand-alone romance with no cliff-hangers, this title features one red-hot, alpha hero and a strong, funny heroine who has plenty of secrets hiding in her past.

My Review

★★★★✩

Simon and Gwen were young and in love. Living in a small town, they both wanted out. As much as Simon loved Gwen, he felt he had nothing to offer her. He wanted to be able to protect her, to provide for her, and be all she could ever want. So... he joined the Navy. What he couldn't understand was that all Gwen wanted was him. He leaves, both of their hearts were broken, and they never could let go. Fast forward some odd years and Gwen is in trouble. Now a famous Hollywood actress, she's got a stalker who's preying on her about her past. She turns to the one man she could always trust to take care of her... Simon. Will these two find their way back to each other for good while getting rid of the bad guy?

I adored Simon! He was unapologetic when it came to how he felt and what he wanted. He came off as rude and abrasive, yet this growling beast of a man was so tender with Gwen. And while I wasn't her biggest fan, I could appreciate the hurt Gwen lived with when Simon walked away. I don't like when characters play games, so she definitely lost some points with me. However, the way that Simon loved her, the ways in which he opened up his heart to her, and the unwasted opportunities he grabbed to show the depth of his feelings for her made this story a must-read for me. I'm a sucker for second chances and I believe that Simon more than deserved his.

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 eighty 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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