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.
Some needs can push you to the edge of sanity...
"Dark Obsession" titles:
WATCH ME - Book One
WANT ME - Book Two
NEED ME - Book Three
**All books are stand-alone reads.**
In the previous book, Want Me, Devlin met Julianna who is on bail, awaiting trial for murdering her husband, and from the moment he first set eyes on her just something about her set off all kinds of warning bells. Julianna pleads her innocence but as she was found covered in her late husband’s blood, it's hard to be sure just what to think. One thing is certain though, someone is threatening Julianna and she needs the unique protection the VJS agency offers. Devlin will do all he can to protect Julianna but as he gets closer, he starts to realise she has many secrets and they just might get her killed!
All of the books in this series have shown that obsession can be a dark and dangerous thing, but this time I thought Ms Eden hit a completely different angle. The most obsessed and indeed the most possessive appears to be the dead husband and it's all the grey areas around his mysterious death that the author exposes. A dramatic story rife with suspense and more than one red herring to fool the reader. A tale of obsession, greed, and jealousy but as it's Ms Eden at the helm, a passionate story that if I'm honest, was maybe a bit too instant lust for me. Tense and quite violent at times but it's been an interesting addition to the series.
My only gripe was the heroine, Julianna, she knows she is being stalked and yet seems to merrily take chances. That being said I did enjoy reading this book and can't wait to finally read Ethan's book when it's released.
I was gifted a copy of this by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.