Mine To Keep
Love is the most dangerous obsession…
Skye Sullivan is trying to put the pieces of her life back together. She survived a brutal stalker and escaped his abduction, and now she is looking to the future—a future that includes Skye’s lover, billionaire Trace Weston. Skye thinks the danger is finally over for her.
She’s dead wrong.
When Trace’s past comes back to haunt him, Skye discovers that the man she loves isn’t quite who he seems to be. Trace has been leading a double-life. An ex-special forces agent, his military training turned him into the perfect killing machine. He made more than his share of enemies during his time in the military—and as he built his security empire—and one of those enemies is striking back.
He won’t lose her.
Skye is the one weapon that can be used against Trace—his only vulnerability. But he won’t let her go—he can’t. Trace will do anything necessary to protect Skye. Anything. Yet when she discovers the secrets that he’s tried to keep hidden, Skye’s pain and rage may send her running directly into the cross-hairs of a killer…
Author’s Note: Thank you so much for all of the wonderful emails and notes that I have received about Trace & Skye! This story will conclude their tale. I hope you enjoy their journey.
MINE TO KEEP contains 73,000 words.
Unedited Excerpt from MINE TO KEEP by Cynthia Eden
“Your heart’s too soft,” he growled, and Trace sounded angry. Odd, he didn’t usually get angry with her.
Everyone else? Oh, yes, but not her.
“You can’t be so trusting, Skye.” He let her go and stalked across the room. The marble floor gleamed beneath his feet. He stopped at the bar. A bar that took up half the left wall. Trace grabbed the decanter of whiskey and poured a sloshing glassful. “That trust can get you into trouble.”
Even though he wasn’t looking at her, Skye’s chin hitched up. “Trouble? You mean the kind where I trust the wrong man and nearly get killed because of it?”
He whirled around. “Skye—”
“Been there, done that,” she snapped at him. Her hands fisted. “I’ve got to say, this is one hell of a moving-in party.”
She spun on her heel and marched down the hallway. Her heartbeat sounded like drums in her ears and—
“I don’t…want it touching you.”
Skye paused a few steps away from their bedroom. Then, crap, she found herself storming back toward him. “What are you talking about?”
He drained the glass. Slammed it back on the bar. “I’ve done things that weren’t good, Skye. Things that—if you knew about them—they’d give you even more nightmares.”
He headed toward her with slow, determined steps. A predator, stalking his prey.
I’m the prey.
“I don’t want you to know about the things I did while we were apart. I want us to go forward. Fuck the past.” He stopped just a foot away and gazed down at her. She couldn’t read the expression in his eyes. “What we have is good. I’d damn well die for you, and you know that.”
She did. She also knew…
He’d kill for me.
The world saw Trace Weston as a suave businessman. A charmer who’d exploded onto the security scene. He’d amassed billions in record time.
But no one knew about his past.
Once, Skye had thought that she knew everything about him.
Now she was realizing that Trace had secrets he didn’t intend to share with her.
“Nothing can come between us now,” he told her.
Why did she feel like he was making a vow?
“Cynthia Eden is a master mind when it comes to romantic suspense. She has the Midas touch. I had never read the genre before picking up one of her books and I am hooked. She brings scorching chemistry to life and weaves a tale of mystery and suspense that sucks you in and makes you want to scream.”–Reading Haven
“Trace and Skye’s love story continues with a bang. The action is non-stop and keeps you guessing until the end. I love that! The romance was hot and blended nicely with everything else going on.” —Reading In Pajamas
“Mine To Keep is an excellent romantic suspense book. Brimming with emotion, mystery and action, Eden weaves readers a tale that they won’t be able to put down!” —Ramblings from a Chaotic Mind