REVIEW: Never Let Go by Cynthia Eden

Lazarus Rising Book One; Interconnected Standalone

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He was more than just a man…

Dr. Elizabeth Parker didn’t like wild, dangerous men…yet she still found herself falling for sexy Navy SEAL Sawyer Cage. He was her exact opposite–a man she should definitely stay away from, a man who lived for the thrill of danger…but he was also the man she found herself wanting more than any other.

But their secret relationship ended in heartbreak when Sawyer was killed on a mission. Grieving for him, the last thing Elizabeth ever expected was to find Sawyer listed as a test subject for the top secret government project she was heading–a project called Lazarus.

For years, Elizabeth had worked feverishly to unlock the secrets of life and death, and with her Lazarus formula, she finally thought she’d made a breakthrough. Only she never expected to use Lazarus on her lover.

But the choice is taken out of Elizabeth’s hands…

Sawyer is given the Lazarus formula, and he’s transported to a remote government facility. At that facility, Sawyer wakes once more, only he’s not the same man. He’s stronger, he’s faster, his reflexes and his senses are ten times better than an average man’s. The government calls Sawyer a super soldier… Elizabeth still calls him…hers.

Unfortunately, Sawyer has no memory of his life before Lazarus. All he knows is that something about the sexy doctor awakes a primal response in him. He wants her, and he’ll do anything to possess her. Soul-deep, he feels that she was meant to be his.

Death waits in the darkness.

But something is wrong inside the Lazarus facility. The test subjects are holding back secrets, and danger seems to lurk in the air. The Lazarus subjects are super-human now, and some of those subjects have a very, very dark side. Twisted cravings drive them to the very edge of sanity. Can Sawyer keep Elizabeth safe from the madness around them…or will the growing darkness consume them both?



I fall hard for Cynthia Eden’s particular brand of Romantic Suspense and Never Let Me Go had everything I adore about her storytelling. With an added layer of a sci-fi/paranormal element, Eden wove a complicated love story between the scientist who created the formula and the super soldier created from it; one that was mired in the twisted nature of powerful men in government who abused their allowances. Consumed in one complete sitting, it grabbed me and never let me go (pun intended).

Eden consistently writes evocative stories that pull deep into your gut. The devastating position of being the only one who remembered the love they once shared and that she created what put him in his current position was entirely painful, but what made it more so was that their soul-deep connection still held a flicker of light thus tying them together instinctually. I don’t want to say more and give away the story, but it was a perfectly captivating story that evoked a wonderfully suspenseful response along with tingles every time they were around one another. Elizabeth, while completely book smart, was wildly smart–a strong badass in her own right, no serum needed. She complemented Sawyer beautifully and brought forth his humanity.

With a smart premise and strong characters, Never Let Me Go is an enjoyable read to lose yourself in. It’s the perfect cleanser between reads, or when you want to feel a racing heart and read a fast-paced story. Hot, and the kind of story to rev up your engine, you can’t go wrong with this one.



Lazarus Rising Book Two; Interconnected Standalone

Release Date: October 24, 2017

PreOrder: Kindle



Cynthia Eden

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 two-time finalist for the RITA® award (she was a finalist both in the romantic suspense category and in the paranormal romance category). Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over fifty 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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