THE HEART YOU BREAK is the
fourth book in Cynthia Edenâ€™s Wilde
Ways series. Each book in this series, centered around
bodyguards and the clients they fall for, works as a standalone story. In
THE HEART YOU BREAK , Cynthia
Eden plays with the rock star trope. Bran Copper is a rock star with a
stalker and Julia Slate becomes his undercover bodyguard. I love a
kickass heroine, and Julia absolutely qualifies. Itâ€™s adorable and
amusing when Bran tries to shield Julia from any danger and general
unpleasantness. Branâ€™s protective streak is endearing but makes Juliaâ€™s
real job as his undercover protector that much more challenging.
Julia may look delicate, but she is a battle-hardened former firefighter
who has survived a lot. Her current assignment for Wilde Securities -
protecting a bad boy rock star from a mysterious psycho - doesnâ€™t have
Julia particularly excited. Having been burned, in more ways than one,
by her last serious relationship makes her cynical about men and what
they have to offer her. Bran turns out to blow her expectations apart.
Both are struck by a sudden and consuming physical attraction, but
both try and fight it for different reasons. Although Bran is a celebrity,
he has a certain level of self-awareness and empathy that throws Julia
for a loop. He resists having any kind of protection for himself because
he doesnâ€™t want anybody else to be harmed. Bran and Julia grow
closer, even as they both keep secrets from each other. The Blue Ridge
Mountains make for a suitably romantic, as well as isolated and eerie,
backdrop for this story. In addition to the perspective of the hero and
heroine, Cynthia Eden includes the perspective of the unknown and
seemingly omnipresent killer. The killer could be a man or woman, and
a known enemy of Branâ€™s as well as somebody who appears to be a
friend. Cynthia Eden brings it all in THE
HEART YOU BREAK: thrills galore, steamy love scenes, and an
intriguing mystery surrounding the identity of a killer.
THE HEART YOU BREAK is a
splendid example of romance done right with evil lurking where youâ€™d
least expect it. I love all the books in this series, but this may be my
favorite yet. It seems that Juliaâ€™s friend Rick will be the subject of the
next book in this Wilde Ways series. I look forward to reading Rickâ€™s story, but I canâ€™t wait for
Coleâ€™s story (if Cynthia Eden gives him one too).
Security agent Julia Slate is going undercover. Her
assignment? Protect rocker Bran Copper. He's sexy, has a
reputation for living life to the extreme, and he's also
the target of one very obsessed fan. Julia's job is to
keep Bran safe...and the catch? Bran can't know that
she's his bodyguard. Bran's manager has hired her because
the star refuses to get protection. Bran just wants to be
left alone. With his stalker escalating, that isn't an
It should be easy to keep him at armâ€™s length.
Julia pretends to be Bran's new assistant as she moves
into his mountain home. She acts shy and reserved, a
delicate flower who isn't a threat...when she can totally
kick butt any day of the week. She will stay with Bran
twenty-four, seven, and make sure he's safe. It's
supposed to be business only, and there is no way the guy
is her type. He's everything that she doesn't want in a
lover. Right? But...the more time they spend together,
the more she realizes that the bad boy? It's just an
image he projects. There is a whole lot more to the real
But sheâ€™s lying to him.
Bran has been betrayed over and over again, and now Julia
is lying to him, too. She thought her lies didn't matter.
She thought she was keeping him safe, but she never
expected to give her heart to the man she's been hired to
Heâ€™s never met anyone like her.
Bran's new assistant is gorgeous, smart, and...making him
crazy. He's used to women throwing themselves at him,
used to people not caring about who he isâ€”just that heâ€™s
famous. But Julia isn't like that. She touches something
inside of him, she makes him want, makes him crave
everything that he's never had. Soon Bran can't imagine
ever letting her go. He needs her, he wants her, and what
Bran wantsâ€¦he gets.
As the threats keep mounting, as the stalker closes in,
will Bran be able to forgive Julia when he learns the
truth? Or will they crash and burn? Because THE HEART YOU
BREAK...it could be the one that matters most.
Author's Note: Ready for sin and rock? Because Bran is
one sexy singer, and Julia is a bodyguard who will do
anything to protect her man. But as Bran falls for Julia,
as the lies twist around them, things are going to become
wild and dangerous. No cliff-hangers. This book can be
read as a stand-alone. So have fun and rock on!