Feb 13 2014 4:30pm

Burning Up for Your Love: Cynthia Eden’s Burn for Me

Burn for Me by Cynthia EdenCynthia Eden launches a brand new series with Burn for Me, and trust me, it’s on fire—perfectly setting the tone for the rest of this racy, fun, and sexy series.

Starting from the very first line, Eden slaps us in the face with the new world she plunges us into.

The first time Eve Bradley saw Subject Thirteen, he was in chains.

She froze in front of the glass wall that separated her from him—a wall that, to Subject Thirteen, would look just like a mirror. The two-way mirror let the doctors and observers watch his every move. Not that the guy could do much moving when he was chained to the wall.

This series promises to have a similar setup—and heat level—to Lora Leigh’s Breeds series. But unlike the Breeds, the creatures in this series aren’t genetically altered, they’re born with their supernatural abilities and are “out” to humans. However, it has started to have a negative impact as hundreds of them are being rounded up and experimented on—most without their consent. This setup is just the beginning of the many twists and turns that Eden throws at us through the course of this book, but of course it all has to start with the romance, and man, does she pack it in tight with the sparks that fly between Eve and Subject Thirteen (Cain).

Eve knew the role that she had to play, and she was willing to do her part…up to a point. So she rose onto her tiptoes and pressed her mouth against Cain’s.

Even as her left hand unfurled against his, she pressed the keys to his chains into his palm.

Yeah, she hadn’t been some pathetic hopeless weeping machine for nothing. She’d used that time to get close to Wyatt. While he’d been trying to pry her loose, she’d been relieving him of his keys.

That summer of pickpocketing didn’t feel quite so shameful right then.

Her lips moved softly on Cain’s. Just pretending. Just Keeping up appearances until he could unlock those cuffs.

Then he’d better get them the hell out of there.

Only…only Cain wasn’t using the keys to break loose. His arms were wrapping around her, pulling her tighter against him. His mouth hardened on hers, became rougher. More demanding.

What Eden promises even more than sparks is a smart, sexy heroine who doesn’t take any nonsense from her hero—and he can dish out plenty of nonsense.

He’d left her. Eve realized that fun fact about, oh, four hours ago. When she’d woken up alone, naked, and cold.

He’d given her a good orgasm—or three. Four? Showing a girl a good time did not mean that the guy could just waltz out the door when she shut her eyes for a minute. Talk about being an inconsiderate jackass.

Eve is a delight, and Cain…well, he’s your typical tortured hero, but considering that every time he dies and comes back to life (yep, you read that correctly), a little part of his old life dies with him. Not only is Cain an interesting addition to the paranormal cadre of heroes and different supes, Eve is a conundrum as well that will leave you guessing until the very end.

The plot is pretty solid throughout, filled with tons of twists as previously mentioned; however, it’s Eden’s voice that really reels you in. Eden’s insuppressible voice is apparent, and distinct, in every single character making for a near-perfect read, and a great start to the new series. Lucky for me, and everyone else, there’s very little lag between releases in this series (so far), and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next one!


Jennifer Proffitt is a Midwest transplant to New York City. She spends most of her time reading and writing about romance, but you can follow her other adventures on Twitter @JennProffitt. She works for Heroes and Heartbreakers and Criminal Element.

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