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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 break-through.  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?

NEVER LET GO...a gripping new romantic suspense from New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Cynthia Eden.

September 26
Hocus Pocus Publishing, Inc.
Cindy Roussos

Customer Reviews

Sandy Sch ,

4.25 stars- impassioned, energetic but familiar

4.25 stars-- NEVER LET GO is the first instalment in Cynthia Eden’s contemporary, adult LAZARUS RISING paranormal/sci-fi romantic suspense series focusing on a group of enhanced soldiers. This is scientist Dr. Elizabeth Parker, and former Navy SEAL Sawyer Cage’s story line.

Told from several third person perspectives including Sawyer and Elizabeth NEVER LET GO introduces the some of the back story and history regarding a secret military experiment known as the Lazarus Project. Having suffered a terrible loss as a child, Dr.Elizabeth Parker experimented with reanimating the dead but never expected her ‘project’ to become part of a military program for enhanced soldiers, killing machines with no emotions, no memory, and the ability to come back from the dead. Enter former Navy SEAL and the man Elizabeth loves Sawyer Cage. What ensues is the rebuilding romance and relationship between Elizabeth and Sawyer, and the fall-out as the truth about the Lazarus Project reveals a more sinister and deadly experiment than anyone could have imagined.

Sawyer Cage died, not once but twice, but each time our hero returns with stronger abilities and memories of a past he is desperate to remember. Meeting Dr. Elizabeth Parker stirs something deep within Sawyer’s subconscious; memories of a time when he loved the woman who once controlled his heart. Elizabeth Parker is desperate to stop the Lazarus Project from going forward but our heroine will soon discover that reanimating the dead comes with dangerous side-effects.

The relationship between Sawyer and Elisabeth is one of second chances but a relationship destroyed by secrets, lies and the death of our story line hero. Sawyer struggles to remember why Elizabeth is so familiar yet not; in her presence Sawyer slowly begins to remember a little more about his past. The $ex scenes are intimate and passionate without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text.

There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters.We are introduced to psychiatrist Dr. Cecelia Gregory; Sawyer’s best friend and fellow soldier Flynn Haddox, and Bryce King; General Jamison, Dr. Landon Meyer, and project backer Wyman Wright. Flynn and Cecelia’s story line is next in KEEP ME CLOSE.

Cynthia Eden’s LAZARUS RISING series has a familiar formula especially for fans of Christine Feehan’s GHOSTWALKER series. The similarities are numerous; the action is exciting; the growing powers are just beginning to be revealed. From a power hungry government faction wanting super soldiers willing to obey without question, to the telepathic abilities of the ‘pack’, the resemblance to Feehan’s GWs is plentiful and recognizable. The requisite power hungry but mysterious psychopath is present and accounted for.

NEVER LET GO is a story of secrets, lies, power and control; a story of betrayal, vengeance, imprisonment and escape; a tale of enduring love in death and life. The premise, although familiar, is impassioned and energetic; the characters are colorful, charismatic and lively; the romance is impassioned, seductive and hot.

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