Lights. Camera. Action.
Gwenevere Solomon is the current “It” girl in Hollywood. The star of a dozen films, she seemingly has the world at her feet. Gwen’s problem? She also has one very dangerous stalker at her door. His attacks are getting bolder, and Gwen is becoming more and more afraid. Because this stalker…he knows secrets that she’s fought hard to keep buried. The kind of secrets that can destroy a woman’s life.
A ghost from her past can save her.
Gwen needs protection, and she needs that protection now. So enter her new leading her man…Simon Forrest. Tall, dark, and ever-so deadly, Simon is the lover she left behind. Or rather, the lover who left her behind. He went off and became a SEAL, saving the world and riding one adrenaline high after the other. But he’s back now, and as part of Wilde's elite security team, he’s supposed to offer the best, most discreet protection service in the business. He’ll pretend to be her lover so the press won’t realize her life is going to hell, and Simon will stop her stalker.
He can keep his hands off her…and keep her shielded at the same time.
Simon never got over Gwen, and the fact that she’s been filling the big screen with her gorgeous self? Yeah, it’s just made her even more tempting…and put her even further out of his reach. Simon was never good enough for Gwen, and he knew it. But this time, he can help her. He can catch the stalker, unmask the jerk, and keep Gwen shining in her spotlight. Easy as pie. Or, it should be.
Except…Simon might not be able to stop himself from falling for her all over again.
Because when the cameras stop watching, that’s when the real action begins…GUARDING GWEN, a sexy romantic suspense from New York Times best-selling author Cynthia Eden.
Author’s Note: Love sexy suspense and second chance romance? Then GUARDING GWEN is for you. A stand-alone romance with no cliff-hangers, this title features one red-hot, alpha hero and a strong, funny heroine who has plenty of secrets hiding in her past.
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I loved this story. The suspense and romance was terrific. Simon is one of my favorite H’s....he is awesome. The twists and turns kept me guessing until the end. I have to say that’s hard to do these days. Gwen kept so much inside for so long, it was great to see her and Simon get their HEA.
What an exceptional book. Talk about scary and heart clenching! I was biting my nails and on the edge of my seat the whole way through. I never would’ve guessed who the mad man was! Loved Gwen and Simon....great chemistry. I highly recommend this book to mystery readers who hate to figure out the villain early on, because you can’t. Awesome.
Guarding Gwen is a second chance romance with a really intense alpha hero. Simon and Gwen fell in love when they were kids but Simon refused to hold Gwen back and let her go, thinking she was off to college while he joined the Navy.
I'm not the biggest fan of when a character lets another character go because they think they are better off without them. Simon does redeem himself when it didn't take him long to try to reclaim Gwen back. Unfortunately, she had already moved on. Or so he thought.
Jump forward a few more years and fate finally reconnects this couple. The past has come back to haunt Gwen and she knows there is only one man who can help her even though she is still hurt by him letting her go.
I'm pleased that while the couple was separated, the heroine was not left a virgin pining away for the hero. I always think it's unfair when the guy can move on to other women even when he's still in love with the heroine and the heroine undoubtably saves herself for the hero. Besides, he left her so he should have to suffer the consequences of that.
I like that Simon didn't pretend to be over Gwen when she shows back up in his life. He loves her just as intensely as he did when he walked away from her and he isn't afraid to show it. Simon is a very intense alpha who is forceful when it comes to Gwen. She is his and he will let everyone know it. He'll guard her with his life and make sure no one hurts one hair on her head.
I truly love Cynthia Eden's heroes. The fierce intensity that she can bring into their characters gets me every time! I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.