Want Me

Want Me

by Cynthia Eden

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New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Cynthia Eden offers readers a new "Dark Obsession" novel...WANT ME.

She doesn't play it safe...

Sophie Sarantos has a weakness for dangerous men. She doesn't like safe lovers--she likes men with a wild, rough edge. But Sophie may have attracted a lover who is too dangerous, even for her. Someone is stalking Sophie, slipping into her home, watching her day and night. The stranger seems to know all of Sophie's darkest secrets, secrets that should never be revealed.

Out of options, Sophie turns to ex-solider Lex Jensen for protection. Lex is part owner of VJS Protection, Inc., and Sophie hires him as her bodyguard. She thinks Lex is one of the "good guys" out there, but she couldn't be more wrong.

He doesn't play at all...

Lex has his own secrets. Dark, deadly secrets. And as his feelings for Sophie grow, Lex knows that he is going to have to stop pretending to be a gentleman and, instead, he'll have to show Sophie who he really is. A man trained to kill. A man too used to evil. A man who will take any risk...as long as he can claim Sophie.

Because there is one thing that Lex wants in this world...one person he desires above all others...Sophie. And no one will hurt her, not on his watch.

Author's Note: WANT ME is a complete, stand-alone story. All of the books in the Dark Obsession series are stand-alone titles.

Dark Obsession Series:

WATCH ME - Book 1
WANT ME - Book 2
NEED ME - Book 3

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150121997
Publisher: Hocus Pocus Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 01/23/2015
Series: Dark Obsession , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 121,812
File size: 272 KB

About the Author

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. More information about Cynthia may be found at www.cynthiaeden.com.

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Want Me 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## Once again Cynthia Eden has impressed me with her unique writing style. This book was STELLAR. Albeit not required, I highly recommend reading "Watch Me" first. It will enhance this story tenfold. Lex and Sophie were fabulous together. They had undeniable chemistry. Lex was fierce and possessive but in the best way. The suspense was outstanding. I absolutely could not put this book down and I know when my alarm sounds in just a couple of hours, I will be thinking.....it was worth it. Do I wish the book had been a tad longer? Hell yeah. I would love it if Ms. Eden would add 50 pages to her books in this series! I'm looking forward to Dev's story and hope there'll be a story for Ethan, too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just the right amount of everything...on the edge of your seat mystery, with love, action, plot twists. Excellent read! Easy enough to read alone, but I love the whole series so far.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good action and romance in second book of series.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So good you will want to read them all - love these men!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
VERY Repetitive......same book, same story line, same people. book one two and three are all mirror images of each other.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not sure why this is rated so highly. Its a good story and easy to read but definitely not 4.5 stars.
CleverGirl1 More than 1 year ago
Want Me is full of drama and suspense, add in sizzling attraction and hot, angry sex and you've got a recipe for a thrilling read. Sophie is smart, savvy, and full of secrets. The lessons learned from her horrible childhood are that there aren't any happy endings, that one night is enough to spend with any man and not to let anyone - except her best friend Ethan - get too close. Alpha male Lex isn't the bad guy he claims to be, nor is he a gentleman, but he's honorable, devoted, protective and determined to keep Sophie safe with everything in him. I liked Sophie and Lex together, their baggage matches up well, they're both fiercely loyal fighters who when they finally fall in love, fall hard. The mystery did not disappoint. The storyline moved quickly, keeping my attention as well as keeping me guessing as to who the villain was. Want Me also set up the next book in the Dark Obsession series, Need Me, Dev's story, which I can't wait to read. Disclosure: ebook provided in exchange for an honest review
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
lrhubble More than 1 year ago
A MUST Read Contemporary, Romantic Suspense Sophie Sarantos doesn’t play it safe. Her weakness is dangerous men. She doesn’t like her lovers to be safe, she likes them with a rough, wild edge. Though this time Sophie may have attracted a lover that is too dangerous. Too dangerous even for her. Sophie is being stalked by someone that has the ability to slip into her home and that watches her night and day. It is someone that seems to know all of Sophie’s secrets, even her darkest ones. Secrets that should never be revealed. Lex knows all about secrets because he has his own. He also doesn’t play at all. Lex knows that he is going to have to stop acting like a gentleman when it comes to Sophie especially as his feelings for her are growing stronger. He is instead going to have to show Sophie the true man underneath. The man that has been trained to kill. One that is used to facing evil. Lex is also willing to take any risk so that he can claim Sophie for his own. Lex truly wants only one thing in this world, one person and that is Sophie. He is also determined that no one will hurt her ever on his watch. This is the next book in a trilogy that gets even better with the second book in the series. The trilogy makes more sense if it is read in order as they are linked and intertwined together and the second book takes place shortly after the first book ends. The action is even more prevalent in this story than in the first book and that is hard to believe. The suspense builds until the explosive end and makes for a story that is addictive. It will also have readers eagerly awaiting the next book so they can see what will happen next. The author manages to continually amaze with each story that she writes. This will also have readers that are new to this author wanting to check out more books by her. It will also have readers counting down the days until the third book is released. For readers that enjoy romantic suspense this is one series to definitely read. Received a review copy
Chenet_Fabiola More than 1 year ago
Want me is the second volume in the Dark Obsession series by Cynthia Eden . The first volume is titled Watch me and the next volume, Need me, should be published in march 2015. Want me takes over the story some weeks after the end of Watch me. Our new main characters, Sophie Saranton and Lex Jensen, had an important part in the latter. Lex is one of the founders of the bodyguard agency JVS Protection, and he helped our previous hero to solve and protect his heroine. Sophie was the lawyer of one of the suspects in the case. In Want me, Sophie is assaulted in her home at night. Even if she notifies the case to the police, they can’t do much because there’s no fingerprint, no witness, no sign of break in. So she calls on our bodyguards to protect her and find the culprit. Sophie looks like a heartless, hard, intransigent, and cold lawyer. The readers realize quickly it’s a façade, in order not to let people walk all over her. What’s more, she has a very dark past, and she prefers to avoid commitments. The only persons she trusts are longstanding friends. Lex is ultra possessive, ultra jealous and ultra protective. An alpha male in all his splendor. He’ll be very quickly jealous of the two men in the heroine’s life because of that relation they have been sharing for a few years. I really like the relation between Sophie and Lex. They are both wounded souls who fortunately didn’t lose faith in humanity and are determined to reach their goals. What’s more, like every heroine from the author, Sophie isn’t TSTL. Lex is very patient with her but things are clear: he wants her and he will have her. Simply, he wants her to be ready. I preferred the suspense in Want me to the one in the first volume. It’s done better by the author and for those who don’t know Cynthia Eden’s work, you’ll be surprised. I wasn’t really. LOL. Indeed, it’s my 12th (wow!) novel by Cynthia Eden in the Romantic Suspense category and I can say that even if at the beginning I don’t know who the villain is, toward the middle of the book, I begin to have doubts and I know who it is before the final revelation. Only the motivations will stay obscure till the explanations. However, big drawback: the epilog. I didn’t like it. I’d have preferred there was none. Why? Because on one hand I don’t like open endings, and for me, it should have been the beginning of the following volume. And on the other hand, it was absolutely not necessary to the novel I had just finished. Indeed, the HEA is really present, the investigation is solved and we believe in the future of our heroes. The hero of the future volume will be Devlin Shade. But I will let you discover his heroine by reading Want me. To conclude, a novel I preferred to the first volume, with very well described sex scenes, emotion, a flowing style and a very well done plot.
ravenwolf_EPTX More than 1 year ago
Amazing, Exciting, Addictive!! Score: 4.6 WANT ME (Dark Obsession, # 2)  by Cynthia Eden January 27, 2015 168 pages, approximately Romance: Military, Mystery / Suspense *** Provided by NetGalley in Exchange for an Honest Review. *** -- From the Cover --  She doesn’t play it safe… Sophie Sarantos has a weakness for dangerous men. She doesn’t like safe lovers—she likes men with a wild, rough edge. But Sophie may have attracted a lover who is too dangerous, even for her. Someone is stalking Sophie, slipping into her home, watching her day and night. The stranger seems to know all of Sophie’s darkest secrets, secrets that should never be revealed. Out of options, Sophie turns to ex-solider Lex Jensen for protection. Lex is part owner of VJS Protection, Inc., and Sophie hires him as her bodyguard. She thinks Lex is one of the “good guys” out there, but she couldn’t be more wrong.  He doesn’t play at all… Lex has his own secrets. Dark, deadly secrets. And as his feelings for Sophie grow, Lex knows that he is going to have to stop pretending to be a gentleman and, instead, he’ll have to show Sophie who he really is. A man trained to kill. A man too used to evil. A man who will take any risk…as long as he can claim Sophie. Because there is one thing that Lex wants in this world…one person he desires above all others…Sophie. And no one will hurt her, not on his watch.  Author's Note: WANT ME does not contain a cliff-hanger ending. It is a complete, stand-alone title. ------------------------- Heat Level:  4.5 ------------------------- Defense Attorney Sophie Sarantos wakes to find a man standing over her while she was sleeping in bed. He's wearing gloves, carrying a knife, and he's gotten past her elaborate alarm system. He announces his intentions of killing Daniel Duvato (WATCH ME). She manages to escape and a passer-by calls the cops for her. There's no sign of him ever being in her house. She turns to VJS, knowing they're capable of keeping her safe and figuring out who's doing this to her.  Is she suffering some sort of post-stress delusions or is this intruder all that more dangerous?  Ever since Lex first saw Sophie at the police precinct, there to defend Ethan (WATCH ME)  and shortly thereafter pulled her from her gas-filled home and saved her life, she's been on his mind. Now she's come to him and tells him that someone else is threatening her. It nearly sends him over the edge.  He wants to protect her, keep her safe, and have her in every way possible. But is it possible that she's setting up an elaborate alibi ?   After nearly getting run down, intentionally, it's clear that there's a  dangerous, obsessed stalker is on the loose among the multitude of men that would fall at Sophie's feet. Will VJS be able to sort through her enemies and admirers in time? Ms. Eden writes a damn-good, exciting story! This story picks up only weeks after where WATCH ME leaves off. The books are tied together and it IS suggested that you read the first one before reading WANT ME although this book CAN stand on it's own, it'll make more sense and stand even stronger once you've been properly introduced to the cast in the first book. The undercurrents between Lex and Sophie that hummed along in book one continue to grow until combustion is inevitable and they are HOT together! The secondary characters add depth and dimension, supporting the plot without taking it over. The plot itself is insanely exciting. You never truly know who to scrutinize a little closer. The flow of writing is fantastic. The conflicts that ran throughout this book were layered and intertwined in such an intricate way that there was no way of knowing how things would turn out. Amazing climactic pinnacle leading to a solid conclusion. Can't wait for Dev's book, NEED ME!  ----------------- Score: 4.6 Stars: 5 ------------------ Tina J / Unbound Passion Reviewing for: Tangled Hearts and Boxer Briefs 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thanks for this book it is awesome loved the story line between Sophia and Lex Can't wait for the next book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She's a favorite author of mine and she definitely did not disappoint with this book!
burns_erin More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC of this book from the Publisher, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.  Just let me do my little happy dance, because Cynthia Eden is my romantic suspense crack. This is her second book in her Dark Obsession series, and I really enjoyed the first book, Want Me. I read and reviewed Watch Me previously. Sophie, is a tough nut, she is sort of icy and aggressive on the surface but with a soft gooey center that she holds close in her job as a defense attorney. She almost died due to her connections to the supposed villain of the previous story, Ethan. However, life gets even stranger when she discovers she has an obsessed stalker, and current events change the way she views her history. Lex is the alpha bad boy, while he has one briefly mentioned piece of history, he is really just a placeholder male to me, and in my mind all these guys are John McClain and we are in a Die Hard movie. Willful suspension of disbelief is an absolute requirement, but there's tons of action, suspense, sizzle, and plot twists that makes this the book equivalent of an action movie. 3.5 stars-it won't be going on my re-read list, but it was fun while it lasted and I really want the next book in the series and am hoping there will be a fourth book to cover Ethan's story (I adore morally ambivalent heroes).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Must read, I loved this book!!
BooksnKisses More than 1 year ago
NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4 REVIEW:   We had meet both Lex and Sophie in Watch Me when a serial killer left Sophie to die.   From that moment on Lex had a bit of an obsession with the smart, sexy and untouchable Sophie.   But when Sophie comes to VJS for protection, Lex knows that no one will take this job from him.   But the question is can Lex keep personal and business separate.   Another really good story from Ms. Eden. Throughout the whole story I keep wondering who was the one we were looking for.  I guessed a few times, was wrong a few time and when I finally figured it out it all made perfect sense.   This was a good read and if you liked Watch Me you should pick up a copy of Want Me.  But never fear Want Me can be read as a stand alone pretty easily.  But I would read them in order.   I can’t wait for the next installment and Dev’s story.   Disclaimer:  I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley & Hocus Pocus Publishing in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
livzletlivz More than 1 year ago
One obsessive man will kill to have her. Another man will kill to protect her!!! That is the whole crux of Cynthia Eden’s book 2 “Want Me”, in the Dark Obsession Series.  Sophie Sarantos is a kick-ass defense lawyer, defending the innocent, and maybe the bad men according to some. But she is a force to reckon with, yet behind closed doors of her heart, hides intense pain and nightmares that keep men at bay. As much as she thrives on walking the edge of danger, she never lets any man get close to her heart. Yet she has no control of her mind, body and soul when she hires Lex Jensen to protect her from a stalker. Lex Jensen is part owner of VJS Securities, along with his childhood friends Chance and Dev. From the moment he saved her from being killed by gas at home, it was instant attraction, and time only deepened those feelings into intense desire and love. And he is determined to protect Sophie from an obsessive stalker, and there’s no way anyone would lay a finger on her, on his watch. With dark secrets dogging both Sophie and Lex, their passion for each other set fire between the sheets, and their desire to possess each other only fuels the stalker to go to the next level of leaving dead bodies in the wake of his rage and obsession. The Dark Obsession series will be enjoyed more if it’s read in sequence (my personal opinion), to follow the story and the recurring characters. Mind you that there are no cliffhangers in any of the books, but the story starts with “Watch Me”, and you will get introduced to Sophie and Lex “Want Me” is another intoxicatingly dark love story where the obsession of a stalker crosses path with an equally obsessive protective lover.
CarmellaS More than 1 year ago
"Want me" is the story of Sophie & Lex. Sophie is an attorney and Lex is a Private Investigator. Sophie awakens one night to find a man in her room, a man that tells her he will always protect her from anyone that hurts her. He has a gun and Sophie manages to escape her home. The next day she hires Lex for protection. Lex wants more than to protect her. She is concerned because of the attraction she feels for him. She feels differently about him than she had any other. Could he protect her and she keep her distance from him? This stalker she has always seems to know what's going on with her, where to find her. Is it possibly someone close to her? A Colleague? I love Cynthia Eden. I first got into her because of her Paranormal romances but I love anything she writes. This book is about 13 chapters. The characters are great and well rounded. Most of the main characters are from abusive homes so we have some tough, gritty characters here! I would love to see a story about Ethan who was like a brother to Sophie. Thank for sharing this wonderful book with me!
agnese-kohnSK More than 1 year ago
Hey Voila!!!!!!!!just read it,Author Cynthia Eden done it again.has delivered this amazing,awesome,well written,well developed,well to follow...Bottom line,I love it...Soon i started it,read the intro.the prologue and i said::that is gonna be very good"and it is until the end,it gets better and better.....I was deep,drawn to the story that really could not put it down,every line was telling me you cant stop to read,have to know so i drop everything i was doing to finish it...The characters.Lex & Sophie are incredible,well developed and interpreted...She also bring back previous personage as detective Faith,Daniel and include new ones.....Want me is book 2 of the series Dark Obsession and you will find protection,suspense,the want,the fantasies her/his,chase the villain,the plot,twist,turn,intense,a past to let go,face danger,steamy scene,lust,i can keep on going but you will have to get the novel to know more,i suggest to read book 1 of this series Watch me cause this is a series not a standalone and the characters are connected specially the VJS Protection agencies...So now i can't wait for book 3 Need Me with Shade.i just can't wait for the book to come out!!!!!!!!can't wait for much more!!!!!!Keep them coming!!!!!!!!1Author Cynthia Eden:WELL DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i love it much..................