Berls Reviews Mine to Crave

Posted February 7, 2022 by Berls in Review / 2 Comments

Berls Reviews Mine to CraveMine to Crave by Cynthia Eden
Series: Mine #4
Published by Cynthia Eden on February 25, 2014
Genres: Romance, Suspense & Thriller
Pages: 280
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Goodreads
five-stars

New York Times best-selling author Cynthia Eden continues her dark and sexy “Mine” romantic suspense series with…MINE TO CRAVE.
HE TAKES WHAT HE WANTS.
From the moment that billionaire casino owner Drake Archer sees Jasmine Bennett, he’s obsessed. Consumed by desire for the mysterious redhead, Drake will do anything necessary to claim her. Yet as desire rages between them, danger is stalking ever closer. Drake’s past isn’t dead, and the ex-Special Forces agent will soon have to face the ghosts he left behind.
SHE’S HIDING SECRETS.
Jasmine isn’t who she pretends to be. She’s a woman on a mission—and she’s supposed to be stealing secrets from the mysterious Drake. Falling for him isn’t on her agenda, but when lust and love tangle together, all the rules get broken.
AN ENEMY IS CLOSING IN…
When Drake learns of Jasmine’s betrayal…all hell breaks loose. He knows that he should turn his back on her, but it’s too late for him. He can’t let her go, but he can teach her a lesson. No one betrays him…not without paying a heavy price. Drake will destroy all of the enemies on his trail, he’ll bury his past, and he’ll teach Jasmine to want only him…just as much as he craves her.
Author's Note: MINE TO CRAVE is a sexy adult romance novel--as such, it contains explicit language, dangerous scenes, and steamy encounters. Please consider yourself warned.

My top thoughts:

After a year away from this series, I was excited to dive back in but also worried that I’d be lost. Not only was I NOT lost, but I was also blown away. For me this is the best book in the series so far!

What I liked/didn’t like:

Mine to Crave kicks off with a forward that pretty much transported me back to the last book. Sure, I didn’t remember every single detail, but I remembered enough to pick up without missing a beat. I think it helps that the characters of this book are MOSTLY being fleshed out for the first time. Jasmine was a brand-new character and OMG! I loved her! So strong and so fierce, yet also so gentle and kind. And then Drake! We knew him from the earlier books, but we didn’t KNOW him. He and Jasmine are really very similar – strong, loyal, gentle, kind, and most importantly, they do not see themselves clearly at all. They each think they are too damaged and have too much baggage for the other. You kind of want to shake them at times. Thankfully they are drawn to each other like moths to a flame and the result is FIRE! Seriously, hot scenes y’all.

And then there’s the plot. Geez! I was on my toes from chapter 1. So many twists and turns and unexpected connections. I buddy read this with Brandee and we both were making guesses and trying to anticipate, while also just being super anxious. I really don’t think I predicted anything correctly lol! And yet, if I’d chosen the RIGHT clues, I could have.

We also met some great new characters and I’m so incredibly excited that the next book is Saxton’s book. I’m desperately hoping we also get a Victor book – I’ve been curious about him since his very first scene. So glad Brandee suggested we resume our buddy reads on this series! I will definitely be finishing this series this year.

5 stars Flipping Fantastic

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