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Mine To Take is the romantic suspense novella that tells the story of former talented Ballerina Skye Sullivan, a timid and shy young woman who is convinced someone is stalking her. As Skye moves from New York to Chicago after an accident that irreparably ruined her dancing career, she believes that someone is still following her. The Police do not seem to have enough evidence to believe Skye is in danger, so she turns to the one man she thinks can help her end the torment and fear that appears to be following her. Trace Weston is not only a successful billionaire and head of the infamous Weston Securities, but Skye’s former lover. He let her walk away ten years ago and now that she has decided to seek his help in protecting her, he vows he will not let her get away from him again. But when Skye is continually terrorised and the attacks escalate, will she discover who she can and cannot trust before it is too late?
This is a short and suspenseful novella that instantly picks up with Skye making her way to Trace’s office in Chicago, the reader is instantly thrown into the story and details of the past are divulged sporadically over the course of the book. The relationship between the once loves, Skye and Trace is instantly rekindled, and the introduction to the other men in Skye’s past are made fairly quickly. It is a highly enjoyable read, and the alternating perspectives (through the narrator) of Skye, Trace, Officer Alex and the attacker are well written. Over the course of the novella however, some aspects of the plot appeared a little farfetched, it is nonetheless an entertaining read. This is a novella recommended for all those who love the romantic suspense genre, and those who like the dominant, overprotective male protagonist. The plot contains a few surprising twists along the way, and just when the assumption of who exactly is behind Skye’s attacks is made, Eden squashes them right back with another twist.
Perfect for an afternoon or late night read between books.