[Review] Bad Things by Cynthia Eden

About the book

On The Prowl
(Bad Things #2)
by Cynthia Eden

Publication Date: September 13th 2016

Time to embrace your inner evil.

Rose Kinley never intended to be one of the most feared creatures to walk the earth. Once upon a time, she was a human—one who fell in love with a mysterious stranger. But when she got caught in a paranormal war, she lost her humanity and died…only to wake later as a vampire.

Now Rose has a choice. She can continue to try and be the good girl she once was or she can let her darkness out to play. Maybe it’s finally time for her to step into the dark.

He’s the reason she’s undead.

Panther shifter Julian Craig has a mission—protect Rose at all costs. It’s his fault that she lost her human life, and he literally made a deal with the devil so that she would have a second chance as a vampire. And as part of that deal, he’s supposed to keep his hands off Rose. An impossible task considering the dangerous lust he feels for her.

When Rose is targeted by a paranormal collector, Julian knows that he will have to let his own beast out if he is to protect the only woman who ever touched his battered soul. Rose may be afraid of the darkness she carries, but Julian is more than ready to show the world just what kind of a monster he truly is. Julian isn’t afraid of the dark…but the monsters that wait in the shadows? They will bow to him.

He’ll show her just how good it can feel…to be bad.

review~ Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion

Lately I’ve been having some bad luck with second books in a series, so I was wary if it would happen again, but I didn’t need to worry. It’s Cynthia Eden were talking about. She can’t write bad paranormal romance books 😉

I gave the previous book, Devil In Disguise, 4 stars, which in my opinion is a really good rating, so imagine my surprise that I liked On The Prowl still a teeny tiny bit more, why I will explain in the following review.

While I liked the story of Devil in Diguise I wasn’t all convinced by the characters, Luke and Mina. With On The Prowl it was different. I already liked Julian when he was just a side character and Rose was pretty bad-ass and had her own mind. Together those two characters worked well. Their relationship had chemistry and I really liked how you could see the trust and love growing between them.

Another reason – aside from the characters – that made me like On The Prowl more was that I’m a huge sucker for vampires and shifters and in this book we got both, so I was pretty happy.

The overall story of the book was interesting and had me hooked to the last page.

I have no complains when it comes to Cynthia Eden’s writing style. Like always she captured me right from the start and I basically flew through the pages. Hell, I’ve read like 40 books of her. I should like her writing style, don’t you think? 😉

I can’t wait to see what will happen in the next book, called Broken Angel. It will release in December and will feature Rayce. Why is December still so far away?

Rating: 4,25 stars


Take a look at my review of the first book:

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[Review] The Devil In Disguise by Cynthia Eden

About the book

The Devil In Disguise
(Bad Things #1)
Cynthia Eden
Publication Date: June 28th 2016

Don’t make the devil angry…

Luke Thorne loves having one hell of a good time. As the ruler of every dark creature to walk the earth, he certainly has more than a bit of a bad side. He lives for danger and isn’t the type to lose his heart—mostly because he doesn’t have one. Then she walks into his life.

Mina James is seduction in the flesh, a perfect temptation that the devil himself couldn’t pass up. Too late, Luke realizes he’s let a real siren into his life, a woman who is bent on using his dark powers to free herself from hidden enemies. Since Luke isn’t the type of man to be used, he should walk away from her, but…something about Mina draws him close.

Soon he’s realizing that she isn’t who she appears to be. Not dark and cold, but burning red hot. Mina is a woman fighting for her life—and the Lord of the Dark suddenly finds himself in an unlikely role…hero. Luke isn’t going to let her enemies destroy Mina. He will fight heaven and hell to keep her. But in the end, the secrets they both carry may just rip apart a love that should never have been…

There are Bad Things in the world…very, very bad. Are you ready for them?

review~ Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion

Let me start this review off with saying that I am absolutely in love with this cover. I can’t even describe why exactly. If I had a book shelf I would totally get The Devil In Disguise as a paperback just to showcased the cover on it.

Then I’m so glad Cynthia Eden is finally back in the paranormal romance world. I wasn’t that impressed by her last few suspense romances. Also I really like the take she took with these books. Instead on the good paranormal creatures, she decided to go with the bad ones. Though I have to say, sorry but they weren’t that bad, at least not the creatures.

The characters were bad/evil (whatever you want to call it) for the first half, but I felt like they lost some of their badness in the latter half. Note: I said some, not all of it ;). Nonetheless I still liked them all a lot and I really liked Luke’s attitude and Mina for being so scared of her bad flaws. Hilarious.

My favourite character though: Leo, Luke’s twin. I can’t really put my finger on the why, but I liked him the most and would like to see a book about him in the near future. Also Luke’s two best friends need books. The next one will be Julien’s. Yay! Can’t wait for it to come out in September.

I don’t know if I still have to say anything about Cynthia Eden’s writing style. I’m a sucker for her books, therefore I like her writing style – a lot.

Rating: 4 stars

About the authorAward-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 three-time finalist for the prestigious RITA® award . Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over fifty novels and novellas.

Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast. She loves romance novels, horror movies, and chocolate. Her favorite hobbies including hiking in the mountains (searching for waterfalls) and spelunking.