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Guarding Gwen

(Wilde Ways #2)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  337 ratings  ·  71 reviews
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. Th
Kindle Edition, 312 pages
Published March 26th 2019 by Hocus Pocus Publishing, Inc.
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Holy heck! This was one INTENSE read! Man oh man! Serious book hangover alert!


Simon left Gwen to join the SEALs, to make something of himself. It ripped his heart apart and when he came back, she had moved away, and moved on. Now, she’s suddenly shown up and is need of his help and if there is anything in this world he was made for it is to guard Gwen, to protect her, to love her.

Gwen was destroyed when Simon left but even more so when tragedy strikes. She thought her past was left behind as she
Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)
descriptionSecond chance romances are iffy for me anymore, but this one was really quite good. Both parties had moved on to be with other people. It was low angst. No OW or OM drama. A great cast of secondary characters. Two likable main characters. The mystery aspect was great as well and kept me guessing until the end. Last, it was wrapped up in an OK happy for now ending.



Claire Robinson
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shit-hot-series
4.5 - "I’ll be watching you…" Stars!

Following on from Protecting Piper we return to Wilde Securities for a second romantically suspenseful adventure, and this time it’s VP and all round bad-ass; Simon Forrest, looking to keep his first (and only) love safe from a stalker.

"I knew the boy you were… I have no idea of what kind of man you are."

The intervening years have been good to Gwen Soloman, well known actress and film star, her life is spent in the public eye, something that doesn’t always dra
 Leo (Queen of the Rants and the Crazy)
Would it kill the heroes to grovel a bit at least.? I know CE heroes aren’t known for groveling.
Heroine gave into her hormones way too quick. Why think that hero hurt her so much when he left her if she’s forgiving him quick? Come on woman, make him work for it. They never do!
I did like how she kissed her costar and made the hero think she didn’t want him!
I still remember he tried to date heroine from book 1 and that heroine was going to say yes because she thought he was a hot guy but her he
Natalie The Biblioholic
Simon and Gwen were young and in love. Living in a small town, they both wanted out. As much as Simon loved Gwen, he felt he had nothing to offer her. He wanted to be able to protect her, to provide for her, and be all she could ever want. So... he joined the Navy. What he couldn't understand was that all Gwen wanted was him. He leaves, both of their hearts were broken, and they never could let go. Fast forward some odd years and Gwen is in trouble. Now a famous Hollywood actress, she's got a st ...more
Mar 28, 2019 rated it liked it

Gwen and Simon were young sweethearts, but Simon felt he had nothing to offer her so he left to join the Seals, he looked back plenty unable to forget her, but even has he ached for her he didn’t feel he was enough. When he returns, he finds she has moved on, and is now high-profile and popular actress.

Gwen re-enters Simon’s life when she comes for help, she is in need of a bodyguard to protect her from her increasingly dangerous stalker/blackmailer. (view spoiler)
Mar 27, 2019 rated it liked it
It was just okay, honestly. The mystery overshadowed the romance, because there was hardly any resistance on either side to them rekindling their affair. I wish Gwen would have held out until Simon explained why he left before she jumped into bed with him, because his excuse for leaving was weaksauce and is sooo overused. I'm tired of "I wasn't good enough for you" being an excuse to abandon someone you're supposed to love. He at least admitted that it was a mistake instead of continuing to just ...more
This Biblio Life
Cynthia Eden needs a blurb writer/editor. Her blurbs are wayyyy too long, tell the readers a story that isn't the actual story plus gives away too much information.

Guarding Gwen is my first Cynthia Eden self-published book that I read. I think I'm correct in saying she's self-published this under own publishing company? Anyways, this is solid, fast-paced romantic suspense that kept me guessing. There are a lot of red herrings which was quite nice to see how it was played out. The side effect of
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Marta Cox
Mar 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-reviews
Gwen and Simon were what I suppose you could call young lovers but Simon always knew he had nothing to offer her and when school was over left to become a Seal. Gwen never stayed in their home town though as she left to become an actress and now she's rich, successful and in serious need of the one person she's always known she can trust, Simon !
I really enjoyed this suspense driven story about the past catching up with Gwen. The chemistry between the couple is undeniable from their first meetin
Bonnie-Anne Carmichael (Love Triangles Are Fucking Stupid.)
Nah I’ve got no time for this nonsense.
Apr 16, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebies
💝 ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 💝
Eva Millien
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The spotlights are shining brightly on this thrilling second chance romance as Simon and Gwen struggle with their past while trying to unmask Gwen’s stalker. The hero and the heroine of this story are strong, vibrant and easily steal the show as readers become enthralled by their rocky relationship that burns hot enough to singe readers. Simon and Gwen have an undeniable chemistry but due to some past events this romance is in no way a sure thing which keeps emotions high throughout and readers ...more
Marie  Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
Marie's Tempting Reads ARC Review:

A EXTREMELY tempting, suspenseful, engaging romance that pushed all the right buttons for me! I can't help but to LOVE every single thing Cynthia Eden has written. And reading her newest romantic suspense just helps to understand why I can't get enough of her books. Guarding Gwen was a slow burn second chance romance that had heart pounding action and lovable characters. The hero, Simon made me whimper and sigh and the heroine, Gwen had me wishing she could be m
Sandy Nikolas
Mar 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
One of my favorites!

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.
Books and Spoons
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The intensity and strong emotions, danger and fear, the potent, deadly action, and the second chance with your one and only soul mate who slipped from your life years ago, the ardent love affair in the middle of the risk and peril... I have such a serious case of book hangover right now, I can't wait for the end of the month and the next installment in the series, Ben's story!
After reading Eric and Piper's story, I knew Simon's book would be tense and fierce. But this tale exceeded my expectati
This is the 2nd book in this series and I loved it. Ms. Eden is a go to author for me and she did it again. Just an awesome job!
Gwen and Simon were in love with each other many years ago but he left her, thinking he didn't have anything to offer her and off to the military he went. Gwen becomes a famous actress. Years later, Gwen is in trouble and she goes to Simon for help. Simon is the only person she trusts and despite how much she still loves him, needs his help. Simon realizes seeing Gwen
Mar 28, 2019 rated it liked it
3,5 stars

Well, i really hope so it's just a phase because like the last time, the ton of the book was too much like an ARR books with an OTT male, some untold feelings, miscommunication and grunt ... yeah i wasn't impressed.
So yeah i didn't bought the love story, didn't really felt the connection : knowing how they met would've maybe help ...
The story itself was good, typical Cynthia Eden's suspens but the end fell flat for me a bit.
Anyway i'll still read about the next characters because the
Diane Saul
Mar 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Simon and Gwen were once sweethearts. Now that Gwen needs help she has turned to Wilde Security. Simon is the VP. Simon vows no one will hurt Gwen, but she is keeping secrets that could hamper him helping her.

If you are looking for a good romantic suspense book this is for you. It is filled with action and romance. The ending surprised me, I hadn’t guessed correctly who was behind the attacks. Thank you to net galley for an advanced readers copy.
Christine Jalili
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic book, I was hooked from the first page. I really felt their connection. But what happened to Gwen? What secret is she hiding? Can she still trust Simon? Who is threatening her? I stayed on edge. Loved being completely shocked too, had no clue on who it was. Loved how protective Simon always was with her, he’s always been her hero. Great ending too. I’m lucky to have read an advanced readers copy and I highly recommend this book.
Heather andrews
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Simon is willing to go to the extremes, “so, sweetheart,” Simon finally drawled, “who is it that you want me to kill?” Simon is real sweet on his girl, "another kiss. Even more tender than the last. “Anything you want, baby. Anything you want.” I liked this book, I loved Simon.
Mar 25, 2019 marked it as not-interested
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Laura the Highland Hussy
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Review posted on Got Fiction?

This Romantic Suspense continues on from Protecting Piper, and this time the hero is former SEAL and CEO of Wilde Security Simon Forrest.

Simon was also Gwen’s first love.

Gwen is Hollywood’s favorite darling. At the moment she’s shooting the latest superhero movie, but something sinister is going on behind the scenes. She’s being blackmailed. Her desire to get out of her small town meant leaving behind some skeletons and her blackmailer seems to know all about them. S
Sandy S
Apr 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 stars-

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date March 26 2019

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
Judy Lewis
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Title: Guarding Gwen
Series: Wilde Ways
Author: Cynthia Eden
Designation: Book 2 of Series, Full-Length Novel, Standalone, No Cliffhanger #contemporary #romanticsuspense #secondchanceromance
My Rating: Five Sexy, Suspenseful Stars*****

Wow! I loved, loved, loved Guarding Gwen! I adore romantic suspense and one of my top five authors in the genre is Cynthia Eden. I own almost every book she's ever published, and she still manages to lead me on a merry chase - every single time! I've
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a free complimentary book and voluntarily reviewed

Guarding Gwen is a thriller with non-stop action. The suspense is so enthralling that I found it difficult to put down.

This is a story that shows how one bad decision, made for seemingly good reasons, can adversely affect two lives. Gwen and Simon are in love. Gwen, at18, has a scholarship for college. Simon, 19, sees no good future for himself unless he does something to make himself worthy of Grace. Therefore, Simon chooses, on his o
Rose Abigail
Apr 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
It was a quick good read. If you are looking to chill with a good book , then this book is for you. The 2 things that i hated was the reason the H had left the h. The H (19yrs) left the h(18yrs) to join the Army because he had nothing to give the h (eye roll). Then after he finishes basic training, he comes back for her and he actually thinks she'd be waiting for him. This, when he didn't even ask her to wait for him (eye roll). Gosh even my 4 year old nephew is smatter than that. He communicate ...more
Sharon Grow
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gwen and Simon have a past, a past that has finally brought them back together again. Gwenevere Solomon is now a famous actress, but years ago she was in love with Simon before he left to join the military. Now she reaches out to him at Wilde Securities where is he is the Vice President. She has a stalker and believes that Simon may be the only person who can keep her safe. Simon Forrest is shocked to see Gwen after so many years...he has never forgotten her and vows to keep her safe. Gwen final ...more
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! Right from the opening paragraph I was sucked in. We have a fight beginning. Seems Xavier has been touching Simon’s girlfriend, Gwen and he thinks he’s entitled to do so. Simon eventually has enough and beats the guy up until Gwen gets him to stop. Xavier threatens Simon that he’ll make him pay.
Simon and Gwen go off and do what young lovers do. Simon then tells Gwen goodbye, he joined the Navy and is leaving. She begs him to stay, he can’t.
Fast forward a few years and Simon i
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Passion. Tension. Crazy stalkers. Childhood sweethearts. A great plot and exciting conflict and a plot twist. Who really is the stalker and what is the real motive? Can they pretend the past didn’t happen and keep things professional?  Absolutely not. Second chances don’t come around that often and Simon walked away from the love of his life thinking he had nothing to offer her, but when she walks back into his life and is in danger, he won’t stop until she is safe and his once again. I loved it ...more
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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 three-time finalist for the prestigious RITA® award. Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over eighty novels and novellas.

Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast. She love

Other books in the series

Wilde Ways (3 books)
  • Protecting Piper (Wilde Ways #1)
  • Before Ben (Wilde Ways #3)
“I’m the guy that you come to when you need shit taken care of. You want a body hidden? I’ll bury it. You want me to take down the bastard hurting you? I’ll destroy him. Ride or fucking die, that’s what I am to you. I will never choose anyone over you. And I won’t make the same mistakes again this time. You can count on it.” 0 likes
“I learned to fight hard and to fight dirty when I was a SEAL. There is nothing I won’t do to protect you. No line I won’t cross. If you believe nothing else, I say, believe this…you will come first for me.” 0 likes
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