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No Escape From War

(Trouble for Hire #1)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  172 ratings  ·  39 reviews
Revenge. Oh, it was going to be sweet.

Warren “War” Channing finally has the chance to nail his beautiful, lying ex. And, no, he doesn’t mean “nail” in the down and dirty sexual way…War means he has the opportunity to send the lovely and infuriating Rose Shadow to jail. Turned out, the woman who had shattered his heart beneath her high heeled shoes was wanted for murder. Sh
Kindle Edition, 217 pages
Published May 25th 2021 by Hocus Pocus Publishing, Inc.
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Mindy Lou's Book Review
For a romantic suspense book, this was really fun to read. War is the broody, jealous and protective kind of hero. He was hurt and broke up with Rose when he thought she had betrayed him but despite that, he couldn't stand the thought of her being in danger. I enjoyed his pursuit of her when he realized he was wrong. It was entertaining to watch him convince her to give him a second try all while trying to hunt down the killer. I had no idea who the killer was until the end. I find that Cynthia ...more
Oh my gosh! It just doesn’t get any better than this!

Garbage piling up? Relief is in sight | The Seattle Times

I’m not a huge fan of the second chance trope but holy heck, this was amazing! Rose and War set my Kindle on fire with their chemistry. After a bad breakup they are at ground zero when it comes to getting along with each other. The banter as they argued was electric and had me squirming in my seat as I devoured every delicious taunt. This truly has never been something I enjoy but Rose and War together are addictive!

Colorado suspect put in handcuffs of slain officer Eric Talley

While I loved Rose, it was
Jun 10, 2021 rated it liked it
3.75 stars ⭐️.
As always a well written book with strong alpha hero who was an ex SEAL and a courageous but softhearted, reporter heroine.
Information about killer past would’ve been good. Both were celibate during separation and I loved them together.
Safe and recommended.
Marie  Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
Finished No Escape From War by Cynthia Eden WAAAAAAAY too fast and LOVED every action packed, sexy, thrilling and fun ride of this brand new series! This book was one I found myself not wanting to put down even for a second. It was amusing at times, and so sexy at others, I found myself breathless and squirming in my seat.

War and Rose have this undeniable, irresistible chemistry that you can feel the tension between them from the moment the two got together. War is tough, sexy and goes after wha
May 27, 2021 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars! ❤️

You can’t go wrong with Cynthia Eden. Her books will always be mood and this one was not the exception.

I loved Rose and War! Their love-hate, banter, sexual tension did it for me, tho it was fast paced I still enjoyed it not to mention steamy scenes were *chef kiss*

I also loved Odin and can’t wait for his book! If you are interested in a former military Viking-looking H that is such a shy but strong H and a true-crime enthusiast then you'll need to add 𝗗𝗼𝗻'𝘁 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗢𝗱𝗶𝗻 to your
Sandy S
Jun 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
NO ESCAPE FROM WAR is the first instalment in Cynthia Eden’s contemporary, adult TROUBLE FOR HIRE erotic, romantic suspense series. This is former US Navy SEAL turned private investigator and bar owner Warren ‘War’ Channing, and journalist/broadcaster Rose Shadow’s story line.

Told from several third person perspectives including Rose and War, NO ESCAPE FROM WAR follows several months after the breakdown of the relationship between former US Navy SEAL and PI Warren ‘War’ Channing, and journalist/
Ann Lorz

I'm always happy to start a new series by authors that I love so much. I know they are going to take me on a ride that I don't want to miss. One of my favorite series writers is Cynthia Eden. She writes some of the best male characters for me. They are always alpha unless it comes to the ones they love, then they are putty in their hands. So sweet.

I think what else I love about her books is her ability to pack so much into a story that usually has a slightly shorter page count than those you fi
May 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This new series by Cynthia Eden is an absorbing action-packed romantic suspense novel.

The two main characters, Rose and Warren, called “War” for short, are both “strong-minded, stubborn and independent characters. These characteristics set off sparks that makes their relationship volatile and explosive. Therefore, it takes very little to trigger their anger and/or their sexual appetite for each other. The reader can practically feel the steam that comes from their chemistry!

The stories plot is c
Emery Cyrielle
May 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What a great story to start off a new series!

"No Escape From War,” is the first book out of Cynthia Eden’s A Trouble for Hire series. It centres around Warren “War” Channing, who got offered a job to hunt down his ex-girlfriend Rose Shadow to jail. After their disastrous break-up, who could refuse?

Rose is stuck in a sticky situation. Being a reporter for her crime beat, she got involved in investigating a chain of murders, and peaked the serial killers interest. Now, the ex who broke her hea
Jun 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
No Escape From War bk 1 [Trouble For Hire]

Wow this was a really good book with a lot of Action, Steamy, Romance, Friendships, Dark parts, Awesome Characters, Plot twists, Mystery and i would say that this book is for over 18+ Readers

This book follows War and Rose’s story.. You learn more about War as you are reading the story and i like that he has a best friend called Odin because he is so sweet and funny and always will look out for War..

War owns his own PI company and a Bar, He is so sweet,
May 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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This book did it for me. Like seriously, the plot, the characters, the writing. All of it A+

Warren War Channing is a PI who just got his dream plopped into his lap. His cheating and lying ex is wanted by the police for a murder and he’s been hired to drag her in. Sweet, sweet, delicious karma.

Rose doesn’t lie or cheat, so the breakup was pretty bad, considering War thinks she’s done both. And the fact that she still dreams about War really sucks. In fact
May 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of "NO ESCAPE FROM WAR" WOW!!!! Another excellent book by Cynthia Eden she never disappoints her writing is phenominal so full of intrigue, suspense, action, hot steamy scenes, danger, murder, angst, heartache, twists that have you turning the pages.
Rose Shadow is a reporter I undercover about the crack the story of her life she tracking a serial killer hiding in the shadows but her being at all his scenes put her at risk of being charged with murder she on the run
Sharon Grow
May 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What an exciting beginning to this new duo (hopefully series?). Warren “War” Channing bravely fought as a Navy SEAL and now he must fight for the life and love of Rose Shadows. He owns his own bar and also works as a private investigator for his business, Trouble for Hire. Rose Shadows is a crime reporter and War worries that her career is too dangerous. Due to the clues that a serial killer has been sending her, she has found herself as a suspect in the murders and is on the run. He knows that ...more
Debbie Caswell
May 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is a brilliant start to a new series from an author that always ticks all of the boxes in her romantic suspense reads This one is no exception the perfect combination of action, drama and suspense with some red hot romance thrown in for good measure

Ex navy SEAL and now PI Warren “War” Channing is finally going to get his chance to destroy his ex who broke his heart and by destroy he means throw her lying heart straight into jail for a series of murders What he really finds is that his ex a
Whispers From
May 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Rose is a reporter and is wanted for several murders. She is meeting an informant but he doesn’t show up. Who does show up.... her ex War. War was a Navy SEAL but now runs a private investigative service. A man hires War to find Rose and turn her in. Which he is very happy to do because their breakup was ugly. When he catches up to her, they go to the motel Rose has been hiding in and he cuffs her so she won’t get away. While gone someone sneaks in and tries to kill her. Now War believes a stalk ...more
May 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
No Escape From War the first in the new Trouble for Hire Series by Cynthia Eden. Action- packed plot with steamy chemistry two broken hearted characters find a second chance at love while on the run.

Warren “War” took a little time for me to warm up to which is unusual for one of this author’s characters. Sure Rose Shadow was a reporter and dedicated to her investigations but still her heart had been broken too when they parted. Apparently “Hell hath no fury” is true for men not just women who fe
Tonya Jacobs
May 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Love and War

After reading the prologue and first chapter, I wasn't too sure how much I'd like War (short for Warren), the supposed hero and title character. He and Rose experienced quite the nasty breakup, and now have to rely on each other to solve a mystery and stop a killer. I must say, once I hit chapter two, there was absolutely no putting this book down. Both Rose and War were stellar characters with quite a bit of baggage to unpack, all while battling their undeniable attraction and combu
Dolly Sickles
May 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
There’s no escaping the simple fact that Cynthia Eden writes a well-balanced romantic suspense with humor, heart, and compelling characters. This summer she’s kicking off a new Trouble for Hire series with NO ESCAPE FROM WAR, a sexy, fast-paced thriller that’ll leave you breathless and cheering for a happy ever after for this private investigator and reporter. Nothing makes Warren “War” Channing happier than the thought of exacting revenge on his ex, Rose Shadow, and sending her to jail for murd ...more
May 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is a phenomenal start to a new romantic suspense series. This book gives you everything you need romance wise, action, comedy relief. When the book ended, I thought its over already? I felt like I didn't get enough of Rose and War.

War didn't have an easy childhood but he still became a good man with dedications, honesty, and doing whatever it takes to get what he wants. Rose is War's ex, whom he is hired to find because she is on the run from the police. She has been accused of killing mul
May 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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No Escape from War is the first book in the newest romantic suspense series by Cynthia Eden and it is the perfect mix of romance, suspense and humor! This is classic Cynthia Eden – Warren “War” is the typical alpha SEAL who will go to the ends of the earth to protect those he loves. Don’t mistake Rose for a shrinking violet though and don’t assume she needs protecting-she’s one tough cookie. This was a thoroughly enjoyable second-chance romance/romantic suspense and a quick read, mainly because ...more
May 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Four and a half stars

No Escape From War by Cynthia Eden is the first in her new Trouble For Hire series. It’s full of her trademark action and heart and heat!

Warren Channing is not over his ex, the beautiful reporter Rose Shadow. What he doesn’t know is that she isn’t over him either. Not by a long shot. She’s hot on the trail of a serial killer who has her in his sights when she comes to War for help. What he wants is revenge. What he gets? So much more.

Cynthia Eden’s writing is tight and fas
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May 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Crazy About War!!
New series, new characters and another spectacular hit.

Rose Shadow is a reporter after a huge story. She got more than she bargained for.
War Channing is a PI and Rose’s ex. He thinks he wants revenge until all his protective instincts kick in.
Alpha male, Big time suspenseful adventure and some sexy interaction make this a fast paced page turner.

“Have I mentioned how insanely beautiful you are?” “You…you are trying to distract me.”

“I don’t know if I tell you enough, but I think y
May 29, 2021 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I know what i'm getting now when i read a Cynthia Eden, the same formula every single time lately, some ott alpha male who is the shit because he's sooo mysterious and dangerous and so skilled with his animal part very visible (he groans a lot) with a vulnerable but strong women who can't resist him long.
There's always a (serial) killer on the loose who often take a big interest on the woman.
The killer is not the obvious suspect but still kinda easily known. And they have a lot of sex
Christine Jalili
May 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book! I was hooked from page one. Loved immediately feeling the emotions of Rose and Warren (War). They were both heartbroken but when Rose is in trouble? Oh yeah, War will do anything to keep her safe. Who is the killer? Loved staying on edge. Loved how War even opens up, he’ll do anything for a second chance. They were so great together and I love their happy ever after. I voluntarily read an advanced readers copy and I highly recommend this book. Can’t wait for Odin’s story.

No Escape From War is a really enjoyable, fast-paced read. That tremendously combines a second-chance romance with the hunt for a serial killer. By crime reporter Rose and her onetime boyfriend PI/ex-SEAL/bar owner and all round hottie Warren ‘War’ Channing.

And it was gloriously easy to read, entertaining, exciting, and a little angsty. Not to mention full of sparks as the pair reunite and quickly get reacquainted with a pair of cuffs only this time they're not entirely for pleasure.

Melissa May
May 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Wow what an awesome start to a new series! I absolutely loved it!!
I couldn’t put it down and read it till late at night 😅
It’s a brilliant story!
Great characters, action, suspense, hot romance and fun moments!
War and Rose are just perfect!!
I can’t wait to read the next book in this new series!
Highly recommended and definitely 5 stars!
I received this arc from the author and this review is my honest opinion.
Daphne Drake
May 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I think I found my new favorite series. I absolutely love the chemistry between War and Rose. You can feel the sexual tension come alive. Rose is a strong female lead and War is the man who swoops in to help but it doesn't start off that simple. Nothing about there story is that simple. This story had it all: heat, humor, and an interesting plot. If you enjoy Cynthia's Wilde series you will definitely love this new series!!! ...more
May 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Love this new series already

This book was great! Ms. Eden teased me in her newsletters with this new release and I had to put it to the top of my TBR list, and I wasn't disappointed. I loved War and Rose's story. I laughed out loud, felt their love in my heart, and was on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next. Perfect mix for me in a romantic suspense book. Can't wait to read the next one.
Liz Sergent
Jun 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a copy of this book for an honest review. In a new series by this author - War was in a hot relationship with Rose and it ended badly - War wants nothing better than to forget about Rose but when her news station boss asks War for help in protecting Rose, War can't refuse. I love Ms. Eden's romantic suspense style and the banter between characters is wonderful - can't wait for Odin's story. ...more
Jun 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Loved the characters, loved the mystery, the twists & turns. It kept me on the edge of my seat and just when you think you've predicted the ending, you're thrown in another direction. This was a great read and a great start to a series. I look forward to the next book. ...more
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Award-winning author Cynthia Eden writes sexy tales of contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and paranormal romance. She is a New York Times, USA Today, Digital Book World, and IndieReader best-seller. Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over one hundred novels and novellas.

Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast. She loves romance novels, horror movies, and chocol

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