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TAMING CROSS by Ella James
Published by Barkley’s Books
Debut Date: August 20, 2013
Source: Amazon Kindle
My Rating: 4/5 stars
Overview: For twenty-three years, Cross Carlson was a playboy. You know the type. Tall, dark, and wealthy. Blue-eyed. Charming. He seemed to have it all so easy. But Cross was harboring a terrible secret – one that helped ruin the life of an innocent girl and almost ended his own.
Finally out of the hospital, Cross is flailing, scarred in both body and mind and stifled by the weight of the secret he still keeps. The only way to absolution lies in a Mexican convent, and going there could cost him everything.
If there’s anyone who knows what it’s like to screw up big time, it’s Meredith Kinsey. Just a few years ago, Merri was an ordinary girl with a job at her college newspaper and white picket fence kind of dreams. Now she’s holed up in a Mexican convent, hiding from a drug lord who thinks he owns her.
What happens when the only way out of hell is with the son of the man who put you there? They say love conquers all, but does it really?
NOTE: Cross and Merri’s story can be read as a stand-alone.
*Taming Cross is a new adult romance novel and is not intended for young readers.First of all, let me start by saying WOW to the cover of TAMING CROSS! It’s effin’ gorgeous. I’m serious…I could stare at that yumminess all day long! Anyway, when I first read SELLING SCARLETT I didn’t think I could fall in love with anyone harder than I did Hunter West. He was my type of alpha male and he oozed sex. Cross was a best friend to Elizabeth and after his wreck I wanted to know more of him. I felt for him and I wanted to see him come out on top of the mess he was in. TAMING CROSS gave me all that and more! Cross is freakin’ amazing and I fell in love with him instantly. He doesn’t have the alpha male thing going for him like Hunter but he has that bad boy with a conscience thing and it suits him perfectly. I fell for him…hard and dammit, Ms. James has me wanting more! TAMING CROSS has gotten under my skin and the chemistry between Merri and Cross is electrifying. Ah…I love it. “You should want to leave.” “There are reasons why I can’t.” he scoots towards me, thumbing my cheek. “And they are here–” he leans in close to kiss my temple– “and here–” his perfect lips find my mouth and tase it gently– “”and here–” he says, kissing me just above my breasts. He leans in close enough to steal the air out of my lungs and presses a kiss against my forehead. “And that’s why I can’t walk away, even though I know I should. My father might have found you first, but you were always mine.”
See what I mean? Their chemistry really does leave you wanting more of them! The storyline was intense and left me feeling breathless and hanging on the edge of my seat. There was action..lots of it that was fast-paced and in-depth. I loved it. The characters were well-developed and the readers are able to connect very well with them and their situations. Ella James makes you feel for these characters and look at them as if you really know them. TAMING CROSS was an all-around great read. It has drama, action, love, and sexy steaminess. Everything a great book should be made of! **NOTE** TAMING CROSS is available to buy at B&N & Amazon so go buy it today!