He’s come to kill me.
*I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review.
What really grabbed my attention at first was the synopsis. I love dark romances, so this one seemed like it had the potential to wow me. Unfortunately, the potential was there, but the story never reached that point where I connected to it or to the characters.
Jay is a drug addict and stripper that sells herself to the strip club's customers in order to get her next hit. What appeared to be just a routine night in a motel room with a customer suddenly takes a bad turn when she is face-to-face with a scarred stranger. With a gun pointed to her head, Jay has no choice but to obey his every command.
Mr. X was somewhat of a complex and interesting characters. He is definitely dark and twisted, and I from the get-go I wanted to find out what he wanted with Jay and why. Though it is assumed from the beginning that they have a shared past, but it isn't until later when it's all revealed.
The author had a very interesting plot to work with, but the end result just didn't work for me. I wanted more detail of some aspects of X's back story. I also found his reason for revenge a little lame since I thought the main character wasn't at fault for what happened to him. I also wanted to connect to Jay's character throughout the book, but because of her actions, it never happened.
Overall, I thought the idea of it was interesting. I liked the flashbacks and the fact that Mr. X was so ruthless. I also think that the overall problem I had was that I have read so many dark romances that I have really high-standards for them. If you like dark and twisted reads with an interesting plot, go for it! It made not have wow-ed me like I wanted, but it may be for you.
Clarissa Wild is the USA Today Bestselling author of FIERCE, a college romance series. She is also a writer of erotic romance such as the Blissful Series, The Billionaire's Bet series, the Doing It Series and the Enflamed Series. She is an avid reader and writer of sexy stories about hot men and feisty women. Her other loves include her furry cat friend and learning about different cultures. In her free time she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, reading tons of books and cooking her favorite meals.
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