Sunday, March 16, 2014

Review: Taming Cross ( Love Inc. #2 ) by Ella James

Taming Cross by Ella James
Excerpt

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?


Genre

Contemporary

Review

I remember absolutely loving Book 1 Selling Scarlett, but I didn't really warmed up to Cross Carlson then, so I keep putting off this book. So I am amazed to find out I love this one just as much.

Cross Carlson, the guy who spent almost the entire Book 1 being in coma after a motorcycle accident was now on a mission to save his father's mistress who was being sold to Mexico as sex slave. After the awful accident that nearly took his life, Cross had lost the functionality of his left hand, his body was scarred and suffering from occasional severe pain attack. Despite his less than stellar condition, he was committed to right the wrong.

Meredith Kinsey aka Missy King used to be a journalist grad student on the path to a successful career, but due to some wrong choices in life, she ended up being a mistress to a politician and now a sex slave in Mexico. How did someone screwed up their life so drastically?

By hiding his true identity Cross tracked down Merri and convinced her to escape with him, she was hiding at a convent clinic. She was initially wavy of his intention, wondering who was he working for. But due to the life threatening situation they were thrown in, Merri decided to make the leap of faith and escape with him.

Although Cross was not at his best of health condition, we can't denied that he was like a knight on shining motorcycle, travelling cross country to save the damsel in distress, Merri. He was simply heroic and selfless and it breaks my heart to see him being all battered and bruise up throughout the book. 

I find Cross and Merri interaction and romance quite poignant. She simply don't understand who would sent this handicap and scarred man to rescue her. They were this two lost soul in this evil world. I don't even want to mention about Cross awful family. Merri had a seriously case of bad luck in her life and meeting Cross was the best thing that ever happened to her. However, when she find out Cross real identity, can she able to accept him for who he is?

We also managed to do a little catch up with Lizzy and Hunter, Marchant and Suri also made their appearance. The evil Priscilla Heat was still alive. I wonder when will they get rid of her for good and wrap up the issue with the human trafficking.

Rating 5/5

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