Friday, August 23, 2013

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

Cross Carlson has been keeping a secret for too long. A secret that nearly got him killed. One that is eating away at him with guilt. Still recovering from his surgeries, coma and stroke, Cross needs to make things right. He needs to find the girl that his father destroyed.

It has been over a year since Meredith was sold as a sex slave in Mexico. Despite everything that she has been through, she is trying to make the best of her situation. She is now hiding out in a convent and helping disabled children. When the safety of the children and nuns in the convent is threatened, Meredith knows she must leave them.

Will Cross get to before the evil cartel does? And if he does, will she want help from the son of the man who did this to her?

Their attempted escape from Mexico back to The United States is filled with physical and emotional pain, utter craziness and suspense and sexual tension. They are both drawn to each other but have their own big secrets holding them each back.

I really enjoyed the action and suspense part of this story. There was never a dull moment and it had me on the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen next. However, I would have liked a little more on the romance side of things. While the connection between Cross and Meredith was deep and intense, I just wanted some more time to for it to develop. I didn't feel it the way I would have wanted to.

Taming Cross is the second book in the Love Inc., series but it can be read as a stand alone novel. Though at parts I wished I had read Selling Scarlett first since I felt like I was missing some important details of what happened to Cross. I do plan on going back and reading it now to fill in those blanks.

Overall this was an enjoyable read. If you like some action and suspense with your romance, then you should try Taming Cross.

Marianna's Rating:

**I received an eBook in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Title: Taming Cross
Author: Ella James
Series: Love Inc. #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
Social Media: @author_ellaj;
Book Description:
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?


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