Title: Mr. X
Author: Clarissa Wild
Release Date: July 21, 2014
*Author Note: This is not your average romance story. Some people will kill for love.*
He’s come to kill me.
I’m a user and abuser of my own body. In the darkest hour I sold my soul to the devil and now I must pay the price. With his gun to my head I have no choice but to listen and obey, but I refuse to go down easily. Nothing is stronger than the will to survive. My instincts kicked into full gear the second he stepped into my motel room.
Except when I look at him I see my own heart staring back at me. A history tainted by blood.
I don’t know his name, but I know he wants me. To save myself I’ll sacrifice my sanity. My body. My soul. Something tells me the x-shaped scar that marks his eye is the only escape I have. He is Mr. X; the man who comes to claim my life. Can I save myself before he demands my heart?
WARNING: This book contains very disturbing situations, dubious consent, breath depravation, strong language, drugs and alcohol, and graphic violence, which may be considered triggers.
Mr. X is a clear departure from Clarissa Wild’s previous books. This is a dark romance full of mystery and suspense that will keep you on your toes. She had me enthralled by the storyline right off the bat and kept me guessing until the very last page. Clarissa Wild certainly went over to the dark side with this book, but it undoubtedly suits her. Both Jay and X are unlike any character she’s written before and their story will demand your attention.
“I’ll do anything to keep what’s mine. My beginning. My middle. My end. I’ll fight for it with everything I have.”
I enjoyed the characters in this story a lot. Jay is a fierce, strong woman who has been through some bad stuff but never stops fighting. There were times when I thought she must be crazy to still have any fight left in her, but she was determined to keep going. X is an absolute enigma. From the moment he enters the scene, up until the last page, I found myself trying to wrap my head around this complicated and twisted man. As pieces of his story start to fall into place, he managed to captivate me even more. I found X to be an incredibly unique character and I’m in awe (and a little scared) of the mind that dreamed him up.
“There is no such thing as control. Only those who are killed and those who kill.”
This storyline had my head spinning. Clarissa knows how to keep a reader on edge and only reveal enough of the truth to satisfy the moment and keep you wanting more. X’s story is gritty and raw and rough. His life is lived in shadows, but he is a force that will not be taken down. The power dynamic between X and Jay really fueled the story, keeping emotions high and the fire between them scorching. Clarissa created an energy between these two that refuses to be ignored.
“My mistake was loving her. Her mistake was inviting me in. We both should have known better than to play with fire. And now the burning never stops.”
I enjoyed every broken, blood-stained moment of this book. I loved watching X and Jay’s story unfold and was dying to piece together their pasts. When the truth about who Jay and X really are and what they’ve experienced comes to light, I was caught completely off guard. And just when I thought the story was over, Clarissa surprised me yet again. If you like a journey with some darkness, damaged characters, and thrilling stories packed with mystery and suspense then Mr. X is worth the one-click. Mr. X will leave your mind haunted by this fabulous story.
“Are you comfortable, little bird?” I ask, walking to the other side of the bed.
“Now, now, I thought I had already established that is not the purpose of this intrusion.”
“Well then what the fuck do you want from me? Are you here to watch me do myself? Are you here to kill me? Are you going to sit there and wait until I confess my darkest secrets to you? Or do you want me to do a little dance for you, huh?” she muses. “Because I sure as hell have no clue why the fuck you are in my room, trying to fucking blow my brains out!”
I laugh and shake my head at her outburst. Grabbing her other hand, I secure it to the bedpost and tie up her last remaining free limb. Strapping it up nicely until she hisses from the pain, I say, “None of that.” I wink. “Or maybe all of them.”
“Oh, screw you! I don’t deserve any of this. What have I ever done to you?”
I frown, gazing down upon her. Her eyes speak the truth. “You don’t remember, do you?”
Her eyes widen and her lips part. It takes her a few seconds to answer. “Remember what?”
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Clarissa Wild is the Amazon Bestselling Romance author of FIERCE, a top 200 and top 15 New Adult Romance novel. 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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