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?
First off, with a cover like this who wouldn’t want to know what’s inside this book. I mean look at it!
I was really excited to read this book because it was the 2nd in the Love Inc. books and it was about new characters and old ones, and having loved the first book Selling Scarlett which you can read my review here, and I was sure I was going to love this one as well. I was right. Taming Cross was so not what I expected, I can’t tell you what I was expecting but it wasn’t it. And it’s not a bad thing, I think the thing I like most about Ella James books this one included, is that they are sexy, you know a stolen smile here, a touch there, holding hands and maybe some stolen moments throughout to really make your feel the tension between the two MC’s.
Don’t confuse SEX with sexy, there is a difference. While there is sex in this book it’s not overtly and not it’s driving force. The movies are not right, you actually DON’T have time for all that when you are running for your life, which is what they are doing.
I loved the fact that Cross Carlson the main MC is not your average hero, hell he’s not even a hero by any means but his moral compass makes him one, and he sets out on this suicide mission but I must have missed the memo where he was a secret bad ass, the things he did just blew my mind. The action in this book was amazing to read, Ella is a very detailed writer so I have no problem picturing exactly what she lays out in a scene, I felt like I was watching SOA.
Ella did a great job in leaving just enough questions and mystery to travel into the next book which is about Mr. Love Inc. himself and I can’t wait, I love following these group of people who did not start out as friends but are all tied together .
4 out of 5 stars