Friday 6 September 2013

Taming Cross (Love Inc #2) by Ella James - Review and *FANTASTIC* giveway

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?

Review by Janeane

This book deals with sex slaves, violence, illegal activities, and the sex industry, so if these aren't your thing, this maybe is not the book for you.

But above all else, Taming Cross is a love story, and you will be taken on one hell of an adventure.

Taming Cross is the second book in this series (book 1 is Selling Scarlett) however I have not read book one, and this can be read as a stand alone.

And what a story is being told!  Ella James had me hooked from the first chapter!

Delving into the dark pasts of Cross and Merri, we ride the highs and lows of their relationship.  They both have dark pasts and terrible things have happened to them both, and we go along with them as they learn how much they have both overcome in their young lives, and how much a person can take before they finally snap.

Cross has been through and is still in such physical pain, but he still puts himself out there to do what he knows is right, and to assuage the guilt he feels.

And Merri - what the girl has gone through!  I have never been through anything like she is put through, yet she has such internal fortitude that no matter what they do to her, she will not let them break her. I admire her so much for that!
I can only hope to think that I would be half as strong as her in less terrible situations.

I don't want to spoil this for anyone by putting too much information, just know that Taming Cross has a bit of everything in it.

Now, off to buy and read Selling Scarlett.........

About the author (from her web page)

I'm a Denver, Colorado author who writes teen and adult romance. I am happily married to a man who knows how to wield a red pen, and together we are raising a feisty two-year-old who will probably grow up believing everyone's parents go to war over the placement of a comma. My books have been listed on numerous Amazon bestseller lists, including the Amazon Top 100 and the Amazon Movers & Shakers List; two were listed among Amazon's Top 100 Young Adult Ebooks of 2012. To find out more about my projects and win prizes and swag, find me on Facebook at Questions or comments? Tweet me at author_ellaj or e-mail me at

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