Review ~ Mr. X by Clarissa Wild

Mr. X
Title: Mr. X
Author: Clarissa Wild
Genre: Adult Dark Suspense
Published: July 19th 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 my 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 deprivation, strong language, drugs and alcohol, and graphic violence.
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What can I say but wow! Mr X is an intense and dark kind of read, as we get inside the mind of a killer. Although this is kind of a romance story, it takes you into some dark places that will have you gasping. The sex scenes are dark, mixing pleasure and pain, and you are wanting to unravel the story line and figure out the client. I was sucked in from the beginning, wanting to know more about how Mr X and Jay crossed paths to begin with and how they get through this situation.

Jay is pretty laid back and does all sorts of naughty things to survive. She works as a stripper and does a little extra work on the side *wink*. She is into drugs and likes to pick up men. When a job goes bad, she is taken against her will and will do anything to survive.

Mr X is as mysterious as you think he is. He is cold hearted and set on revenge. I liked getting to know him and learning all his secrets along the way. He has some dark fantasies and pushes Jay to the brink and I was often unsure whether I liked him or not, because he really frightened me! But the more secrets that I learnt, the more I realised that he was also a victim and did what he did to survive. I liked how closely Jay and Mr X's lives were entwined, although Jay couldn't remember.

Don't go into this book and think it is going to be a sweet read, it is not. There are a lot of situations that may have you gasping. Mr X is very dominant and wants Jay to submit to him. He is into bondage and pain and pushes Jay to the edge. He wants her, but he is that dangerous you cannot be sure if he wants to kiss her or kill her. I enjoyed watching Mr X's plan unravel and saw his dark side. He tortured and killed people and being there was unbelievable. He is definitely a cold hearted killer and you could see the levels he would go to to protect what is his. Seeing Jay struggle with her emotions was interesting too. She had the feeling of knowing him before, but couldn't figure it out. I LOVED this story and thought that Clarissa did an amazing job sucking me into this dark world!!

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  1. Ahhh Naomi you kill me! It's been a while since I've read a good dark one like this. Totally gives me a case of the grabby hands. Thanks for the heads upon it!

  2. Hehe... you are welcome Anna. It's probably not as dark as some that you have read before, but I really enjoyed it...

  3. Omg. This sounds like exactly my kind of book!!

  4. So it's dark, eh? What books that we've read does it compare to? Any? I was intrigued with the synopsis. And now I'm very curious after reading your review. I'm figuring it's my kind of book if you liked it so well. ;) Great review, Naomi!

  5. Sounds VERY intriguing. Glad you loved it!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  6. o.o sounds very deep, dark and interesting. Don't think I have read a book quiet like it. Curious.

  7. Probably a bit like Torrent. I really enjoyed it. It was different to other books of Clarissa's. Not a bad one!

  8. Mmmm... It is a little unusual, But I loved it anyway!!

  9. I've had this one on my wishlist for the longest. ..may have to finally give it a go. Nice review!

  10. You should give it a go, it was a bit dark and I really enjoyed it.


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