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?
©2014 Clarissa Wild (P)2016 Clarissa Wild
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"No Parent of the Year Awards Here"
This is a dark story. Very explicit descriptions of violence and the S&M of BDSM. The story moves between present and past as it unfolds and draws you in from the beginning to the point of not being able to miss a single word.
I hung on every word and if I had an interruption I would rewind. For a 9.5 hour book to keep me interested...the story has to move at a steady pace, no filler, no irritating inner dialogue (or not much). Clarissa Wild delivered for me.
I'm not giving away any spoilers but I will tell you that X is in the family business of assassins and Jay is the daughter of a political family. The two families have a business arrangement, seduction takes place, disfigurement of X happens, X blames Jay for his disfigurement and seeks revenge. I can't think of a bad enough word or phrase to describe the parents of X and Jay.
Paul Brion gave a fabulous performance (narration) of this book. I loved the fact the he used a lower tone for Jay instead of trying to create a female voice.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes dark romances, mystery, suspense. Some people would say this isn't a romance book but dark romances are warped as is this one.
Absolutely worth the Credit and I will listen to this book over and over.
"Monsters are Real."
First, I've just gotta say... WOW!!!!! Mr X is without a doubt my favorite audio book to date.
Eroticism at an extremely dark level.
I like the open ending where you can imagine what they each decide what to do.
This is the first time I've had the pleasure.
They made him a monster and left him to die..... soon they will all wish that he did....
The depravity, cruelty and sadistic abuse throughout this story had me constantly changing my mind about Mr X. He is decidedly dark, dangerous and wicked but oh my God he is so freaking delicious and decadent......
"Wow! Just Wow!"
Such a dark story. Not at all what I expected. Monster turned human? Emotionless to love? Games, killing, hits, survival, death, freedom. X and J are both very damaged and bent on furthering damaging each other. Somehow in the process the save each other. Who is the root of the problem? Can you guess? The last few chapters took my breath away, a sense of panic filling me. Why? Love where love shouldn't be. Freedom.
This was my first Clarissa Wild book and listening to it in Audio added to the tension and mystery, fear and a sliver of hope. I loved it!
"Freedom At What Price"
I felt like I needed and eXorcism after listening to this book -- whew! Good story, so many bad people, sex that may or may not have been consensual with some BDSM, and a whole lot of killing and blood. Even with all the darkness, this story kept me captivated. There were a couple of times where the story dragged a little but overall it kept me interested in listening to the end. This is my first book by Clarissa Wild and I'm sure it won't be my last. Paul Brion did an okay job as the narrator for Mr. X and the other male characters but there was no differentiation for Jay's character so I had to really pay attention to know when she was speaking.
I loved the characters!! the storytelling was good and the storyline was amazing! it was riveting and dark but loving and twisted . I recommend you to read this book.
This book is a dark erotic bdsm book
Let me say, this is a good book, but I have to say as a warning this is a dark erotic bdsm with more pain and bondage, some will say this is more along the lines of Stockholm syndrome. Sorry, not my kind of book.
Azazel or most know him as Mr X. has a past but is living for the revenge of his future and it all start with one girl. He cannot control the urge to make her bleed, feel the pain and beg for more and she will. He was born and raised to be a hit man, but when his family is hired to watch her family everything changes. She inevitably causes a time line of the creation from Azazel to Mr. X.
Jay has amnesia, she does what she can on the streets to stay alive and if selling her body or working a pole helps get the job done then so be it, besides it's only a body. But when one night a job doesn't go as planned, she has a run in with a past and he is pissed. When the pieces come together, she learns that nothing is what it seems and you can trust no one.
"Dark, Gritty - Almost like listening to porno"
Having a male read the book was nice. He did great vocalizing Mr. X. He's definately a complex character. I thought the female protagonist could've had more depth to her character though. Listening to this definately made me blush, especially when it got to a juicy part and I was around people. When Mr. X takes a life, I love that he definately doesn't give a fuck. The story was pretty good. How amusingly filthy ;)
"Love for Mr. X!"
Fierce, Hot Hitman
This is another winner by author Clarissa Wild. I love her books! Mr. X is intimidating and no-nonsense, yet you can't help but see something good in him. He'd scare the living daylights out of me!
"Dark Gritty Raw and Sinister"
Yes Because the Story Was Amazing and Left You On the Edge Of Your Seat
I loved and enjoyed the whole story. the hate turned to love. The game of survival.
As much as I loved the story itself I did not connect with the narrator for this book.
I had a torrential ride full of raw emotions
What a deliciously dark read. WOW I was captivated by the story. Not your typical dark romance but will leaving you turning the pages. Filled with loathing, angst, hatred, and desire. Clarissa Wild will take you for a torrential ride full of raw emotions. I LOVED X and Jay the characters are so well defined. The world created is dark and sinister but vividly descriptive. I loved every dark and sinister aspect of this novel and though it did not end on a cliff hanger I would love more. Clarissa Wild you have outdone yourself once again this is one you are an author I will continue to one click regardless.
"Dark S/M and Little Confusing in the Beginning"
4.5 Stars - It was a good dark read, but not SO good that I'd listen to it more than once. It's credit worthy. It was confusing at first. The book is similar to "King" by T.M. Frazier; it has the same plot. Girl wakes up in the hospital with no memory of the abuse from her dad who's campaigning for governor. For those who have read the book "King" the only difference is the hero / lover is a hit man instead of a biker & the heroine' s abuser is her father instead of an ex boyfriend. Overall it's still a good read.
This is a dark S/M read (Not as dark as Pepper Winters books) but you'll need to listen to it with an open mind. Could be offensive to those who are sensitive to sadism & degradation.
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