Book Review: Cross by Shantel Tessier - book 3 of the Dark Kings series
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Book Review: Cross by Shantel Tessier

CROSS
Have you ever stood next to a fire and felt the heat of it on your skin? Stared into the flames and thought how amazing it would be to be that free? It changes direction with the wind, destroying everything in its wake.

That’s what she felt like.

Alexa was a wildfire that torched everything she touched, and I couldn’t wait to be consumed by her.

She was off-limits. Even though I promised to stay away, I couldn’t resist. She was the spark I had been missing in my life. The fire I craved. I knew from an early age I was destined to burn in hell, but she was born to walk through fire.

ALEXA
I was single-minded, focused, and independent. Just how my mother raised me. I didn’t have time for anything other than myself and work.

Funny how everything can change in an instant when you least expect it.

A King entered my life.

What was supposed to be one night ended up being too many to count. He was afraid that I’d see his darkness, but I couldn’t get enough of him.

After all, a fire burns the brightest in the dark of night. And it only takes one match to cause total devastation.

“I’m going to worship her like a born-again believer.”

I loved every minute of this book. Alexa and Cross are on fire, their story is hot and I loved everything about it. Both characters intrigued me from the beginning. Alexa isn’t some wallflower who lets anyone bully her, she’s tough and independent and fearless. Cross has a lot of issues from his abusive childhood, but when he starts to realize he wants more than just physical fun with her, he never hesitates. The former player isn’t shocked to believe he can catch feelings, he just tells her how he feels. There was no heroine cowering behind her man or struggle with morality about his work. These two are badass, both together and separately.

When they fall in love, that takes precedence over everyone and everything else. This is a story about love and acceptance and family and figuring out what matters. It’s dark but beautiful and I’ll definitely read it again.

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Cross on Amazon

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