Xavier by J.S. Morbius and J.D. Morgan
I like reading challenges. One of the reasons I’ve done the shelfaton in the M/M Romance Group on Goodreads a few times is because it gets me reading books I never would’ve read otherwise. I, for example, never browse for BDSM books, but by doing challenges I’ve read some I really like. That’s not always the case, though. The downside of reading challenges… I needed an X, and if I hadn’t needed an X, I would’ve quit this book a couple of pages in.
Harsh, yes, and normally I never would’ve written a blog post about it. Trashing books isn’t my thing. I believe there are readers for every book. A book I dislike, you might love and the other way around – that’s the beauty of books, is it not?
So what about Xavier? Yeah, I have this thing that drives me insane, and that is when the characters speak and throw in the name of the person they’re talking to…in every damn sentence. Now, I know this a pet peeve of mine, and some might not even notice it, but five pages in and I was ready to throw my phone through the window. I took a breather for a couple of days, before diving into the books again.
But never mind that. The story, I missed the point. I don’t mind skirting the edge of consent as long as we’re clear that’s what we’re doing. Stealing someone’s will, keeping them captive, and turning them into a vampire against their will is not a budding romance in my mind. And then it’s followed by love declarations. I mean, like, really? I would’ve staked the bastard, had it been me.
So up until 70% of the books, I was waiting for the ‘real’ love interested to show up. Turns out the MC and I weren’t on the same page LOL.
That’s enough of me being bitch, sorry. I got an X for my A-Z Title Challenge, so that’s great. And I didn’t mean to put you off the book. If you like vampires and a dark edge to your romance, then this might be perfect for you!
Isaac instantly becomes intrigued with a handsome man he notices across the room at the club. Turns out, this man has certainly noticed Isaac, and has been watching him the entire night. Too bad he’s disappeared before Isaac could make a move.
For the next few weeks the man seems show up everywhere Isaac is, constantly watching him. The more he sees the mysterious stranger, the deeper his interest becomes. Oddly, every time Isaac makes a move toward the mystifying stranger, he disappears from view, almost as if he were a ghost.
Xavier Kane has been searching for centuries for someone just like Isaac. Someone he could spend his life with, share his dreams with, and eventually, continue the bloodline. He sets off a little game of cat and mouse, designed to tempt Isaac into getting to know him. Xavier Kane isn’t an ordinary man, though, and he hides a big secret until the very end.
Will his deception be the end of Isaac and Xavier’s budding love, or will Isaac give in to the promises made for love eternal.
What does the future hold for Isaac and Xavier?
A-Z Title Challenge 2020
A – All I See
B – Bearly Dating
C – Champagne Kisses
H – Howl
L – Landslide
O – Out For Delivery
P – Purrfect Harmony
W – Words
X – Xavier
I started a Pinterest board for M/M books sorted by title, if you need help finding a title on a certain letter.