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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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Monsters are Real.

Where does Mr. X rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

First, I've just gotta say... WOW!!!!! Mr X is without a doubt my favorite audio book to date.

What did you like best about this story?

Eroticism at an extremely dark level.
I like the open ending where you can imagine what they each decide what to do.

Have you listened to any of Paul Brion’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is the first time I've had the pleasure.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

They made him a monster and left him to die..... soon they will all wish that he did....
Especially Her...........

Any additional comments?

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......

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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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!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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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.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Great Story!!!

Paul was great as the male part but would have been even better with a female added. But I loved it anyway.

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I'm addicted.

There is no other words for it. I am addicted to audiobooks of Clarissa Wild's work. I believe I have most if not all of them. Do yourself a favor if you have not picked them up and love dark and dirty romance... do it now.

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  • Angel
  • Houston, TX
  • 03-15-16

Dark S/M and Little Confusing in the Beginning

Would you listen to Mr. X again? Why?

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.

Any additional comments?

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.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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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.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Better than 50 Shades of Gray...

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

People whose are comfortable with sex scenes featuring humiliation, breath-play, biting and hitting hard enough to draw blood, and death threats. Granted, both characters are deeply damaged. The eventual explanations for their flaws are fairly reasonable, and by the end I wanted them to be together. I expected mystery, suspense, and kinky romance. The book delivers that, but the "romance" was too hateful and abusive for my tastes.

Would you ever listen to anything by Clarissa Wild again?

Maybe, if I were sure the "romance" wouldn't have so much mutual hatred.

What didn’t you like about Paul Brion’s performance?

It was okay, just not convincing. Some of the heroine's more peevish lines were like fingernails on a chalkboard.

Any additional comments?

For all the flaws, this author is much better at her craft than E. L. James. The plot and sub-plots, characters, and dialogue were better than 50 Shades. Furthermore, I'm pretty sure Ms. Wild didn't steal her characters from a YA vampire romance, so kudos for originality!

3 of 8 people found this review helpful

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PORN

This is hard core PORN! no real story just lots of hard core violent porn.!

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loved it

the book was different from what I was reading about but it was great! thanks for sharing this with me

0 of 1 people found this review helpful