We met. We kissed. We fought for our happily ever after, but true love stories never end...
I promised her protection. I promised to keep her safe. I thought I could until an attack reminds me that our lives will never be simple. But while I try to shield her, Clara refuses to be intimidated by me or anyone else. She thinks hosting the Sovereign Games will bring us all together—as a nation and a family—but someone is working against us. Someone who wants to see my secrets exposed to the world—and to her.
Because the only thing my family has ever buried is its secrets and when she discovers the truth, I might lose everything.
Scandal, betrayal, romance—welcome to the Royal World.
Geneva Lee, the New York Times bestselling author of The Royals Saga returns with Cross Me a new tale of seduction, secrets, and the world’s most watched family.
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Review: Royal World 1: Cross Me
Cross Me by Geneva Lee is the first book in her new Royal World series. This is another look into the world of King Alexander and Queen Clara, their life in the palace, and the bedroom, their family and all the issues involved, and their friends. If finding each other and fighting for their love was hard, keeping it working and in one piece is even harder. Secrets still threaten to break X and Clara and all the while, danger lurks in the shadows leaving it's threatening presence looming in their lives.
Well-written and well-paced, this book was hot as hell, sinfully crafted, intriguing and utterly captivating, the Royals of Geneva Lee's world are some of my favorite! Told in dual POV between X and Clara this book twists and turns and makes your heart bleed. With a cliffhanger ending you absolutely must go and read this then read book two - Claim Me - all before book three (Consume Me) comes out in just a couple of short weeks on June 24, 2019. I absolutely loved this! Enjoy!
Don’t cross these royals!
Don’t Cross these Royals! 4 stars
I have read the Royals saga, but this can be read as a stand-alone book. So jump in! But I was elated to be back in this world, because this book captivated me from the beginning. Alexander is still as Alpha as ever which I love, but he is keeping secrets. Clara is as feisty as ever, and I still adore her for it. But she also decided to keep a secret from Alexander. Their chemistry is still as sizzling as ever! The unraveling of secrets, outside forces, and both Alexander and Clara fighting for their marriage make for an engaging read, and I can’t wait to read the next book in this 3 book series! I received a copy of this ebook for my honest review.
It's not often I get to read a series where the couple is already married. I find that I actually really like that because we get a full book seeing them working together against the world. Their love is already proclaimed. They are no parts where one of them are wondering if their love is one sided.
Now, I'll admit they didn't work well together all the time. Cross Me was a good look at a new marriage that is still navigating the ups and downs as they learn to work as a couple instead of solo. You really see them make these mistakes, like keeping things from each other, and then learning from those mistakes. Add in the pressure of being newly crowned made this harder for them than any other couple.
I have to quote a part from the book. It really relays how much these two mean to each other but also shows their love has not been an easy path.
"He was what mattered. Every danger we faced, whatever issues we had, we'd battle them together. I had promised him that. I hadn't chosen the life or him blindly. It wasn't going to be easy. But easy love was for the weak. Easy love gave up. Easy love didn't last. Us? We were forever. It didn't matter if it was harder. I saw past his rough edges to the man he was in his soul. It was a fierce love-a hard love-that had brought us together. That love was worth fighting for."
Despite all the mine fields they navigated, I never worried about them as a couple. Another quote that showed how much these two were invested.
"Love stories never really end. There are no happily ever afters. Love is fighting and compromising and choosing one person over and over again. No matter what."
Both qoutes were a powerful statement to their love. To their marriage. I loved seeing this kind of dedication despite all the trials they are put through.
I don't normally speak about the sex in books but these two were volatile when they got together. Alexander couldn't keep his hands off of her. That man devoured her any chance he got, and let me tell you that was hot!
A part of me is kicking myself for not reading Command Me, the beginning of the first series that shows how Alexandra and Cara began. Another part of me likes that I don't know what all they went through before the marriage. That doesn't mean I won't read their beginning, because I will. This just solidified how much more I will want to read everything about them I can.
This does end on a cliffhanger. Another rough spot they need to get through together and it was pretty vague. I'm going to immediately start book 2 cause I just need to see where else these two are taking us.