Shantel Tessier ~ Cross ~ Release Blitz / ARC Review




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


Cross, an all-new dark standalone romance from USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Shantel Tessier, is available now!









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 directions 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.




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.


Cross is the third standalone in The Dark Kings Series. You are introduced to the Kings in Code of Silence: A Dark Mafia Romance.







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My ARC Review:


Cross is the 3rd book in this Dark Kings series and boy is this a hot one….. gritty, violent, dark, passionate….. this is not for the faint hearted.

Cross has intrigued me since the first book, with his Zippo lighter flicking, his dark untouchable aura, you just know he has gone through a lot, and in this you get his full background, which gives a great depth of understanding to his character and why he acts and behaves the way he does.

He is not one to be messed with, he destroys anyone that gets in his way, and that applies even more when he finds his Queen, Alexa.

We have met Alexa before, she is the best friend of one of the other Queen’s and as such he has been warned to stay away from her. But the attraction between them proves too much to ignore.

They were both not looking for a relationship, just a one night stand to get their attraction out of the way, but one night would never be enough for Cross, who was filled with a carnal passion for Alexa he could not shake. But she doesn’t know the monster that lives inside of him, and he was doubtful she would stick around once she found out.

Alexa is a hard worker running her own bar, not easily frightened off or intimidated, but she has suffered in a previous relationship and she is reluctant to get involved with a man again. She is a kind hearted soul, having heard rumours about the Kings, but she had no idea just what they are involved in.

Cross and Alexa work really well together, their time together is raw and passionate, both are falling for each other, but neither think they are good enough for each other. You just never realise what you are missing until it is gone.

A great addition to this series, well worth the read.





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