Saturday, January 18, 2014

Book Boyfriend of the Week: Maddox Cross from Masquerade by Nyrae Dawn

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This week by book boyfriend is Maddox Cross from Masquerade (Games #3) by Nyrae Dawn.  He's broody, hot, tattooed, sexy, and I just love him.  If you haven't read this book, or this series by Nyrae Dawn, then it is one you won't want to miss.  

Masquerade (Games #3)
by Nyrae Dawn
Published:  January 7, 2014
Publisher:  Grand Central Publishing/Forever

A biker. A tattoo artist. A love to last a lifetime.

Maddox Cross has always had to be tough. When his father went to jail for murder, the teenager took care of his sister and mother. Now on his own and working security at a night club, Maddox wants to become a tattoo artist-a dream that comes closer to reality when he falls for the hottest, most tatted woman he's ever seen. She's wild and beautiful, and Maddox will do anything to be with her.

Bee Malone came to town to open up her new tattoo parlor, Masquerade. Since being kidnapped as a young girl, Bee has had trouble getting close to anyone. But when she meets Maddox, she sees that under his hard biker's body is the sensitive soul of an artist. What starts out as a sizzling one-night stand soon becomes so much more.

Bee wants Maddox to join her tattoo business, but letting him into her life means revealing all her most intimate secrets. And as the past begins to intertwine with her present, Bee fears their love may not be as permanent as their ink . . . 

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 “I want you, baby. F*ck the rules. Let me have you.”
Bee steps back and it’s like a fist slamming into my gut. I need her beneath me. Need her bare skin under my hands and mouth. I don’t think I can take it if she says no.
Her voice cuts off my plea. “If you want me, take me.” 

“I don’t need to be taken care of, remember? I’m not that girl.”
For years I’ve avoided that. I never wanted to take care of a woman. I’ve had my hands full with mom and Laney, but for once I find myself wishing someone needed me, maybe even just a little bit.

"Stop making me want you." The same heat from his eyes is now in his words.
"Stop letting me have you," I reply, and it seems to inflame him more.
He pulls me closer again, right between his legs, as the other hand moves up it cup my cheek. His stare alone is burning me alive.

 Teaser by A Love Affair with Books

“Reality. It’s not living a lie like so many of the people we know have done. It's not treating life like a game of charades or living behind any type of facade. Life is fucked up, it hurts, and it’s not always pretty, but damned if it can’t be beautiful too.
 I want to wrap her inside me where we both can pretend we’re not fucked up and lost.
 “I’m always fine too... I’ve been fine for years. But we never really are, are we?”
“Neither of us gets close or uses words to show who we are, but we use actions. We both use strength as our defense.” --Bee 

 “It pisses me off that I want you,” he says with all the honesty in the world.

“You do pissed off well, I think. And sexy too.”
“She makes me itch under my skin. It’s not annoying but it’s always there, and I don’t know what it means. It’s like I feel her, even when we’re not touching.”

“I want to give him something. Want him close to me in a way I’ve never wanted anyone close to me before. If I could, I’d cure that ache inside him.”

“It’s more personal being naked around Maddox than it’s ever been with anyone else. Like he sees more of me than I show.”

“The kiss is wild and passionate, and a mixture of so many emotions just like love is. It’s raw, all of us open for hurt when we chose to let love in. But open for beauty too.”

You can see my review here.  


  1. Oh yes, I loved Maddox, actually I adore all the boys in this series they are all very swoon worthy and fantastic, especially once you get past that gruff hard exterior. ;)

    Great pick this week!!

  2. I loved broody Maddox as well Ellen! A great pick :-)

  3. Maddox definitely sounds like one hot book boyfriend. Nice pick.

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  4. Well damn. I have this and need to get to it. I can't wait to have me some Maddox!


  5. seems to be a great book boyfriend pick. :) Not my type of book but did enjoy the teasers you picked

  6. Sounds like a hott book boyfriend to me!


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