Book – Xavier (Men of Steel #4)
Author – M.J. Fields
Publication Date – April 29, 2014
Type – No Cliffhanger Series
Genre – Romance/New Adult
Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars
Complimentary Copy provided by Author (Blog Tour) in exchange for an honest review.
Twenty three year old Xavier is out to prove his independence to his brothers and Momma Joe.
Needing a change Xavier Steel decided to plant his feet in the Jersey sand and start a production company allowing him the ability to re acquaint himself with his true passion in life and make a living doing what he loved, playing and creating music.
Taelyn Patrick is offered an opportunity to make much needed extra money. The hours would be grueling, but she doesn't care. She needs the money to help her fiancé’ Daniel. Daniel and Taelyn had lived together and went to the same college when he was accepted into the medical program at Harvard. Together they made the decision to live separately until Taelyn finished her internship and graduated from college. They had looked at several apartments near Harvard together and fell in love with one. Supporting two households would be a huge financial burden but they knew the apartment would be gone if they waited until she graduated; when they would reunited and again live together.
Taelyn was offered an opportunity she could not afford to turn down. She wasn’t looking forward to helping a spoiled kid start a production company that she was sure would fail. She was less enthusiastic when his mother, her boss, asked that she be available at all times. Josephina explained that she was worried about woman taking advantage of her son financially and damage his kind heart.
Can Xavier curb his sexual appetite and become a responsible young man? Or will he find himself in bed with women who will do whatever they have to for their own financial gain?
Jase (Men of Steel #1) – Jase and Carly’s Story
Cyrus (Men of Steel #2) – Cyrus and Tara’s Story
Zandor (Men of Steel #3) – Zandor and Bekah’s Story
Xavier (Men of Steel #4) – Xavier and Taelyn’s Story
And as we come to a close, Xavier’s story is the last of the Steel brothers. As the youngest he is frustrated that he is stuck watching his older siblings fluent how much they are in love. Vowing that he will NEVER be like them….he starts out screwing anything in a skirt or tight pants.
This was a fun book to read especially since all the brothers and Momma Jo play a big part in the fiasco which is Xavier’s life. I love these cocky brothers and the banter/bickering they so love to do to each other.
I nearly choked when I read a part about Xavier and a Barbie doll – that scene had me spitting out ice tea and shaking my head. The author does a great job of incorporating humor, sex, romance and angst in each of her novels and leaves the reader wanting more.
This is a story about two people who feel like they need to prove themselves to the world, Xavier being the youngest of the Steel Industries wants to go out on his own and start up a production company. He needs to get out of the shadow of his family. While Taelyn grew up in an Irish Catholic family; her dad in the police force and her three brothers who always suppressed Taelyn’s life in order to protect her. She is a tough cookie and while leaving her brothers behind, she makes the mistake of falling for a guy who represses her personality even more.
It isn’t until Taelyn catches her fiancée in a compromising position, that she realizes he was an ass and only using her. This is when her wings unfold and she takes off – more or less she takes off with Xavier – sexually she learns how enjoyable it can be while she takes chances to further her career as partner with the production company. As she comes out of her introverted shell and her true personality shines forth, Xavier can’t help falling for this girl.
Yeah, the two have their problems and seem to be constantly fighting and making up….but it’s a journey of self-discovery and growing up.
Along the way we are also brought up to date on the other romances in the Steel family which really bring this series full circle.
I am sad to see an end to the brothers – or maybe its just the beginning?