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01 March 2016

❤❤ 3 star review of Madame X by Jasinda Wilder ❤❤

Madame X invites you to test the limits of control in this provocative new novel from New York Times bestselling author Jasinda Wilder.

My name is Madame X.
I’m the best at what I do.

And you’d do well to follow my rules...

Hired to transform the uncultured, inept sons of the wealthy and powerful into decisive, confident men, Madame X is a master of the art of control. With a single glance she can cut you down to nothing, or make you feel like a king.

But there is only one man who can claim her body—and her soul.

Undone time and again by his exquisite dominance, X craves and fears his desire in equal measure. And while she longs for a different path, X has never known anything or anyone else—until now...

I feel like I'm missing something. I feel like all these people loved this book and I'm sitting over here like "wait...what?" 

I don't know if maybe I didn't understand the book, or what JW was aiming for, but I really could not connect with this at all. To me, it was drawn out, slow moving , and I feel like I'm going to be attacked for this- but kind of boring. I get where the name comes from. I get why she chose it. I get why she does what she does. But to me I feel like that's all we have. To me, this felt purely informational with a dash of steam, and a full mix of frustration. Minus a philandering billionaire who gives her nothing but expects everything. And even by her own words, she doesn't like what he does to her, yet she returns to it when given the opportunity to start anew. I don't understand. Truly am left completely confused. Knowing what she knows of him and his refusal to give her, what he let her watch, what she heard, why go back? I don't understand at all. 

Do I like what he does with the numbers. Yes, for the girls. Do I like the perspective of being the client, absolutely.  Do I like how he treats X, no... like not at all. I feel like she was treated as a side piece and a possession. But I love the way that  the story was written, almost like you are reading her journal. It was just the storyline I really really didn't like. We are given this huge cliffhanger, but I feel like nothing of what we learned was resolved. Every single thing was left hanging in the wind. Maybe that's what it is. I don't know. But for me, this wasn't JW's best work.

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