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…
This book surprised me, took me along a path I didn’t expect to take. I really was not sure what to think about the book until the very end.
Our leading lady, Madame X, is strong and brave and to the point when she is working with her clients. This is in direct contrast to the weak and scared version of her that we see with Caleb Indigo, the man she knows as her savior, employer and lover (if that is what you can really call him).
“But in the light of day – showered and dressed, hair braided and twisted into a knot at the back of my head, makeup carefully applied, feet sheathed in expensive heels – garbed in my armor, I am not that mewling kitten, and I despise her. If I could get my claws into that version of myself, I would shred her without mercy, tear her into bits.”
She talks a strong game to her clients, willing them to make changes in their lives and to be better people. She wants them to succeed and essentially be happy, at least that’s what I interpret it as. But it made me CRAZY that she was the complete opposite in her personal life.
“Hypocrite, I. There is no choice for me. It has been made on my behalf, and that in itself is a giant I cannot slay.”
She realizes this, clearly. She wants change? But she wants stability? Her story shows her in several different lights. With Caleb, Jonathan, Logan (S-W-O-O-N BTW…)
“You are beside me. Logan is across the room. Caleb Indigo is under my skin. I have no pulse, no breath, no vital functions.”
It’s a confusing story, not in that it doesn’t make sense but that Madame X doesn’t know what she wants. Who does she want to be, what path does she want to take. I have my opinion on what I feel she should do….what will you think?!
About the Author
Jasinda Wilder is a New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and international bestselling author. She is a Michigan native and currently lives there with her family. Visit her official website at jasindawilder.com.