Warrior's Cross

Warrior's Cross

by Madeleine Urban, Abigail Roux

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Overview

Cameron Jacobs is an open book. He considers himself a common waiter with normal friends, boring hobbies, harmless dogs, and nothing even resembling a secret... except a crush on a tall, dark, devastatingly handsome man who dines alone at his restaurant on Tuesday nights. All it takes is one passionate night with Julian Cross to turn Cameron's world on its head.

Julian's love and devotion are all Cameron could have hoped for and more. But when his ordinary life meets and clashes with Julian's extraordinary lifestyle, Cameron discovers that trust and fear can go hand in hand, and love is just a step away from danger.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781615810291
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: 08/26/2009
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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Warrior's Cross 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
ladyms More than 1 year ago
Just started reading the M/M genre this year, so I'm no expert by any means. But, I liked this story very much. Julian is a hit man and Cameron is a waiter in a high-end restaurant. Cameron has no idea what Julian does for a living. They start seeing each other and he finds out. Loved Julian's character! I wish Cameron had been portrayed as more self-confident. If you read this and like it, I also recommend Zero at the Bone by Jane Seville.
saturnnalia on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I liked Julian Cross, he was a wonderful characture. Cameron and Julian were so sweet and cute together, I got cavities. Well written and paced. Only problem I ran into was, I kept fogetting Cameron was a guy. This is definietly a book written by women for women. But still a fast and enjoyable read.
CharSid on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I'm a fan of both Abigail Roux and Madeleine Urban they excel at developing their characters and endowing them with personality and an emotional depth that draws me into their lives and into the story - but this book completely misses the mark for me. I couldn't connect with either Julian or Cameron. I just didn't like either one, especially Cameron - his constant insecurity and worry over why Julian would find him attractive or have any interest in him set my teeth on edge. Neither the story nor the characters held my interest. This book is an exception for me with these writers - Caught Running and the Cut & Run series are fantastic books that I've worn out the pages from re-reading.
amf0001 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book had a really intriguing beginning, but it began to bog down midway, and by the end I was skimming. There is a lot of exposition in this book, it is not hard core m/m, sex scenes were few and not very explicit, this is really a romance, and not an erotic novel (which is a plus for me.) I liked the idea of Cameron the waiter, noticing the mysterious Julian Cross, customer at the high end restaurant and fantasizing about him. And then, remarkably, Julian makes a pass and a relationship starts. However the relationship is completely controlled and bounded by Julian and his job, which he never quite explains. He does it to protect Cameron, but the lack of information becomes frightening in itself. Part of the weakness in the book is that we see it mainly from Cameron's point of view, and he can't understand why someone as fabulous as Julian would fall in love with him, and frankly, neither could I. It was more that Cameron was so not part of his regular life, that Julian could pretend he was a good guy, a normal guy, a gentle soul when he was with Cameron, so it was more about how Cameron made him feel about himself, than anything intrinsic to Cameron. And when they had that whole trust issue, Cameron's inability to express himself became a problem for the narrative, as he could not find the right questions to ask. The end was predictable and annoying for me, I kept thinking, just get on with it. I hate uber villains and while so much of the 'action' had been off page, it felt weird to bring in front and center for the end. In the final analysis the relationship was too one note for me, and never approached real, even within the heightened reality of the book. I agree that Julian had risked more, and ironically been more emotionally present, but we never understood why. I guess I couldn¿t see what he saw in Cameron, and that is a failure on the writer's part. I would rate it a B-, and don't feel an urgent need to go look at the rest of their backlog of books.
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I found this to be a very entertaining story. It started out as a love story, then around Chapter 4, the action came into play.
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At first I thought it was just another m/m story. I was so very glad to be wrong. Not quite packed with the sexual power of Mexican Heat, but the powerful love story was the same. Well done.
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Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars ~Reviewed by ANN & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog WARRIOR’S CROSS is a unique story that displays both the sweetness and bitterness of love. Abigail Roux and Madeleine Urban possess a true talent of getting underneath the characters skin and revealing aspects of themselves in a way that further progresses the plot and story. ~ Under the Covers Cameron Jacobs considers himself to be a happy man. Waitressing at a restaurant called Tuesday doesn’t cause him headaches on a regular basis but ever since an especially hot, well-dressed man has been coming to dine at the restaurant every Tuesday, Cameron has found something to excite him. Though a few passing words and heated looks are the only things they have shared for a few months, it’s enough to keep Cameron waiting on Tuesday evenings for his appearance. WARRIOR’S CROSS is a unique story that displays both the sweetness and bitterness of love. Abigail Roux and Madeleine Urban possess a true talent of getting underneath the characters skin and revealing aspects of themselves in a way that further progresses the plot and story. Never once was I bored while reading this and I just happened to finish it within a few hours of starting it. Cam and Julian turned out to be more than I thought. Julian Cross keeps his profession a secret for the safety of Cameron. Though I wondered if I would have a problem with him withholding this information from Cam, I found that the author’s choice of not revealing it explicitly and rather showing it was a nice take on it. The first part of the book is dedicated to the slow building romance between Julian and Cam. The time it takes for them to trust each other is important because Julian isn’t the type to simply keep someone the way he does with Cam. The slow build helped me as a reader keep that in mind and then….the action starts! Quick and hard, the action and suspense gives this book the last little jolt of excitement and it really made for a fun, engaging read. Since I was so in love with Julian and Cam together, it only made the suspense that much more exciting and I think that was the author’s purpose of the threat, to show just how deep the emotions between Cam and Julian ran, not really for the sake of creating a suspenseful book (though that doesn’t hurt at all either!). If you’re a rabid fan of their Cut & Run series, you’ll be thrilled to note that Cam and Julian play a huge part in ARMED & DANGEROUS and if you plan on reading it, it’s nice to have this background information on Cam and Julian already, so read this before book 4 of the Cut & Run series. I loved loved LOVED this book and I think a Cut & Run reread is in order now. Highly recommend.
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I love all of the Ty and Zane books and think they are absolutely wonderful but I was not impressed at all with Julian and Cameron. I was excited to read it based on the reviews but instead of reading this between #4 and #5 I'm glad I read it after 5. If I had read Warriors Cross before #5 which they were in I would have dreaded them. Perhaps if the characters were given more depth like Ty and Zane I would have liked them better but they seemed kinda stupid and I only really like Alpha men, I know they can't all be but Cameron was to me a bit ridiculous. This was not the book for me.
SmittenWithReading More than 1 year ago
My Review: A I read this book in between books #4 and #5 of the Cut & Run Series because this book is the introduction of the "other" couple in Book #5, Armed & Dangerous. This book introduces us to Cam and Julian and they are the ones being pursued by Ty & Zane in Book #5....at least that's the way that I understand it. It will be really interesting to see how book #5 plays out since I'm pretty sure that I love Cam & Julian just as much as I love Ty & Zane. They had a fabulous romantic story!! This is a very different dynamic between the two heroes in this book. Julian is an assassin (assumed because his actual job is never actually revealed in the book). Part of his job has to do with the owner of Tuesdays...a very upscale Chicago restaurant. Cam is in charge of the wait staff at the restaurant and he's been waiting on Julian for months. Julian never says anything...he's just a dark, gorgeous, mysterious stranger who Cam is fascinated with. What he doesn't realize is that the fascination goes both ways. Julian is equally fascinated with him. They embark on a relationship, but Cam has no idea what Julian does. He just knows that he only gets to see Julian sometimes two days a week and that Julian is often injured. Julian has told him enough that he knows that whatever he is doing, it's dangerous and if he knew more it could endanger Cam's life too. Like I said, this was a completely different dynamic...Cam is a normal guy...not tough, not Alpha. He's a waiter. Julian is as Alpha as they get. Most people are terrified by him, although Cam doesn't see that side of him. I liked this dynamic. It made for a GREAT book and tons of great angst. I liked both these guys and could see both sides of their struggle as they try to make their relationship work. The book completely and totally worked for me. It probably would have worked even better for me if I didn't already know how it plays into the Cut & Run series (knowing that gives spoilers to some events in this book). Even if I wasn't reading the Cut & Run series, I would have LOVED this book! I obviously need to read all the books that have come out by these two authors!
BooksRMyFood More than 1 year ago
This book provides the back story on Ty and Zane's newest adventure and, although not necessary to enjoy the book, is nonetheless a wonderful addition to the group. Indulge yourself with this unlikely and steamy love story.
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Saphie12 More than 1 year ago
This book is very good and I absolutely love the classic story plot. The characters have an immense love for each other as they get to know one another and overall, the story is very thrilling. If you love this novel, I highly recommend 'Zero at the Bone' by Jane Seville, for it is far more exciting and amazing (though this book comes close to it too).
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read it twice. it was fun and suspenseful both times - time in between readings was enough that I didn't have instant recall on the ending.