X Marks the Spot

X Marks the Spot

Opal Carew takes desire to a whole new level in her latest erotic, standalone romance! Abi has been in love with Del for years, but they never got around to acting on their mutual attraction. And then she met and married his best friend, Liam.But when Abi and Liam's marriage falls apart, Abi decides to take control of her life and find her happily-ever-after with Del. So w...

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Title:X Marks the Spot
Author:Opal Carew
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X Marks the Spot Reviews

  • Sissy's Romance Book Review

    X Marks the Spot by Opal Carew is the story of Abi, Liam and Del.

    Abi and Liam were married but Abi couldn't get her crush of Del, Liam best friend from her mind. When Liam and Abie break up she thinks now is her time to get with Del but Liam still wants her.

    This story worked through the three people finding each other and working towards having something together.

    This was a different type romance that might not be for everyone but I really enjoyed their story.

  • Whispers From

    Abi is getting divorced but it's taking two years to get her husband, Liam, to sign the papers. He thinks they can work it out. But Abi wants to move on with her friend Del, who's also Liam's best friend. At her brother's wedding, she waits for Del in his bed. But awakes to find Liam. Liam believes she wants to reconcile and they go at it like bunnies because she still loves Liam but he wasn't there when she needed him. Liam is very rich and will do anything to get his wife back, even coerce her

    Abi is getting divorced but it's taking two years to get her husband, Liam, to sign the papers. He thinks they can work it out. But Abi wants to move on with her friend Del, who's also Liam's best friend. At her brother's wedding, she waits for Del in his bed. But awakes to find Liam. Liam believes she wants to reconcile and they go at it like bunnies because she still loves Liam but he wasn't there when she needed him. Liam is very rich and will do anything to get his wife back, even coerce her to spend a couple of weeks with him. She agrees as long as Del can come too. Both men love her and are not about to give her up. Abi doesn't want to give either man up, so can they come to an agreement?
I'll be honest at first I didn't like where she was supposed to be in love with Del and having sex with Liam. Even though they are still legally married, so I also felt when she was having sex with Del, she was cheating on Liam, even though they were separated. But at the end it turned out alright.
* Voluntarily read and reviewed this for Netgalley *

  • Linda

    Three stars for "X Marks the Spot"; Ms Carew introduces us to Abi a young women who finds herself wanting to move on with her life, separated from her husband for two years waiting on him to sign the divorce papers Abi finds herself reluctantly looking forward to her brothers wedding . The wedding brings the oppurtunity to see her freind Del. Del was the first person she met when attending college for her masters ; a freind of her brother's who stopped in to watch ove her a dell her acclimate .

    Three stars for "X Marks the Spot"; Ms Carew introduces us to Abi a young women who finds herself wanting to move on with her life, separated from her husband for two years waiting on him to sign the divorce papers Abi finds herself reluctantly looking forward to her brothers wedding . The wedding brings the oppurtunity to see her freind Del. Del was the first person she met when attending college for her masters ; a freind of her brother's who stopped in to watch ove her a dell her acclimate .Abi had feelings for Del form the start but Del's sense of honor would not allow him to move forward with his mutual attractions to his freinds sister and as it turned out Del is the one who introduced Abi to her husband Liam .

    With some meddling by Abi's sister Jamie the perfect opportunity to actually get Del to engage with her on more than freindly level is at hand , that is until Del switches rooms with his freind Liam, thinking he is actually helping to spare Abi from seeing him at the wedding ; leaving Abi naked in the wrong mans bed, her husband and hopefully soon to be X .

    Abi makes some poor decisions , such as staying in Liam's bed, when she really wants Del.

    This action prompts Liam to push for more time alone with Abi to work through and talk about feelings and possibly keeping their mrriage together , which Abi keeps falling in his bed to spite having finally moved on to a relationship with Del and being in his bed..

    For me Abi's wishy washy , I love both of them and she can not decide was driving me nuts , until this wishy washy Abi turned into naughty bold Abi asking for threesomes. This is where MsCarew excels because she writes sexy, steamy and erotic scenes ever for these three that eventually lead to a HEA for all.

    Arc copy received vi Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • D.M.

    I love taboo romance novels but this one went too far. It was messed up with a capital F. The sexy scenes were hot but not enough to save the book. I wanted Liam to get his wife back... if he wanted her. I've read a few of Opal Carew's books and have enjoyed them but I'm sorry this one is a no from me.

    Abi has a close network of friends who are entangled with her family. She married one, Liam but should have held out for Del. A wedding brings these three together. Abi sleeps with her husband and

    I love taboo romance novels but this one went too far. It was messed up with a capital F. The sexy scenes were hot but not enough to save the book. I wanted Liam to get his wife back... if he wanted her. I've read a few of Opal Carew's books and have enjoyed them but I'm sorry this one is a no from me.

    Abi has a close network of friends who are entangled with her family. She married one, Liam but should have held out for Del. A wedding brings these three together. Abi sleeps with her husband and Del says he's willing to give there romance a chance. Abi can't keep her legs closed. She gets pregnant by her husband. Liam has always wanted a baby with his wife but she wants to be with Del. It's so F***'d up.

    Scandal, drama and a lot of sex.

    You'll either hate it or love it. The ending makes sense and has a happy ever after.

    2 stars out of 5. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  • Christine

    Since I'm not particularly a fan of this author, it floored me to find the book on my NetGalley shelf. I sure never would have requested it. It showed up automatically. I hope it doesn't happen again.

    It's worth about 1.5 stars.

    The book is OK. I've read a few things from this author, and it's probably the best of the lot. That isn't saying much though.

    I had a terrible time feeling anything for any of the characters, despite the author's attempt to make them sympathetic... to the point of being an

    Since I'm not particularly a fan of this author, it floored me to find the book on my NetGalley shelf. I sure never would have requested it. It showed up automatically. I hope it doesn't happen again.

    It's worth about 1.5 stars.

    The book is OK. I've read a few things from this author, and it's probably the best of the lot. That isn't saying much though.

    I had a terrible time feeling anything for any of the characters, despite the author's attempt to make them sympathetic... to the point of being annoying. Carrying on over and over about their heartaches just got repetitious and boring. They are three oddballs without the charm of a good oddball character. Just three moaners.

    The author seems to love to write about three-way romances, so with that in mind, she ought to pay closer attention to the physical act of what they are doing so that it doesn't sound ridiculous. In one instance, one of the gentlemen seems to have fingers growing out of the top of his head- or maybe it was his nose... I had to read it three times to figure out how he could be doing what he was doing. He couldn't.

    Another aspect to the book I found very odd was the way the h was supposedly infertile.

    *SPOILER ALERT*

    Then amazingly, with no medical intervention, she started popping out babies. If you're going to use that theme to make someone sympathetic, then stick to it, for heaven's sake!

    *END SPOILER*

    So if you're into polyamorous affairs, go ahead and read it. It's OK, just wildly ridiculous.

    NetGalley provided an ARC in exchange for my honest review. Honestly, I hope I never read another word by this author.

  • Heather

    I have read and enjoyed several of Opal Carew's books. However, I must say this one just didn't quite do it for me. The characters, especially, Abi, were just too weak and indecisive. So while I enjoy a good menage romance, this one ended up being a menage simply because Abi couldn't figure out which man she wanted and kept jumping from bed to bed. She wasn't likeable so at times I frankly wanted both men to drop her.

  • Chris  C - A Midlife Wife

    Hit and miss.. 2.5 stars

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    I have a ton of mixed feelings about this book. I have read several books by this author now. In fact, I just finished one not too long ago. So when I started delving into this story, I have to say I was a bit shocked.

    The main issue for me is the female character Abi. She is so unlike any other character that this author has developed before. Maybe that’s the problem. Comparing her to other books.

    However, with the underlying theme of one woman trying to d

    Hit and miss.. 2.5 stars

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    I have a ton of mixed feelings about this book. I have read several books by this author now. In fact, I just finished one not too long ago. So when I started delving into this story, I have to say I was a bit shocked.

    The main issue for me is the female character Abi. She is so unlike any other character that this author has developed before. Maybe that’s the problem. Comparing her to other books.

    However, with the underlying theme of one woman trying to decide between two men, the way this book was written sheds a negative light on Abi. She comes off kind of trampy and very unsure of her feelings.

    I don’t get me wrong. I’ve read many books that share a MFM theme that work. This one did not work until you were about 3/4 of the way through the book. Had the “solution“ be introduced earlier, it may have made for a better read.

    I did not connect with any of the characters really because I was so fixated on the slutty ways of Abi. The only reason I kept reading was I hoped the author would turn the book around and find a solution for the problem. And she did. The book got much better around the halfway mark.

    The book does have some positive attributes one of which is if you are looking for a book about loads of steamy sex and trying to decide between two hot men, this is it. Unfortunately, that really was not enough to salvage a better review, from me, at least. On Goodreads, 2 stars means it's was ok... and that is where this lands for me

    *copy received for review consideration

  • Kylie

    **I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher St. Martin's Press in exchange for my honest review**

    "It is a beautiful view," she said gazing out over the water.

    "Yes, it is."

    I gave X Marks the Spot a 2-star rating and honestly that’s being generous. The only reason I am giving it is because I enjoyed the intimate scenes and felt like they had depth to them. I also enjoyed the character Del, but besides that it was a thumbs down for me. This story had no exciting plot to it, even though there w

    **I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher St. Martin's Press in exchange for my honest review**

    "It is a beautiful view," she said gazing out over the water.

    "Yes, it is."

    I gave X Marks the Spot a 2-star rating and honestly that’s being generous. The only reason I am giving it is because I enjoyed the intimate scenes and felt like they had depth to them. I also enjoyed the character Del, but besides that it was a thumbs down for me. This story had no exciting plot to it, even though there was some potential, it just fell flat. In my opinion, the other definitely should have spent more time diving into the lives of the characters, especially the side characters because I felt like I only got to now 3 people and only knew their current situations. Also, to me there was a sort of buildup in what was happening just to have it tumble down instead of continue upward. I do not recommend this novel, unless you just want to read some steamy sex scenes then you may enjoy it quite a bit.

    Check out the full review on my blog!

  • Becky

    Can I give a negative star?!?! WTF !! Abi is a selfish, imature, manipulative annoying female lead... Liam can't love me for me, just married me because I became preggers. I love Liam and Del! I am married to Liam but trying to sleep with Del.(seperated.. 2years). Won't stay married to Liam because he was only child and wants family & they believe she can't become pregnant ever. But when she does, she does NOT intend to tell Liam he is going to be a dad!! The one thing she insists she can't

    Can I give a negative star?!?! WTF !! Abi is a selfish, imature, manipulative annoying female lead... Liam can't love me for me, just married me because I became preggers. I love Liam and Del! I am married to Liam but trying to sleep with Del.(seperated.. 2years). Won't stay married to Liam because he was only child and wants family & they believe she can't become pregnant ever. But when she does, she does NOT intend to tell Liam he is going to be a dad!! The one thing she insists she can't give him therefore staying married isn't an option and she isn't going to tell him he's going to be a dad!!! That is the last straw! Not only is she a horrible character, but no one, NO ONE deserves not to be in their child's life!

    This is a DNF for me! I just can't enjoy reading a book that makes me angry and annoyed. Books are an escape, relaxing, enjoyable. This book is none of those.

    Gifted read by Netgalley for an honest review.

    I honestly don't recommend reading.

    I hate being negative when author's put their heart and soul in books and give me hours of enjoyment and escapism, but this book and this story is just not one I can stomach finishing!

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