Boy meets girl. Girl meets boy. They fall in love and live happily ever after, right? That is unless boy is a criminal and girl is the daughter of the man trying to catch him. With circumstances this unforgiving, is there anyway their love story will have an ending that we’ve come to know as classic?
*Warning: Cliffhanger. This is the first in the series*
Merrick is a HOT bad boy who has followed his brothers into the family business of street racing, working on cars and staying on the wrong side of the law. But he has dreams of something more in life. He hasn’t quite figured out his path to something more but loves creating art in the world around him.
Jovi is the only child of the Police Commissioner. She has always felt like a prisoner due to her father’s overprotectiveness with only one friend that he hasn’t succeeded in scaring off. She has been stuck at home, attending the local community college but dreams of something more. She intends to start truly living her life when she goes away to college in just a few months.
But a chance meeting has these two, from opposite sides of the law, feeling an attraction that neither can ignore. This unlikely pair bond over their mutual love for Vincent Van Gogh and meeting the one person who truly sees them and not where they’re from.
“I was looking for something to get out of bed for in the morning. Something to be the reds and oranges that fill my life…I was looking for you.”
But can a criminal and the Police Commissioner’s daughter really last?
I am really loving this new series!! As warned, this does end on a cliffhanger that has left me anxious for more. As opposite as Jovi and Merrick are, they are great together and I love them both. And the secondary characters in this book are fantastic as well and I can’t wait for more of them. If you loved the writing style of the Senses series, you will love this one. This is definitely another “Classic” from Xavier Neal!!
Holy crap, what a freaking adrenaline rush!!!! Once I started reading Classic, I couldn’t stop! Merrick McCoy is a local legend in his town. He’s an illegal street racer and involved somewhat in other things that aren’t quite lawful. He’s also a party boy who can have any woman he wants, but lately, he’s looking for something deeper. He soon finds it in good girl, Jovi. She intrigues Merrick because she’s different from anyone he has ever known. Jovi is trying to grab some independence from her overprotective father who just happens to be the police commissioner who is after Merrick’s family. Can you see where this is going? Nowhere good. But, you can’t deny what the heart wants, and Merrick and Jovi’s hearts want each other!
Again, Xavier has created a cast of characters that draw you into the story quickly! I loved Jovi. She’s the good girl who has done everything right and responsible in her life and wants to do something that involves feeling rather than thinking, and she finds that in Merrick. It’s all feeling and no rational thought. Hey, who could blame her? I wouldn’t be thinking rationally with Merrick around. Who doesn’t remember being young and trying to gain some independence from your parents? Oh Lordy, Merrick!!!! He’s a bad boy with a brain, a body to drive a woman wild, and a heart of gold? Who couldn’t resist that deadly combination? I mean, seriously, the guy loves Van Gogh and reading! What’s not hot about that? The sexual tension between these two is HOT, HOT, HOT!!!! I swear Xavier has cornered the market on sex scenes…just the right mix of naughty and sweet!
Again, Xavier, has outdone herself! She writes several different series, and all are different…sexy military men, a hotter than he$$ fighter, a retelling of Peter Pan, a single teenage dad, and now Merrick. In this one, she even manages to incorporate shades of Romeo and Juliet. And, I love every single one of her series and characters. And, she uses cliffhangers in ways draw you back for the next book. Instead of making me mad or frustrated, she just makes me more excited for the next book! I just want to live inside of her head for just a little while…what a trip that would be. Again, Xavier, you have made me fall in love with a different man! I can’t wait to see how this series develops, not just with Merrick and Jovi, but some of the other characters as well. You should pat yourself on the back again…another smash hit for me!!!!