TWO 4 Stars for X Marks the Spot by M.J. O’Shea #MM #Romance @MJosheaseattle @dreamspinners


Title: X Marks the Spot
Author Name & Publisher: M.J. O’Shea (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: November 2, 2015 – 205 pgs


Jack Hunter is always on a quest for lost art, ancient manuscripts, and anything else that’ll romance the millions of viewers who watch his show each week. He hasn’t always hit pay dirt in his searches though, and a string of empty global treasure hunts has left his show on the brink of cancellation. Jack needs a white whale, a holy grail, nothing less than a miracle to revive his career.

Aloysius “Alo” Green likes his ivory towers. He’s content to study from the comfort of a university library and publish papers nobody other than academics will ever read. But coded letters pointing to hidden Nazi treasure fall into his hands, and while colleagues warn him to keep them to himself, Alo can’t stop obsessing. He makes a huge mistake and publishes a paper on his find, ignoring the danger doing so will bring.

Jack is sure he’s struck gold when his assistant brings Alo’s paper to him. Alo wants nothing to do with Jack or his televised treasure hunt. But after Alo is threatened, it appears Jack is his best bet to silence those who seek to use him to find the vast wealth first.

By trusting Jack, Alo might’ve saved himself… or made his worst decision yet.

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I loved the action, adventure and mystery in this book!
You get Jack who is a treasure hunter with his own TV show and Alo who very smart and is a teachers aide in collage. Well Alo discovers a hidden treasure map in some letters his grandfather gave him. Well then weird things start happening and lets just say I was on the edge of my seat after that.
Alo and Jack were very good together and the sparks between these two. You could tell how much they were falling for each other.
There was just much going on in this book between Alo running from bad guys to Jack just trying to save his show. Plus all the different characters you meet. I also loved the way the author wrote these two men together. This book was definitely a slow burn but for Jack and Alo it worked.

So all together I really liked this book!
I would recommend this book!



This is not a new author for me and this book was good but a little predictable. I loved the action and adventure but I just could not seem to really get into the book. This may have to do with some of the off-the-wall types of situations they characters were in. Alo and Jack were clearly a couple meant to be together and would love to see more to their story. Overall a really good read and the writing was flawless.



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M.J. O’Shea has been writing romance since algebra class in sixth grade (when most of her stories starred her and Leonardo DiCaprio). When she’s not writing, she loves listening to nearly all types of music, painting, reading great authors, and on those elusive sunny days in the Pacific Northwest, she loves driving on the freeway with her windows rolled down and her stereo on high.


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