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** Review by Gayle from Bloggers From Down Under **
Guys please know that writing this review is a struggle, yes the struggle is real because what my head is thinking I want so desperately to be able to put into words so you all have an understanding of what this novel is and what it has done to me.
I have read all of Victoria L James novels and I have loved every single one of them.
But Marcus for me is different. It’s like it has been stripped back of any glitz and glamour. It’s been stripped back of any unnecessary words or scenarios.
I guess what I am trying to say is that Marcus is simplistic with a rawness, pureness and honesty with a beauty that I have not come across in a novel for a very long time.
I was first introduced to Marcus in the first instalment Natexus, where he fell for the love of his life Natalie.
Already a broken man from past heartache, Marcus was desperate for his love for Natalie.
But he had to let her go. Her heart belonged to another man, and who was Marcus to stand in her way of happiness. So rather than hold her back, he let her go.
Which brings us to his story in Marcus.
Not only losing one, but two loves, Marcus is now on his own, trying to survive the heartache. He has lost his way and who he is. Lonely, tired and so unsure of life, Marcus needs to find himself again. But what Marcus never realises is that one girl will help him in every sense of the word. She will open his eyes to the world. She will teach him to feel again, and not be afraid. She will teach him that loving someone isn’t a bad thing and that happiness can be found. She will show him the beauty of the world through her eyes. She will ultimately teach him to find himself again.
I really don’t want to give anything other than that away because Marcus needs to be read without teasers, without opinions. It needs to be just picked up and read.
Such a beautifully, thoughtful, all consuming and breathtaking read that will bring you to your knees just like it did me. Sheer perfection.