CHARACTERS Î Project X ✓ Morgan Bentley is a bastard Always was and always will be At least that’s what Matthew Hopkins thinks Unfortunately Morgan is also a brilliant law student and easily eclipses Matthew academically and sociallyMatthew insists he hates Morgan According to Matthew’s best friend Cory perhaps he doth protest a bit too muchCory has reMorgan Bentley is a bastard Always was and always will be At least that’s what Matthew Hopkins thinks Unfortunately Morgan is also a brilliant law student and easily eclipses Matthew academically and sociallyMatthew insists he hates Morgan According to Matthew’s best friend Cory perhaps he. Wanted to read this book for a few years so imagine my shock seeing it while browsing through my kindle I must have bought it but never got to read it I promptly rectified that

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Doth protest a bit too muchCory has received the chance of a lifetime in the form of an internship with ITM Information Technology and Medicine the prestigious research company where Morgan’s father is the CEO Too inuisitive for his own good the naturally curious Cory stumbles on a deadly sec. Morgan Bentley is drop dead gorgeous sexy highly intelligent self assured confident and rich He also knows it So what does that make him Yes a bastard When we first meet Morgan he is the star student at University the students flock around him like bees around a honey pot and the lecturers pander to his talents The sort of person that everyone really loves or hates and for Matthew is it love or hate Matthew refuses to become one of the Morgan followers and hates him with a vengeance but this is really only a smoke screen for the true feelings that he has for Morgan and his best friend Cory can see right through it even if Matthew won’t admit it to himself Matthew is really the only other student that can challenge Morgan intellectually so that makes them perfect sparing partners in the legal moots they have to do while studying law In the National Moot Championships the lecturers decide to team Morgan and Matthew up and this is the beginning of love hate relationship But can one person really be that intelligent So intelligent it is almost freaky in its nature As though he can anticipate people’s next moves before they know it themselvesNephylim brings across the internal struggle going on in Matthew brilliantly The fact that Matthew is always talking about him in a negative way obviously points to some kind of infatuation even if it is only self denial on Matthews part while he is trying to convince himself that there is no way he has fallen for Morgan Well I suppose many people try to avoid what is exactly staring them in the face by going totally in the opposite direction As the saying goes “He who shouts the most has the most to hide” I felt at the beginning of the story this was definitely the case for Matthew Cory and Matthew have been friends since they were children and Cory has no hang ups about his sexuality Matthew always jokes with him that if he fancied trying “it” with a man Cory would be the first one he would do it with But Matthew insists he isn’t gay and has the usual dreams of career house wife and family Although we get the feeling this is also just a smoke screen again for the fact that he is relatively sexually inexperienced and doesn’t really know what he wants Therefore the self denial about Morgan fits perfectly into the scheme that in a way he is also trying to deny the strong sexual and physical attraction he is really feeling for Morgan Cory sees this but it is difficult as Cory has a crush on Matthew but can’t bring himself to ruin the friendship that they shareHowever behind every so called bastard is probably a very sad bastard Morgan has everything but the one thing he doesn’t have is someone to really genuinely love He gets no love from his father his so called friends are only friends because of the status it brings them So they are all very shallow about their motives for wanting to be Morgan’s friend As Matthew and Morgan have to work together in a team for the moots Matthew and Cory get involved in Morgan's private life Cory is a computer genius and gets an apprenticeship at Morgan's father’s company – ITM This is a once in a lifetime chance as Morgan's father is very powerful and owns of the biggest biotech companies going There is no love lost between Morgan and his father due to the fact that Morgan’s mother died in a car accident several years before taking him to a party when she was ill because his father had not time His father blames Morgan for this and therefore the relationship is a horrible one to say the least You could just feel the venom between these two when Cory and Matthew were invited to dinner with his fatherThere are a few moments where Matthew catches Morgan with his guard down and we get a glimpse of the very sad and lonely person behind the bastard mask I liked these little windows at the beginning that just give us a glimpse of Morgan's true self and suffering but then he always does something to confirm his bastard status once againLike all computer geniuses Cory can’t resist a computer and while he is at Morgan’s stumbles across some information that piues his curiosity about some research project that Morgan’s father’s company is involved in all very top secret Well saying that the information is secret to Cory is like saying no to child in a sweetshop He gets his first warning not to sneak around in things that doesn’t concern him as there are powerful men who could harm and he could get into a lot of trouble comes from Morgan Cory takes this to be one of Morgan’s complete bastard moments again the way he shouts at Cory So while he is working for ITM Matthew starts to hear less and less from him which is unusual within itself as normally these two would be joined at the hip In the middle of the night Matthew gets a phone call from Cory who is in a panic and sounding very frightened and instructs Matthew to get Morgan out of his father’s house as his life is in danger to meet Cory at a given location Here I just felt that I maybe would have liked some backstory on what was happening with Cory in the company that lead him to call Matthew in such a panic I felt that this came out of the blue it definitely added to the shock factor but I think a lead in to why Cory called Matthew in such a panic would have been niceAt this point the book takes on a massive leap in tempo and the race is on to save Morgan’s life Oh my this was so excruciating when you realise how terribly lonely Morgan really is and resigned to his fate Due to the great writing I also now changed my opinion from Morgan hater to Morgan sympathiser – WOW I thought that would never have happened going from the beginning of the book My feelings and opinion really changed when Morgan opened up a little to Matthew in the garden at a party and you could see the helpless lost child behind the facade Matthew can’t resist any longer and when the walls come tearing down oh my what an earthuake of a sex scene ensued It was passionate and hot but you knew that this was Matthews first time with a guy I think it was his first time with anyone so yes Matthew gets his cherry completely well and truly popped This made for such a tender moment with the experienced Morgan taking the lead and gave Morgan for me an even greater depth of emotion tenderness and caring There is now no going back to the opinion I had of him as a bastard at the beginningThe only thing I did think here was maybe a little too rushed was the fact that after this one time they start declaring their ever undying love to each other I wasn’t sure what to make of this yes the dam is broken and Matthew’s defences over Morgan have crashed down around his ears they have just had hot steamy sex which is intense if it’s your first time possibly but I just felt this was still a little too early and too soon to be saying that I love you forever So I sort of consoled myself with the fact that in the heat of the moment with teenage infatuation and the race is on to save Morgan’s life I suppose it would be OK Well this sort of worked as the threat that their time could be very short together I still found it was for me personally a little too full on too soon Also for Matthew to be saying all the way he wasn’t gay or at least trying to cover it up then after this first time all of a sudden he has no problem with it I personally would have expected a little reticence insecurity conflict and confusion going on within Matthew after his first time with a man then there actually was considering all the things he had said before even though the strong attraction was there But the race is now on to save Morgan and Cory is instrumental in this I just loved the close friendship that Matthew has with Cory a friendship that will last for ever Real true bothers You seriously get the feeling although Cory is in total conflict with his own feelings over Morgan and Matthew there is now way he would ever let Matthew down He would always be at Matthew’s side before Morgan during Morgan and who knows in the future maybe even after Morgan Cory is that true loyal friend who will stick with you through thick or thin Cory to be honest was my most favourite character from the whole book The three of them manage to get there feelings all sorted out which lead to some wonderful moments and heart felt dialogues between the three So now the conflict within the triangle are all sorted and the race is now on to save Morgan’s life At this point we also learn what part Morgan’s father had played in the whole affair and sees the errors of his ways and by joining the research team to save Morgan in some ways tries to make amends with all those years he had treated Morgan badlyNephylim has written an intriguing mystery thriller combining it with a wonderful MM romance It is dark moody but ends with a wonderful HEA full of closure and reconciliation Yes I’m a sucker for those books that end with forgiveness the scene with Morgan’s father begging him to forgive him did bring a tear to my eye I must admit It never gets too schmaltzy as even though Morgan’s dad begs for his son’s forgiveness Morgan still remains very distant and wary but is prepared to give his dad a chance As for Morgan and Matthew Well no doubt those two really have skipped off into the sunset hand in hand and most definitely found their HEA for sure As for Cory Well I guess he’ll still be at Matthew’s side whenever he is needed as Matthew would do for him I would like to think that Cory will now be able to find someone that he could love and love him back as much as Morgan and Matthew do for each other


Project XRet inside of ITM What he has learned will tip the balance of everything but for good or badJust what is the mysterious Project XWhat is Morgan’s involvementMatthew has to sort fact from fiction friend from foe as his world is turned upside down and inside out and nothing can be the way it wa. Most of us are aware of human experimentation the ethical issues that spark debates the movies that spark terror These are all true up to a certain extent but most probably what comes to mind are the psychological human experimentation rather than genetic manipulation The issues that surround this type of experimentation on the animal and plant levels are controversial enough so human DNA experimentation would most likely be labelled TABOOWhen does a scientist cross the boundaries of ethics and abuse This is the uestion that comes to mind when reading Project X It is told from a romantic point of view and it is a romantic and heart wrenching tale The science fiction aspect is not romantic however for it tells the tale of science crossing the boundaries of ethics and moral conductEnjoy the rest of the review and join the tour Blog Tour eARC Review Excerpt #Giveaway Project X by Nephylim