Monster In His Eyes
Title: Monster In His Eyes
Series: Monster In His Eyes #1
Author: J.M. Darhower
Publication Date: April 27th 2014
Genre: Adult, Dark, Romance, Suspense
Rating: 5 Stars
Ignazio Vitale is not a good man.
I suspect it, the first time I see him, sense the air of danger that surrounds the man. He has a way of commanding attention, of taking control, of knowing what I'm thinking before I even do.
It's alarming and alluring. It's dark and deadly. It's everything I've ever wanted but the last thing I truly need. Obsession.
It doesn't take him long to draw me into his web, charming me into his bed and trapping me in his life, a life I know nothing about until it's too late. He has secrets, secrets I can't fathom, secrets that make it so I can't walk away, no matter how much I beg him to let me go. I see it sometimes in his eyes, a darkness that's both terrifying and thrilling. He's a monster, wrapped up in a pretty package, and what I find when I unmask him changes everything.
I want to hate him.
Sometimes, I do.
But it doesn't stop me from loving him, too.
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Jesus effing christ...I don't even know what to say.
This book was just the epitome of pure breathlessness. I devoured this book in less than a day and goddamn it felt like getting blasted with words at the speed of a colliding truck. I don't even know if I love this book, hate it, or being generally confused by it. A little bit of all three would probably be correct.
Before going into this book, I was expecting a dark, gritty romance with a little bit of suspense, but hell to the no, I was choking my way through almost every single page of this novel.
The story is told in Karissa's point of view, and we get to see her life through her eyes. I am fond of Karissa, but I wouldn't say that I loved her character. In fact, I wouldn't say that I loved any of the characters in here at all, because damn Ms. Darhower, you have me messed up over what to love and what to hate now. Karissa was a refreshing character who held both bravery and naivety in her palms. Some might say naivety sometimes leads to bravery in the most stupid ways, but Karissa kept that separate, and it was just really refreshing to see her battle her feelings for Naz by using those two aspects.
Let's move onto Ignazio now, shall we? The whole way through this book, I was on the verge of wanting to kiss, kill and die for Naz. He was a character I wanted to love, but ended up jumping the bridge to hating. He was hot, sure, but I feel like he would burn me if I dared to love him more. And so instead, I resulted to hating him. He's a confusing character, and his mysterious past makes him extremely dangerous. He was just someone you loved to hate and hated to love, and by the end of this book, I was left utterly breathless at my beating heart because it failed to decide on whether I should want to kiss him or want to kill him.
But to be honest, I also kind of wanted to slap him.
"The opposite of love isn't hate, Karissa. It's indifference. You're a passionate person, and love and hate… it's not a far stretch from one to the other. They both take passion, someone getting under your skin and consuming you. And I ate you alive, sweetheart. You never had a chance."
This book just consumed me. Seriously. I am now jumping the gun to the next book because I need to know what's going to happen. There was a few unanswered questions by the end of this book, so I need to find the answers to those.
This book was just absolutely amazing. I seriously did not expect anything of this scale to blow up in my face but it did, and boy, did I love it. I'm moving onto the next book, right now.
JM Darhower is the USA Today Bestselling Author of romance novels of all flavors (erotic, suspense, contemporary, paranormal). She lives in a tiny town in the Carolinas with her family, where she churns out more words than will ever see the light of day. She has a deep passion for politics and human rights, and when she isn’t writing she’s usually ranting about those things. Chronic crimper with a vulgar mouth, she admits to having a social media addiction.