Thursday, May 1, 2014

Monster in His Eyes by J.M. Darhower


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.


Christy's Review: 5 STARS

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When you start a new book but your mind is still on the story and the characters of your previous book, you know you are suffering from a book hangover. That is exactly what JM Darhower has done to me. Monster in His Eyes is a fast paced and hella hot read with some mystery and suspense. Once I started reading, I was a goner. Could not put that book down. The hero is not your typical good guy. In fact, he’s not much of a good guy at all- and I can’t tell you how much I LOVE that!

Karissa is an eighteen year old college student. She’s always worked hard for the things she has. She makes sure she keeps a 3.5 gpa so she can retain her scholarship for NYU, she doesn't have the designer clothing her roommate does and she doesn’t mind. She just wants to get through school, get settled in one place. After moving place to place with her mother throughout her child hood, she just wants to be settled. Karissa see’s Mr. tall, dark and deliciously dangerous when she’s going back to Philosophy. She never imagined someone like Ignazio Vitale would be interested in her, but she was so so wrong.

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Naz is older than Karissa. In fact, he’s double her age, around 36. He’s successful, sexy, and powerful. A man who knows who he is and what he wants. And he wants Karissa. Naz is a man who is used to getting exactly what he wants when he wants it. Karissa is attracted to him, and it’s obvious she wants him too.
He’s a drug, an addictive one, and I’m not sure it’s a habit I can kick. All it took was one hit. One strong, euphoric hit and I was hooked.

Naz and Karissa start seeing one another regularly. It becomes clear to Karissa she doesn’t really know much about Naz. What he does for a living, how he has so much money. She doesn’t ask many questions, but she knows he’s a powerful man. He makes that very clear.

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Karissa and Naz get serious fairly quickly. Karissa can’t get enough of Naz. She realizes early on he may not be a ‘good guy’, but he is still the guy for her.

Naz is the very best part of this book. He was such an interesting and complex character. It was hard to determine who he really was. He has a lot of different sides, but I liked them all. Naz knows he’s not good, he’s a monster. Karissa knows it to. But she’s in too deep. She couldn’t get out, even if she wanted to.
“I thought I could play with you a bit, and let you go, but once I had you, Karissa, I had to keep you. I couldn’t walk away.”

Passion and desire. Love and lust. Pleasure and pain. Want. Need. Utterly CONSUMED.

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The sexy scenes in this book were well written and off the charts hot.

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As the story started to come together towards the end, there were many moments I was like ‘What?!’. I loved that I couldn’t predict every little things that was happening. The ending wasn’t something I would classify as a cliffhanger, more like what direction will she take with the conclusion of Naz and Karissa’s story. I for one can’t wait to find out!

Romantic suspense isn’t always my favorite genre, but with the way JM Darhower writes, and the passion and darkness of the story, this book quickly made its way on my favorites list. It was fast paced and there was never a dull moment. I love when books captivates me and leave me wanting more. That is exactly what this did. I was engrossed from start to finish. And another plus- I have found a new book boyfriend (with issues- my favorite kind) in Naz. I can’t wait for you all to read this one!
He set out to destroy me, but he fell in love with me instead.
I fell in love with him, and that’s what destroyed me in the end.
He says he would never hurt me, but he doesn’t realize he already has.
He hurt me by loving me.
By being who he is.
Because I am who I am.

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*ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review*

Kara's Review: 5 Stars


Several hours after finishing this book -
I still can not stop thinking about NAZ. LOVE HIM.
"I love you, too. Promise me you'll remember that."
"I promise."
"Good," he says. "Because I'm about to fuck you like I don't."

My voice is a little more than a shaky breath.

This book was way awesome. I loved every moment of it.
I found it intriguing, sexy, funny, nail biting all in one book. I highlighted so many parts on my kindle! I can't wait for you all to read this so you can tell me you highlighted parts too!!! EEEK. I am waiting.

Bella's Review: 5 Stars!!

This book was amazing.

JM Darhower totally sucked me in with Naz. He is what made this book for me. He is an unapologetic bad boy. He doesn't pretend to be good. He warns Karissa from the start that he is not good.

She wants him anyways.

Hell, I do too!!

My favorite quote:
"I love you, too. Promise me you'll remember that."
"I promise."
"Good," he says. "Because I'm about to fuck you like I don't."

So hot!!!

Naz is dark and mysterious but it's no mystery that he's dangerous.

Karissa is at times immature, but she is only 18 after all.

I couldn't stop reading. This book was totally unpredictable - I LOVE THAT!!!

I can't wait for the next one!

You have to read this book - highly recommend!!!


1 comment:

  1. Awesome reviews! I am in need of something different and I've never read a book by this author. I'm excited to pick this one up!


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