Dangerous guy Naive girl A captivating love story between two people from seemingly different worlds Angst, mystery, suspense This story has it all, along with a seriously sexy alpha male I don t want to give anything away, but there are twists in the plot All I can say is that this is a book you don t want to miss It is a riveting story right to the end and will be one that I know I ll re read many times Definitely a new favorite 3.5 Monster StarsKarissa is a young dumb college student She meets Naz, a hot mysterious older man who starts to give her attention.He shows up almost everywhere she is..They eatWatch some moviesThey have lots of sex Apparently KarissA likes to be chokedHe fucks me like he means it, like he needs it, like being inside of me is important than anything inside of him, and every cell in my body calls out to him, craving of itOh and at this point she decides she loves him its only been a few weeks YAY for insta love She is so blinded by his love that she doesn t realize what he doesHe hurt me by loving me By being who he isOh and then finally at like 75% shit started going down and getting good Unfortunately you are left somewhat hanging and we will have to wait and find out what happens to their relationship from hereMy Prince Charming turned out to be the villain of my fairy tale, and part of me thinks that s okay, because eventually, it ll all disappear anyway Nothing lasts forever Happily ever after, I think, doesn t existI didn t hate this one and I didn t love it either I love love love J.M Darhower so I wanted to love it than I did Karissa s character got on my nerves and she was a lot dumber than I would have preferred. Ignazio Vitale Is Not A Good ManI 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 DoIt S Alarming And Alluring It S Dark And Deadly It S Everything I Ve Ever Wanted But The Last Thing I Truly Need ObsessionIt 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 EverythingI Want To Hate HimSometimes, I DoBut It Doesn T Stop Me From Loving Him, Too My Prince Charming turned out to be the villain of my fairy tale, and part of me thinks that s okay, because eventually, it ll all disappear anyway.Nothing lasts forever.Happily ever after, I think, doesn t existI decided to re read this because it s been two years since I first read this series, and with the amazing news of a third book releasing, I had to revisit the sexiest man there ever was, Naz.And just like before, I fell in love with everything about this story I can t and won t say a word about the plot For those who haven t read, I can say it focuses on a girl loving someone she really, REALLY shouldn t And when the story unfolds, I promise you, YOU WILL BE HOOKED ..I hate you but I still love you somehow It s just..how can I feel both ways Easily, he says The opposite of love isn t hate, Karissa It s indifference You re a passionate person, and love and hateit 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 chanceI love him I love his sick, twisted ways and I don t care how sick that makes me J.M Darhower just has a way with story telling that grabs you and entices you and doesn t let go until your squirming for What a fan fucking tastic read Mysterious, sexy, witty, and so entertaining I love anything this woman writes But this right here is probably her BEST.Monster In His Eyes book 1 runs off to read the second book Find Me On Instagram FB Page FB Blog Blog Twitter 4 Stars He s a whirlpool of darkness, and I feel myself getting sucked deeper and deeper into the depths of his abyss I m drowning in him. As I sit here beating my head against the wall for my complete and utter stupidity, I have only one thought in mind why in the ever loving hell did it take me so long to read it No, but seriously I love anti heroes I love mafia romance And I seriously love J.M Drawer s writing So why did this book spend almost 2 lonely years collecting dust in my kindle Because I m an idiot, ladies and ovaries Complete and utter idiot that s currently kicking my own ass if it s any consolation I told you, Karissa I read people You have the tendency to just go with the flow and see where the wind blows, so I picked somewhere decent for you to land. I heard many things about Ignazio Naz Vitale Some of them intriguing, some of them scary, and all of them utterly titillating and ovary tingling.Monster In His Eyes is told entire in Karissa s POV Karissa is an 18 year old college student that s struggling through a philosophy class She s a good girl she s not into the party scene, she talks to her mother daily, and she has a scholarship to her school which she needs to maintain with her grades But then Karissa s life takes a real turn when she meets the mysterious Naz a man twice her age, rich, enigmatic, with just the right edge of dangerous He fucks me like he means it, like he needs it, like being inside of me is important than anything inside of him, and every cell in my body calls out to him, craving of it. Naz is such a magnetic force As a reader you know there s something almost sinister and dark about him You certainly know this way before the pieces begin clicking in Karissa s head about the man she s involved with At first I was a little concerned with Karissa being only 18, that she d be too naive, idealistic and immature And maybe she was those things in a way, but she also pulled it off Or better yet, the author pulled it off I m not sure how she did that, but I connected with her right away As you re reading, you know that there s something much deeper involved than a chance meeting Why Because the prologue gives that little bit away It gives you a vague piece of the puzzle that will keep you glued to the pages in eager anticipation for details Is it truly a chance meeting or the work of something What is it that Naz truly wants What s his end game and will Karissa survive it He s a monster, wrapped up in a pretty package.But I find myself wondering at times like this, when I feel the distance between us, if maybe in his eyes, the real monster is me. Naz is a true force of nature I fell head over ovaries for him right away There s this air of danger to him But he s also a perfectly balanced two sided coin One side nurturing and caring, and the other side dangerous and depraved I m the king of the jungle I m the predator Does that make me your prey That makes you my queenYou never know just what side you ll get and yet you re connected to each side equally You crave that darkness even while you re enjoying his sweetness Though to be fair, there s really nothing sweet about the man But his treatment of Karissa is almost fervent.While the romance is hot, what truly grips you is the intrigue behind Naz s past and present Who is he really What does he want And when the truth finally gets unveiled The only thing that kept this from a solid 5 star read for me was the super quick connection between Karissa and Naz It wasn t quite insta love, but it wasn t quite not either There was a large chunk of the book centered around the everyday of their relationship which got a tad stale after a while But then the second half than made up for the slowness of the first.JM Darhower crafts yet another addicting tale that s utterly impossible to put down from beginning to finish I read it cover to cover in one day I was ready to cut someone for daring to interrupt me This author has this way of sucking you right into the story and keeping you at the edge of your seat the entire time Now if you ll excuse me, I m off to dive straight into book two Graphic is stock purchased and created by me for DGR blog Please don t share without permissionFind me on You don t have to be afraid, he says I m not going to hurt you he whispers, unless you want me to Ignazio Michele Vitale I hate you Noooo, I love you God damn it Vitale, you fucked my life Update I can t help myself, I still love you Love means seeing beauty in the ugly, the light in the dark, and accepting that even if the lights are off, and I can t see what s in front of me, there will be something there to guide my way Love means turning yourself inside out, handing yourself over to somebody else, and trusting them trusting them to touch you, to handle you, to bend you, but never, ever break what you give them The man has fucked me in every sense of the word I want to push you to your limits, Karissa Push you so hard, so far, that you hate me for it He fucks me like he means it, like he needs it, like being inside of me is important than anything inside of him, and every cell in my body calls out to him, craving of it I have a word problem for you I m listening If Naz forgoes sleep, and Karissa gets naked, how many orgasms can he give her before sun up I m not a good man, Karissa, and I never will be So dont think you can fix me, or that I ll ever change, because I won t I can t 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 You don t have to be afraid, he says I m not going to hurt you he whispers, unless you want me to I m the king of the jungle I m the predator Does that make me your prey That makes you my queen Happiness is being fucked so rough you can hardly breathe, can hardly speak, can do nothing but squeal like a pig as he nails you over and over, pushing inside of you so hard, so deep, that you can feel the man not only with your body, but also with your soul Happiness is waking up the next morning, barely able to recall your own name, because the only one that mattered in hours was his, screamed so loud your throat is painfully raw, like the name had bled from your lips His full name is Ignazio Vitale, although once, not so long ago, he urged me to call him Naz And it was Naz who charmed me, who won me over and made me melt It wasn t until later that I got to know the true Ignazio, and by the time I met Vitale, it was far too late to just walk away Love means seeing beauty in the ugly, the light in the dark, and accepting that even if the lights are off, and I can t see what s in front of me, there will be something there to guide my way Love means turning yourself inside out, handing yourself over to somebody else, and trusting them trusting them to touch you, to handle you, to bend you, but never, ever break what you give them What are you doing I whisper, not at all surprised when he doesn t answer my question He keeps up drawing patterns for a few minutes, nearly lulling me to sleep, before leaning over and pressing a soft kiss between my shoulder blades He wraps his arms around me, pulling me onto my side toward him, my back flat against his warm chest I was connecting the dots, he says quietly Your freckles are like stars They tell a story, depending on how you connect them I smile to myself as he takes my hand, linking our fingers together What did they tell you They told me you re beautiful, he says And I m a lucky son of a bitch to have you all to myself. Let me just say, I had a massive book hangover for a few days after reading this one I loved this book Period The title and blurb says a lot already This is not some sweet, fluffy romance, no, it s actually quite dark Although the beginning is rather normal for erotic romance, when young and innocent girl meets older and mysterious man, the rest of it is not so light The further we get in to the story, the darker it gets The plot was full of surprises and rather unexpected The mystery of Ignazio Vitale is what kept me glued to the story and made me flip pages with my mouth open almost all the time There were little hints along the way and when I finally came up with my theory I couldn t read fast enough to get my answers.18 year old, freshman college student, Karissa meets Naz Naz is 36 and no, I wasn t bothered by the age difference here , he is mysterious and cryptic, dark and dangerous And though Karissa doesn t know much about him, she goes deep into relationship with him until it s too late She might seem a bit naive, but that didn t make her annoying at all I think she didn t ask him the right questions, not because she didn t want to, but because she rather didn t want to know the answers to them And Naz, oh well, tall dark and fuckable alert This guy was something else, intense, intelligent and passionate When you add his moments of swooning and kindness to this mix, you have the perfect bad boy hero.And finally, holy mother of god, bedroom scenes were hawt , although I am fully aware they were not for everyone to like I loved how the intensity of them increased with every encounter, starting from rather ordinary sex and ending on rough, even on the verge of violence ones So if you like kinky, controlling assholes, this you will like, otherwise..your callI m telling you, I m warning you I m not a good man, Karissa, and I never will be So don t think you can fix me, or that I ll ever change, because I won t I can t You have to know, if this goes any further, if you ask me to stay, I m not going to be able to let you walk away I love him I hate him He s everything that s good He s the worst of everything He gives my life meaning He ll take my life away someday.My Prince Charming turned out to be the villain of my fairy tale, and part of me thinks that s okay, because eventually, it ll all disappear, anyway.Nothing lasts forever.Happily ever after, I think, doesn t exist He s a monster wrapped up in a pretty package But I find myself wondering at a times like this, when I feel the distance between us, if maybe in his eyes, the real monster is me. This book is so not what I ve expected Everything was totally mind blowing and an absolute perfection This is my first time ever to read a book written by J.M Darhover and to say I am appalled is an understatement The author s writing style defines what a true dark romantic storyteller should possess I have to say, J.M Darhover is an author to watch Monster in His Eyes radiates a completely dark, gripping, and mysterious love story about an eighteen year old college girl named Karissa Reed and an older, thirty six year old man named Ignazio Naz Vitale The moment they met, Karissa was hooked by Naz It was the virile, dark side of him added by his air of mystery, wealth, and authority that intrigued her and drew her to him As their relationship progressed into a intimate one, Karissa thought that she was already falling for him hard even if she didn t have any idea of his true identity 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. This book is suspenseful and dark, raw and enigmatic I enjoyed how it started out strong that it instantly caught my full attention and how chapter by chapter I found myself drawn to the book and the mystery that it held The main characters are wonderful and very unique, and with lovable flaws Karissa is a sweet and passionate heroine while Naz is an enigmatic, sexy, strong man How can someone surrounded by an air of danger make me feel so downright safeThe plot progression was a bit slow from the start up to the middle but that s what made it all the riveting because the anticipation of what s about to come and be discovered thrilled meWhen you love somebody, you want what s best for them but when you re in love with them, you want them for yourselfThe romance was absolutely good There were lots of passionate and emotional scenes that can drive you crazy It was also the main characters relationship development that made the book really remarkableWe keep the darkest part of us to ourselves until we think others are ready to see themMy Prince Charming turned out to be the villain of my fairy tale As a whole, THIS BOOK DID ITS JOB I look forward to reading its sequel soonI m not a good man, Karissa, and I will never be So don t think you can fix me, or that I ll ever change, because I won t I can tRating Monster in His Eyes, is the first part of a two part series The book is told solely in the heroine s POV.Karissa Reed is a struggling college student She s completely dependent on a scholarship as a means for paying for her education The biggest problem in her life is surviving her Philosophy class and maintaining her 3.5 GPA That is until she meets Ignazio Naz Vitale From the moment he steps into her life, he makes his presence known in a major way He takes her average existence and turns it into Cinderella s story but with a dark twist When the clock strikes twelve something much sinister happens.Karissa, is 18 years old while Ignazio is twice her age, 36 years old Their age difference is quite blatant and the author doesn t try to make you see their relationship through rose tinted glasses Karissa, is the lamb to Ignazio s lion and that is the basis of their relationship Until they get into the bedroom, when I read those scenes their age difference was forgotten, and all I could think about was the intensity of their relationship And how freaking hot is was Why do I mention their age so much Because HE S TWICE HER AGE, and in the beginning I couldn t wrap my mind around this because the heroine was a little childish in the beginning I was quite interested in how all this would play out, and thankfully it all came together quite wonderfully Meaning she grew the hell up, I breathed a sigh of relief, and the story became quite awesome.Now without giving too much away This book is about secrets, revenge, love, obsession and even a little bit of blackmail It s fast paced, there are a few twists but for me the one I never saw coming was the one near the end The mother of all twists that had my jaw getting carpet burn Read it Weep But remember, Naz is mine ARC kindly provided by author in return for an honest review Monster in His Eyes, book 1 of 2 College girl is seduced by the mysterious, mercurial and older Naz She doesn t stand a chance, but who is heHe fucks me like he means it, like he needs it, like being inside of me is important than anything inside of himBooks in series should be read in order Book 1 Monster in His EyesBook 2 Torture to Her SoulMonster in His Eyes book 1 opens up to university student Karissa Reed, Kissimmee in College doing mid terms, fretting over her Philosophy class and hanging out with her friends Abandoned by her father before birth she spent her childhood moving from place to place with her mom seeking happiness and peace while coddling Karissa She has finally broken away and moved to the city to attend NYC But her upbringing has left her na ve and insecure, very impressionable When she encounters a handsome stranger, much older than her she is both smitten and taken back.The mysterious and mercurial Ignazio Vitale, Naz claims to be a freelancer From the moment their eyes catch Karissa doesn t stand a chance against the force that is Naz He pursues her while warning her offI m not a good man, Karissa, and I never will be So don t think you can fix me, or that I ll ever change, because I won t I can tSex with Naz is rough, angry and violent at times The courtship that ensues is intense, bordering on addictive The fact that he associates with known mobsters hints to a darker and dangerous side Strap on your seatbelt for the unfolding of who is Ignazio Vitale, Naz Eight words to describe Ignazio Vitale, Naz Mysterious, mercurial, closed off, imperfect, broken, ruthless, possessive and nurturingNaz, with his rough edges and slightly sinister smile, is pure passion and genuine grit, the kind that makes the hair on my arms stand on end while my spine simultaneously tinglesEight words to describe Karissa Reed, Kissimmee Na ve, lonely insecure, impressionable, smart, inadequate, immature and sheltered.Monster in His Eyes is the slow yet captivating seduction of Karissa and the unfolding of the enigma that is Naz Needless to say it ends abruptly, not so much a cliffy like violence and chaos I look forward to reading book 2, Torture to Her Soul for the conclusion of their story.Mysterious and suspenseful plot Excellent story telling Memorable and captivating heroAnd I ate you alive, sweetheart You never had a chanceHero rating 5 stars Heroine rating 4 starsSexual tension rating 4.5 starsSex scenes rating 4 starsSex scenes frequency 4 starsPlot rating 4 starsDialogue rating 4.5 starsStorytelling rating 4.5 starsStory ending rating N ABook editing rating 5 no edits spotted 4.5 stars Overall rating 4 starsWould I recommend this series Yes.Would I re read this series Maybe later.Would I read future books by this author Yes.
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- Monster in His Eyes (Monster in His Eyes, #1)
- J.M. Darhower
- 10 January 2017 J.M. Darhower