Monster in His Eyes ( Monster in His Eyes #1)
Torture to Her Soul ( Monster in His Eyes #2 )
GreenGate Mug, Alice
Happy Monday, world!
Let´s get into book talk mode. Topic of the day?
Dark Romances and the nasty book hangovers attached.
Have you ever suffered from a book hangover? I have. Many others have. A book hangover is when you´ve finished a book and realize you aren´t ready to jump back into the real world. You´re still in the book world. For me- Book hangovers are a tad more dramatic. I´m a daydreamer. When I finish a book ( and I loved the story ) I tend to suffer for a super long time, thinking about the events characters went through, if I would have acted differently, etc. Weird, I know. Thank God I don´t suffer all too often from those pesky feelings.
When I think of book hangovers I think of one author- J.M. Darhower.
I remember, way back in the early blogging days, when rumor had it that J.M. Darhower would release a new novel, `Monster in His Eyes`. Soon the cover reveal made it´s rounds through social media and I… well, I was reluctant to read the book because of the hype readers/bloggers created. I avoid overly hyped books with a passion because I always get disappointed when my expectations are too high.
Needless to say- I ended up buying the paperback a month after the book released.
What I thought would be another sappy romance turned out to be an action packed, nerve wrecking, gut turning, dark ( with a hint of erotic ) romance. A romance about a hitman who´s on a mission but get´s distracted along the way and needs ( seriously NEEDS) to stay focused on his task(s). Let´s just say that Ignazio / Naz is one unique character who you will fall head over heels for, no matter what he does.
For me, reading this book felt like I was a fly on the wall, in a room filled with dangerous Italian mafia, spying.
Jesus! What a mindblow story.
`Monster in His Eyes` sucks you right in and grabs tight, leaving you no other choice but to keep reading. The writing style is a joy. The characters are fabulous. I just have so much love for this book, it´s not even healthy, anymore. ( said the book psycho who´s writing this article)
And the best part? There´s a second book to `Monster in His Eyes`.
`Torture to Her Soul` picks up right where `Monster in His Eyes` left off. Let me tell you…. It´s different but OH SO GOOD. I´m surprised I didn´t have heart problems while reading the second installment because it´s filled with action, love and lots of angsty moments. Let´s say the story is brutally romantic.
Then there´s book #3, `Target on Our Backs`. What can I say that I haven´t already said? It´s just a piece of wonderful mafia art. A nice conclusion to a fab story with great sub-characters worth remembering * wink wink * ( Check out the Scarlet Scars 1&2)
I loved it. You´ll love it. My girl ( and fellow book chica) Kristi from over at KristiesBook Knook loves it.
You should listen to the convo´s Kristi and I have over these books. They´re worth gold.
For me, J.M. Darhower is a Goddess of dark romances.
As for my mug: the poor thing slipped in the J.M. Darhower shadow.
I call my red mug the Mafia Cup. For one- It´s red. Red suits a dark read, especially when there´s violence involved. Plus my mafia mug can hold a decent amount of hot chocolate which allows me to enjoy a few chapters before having to refill.
I can´t recall what possessed me to buy a red mug, though. I´m usually more of a cold color type ( lots of gray, blue, purple, etc.). All I remember is walking through the GreenGate shop and thinking “Why the hell not?”, which isn´t really a good reason to buy something. A knee-jerk purchase I haven´t regretted….yet.
That´s it for this week. I hope you enjoyed Mug Monday!
Until next week!
Title: Monster in His Eyes (#1), Torture to Her Soul ( #2 ), Target on Our Backs ( #3 )
Author: J. M. Darhower
Publication Date: 2014, 2014, 2016
Genre: Dark, Adult, Romance
Favorite Quote (s): ” Maybe Cinderella didn´t live happily ever after. Maybe, come midnight, she wanted to run away. Maybe her prince wouldn´t let her. Mine didn´t.” (Monster in His Eyes)
When you love people, you want what´s best for them, and sometimes what´s best for them isn´t you. ( Torture to Her Soul )
“Judge him by his actions and not by your suspicions” he says. “Because if the only measure of a man´s worth is what he does to make money, alot of good men would be judged unfairly.” ( Target on Our Backs )