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MONSTER IN HIS EYES (Monster in His Eyes #1) by J M DARHOWER

Mafia romance series – must be read in order

“With friends like these, who needs enemies?”

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Monster in His Eyes Book One :: amazon us | amazon uk | our review
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monster in his eyes


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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**Spoiler Free** Review by Jenny & Gitte

 Jenny & Gitte:  5 ++++++ Stars 

‘Everything he does is for a reason.’ – Karissa
“I ate you alive sweetheart. You never had a chance.” – Ignazio Vitale

Gitte: This right here, this is why I love to read!! Ladies and Gents this book is perfection….this book gives you a kick up the arse; this book DEMANDS to be read. Make this your next book…..DO IT and be wowed.

“Who are you then?” – Karissa   “Someone you should stay far away from.” – Naz

The writing is sublime perfection. The pacing, the passion and thrilling suspense, the evocative and provoking of emotions. The fantastic character of Ignazio Vitale (Naz) who was quite simply fascinating and had an incredibly intense presence. This man is fan-bloody-tastic! I should be scared, I should feel anger….but no….

‘I want to play his game with him.’ – Karissa

The chills, thrills and the strength of emotions this man drew out of me through the words of this Author….I was left speechless and breathless! So controlling, so possessive, so dangerous and enigmatic.

“I’m not going to hurt you….Unless you want me to.”

JM. Darhower nails it again. Monster in His Eyes is another winner from this amazingly talented Author! Jenny, now do you realise why I’ve been nagging you to pick up this Author….NOW do you get it?

JennyI’m sleep deprived and still in a book coma, but mostly I’m in awe!  Like you Gitte, I feel as if I want to stand up and shout “READ THIS BOOK. BE AMAZED!!”  And  yes my book soul mate, I get it and your nagging is completely justified. J M Darhower floored me with her talent and Monster in His Eyes was a brilliant introduction to her work. This book completely blew me away. I’m still processing and trying to formulate words to adequately express my reading experience though it’s not an easy task!

‘Love means seeing the beauty in the ugly, the light in the dark, and accepting it even if the lights are off. ‘

You’re spot on, because this really did personify why reading is my passion. The emotion, secrets, suspense, drama, danger, intrigue, the brilliant characters created and the revelations that unfolded were all powerfully and flawlessly brought to life by an author who ensured my book addiction was fed and the experience left me breathless!

‘I’m beautiful. I’m special. I’m his.’

Nothing around me existed until I read the very last word of this book. Absolutely amazing!

Gitte: The twists and dark suspense were so plentiful that this journey left exhausted. My emotions all over the place, my heart beating like the clappers as I followed the sweet and innocent Karissa embark upon a journey that would rock the foundations of her life and her very being, as Naz sweeps her up in a dangerous and passionate inferno.

“It was wrong…fuck, so wrong of me to want it, to want you, but I couldn’t resist.” – Naz

Our phone messages went back and forth as we read Monster in His Eyes didn’t they, Jenny. We pondered plot twists, we had our theories and we swooned and gasped together through this one…what a journey it was! It was bloody brilliant and now we’re gagging for the conclusion aren’t we!?!

Jenny:  I think our phones were as exhausted as us by the end of this G! Nefarious dealings, heart stopping shocks, sinister twists, intense intrigue and plentiful helpings of passion and steam.

“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.”

Handsome, enigmatic, romantic yet sinister Naz, who had my heart racing with expectation one minute and trepidation the next. Young, beautiful and innocent Karissa who entices every part of this intriguing and mysterious man all equated to one very lively and long book debriefing that took us well into the wee small hours of the morning.  We couldn’t get enough!

“I’ve never met a Naz before.”………. “I like to think I’m one of a kind.”

Ignazio NazVitale…what can I say? As dangerous as he was swoonworthy, he set my pulse racing yet gave me goosebumps in equal measures. OMG Gitte, we will be hanging out for the conclusion to Naz and Karissa’s story. The wait will be excruciating but sooo worth it! All we can say about Monster In His Eyes is…..Buy it. Read it. Devour it!

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


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