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Monster In His Eyes by J.M. Darhower

First Published: 27 April 2014
Publisher: Self
Pages: 350
Format: Ebook
Finished Date: 9 May 2014


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.

My Rating
My Review

I don't really understand why this book got so many 5 star reviews. It was alright, but there were some things that I just couldn't bring myself to look past.

Firstly, the writing is really good. Even though I didn't like this much, I do want to read other books by her, because I think her writing style is very engaging and interesting. I couldn't put the book down.. Literally. And the blurb is amazing, isn't it? I don't know. Somehow in this book, it had everything right and at the same time, everything I couldn't agree with. I'm torn honestly. I don't know if I like this book or not. I like the writing, but I hated Karissa, was alright with Naz and completely disagreed with the entire romance.

At the same time, what I read in here wasn't love. It's just not. That's actually my biggest issue. Its like some of the quotes that was used about love was so beautiful. And then the next second, Karissa, the annoyingly huge pushover, just decides that she loves him for I have no idea what reason. And she doesn't care about the person underneath. Like hello, she has questions about him but she refuses to ask them because sometimes she's 'too afraid to know the answer' and I'm just.. what. I mean, how do you really love someone if you don't know the darkest side of the person and still love that? She said something beautiful about how love is seeing the beauty in the ugly. But she doesn't even want to think about the ugly. It was annoying reading it from her POV because its just impossible for me to understand why she went on all about her loving him, but never once really showed me that she even had the slightest comprehension of love.

And as for Naz, oh he's hot and sexy and all that. But possession is not love. Needing to possess someone isn't being in love with the person. I don't know, I just feel love should set someone free, not keep a person with you, whether or not the person wants to stay. I'm just.. I don't know. Still, Naz is an interesting character. He's murky, but I like murky. Don't agree with his actions though, but he has the most depth out of all the other characters. And yes, he's insane. *Little bimbo moment here where I say, still, he's hot and sexy though and that does make up for some things.*

Okay sorry, rant over.

With that being said, I'm still going to read the next book. *I know, I know, I'm confusing. But the writing is good and I just need to see how it ends and whether this weird lust/hate/like/possession thing turns into love eventually.*


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