Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Monster in His Eyes (Monster in His Eyes #1) J.M. Darhower [Audio Review]

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.

I’m doing a re-read via the audio version. I love audio books and it’s the best form of re-reading. I feel like you get the first time experience all over again.


Beware, when I love a book hard, I go all fan girl mode.




There’s a reason why Monster In His Eyes has high ratings, it’s because it’s WONDERFUL!!!!!

Karissa is your typical college freshman. She’s on scholarship and has to maintain an overall GPA of 3.5 to keep it. She’s taking a philosophy class and is struggling in it. When she loses her phone, she goes back to class and meets Naz.

Naz is a big mystery. He’s older, sexy and doesn’t say much. He hands Karissa her phone and they part ways. Then LATER she meets him again at a club! From there they date. Karissa knows there’s something dark about Naz, but she kind of puts it in the back burner because she is trying to feel instead of think.

Naz is the Hero I crave to love and hate all the same time. He’s damaged, torn, dark and oh so sexy. LICK

The two main things that made this book just worked for me were the characters. I love them. Karissa is an awesome girl. She isn’t a ditz, but she does have that damsel in distress quality I love. Who doesn’t love a Heroine that is struggling in college and needs to keep her scholarship because she is poor? Karissa has a crazy over protective mother and it’s so wacky, it’s just another layer to add to Karissa’s crazy child hood.

The main star is Naz. Let’s take a moment to swoon. He’s 36 and there’s an 18 year age difference between Karissa and him. Is it creepy? No. It’s freaking sexy as heck. I guess I’m tired of reading books where the Hero is 25, to have the history Naz has, he needed to be older. My favorite part is just reading all the layers that come with Naz. He, as I said, is a big ball of mystery. You are going to eat him up!

They both take passion, someone getting under your skin and consuming you. And I ate you alive sweetheart. You never had a chance.

The steam and chemistry is off the charts. There are intense steamy scenes and it’s so different and unique. I LOVE IT! Naz is the alpha male you want in books. He takes charge and doesn’t beat round the bush. If he wants something, he goes for it and doesn’t accept No. Again…. I love him.
You need to know there’s a cliffy, but it’s okay, it won’t kill you. You must read this book. It’s my top book for the year and Naz is my top book boyfriend.

Audio Questions

What made the experience of listening to Monster in His Eyes the most enjoyable?

The main character Naz made this experience most enjoyable. As a reader, I have to connect with the character and I loved that I connected with the Hero, but he’s just not any Hero, he’s a damaged and flawed Hero. I love how tortured he is, but he’s also calculating and smart. It’s sexy and crush-worthy.  He made the book just PERFECT for me.

What other book might you compare Monster in His Eyes to and why?

This book has some dark elements and I think any book with a dark Hero would match this one. Maybe Raze by Tillie Cole, The Monster in the Dark series by Pepper Winters or The Sin Trilogy by Georgia Cates. I’m a mega fan of dark books, so I loved all the ones I listed.

What about Lynn Barrington’s performance did you like?

This is my first Lynn narration and I love her voice. It’s feminine, but not too sweet. Karissa is a young college student, but she’s really mature. I feel like Lynn fit her perfectly. Lynn also does great voice transitions and I really enjoyed her version of Naz’s voice.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
I hate this question and I think the one that the author used was perfect.
“Prince Charming might be the villain in my fairy tale.”


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J.M. Darhower is a USA Today bestselling author, best known for her Mafia romantic suspense novels. She lives in a tiny town in rural North Carolina, where she churns out more words than will ever see the light of day. She has a deep passion for politics and speaking out against human trafficking, and when she isn't busy writing (or being a fangirl) she's usually ranting about those things.

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