Monday, September 29, 2014

Book Review: Torture to Her Soul by J.M. Darhower

Title: Torture to Her Soul
Series: (Monster in His Eyes Book 2)
Author: J.M. Darhower
Genre: Suspense/Romance
Pages: 394
Release Date: September 29, 2014


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Book Description -

Don't say it unless you mean it…

It's a simple concept, one I've said time and again, but something people don't seem to comprehend. You should choose every syllable carefully, because you never know when somebody will hold you to your word.

Somebody like me.

I'm not a good man. I'm not. I know. I have enough darkness inside of me to rid the world of every stitch of light. But there's one I could never harm, one light I couldn't bring myself to snuff out.


She thinks I'm a monster, and maybe I am. I taunt her with my touch, get a thrill out of torturing her soul. But I'm not the only one. The world is full of monsters, and I'm not the most dangerous one out there.

Not even close…

God help me, I love her.

I do.

And God help anybody who tries to take her from me.

Reviewer’s Thoughts – 

*I received an e-ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.*

Torture to Her Soul picks up right where Monster in His Eyes leaves off. You can read my review of it HERE.

At the beginning Naz tells us a secret. One that he has never told anyone. I'd tell you what it was, but then he'd kill me.

So, Karissa isn't speaking to Naz. She goes about her daily routine, all while having ear buds in her ears, listen to music. This goes on for quite some time.

Naz has finally had enough, and he and Karrisa get into a spat. Karissa tells him a few choice words that sting. But in the end, there is nothing Karissa can do about it.

One evening, Karissa is watching TV. Naz's explanation of Peter Pan to her is similar to one I've heard before, and it makes Karrisa sad. Like Naz bursts her bubble.

I was pleasantly surprised how certain things went down, and I mean this in a good way!

Later, Naz takes Karissa to Italy, and I fell even more in love with Naz. We learn more about him, and *sigh* I love that man.

Naz isn't a good man. He's said this time and time before. But he is a man, and everyone has their own personal struggles.

Ignazio goes through so much in his "world" and what it entails, while trying to love and protect Karissa. He makes the necessary choices, in order to survive in his world.

Sure, Naz breaks the law. But even I myself, have made some not-so-smart choices that walked a fine line with the law. That doesn't make any one person better than the next. It just makes us all human. We do what we have to.

I really enjoyed the character of Naz's father, Giuseppe. He is a strong man, who expects Ignazio to do what is right. Their relationship is an estranged one, but Giuseppe is a good, respectable man.

Towards the end, Naz tells us another secret. Again, I cannot tell you, because Naz will kill me.

Let me also say, that J.M. Darhower does not disappoint in the action department. There are guns, blood, and death, and she tells Naz's and Karissa's story like only she can.

This series is by far my favorite for 2014!

Well done, Ms. Darhower. This was a fantastic book! I give Torture to Her Soul my 6-star rating!

= This is for those books that were extra special for me. Sometimes they moved me emotionally or made me think deeply about a topic. Sometimes they were beautiful stories. Most of the time they were the books that I need to own and will reread over and over again, because I love the characters and story that much.

Monster In His Eyes Series - 

Monster In His Eyes – Book 1

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.

~Buy Links~

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Author Bio:

J. M. DarhowerJ.M. Darhower is the author of countless stories and poems, most of which only she has ever read. She lives in a tiny town in rural North Carolina, where she churns out more words than will ever seethe light of day. She has a deep passion for politics and speaking out against human trafficking, and when she isn’t writing she’s usually ranting about those things. Chronic crimper with a vulgar mouth, she admits to having a Twitter addiction. You can find her there.

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