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(Hyde, #1)

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  3,725 ratings  ·  538 reviews
This novel is intended for adults only. It includes lots of cursing, descriptive sex, biting sarcasm, and dark themes. HYDE was inspired by Stevenson's novella but is not a retelling, in part because he and this author have very different definitions of 'bad boy'.

Honesty is impossible when you don't know the truth to begin with.

Mitchell Turner is everything women want most
Kindle Edition, 378 pages
Published July 8th 2012 by Off The Hook Publishing
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Sep 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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HOLY MOTHER OF AWESOME! This book was a pleasant surprise....BEYOND a pleasant surprise! Little ol' me was searching through Goodreads trying to find a new book to read when...OH! What is this?!? it appears to be Hyde, an Urban Fantasy.

First I was like hmmm

then i was like WOAH!

and now I'm like NOOOOOO!!!!

Alright. Now that I have calmed down let me head straight to the summary. H
“No one wants to know someone else’s pain or that they have darkness within them. But you . . . You make me feel like I don’t have to hide anything."

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I wasn't expecting this book to be ... to be .... ABSO-FUCKING-LUTELY BRILLIANT !!! HOLY CREEPERS !

My brain is running around in circles right now , gaah , I cant even think straight !

Breathe bitch just breathe .... Thats right , Inhale ... Exhale .... Inhale .... Exhale .... Better .

WOW WOW and simply WOW ! Urban Fantasies are not rea
We all have to vent once in a while, not a pretty sight, but necessary. For Mitchell Turner it is the only way to keep his inner monster contained and people at a distance, in a “safety” zone, far from the clutches of his alter ego, Hyde.

Eden “sleepwalks,” or so she thinks, but what she does while out is beyond anything anyone could possibly do in their sleep. Her inner siren craves men, sex and all in excess. As Fate would have it, Mitchell and Eden’s worlds collide under the sheets with a ragi

“Please, Eden,” he begged, his lips grazing her cheek. He’d die if he couldn’t touch her again. Curl up and fucking wilt like an annual in the fall.   “One more time,” he whispered.

This book is an experience. It's not just a story you read to pass your time. It's a story you live in, while you worship the complication of Hyde and Jekyll.

If the man is secretly a monster, he will try to stay away from the woman to keep her safe. But if the woman is secretly a monster as we
Kenya Wright
This is something you will not see a lot of...

This is the retelling of Hyde PLUS a great romance PLUS additional something that I can't say without ruining the book PLUS comedy!

This was just awesome!

It had all of the things I love: bad boy sexy hero, love, romance, sex, mystery, etc

No Love Triangle... :-( I almost should take half a star but I won't because it was that great!

Jennifer Kyle
Dec 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.75 Hyde/Chastity Stars
P.A. Lupton
Sep 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing

I’ve always loved the story of Jekyll and Hyde. It represents so much more than a crazy doctor who changes into a monster. It symbolizes the duality of good and evil in every person, and the idea that everyone has a little bit of bad in them. Hyde was such an interesting twist to an old story and I loved it. Lauren Stewart did an excellent job of retelling a story that’s been done before, and she did it in such a unique and fresh way. It makes you think, it makes you laugh, it makes you cry, and
Georgia ♥ Team Dex ♥
PG's (Pavlina & Georgia) Weekend BookClub!

5 HUGE STARS for this amazing story!!

Warning: Contains a smart-ass, sexy alpha male with a monstrous personality (pun intended!), a goody two-shoes female lead, with a lusty alter ego, who can kick ass and take names, sarcasm, intelligent plot and more twists than a pretzel. If you like dull books don't bother with this!!

I was prepared for a retelling of the classic story The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Loius Stevenson, but thi
The BookChick
Jul 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
My Rating: ★★★★★

Book Description:
To survive, they must embrace what they most despise . . . in themselves and each other.

Mitch Turner is everything women want most in a man—charismatic, successful, drop-dead gorgeous. Except he’s not a man—he’s a monster.

The only way Mitch can protect others from his monstrous side is to stop them from getting too close…that and a 7x7 foot cage. Isolated by his genetic curse, he spends his life hurting people emotionally, driving them away before Hyde can harm
Lauren Stewart
Jul 03, 2012 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Addendum to my addendum: The great news is...Hyde is now available on B&N! So all you incredibly patient Nook readers won't have to hunt me down after all. Thank you again for understanding! Very big smile on my face right now. :)

Addendum: THE BOOK IS OUT! Whoot! Doing happy dance now...hard to type...and breathe...gotta go...

I just thought I should mention that it is not for the faint of heart. If you despise cussing, sex, or sarcasm, I suggest you go find another book.

Of course, if you lo
DNF-could not finish.

It has taken me three months to attempt to finish this but it ain't happening for the following reasons:

1. This book has 40 pages worth of story stuck in a book that is 335 pages long. No movement in story and slow as fuck.
2. Characters are boring and I could not care less about them.
3. Heroine "Eden" is officially my most hated book character ever. She's an idiot, she's pathetic and she is now the only fictional character that I wish was real solely for

FREE on Amazon!

I actually read this book roughly 8 months back, but as that was before I became really invested in GR, I never got around to writing a review for it. Now that I have finally started reading the sequel, though, it may be a good idea to write down some of my thoughts on it.
Usually, I start forgetting details about the books I've read pretty much instantly after finishing them. Try to ask me something specific about any romance I read back then (that I haven't read more than once) -
Nov 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

I am having such a great run with the Amazon freebies and cheapies at the moment.

I read a lot of books, and I read a lot of romance books. When you read this many books there comes a time when you realise characters/plots/setting are often recycled in this genre. It breeds the cliché. When that time comes cute little stories that you would years previously have loved and smacked a 5 star on it can’t really get beyond 3.5 stars. Don’t get me wrong I love to read such stories but if it
Alana ~ The Book Pimp
This left me perplexed... it's really difficult for me to rate it. Originality, just that fact that it is different does indeed deserve 5♥'s. The fact that I wanted to keep reading (it was a page-turner) also is worth 5♥'s. So two REALLY good things right there.

Choices that characters made (just my opinion) were at maybe a 3♥. My anger level while reading (if angriest=lowest number) was around a 2♥ level. There were moments where I absolutely wanted to reach through my Kindle and choke the chara
Olivia ツ
So much hype around this book lately. I liked it, didn't crazy love it though.

What I enjoyed: the story. As many have stated this is a retelling of the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. The balance between good and evil. Can these be controlled? Does being too good throw the balance off and vice versa? I enjoyed the wit and sarcasm of Mitchell and Eden.

What I didn't enjoy: although I understand the point that was being made, I felt like Eden was just too damn naive. TOO much. To the point
Jan 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I’m going 4.5 but fully enjoyed this book almost cover to cover.

I was in a funk when I got nudged into giving this one a try. It was on my radar and I’m not exactly sure what turned me off in the first place or if it just got lost in the pile. Anyway thanks for the shout Sare. *waves* I love books that kind of get you at the prologue and just suck you in. Well that is what this book did to me. It helps when going in I was thinking it was going to be the same story of Jekyll and Hyde that we all
Christina McKnight
Jul 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Amazing read! Interesting, fresh, and new spin on Urban Fantasy. I couldn't put this book down and I highly anticipate the release of book #2.

I absolutely LOVED Hyde!

If you are looking for and Urban Fantasy that sucks you into the story from page one and leaves you going...what the hell just happened? Then this is the book for you! The story was entertaining and kept me guessing from the beginning to the very end.

5 STARS all the way for me!!!

When two people that could not be more wrong and dangerous for one antoher meet and keep meeting it is what I would like to call destiny...

That is what happens to Eden & Mitch. However, Mit
Aug 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-own
All I can really say is, "Wow"! This book had me from the first page right until the last. I stayed up pretty much all night to finish it and I will be a walking zombie today;but it was so worth it!
If Lauren Stewart keeps writing books like this, she will go far as an author. I am so waiting in anticipation for the next book!!!
This book was a great new take on the "Jekyl and Hyde" idea. As I read this book I went through a roller coaster of emotions, and I love books that do that for me. Not onl
Mello ❣ Illium ✮Harry✮ ☀Myrnin☀ Torin Ichimaru
Yet another incredibly consuming book with plenty of excellent sexual tension and even better sex scenes. A very gripping first book in a series.

I loved the struggle Mitch and Eden had to deal with in trying to control themselves and the attraction they had for each other. Mitch was a dick, but I understood why he was that way. Although, in pushing people away, he set himself up for a massive deceit. It amazes me what had been going on in his life for fifteen years and he'd had not one clue. But
Jul 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I can't recall the last time I was this into a book. Wow, this was awesome. This may be my favorite book that I've read so far this year--definitely top two, maybe top one. There's so much originality in this book. It was like a breath of fresh air with respect to paranormal romance.

We have Mitch and we have Eden. And as you can guess from the title, at least one of them has a little Jekyll/Hyde problem. They both have strong, well-defined personalities. Immediately, they don't like each other.
Cover: 3/10
Writing style: 8/10
Heroine: 8/10
Hero: 9/10
Amount of humour: 4/10
Amount of jealousy: 1/10
Hotness: 7/10
Romance: 8/10
Ending: 8/10
Extra book Details: Told in 3rd person. Whole series is released. Cliffhanger in this book.

I'm almost a total newbie when it comes to anything but realistic fiction. But this was great, it was very realistic, and the parts that had fantasy elements wasn't filled full of mumbo-jumbo.

I loved the erotic elements, though I wished there was more
This was an AMAZING book!
I haven't read a Jekyll/Hyde retelling before and I'm IN LOVE/LUST with him!! Hyde starts out with a bang and does NOT let up until the last page.

Eden and Mitch are some of the best characters I've read about and am looking forward to the next part of their story, which, sadly isn't going to be here until December.

And if you like the 'Bad Boy/Tortured Hero' AT all - Mitch is your man! I actually wanted to just smack the sh*t out of him for about half (or more) the bo
Sep 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: amazing
I wish I would have taken my time with this book. (would have lasted longer) But I couldn't bring myself to putting it down! (except when reality would enter) I'm hating that I have to wait 3 months to see what happens (i'm counting the Saturday's) have to read the book to understand that.

Will I be recommending this book to fellow readers...abso-fucken-lutely :) Thank You Lauren Stewart for a..........phenomenal read!

P.S. to the fellow readers out there, if you haven't already, add this to you
Heather Blair
May 22, 2016 added it
Shelves: dnf
Nope. Can't do it. Dnf There's just too much scattered brainedness, whiplash changes & makes no senseness. Yes, the atrraction is sizzling, there are some great bits of humor & the sex is grand, but the story feels like thrown together left overs. My head hurts. So I'm throwing in the towel.
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Love it!!!
Stefanie Pristavu
Jul 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Okay... WOW, what a roller-coaster. Honestly. this just got better and better.
I admit, it was a little hard to get into it at the beginning, but that could be because I didn't get straight out reading time.
Here's the thing. I loved this book. I won't say it's perfect, because it's not, but it just hit the spot for me. Kinda like crack - yup, book crack.

Here's what rocks:
- the characters - yup, liked them both. Even if they were extremes, they still felt real, rang true in my delicate ears. They
Vikki ~ *squee* lite ~
Well, damn. That was quite a ride. Lies, secret organizations, betrayal, murder, monsters and mayhem galore. It was quite a lot to pack in. I was frustrated for a good deal of the beginning of the book. I couldn't decided who could be trusted, and the only character I even kind of liked was Eden. But then good old Mitch finally gave in and actually became the hero of the story, and what a hero he was. Talk about a tortured soul. He was intent on being the bad guy, even if he didn't really want t ...more
Branwen *of House Targaryen*
Jan 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
“Relationships are complicated."

"Not all of them. For instance, our relationship is very simple. You are annoying; I am annoyed. See? Totally uncomplicated.”

Eden Colfax never lies, never curses, and is loyal to a fault. So when she wakes up naked in the bed of a man she has never met, no one is more surprised than her. But the truth is that Eden has always been plauged with bouts of sleepwalking but until she met Mitchell Turner she thought she was alone. Mitchell can help her. He is also plague
Sep 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2012

This was a unique book. Eden has always been a good girl when she wakes up in a strangers bed naked with no memory of getting there she thinks she's losing her mind. Mitch takes pride in being arrogant and rude. Eden gets under his skin though and he's not sure how to treat her. Mitch has a beast he becomes once a month named Hyde. Hyde is a bad man and capable of murder. Eden keeps ending up with Mitch without knowing how she's getting there. Turns out Eden is more like Mitch than she ever th
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Lauren Stewart lives in Northern California with a teenager, an almost-teenager, a mellow cat, and a very high maintenance, very large puppy. On the nights Lauren doesn't pass out from exhaustion, she reads almost every genre so, naturally, her writing reflects that. With every book, every story, you'll find elements of other genres--fantasy, mystery, romance, paranormal, suspense, YA, women's lit ...more

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“Relationships are complicated."

"Not all of them. For instance, our relationship is very simple. You are annoying; I am annoyed. See? Totally uncomplicated.”
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