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Monster in His Eyes

(Monster in His Eyes #1)

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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
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ebook, 351 pages
Published April 27th 2014
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Christy
Apr 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars!

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When you start a new book but your mind is still on the story and the characters of your previous book, you know you are suffering from a book hangover. That is exactly what JM Darhower has done to me. Monster in His Eyes is a fast paced and hella hot read with some mystery and suspense. Once I started reading, I was a goner. Could not put that book down. The hero is not your typical good guy. In fact, he’s not much of a good guy at all- and I can’t tell you how much I LOVE that!

Karis
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Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie


Monster in His Eyes, is the first part of a two part series. The book is told solely in the heroine's POV.

Karissa Reed is a struggling college student. She's completely dependent on a scholarship as a means for paying for her education. The biggest problem in her life is surviving her Philosophy class and maintaining her 3.5 GPA. That is until she meets Ignazio Naz Vitale. From the moment he steps into her life, he makes his presence known in a major way. He takes her average existence and turns
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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★★★★! Monster in His Eyes, book 1 of 2. College girl is seduced by the mysterious, mercurial and older Naz! She doesn’t stand a chance, but who is he?

“He fucks me like he means it, like he needs it, like being inside of me is more important than anything inside of him.”

Books in series should be read in order:
Book 1: Monster in His Eyes
Book 2: Torture to Her Soul


Monster in His Eyes (book 1) opens up to university student Karissa Reed, Kissimmee in College doing mid-terms, fretting over
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TheCrazyWorldOfABookLover
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"My Prince Charming turned out to be the villain of my fairy tale, and part of me thinks that's okay, because eventually, it'll all disappear anyway.
Nothing lasts forever.
Happily ever after, I think, doesn't exist."


I decided to re-read this because it's been two years since I first read this series, and with the amazing news of a third book releasing, I had to revisit the sexiest man there ever was, Naz.

And just like before, I fell in love with everything about this story. I can't and won't s
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Jess-i-ca ~Sometimes a Gif Witch~
3.5 Monster Stars



Karissa is a young dumb college student. She meets Naz, a hot mysterious older man who starts to give her attention.



He shows up almost everywhere she is..



They eat...



Watch some movies...



They have lots of sex. Apparently KarissA likes to be choked.



"He fucks me like he means it, like he needs it, like being inside of me is more important than anything inside of him, and every cell in my body calls out to him, craving more of it."

Oh and at this point she decides she loves him. (
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Hulya Kara Yuksel
“You don't have to be afraid," he says. "I'm not going to hurt you." he whispers, "unless you want me to.”

Ignazio Michele Vitale. I hate you! Noooo, I love you. God damn it Vitale, you fucked my life!!!

Update: I can't help myself, I still love you...



“Love means seeing beauty in the ugly, the light in the dark, and accepting that even if the lights are off, and I can't see what's in front of me, there will be something there to guide my way.
Love means turning yourself inside out, handing yo
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Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
4 Stars

He's a whirlpool of darkness, and I feel myself getting sucked deeper and deeper into the depths of his abyss. I'm drowning in him.


As I sit here beating my head against the wall for my complete and utter stupidity, I have only one thought in mind: why in the ever loving hell did it take me so long to read it?
No, but seriously. I love anti-heroes. I love mafia romance. And I seriously love J.M. Drawer's writing. So why did this book spend almost 2 lonely years collecting dust in my kin
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Mysza
Apr 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-read


Let me just say, I had a massive book hangover for a few days after reading this one. I loved this book. Period.
The title and blurb says a lot already. This is not some sweet, fluffy romance, no, it's actually quite dark. Although the beginning is rather normal for erotic romance, when young and innocent girl meets older and mysterious man, the rest of it is not so light. The further we get in to the story, the darker it gets. The plot was full of surprises and rather unexpected. The mystery of
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Pearl Angeli
He's a monster wrapped up in a pretty package. But I find myself wondering at a times like this, when I feel the distance between us, if maybe in his eyes, the real monster is me.


This book is so not what I've expected! Everything was totally mind-blowing and an absolute perfection! This is my first time ever to read a book written by J.M. Darhover and to say I am appalled is an understatement. The author's writing style defines what a true dark-romantic storyteller should possess. I have to sa
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Candace
Dangerous guy. Naive girl. A captivating love story between two people from seemingly different worlds. Angst, mystery, suspense. This story has it all, along with a seriously sexy alpha-male. I don't want to give anything away, but there are twists in the plot. All I can say is that this is a book you don't want to miss. It is a riveting story right to the end and will be one that I know I'll re-read many times. Definitely a new favorite!
Jennifer Kyle
Apr 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 NAZ Stars

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Freshman college student, Karissa Reed meets a man double her age who does a little of this and a little of that if you get my drift. Ignazio Vitale wears business suits and drives a Mercedes and sweeps naïve Karissa off her feet (Pretty Woman style).

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This book had a bit of instant love but I didn’t feel it took away from the story but intensified both characters connection when truths are revealed later in the story. Naz progressively became hotter and hotter in each intimate scene
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Lucia
Apr 21, 2014 rated it liked it
*Book #1 in Romantic Suspense Duology*
My Karissa and Ignazio "Naz" Vitale:


Monster In His Eyes is sensual, thrilling and all-consuming story that will make your heart race and your breath speed up rapidly. This book is no child’s play. It is extremely intense story about finally finding your one true hapiness, only to realize that fairytales and Prince Charming have no place in real world. So are you ready for Karissa’s & Naz’s story?
"His full name is Ignazio Vitale, although once, not so
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Clumsy Storyteller
i will never judge a book by its popularity....

Sandy ღCoffee Addict Booksღ
“2.5 not so Monster’y stars”

The Characters
Meet Karissa-almost 19 years old college freshman
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And then there’s Ignazio “Naz” Vitale who always wears a black suit
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The story
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Girl meets a guy man who is filthy rich, girl is attracted to him but the man is full of mystery. Even then the girl agrees to go out for dinner, they have SEX. Girl craves for man’s touch so they hook up again. When the girl and man are not having sex, Girl is attending philosophy class and the man always “works” which the girl ne
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Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
I absolutely loved this book!!I couldn't put it down!!!It was dark,hot,captivating,mysterious and intense!It was a story about passion and control..This book made me feel like I'm a part of the story!

The story is about a young student college, Karissa who finally has the opportunity to live an independent life away from her mother ..But soon Karissa's life will change when she meets a mysterious man named Naz who is twise her age..Their connection is beyond her control..and soon they will be t
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Emily May
May 13, 2014 added it
Shelves: erotica, 2014, romance
I mentioned in my review of Raw that I'm going through some "dark" erotica books as part of a project with my college book club. I also said that I wouldn't be writing reviews for most of them because I already know they're not my thing and no one wants to read my constant negativity. But I have decided to comment on a couple that made a significant impression on me.

There's no rating from me for this book because my own tastes would skew it, but I will say: if "dark" erotica is your thing, then
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It's just me Shelly B
Apr 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mob-ties
Started slow....

Seriously she gave it up that fast.....wow....

She's young and he's older maybe that's why....

Is this a 50 shades of grey fanfic....what what....

Needs more depth......

Characters kinda one dimensional......

But interesting at the same time......

Hmmmmmmm.......

Well I guess I will continue on.......

5 stars from TONS of people....WHY....I don't get it......

Ohhhhhhh now it's getting GOOOD.......

Oh shit I'm really liking now......

WHAT!!!!!!!!!!! NOOOOOOO.......

I can't stop reading now I
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Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
3.5 stars!

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This book was one of my impulse reads and even though I knew there was a good chance I’d end up not liking it based off my picky tastes, I read it anyway. I guess my thoughts for the book could be summed up with three questions. Did the book wow me? Not at all. Did I enjoy it? To a certain degree, at least I have more positive thoughts about it than negative. Will I be reading the next one? As soon as I’m finished with this review.

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Told entirely from the heroine’s
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Brandi
Apr 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
✮✮4.5 Stars✮✮

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Monster in His Eyes is a fast-paced, sexy read, that had my heart racing. I could not put it down. I love that Naz is not your typical hero and I found Karissa very likeable.

My Prince Charming turned out to be the villain of my fairy tale.

When 18 year old Karissa meets Naz, she is immediately intrigued by him - he is successful, charming, confident and twice her age. And he seems to want her. As they begin to see each other regularly Karissa begins to realize, she doesn't know ve
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Liz
Every once in a while I will come across a book that really stays with me. I want to talk to my husband about it over dinner. I want to go back and re-read my favorite parts. I want to ponder over the highlighted text. Monster in His Eyes is just that type of a read for me. I know that people have categorized it as a dark romance but truly I see it as so much more than that. I found this read to be thrilling, psychological, romantic, sexy, tender, gritty, and definitely unforgettable. I will do ...more
Amy | Foxy Blogs
Apr 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Amy | Foxy Blogs by: Renee
Book Deal -> http://amzn.to/1ngfS0r $.99
9/26/2014


A cautionary tale about forbidden love that is darkly twisted.

✦EVERYONE HAS SECRETS ✦ WHO ARE YOU? ✦

Attending college away from home 18 year old Karissa has a chance meeting with business man, Naz. Their relationship quickly moves to being an intense arrangement. Naz steamrolls into Karissa’s life and can't let her walk away even though it may be in her best interest.

His words - “A word of advice? Be careful who you trust. There may not al
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Catarina
4 (Hesitant) Stars.

Karissa is a 18 years old college student that falls in love with an older guy. Naz is sexy, smart, irresistible…. And dangerous.
She knows he’s not a good man, but she still can’t get away. There’s something pulling them together.
But as their romance starts to grow, she realizes that maybe their lives are more entwined that she thought. And now she has already too far in, to get back.

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There’s one thing Karissa will soon realize, when you fall in love with a monster how r
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Arabella ~♡AB♡~
I did not like this book. At all. I found it incredibly boring.

The first 75% of the book is them eating, fucking and watching movies.

They fell in love instantly, even though they knew absolutely nothing about each other.

I also found it hard to see what a 36 year old man saw in the immature Karissa and if my 18 year old self would have experienced sex like what they had, I would have been traumatised!

Anyhoo, another series off my list.




Jacqueline's Reads
6 (THIS IS THE BEST BOOK!!!!!) STARS

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

I LOVE MONSTER IN HIS EYES!!!!!

I LOVE NAZ!!!!

IT WAS SOOOOOOO GOOOODDDD

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

Summary

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
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Vanessa
Apr 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: ANYONE THAT LOVES FORBIDDEN, TABOO, AND/OR MAFIA ROMANCES
5 OH MY Vitale Stars!

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I loved this book!! Going straight into the next one. I know this book had some lovers (like ME) and some critics. This is actually part of the reason that I held back on diving into this series for so long, but I am SOOO glad that I did. It was mentioned in a private room where taboo love stories were being recommended and, I took it as a sign! :)

OMG Naz!!!! Naz IS this story!! Officially one of my top book boyfriends now. I won't tell you what Naz does for a living but
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Jen
Monster in His Eyes is the first book in this dark but sexy story. I enjoyed the storyline on the whole, even though there were times when I felt it dragged a bit. There is a lot of secrets and mystery surrounding the hero..but not only him, I do feel that Karissa; the heroine has something in her family life that she is unaware of. I am not going to lie, alot of it was somewhat predictable as the story went along; but I was still able to enjoy the read.

The sex between Ignazio Vitale and Karissa
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Sophia Triad
Apr 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Love means seeing the beauty in the ugly, the light in the dark, and accepting that even if the lights are off, and I can't see what's in front of me, there will be something there to guide my way. Love means turning yourself inside out, handing yourself over to somebody else, and trusting them… trusting them to touch you, to handle you, to bend you, but never, ever break what you give them.
And I love him.
Fuck, I love him.


18 years old university student Karissa Reed meets by chance mysterious 36
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Spoiler Whore-Momoa
Apr 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: j-m-darhower
Pssst....I FUCKING LOVED IT!
Akanksha❤ Søren♰
The first thought that popped into my head was that 'Maybe he is her father' then I was like EWW!!

Haha, LOVED THIS BOOK..
Review to come :D
Beatrice ~ Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic
Sep 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Beatrice by: Pearl Angeli
“Love means seeing beauty in the ugly, the light in the dark, and accepting that even if the lights are off, and I can't see what's in front of me, there will be something there to guide my way."

I would like to thank sis Pearl [Click to read her amazing review] for recommending this book to me. For the love of assassin/mafia themed books, I really love this book. It's addicting, intense, sexy, twisted, suspenseful and romantic. J.M Darhower's writing style will pull you into the story and most
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