the best traditions of a dark psychological read, Monster takes us on a journey through
Eden and Dominic Armstrong’s fucked up marriage.
you’re a fan of Aleatha Romig’s Consequences series then this also should be
your cup of tea.
He stood there like the devil incarnate,
the tautness of his features
and the barely restrained hold
he had on his fury put the fear of that devil
at Eden’s core.
He looked murderous.
There were some truly
beautiful lines that I devoured. “I am not worthy of you, but how can I live when you hold my heart in your hands, Eden?”
loved the story, I loved Dominic’s realization
of the person he’d become and his transformation.
I had book butterflies from many of the scenes.
“If you won’t let me fuck you, then let me
The primitive growl of his voice was unrecognizable as he breathed
against her mouth only to astonish her when he lowered himself before her.
“Just a taste…”
He sounded tortured, agonized, like life in that moment was
contingent on her acquiescence. It shouldn't have been a very difficult choice
at all, and any other woman, a stronger, saner woman, would've denied him this
request, yet Eden found that she could not lie to herself in that instant, not
when every atom in her body strained for his touch.
In his all-consuming gaze,
she saw her own weakness.
Words were not meant for this moment but the way he looked at her,
like hunger was his first name and devouring her was his sole purpose in life, spoke well enough for them both.
“It matters,” he called after her
stupidly she turned to find him standing right in front of her. “What?”
happiness,” he began roughly, “it matters.”
But, I have to review honestly and there were a couple of things in this great read
that I didn't love,
hence the 4 stars , that should have been a 5 for me.
The third person POV drove me nuts from very early on.
It was such a personal read that I would have preferred both views
to have been written in the 1st person.
And don't get me started on some of the descriptions used for Eden such as