Title: Imperfect Monster
Author: Jennifer Bene
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: January 20, 2018
Cold, ruthless, vicious.
I’m Paulo García’s monster, and I’d swallowed that bitter pill whole, learned to deal with it… until she stormed into the house like some avenging Valkyrie.
Brave, stupid, beautiful.
Nicky just wants to save her brother. She showed up with an envelope full of cash and a smart mouth and found herself in a den of monsters. I wish I could say I was the best of them, I wish I could say I wanted to protect her — but I’m far from perfect and she’s so damn sweet.
And all I want is a taste before this world destroys her.
Wow, finally a book labelled as dark that truly is dark. This is the somewhat violent, often twisted and definitely dubious and steamy story of Nicky and Andre. And what a well written, attention holding, mind-blowing story it is. There are parts of this I'm not sure that I should enjoy, and other parts that I read whilst hiding behind a cushion ..... reactions that only a really good dark read will elicit.
Nicky is a strong female, whose naive innocence leads her into a nightmare situation, one where death would be a blessing. However she is a light that calls to Andre's black soul, the monster wants to save her from others, but will she survive him?
Andre wasn't quite as black as he painted himself. His soul had a teeny, tiny chink of light in it - or perhaps it wasn't quite as pitch dark as the rest of it. He'd once been good but too long in a dark and violent underworld had stripped his humanity. However Nicky could see, and brought out, the good in him. But don't be fooled - this is Jennifer Bene with one of her dark reads and the heroine will have to survive some horrendous ordeals. Andre's not a hero, but I can guarantee that by the end of the book you will love him. This just goes to show how talented the author is at crafting deranged and dangerous anti-heroes that we just can't resist.
You know you'll be rooting for Andre to become Nicky's knight in shining armour. However that isn't what he wants to be, or can be and there will be parts of this book that are both unexpected and difficult to read. They are also what makes this such a gripping story. The writing is excellent, I flew through the story, totally mesmerised by it and unable to put it down until it was finished.
It's not a book for the feint of heart but if you like dark you'll love this.
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Jennifer Bene is a USA Today bestselling author of dark romance. She’s been in the Amazon Top 50, and had #1 top-selling books in BDSM, Suspense, Thrillers, Horror, and more. While she’s been writing for years, it's always been the dark stuff that makes her tingly, so her books are full of aggressive alpha males, feisty women who may or may not have a submissive streak, and intense, psychological story lines. Don’t worry though, she always insists on having a nice little happily-ever-after, because without the dark we'd never appreciate the light.
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