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 them physically. But, after a night of the best sex Mitch has ever had, he realizes that might be impossible. Except the woman he was with claims she doesn’t remember any of it.
Eden Colfax is everything men want most, men other than Mitch, that is. She’s kind, honest to a fault and sickeningly sweet. To rid herself of the monsters that haunted her broken childhood, Eden doesn’t lie, doesn’t curse, and definitely never wakes up naked in strangers’ beds…until the day she does.
Then the flashbacks start—places she’s never been, people she’s never met, blood she’s never spilled. She discovers she’s split into two parts—the woman she thought she knew and another who is capable of anything. And the only person with any answers is the one man she never wants to see again.
What neither of them know is that someone is watching them both, manipulating them, determined to see just how evil the two of them really are. And when the truth begins to seep through the cracks, leaving them nowhere to turn but each other, they will be forced into a partnership neither had expected.
Because in life, who you trust is as important as who you are. And when you can’t even trust yourself, sometimes the only person you can rely on is the last person on Earth you should be falling for.
*** An Urban Fantasy novel intended for adults only, as it includes lots of cursing, descriptive sex, biting sarcasm, and themes similar to those in Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, from which this story was inspired.
This is going to be a short review since I waited too long to review it. I loved this book, though. It was very different- very original with unique characters and situations. Which is great, considering it was based off of a classic book. But it is not a retelling, per se. It is more of a severely twisted up AWESOMELY dark illegitimate love child of the book. If that makes any sense.
The story is told in alternating view points between the two main characters. *fist pump* a very promising start. You know how much I love getting into my characters' heads. O.O
I just cannot believe the creativity of this author to spin a story of such darkness, deceit, lust, love, and crazy ass people. It was awesome.
There was murder, paranormal elements (well.. duh), romance, tragedy, smart ass characters, and that ENDING. I am so upset about that ENDING. Must you torture me with these endings? The only reason I did not immediately start reading the sequel is because I had to catch up on some of my review books. *pouts* Oh, did I forget to mention that some of the scenes in this book were disturbing... but some of them were HOT. (:
The alter egos scared the mess out of me and the Villains were like... WTH, man! They were like shadow characters.. behind the story.. but... not. haha. Although I am sure we will figure out who the hell they are in the second book. O.O It also had POVs in in the villains' perspectives, which intrigued me. They were few and far between, but they did help spice the story up a little bit.
The two main characters CAN be annoying at times, like most people. But I still really liked them.
Mitch really grows as a character as he starts to care for Eden. He had made himself into a real grade 'A' asshole in order to keep people away. But she just makes him want to be nice. Which.. has.. .not so good consequences. But he really is a good guy. I have a feeling that if he had not had the misfortune of being what he is, he would have been a real sweetheart. (: But.. he's not. lol. I like him anyway. ;)
Eden... does grow a bit and learns to let some things and people from her past go in order to deal with her new alter ego and the changes that come with it. She is a bit clueless at first, but I guess I cannot fault her for that. I would be, too. *shrug* And she can be bad- ass if the situation really reaaaaaally calls for it. lol.
I feel like I was made to love one of the characters, however, just to have random stuff thrown into the story making me hate them. O.O And then they dramatically changed. I was like.. okaaaaay.
All in all: A very entertaining Urban Fantasy with a DARK and tragic twist - I loved it.