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Monday, February 6, 2017

GRIEVOUS by J.M. Darhower Review

(Scarlet Scars Book Two)
Dark Romance
J.M. Darhower

Release Date: February 6th

Scarlet Scars is a two-book series.

***Scarlet Scars contains dark elements that some readers may find disturbing***


Once upon a time, there was a girl who stopped believing in fairy tales after her innocence was stolen.

Morgan Myers is tired. So damn tired. Most people either push her around or brush her off, and she's not putting up with it anymore. Determined to reclaim the life that had been stolen from her, she puts her trust in the last person she ever expected to: the notorious they call Scar. Morgan sees a side of him that few people seem to know—the man, not the myth. Lorenzo. And what she sees, she likes, a lot more than she thought she would.

But fairy tales aren't real, as life likes to remind her. Some dragons, you just can't slay, no matter how hard you fight them. And when hers comes back around, breathing fire, she's forced to face some unimaginable horrors. But there's a white knight in combat boots out there that isn't afraid of monsters.

You see, it's impossible to be afraid of something you see every day in the mirror.

(Scarlet Scars Book One)

Release Date: January 16th


Once upon a time, there was a guy who got so fed up with life that he resorted to murder and mayhem just to feel alive.

Lorenzo Gambini is bored. So fucking bored. Most people either annoy him or avoid him, afraid to face him. Figuratively. Literally. With his face partially disfigured, scarred, he looks every bit the monster the stories make him out to be: the notorious menace they call Scar. They say he's a sociopath. Maybe he's a psychopath. Whatever path he's on, people tend to stay far away from it.

Until one day, a young woman bumps right into him—a woman just as fed up with life, but for much different reasons. With a Scarlet Letter inked on her wrist and secrets buried deep in her soul, Morgan Myers is running from something... or maybe somebody. Lorenzo isn't quite sure.

You can bet your ass he's going to figure it out, though.

About the Author

J.M. Darhower is the USA Today Bestselling Author of paranormal/erotic/romantic suspense novels about the baddest bad boys and the ladies who love them. Fangirl at heart, J.M. is obsessed with books, music, and all things Marvel, especially the glorious Sebastian Stan. She spends her days in a tiny town in North Carolina, churning out words and chasing down Pokémon.


Grievous (Scarlet Scars, #2)

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This story picks up where Menace leaves off. You definitely have to read Menace first. The dilemmas aren't solved when Grievous begins, but it has a lighter touch in comparison to Menace. The main characters are doing well. They still know that a showdown is inevitable, but they have some fun. The reader gets to know more about them and see more into their personalities. I actually started thinking this book wasn't going to have the hints of dark the first one did. I was wrong. It has a point where events are definitely taken further in the direction of dark than book one.
Despite everything Lorenzo and Morgan went through in the past and endure in this book, they don't loose their humanity. They're easy to understand and love. Some of the sweetest scenes happen. The ugly and precious balance out and give it a realistic feeling. I love the cast and the plot. If you like mob style tales, you should definitely check out this series. No one does organized crime like this author.

***copy given in exchange for an honest review***


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