Book Review: Grievous by J.M Darhower

February 7, 2017

 Scarlet Scars #2 
 J.M. Darhower 
 Fiction, Dark Romance 
 February 6th 2017


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.


                                                    ⭐⭐⭐ 4.25 STARS ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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         “You can call me sir if it gives you the tingles. Otherwise let’s just stick with Gambini. 

This is why I love J.M Darhower. Her ability to reel you in and leave you tethering on the edge of your seat while throwing back shots like it’s going out of style because there’s no way you’re getting through this story sober. 

This is why I love bad ass alphas. They’re take no prisoners attitude and knowing one way or another, these guys are gonna sh*t done. They’re lawless, fearless, and ruthless in all aspects of their dealings and if you think you can change them, you’ve obviously been smoking some really good stuff because that’s not happening.

This is why I read. That euphoric feeling you get when you know without a shadow of a doubt, you’re going to be taken on an EFFED up journey that’s going to obliterate your comfort zone. Your adrenaline goes up, your nerves has gone haywire, and that little voice inside your head that’s telling you don’t continue, you ignore the hell out of that chick! Why? Because whether we want to admit or not, we’re all a little crazy and I LOVE crazy. 

Being a man of his word, Lorenzo is a man on a mission to get Morgan’s daughter back. Not willing to risk their safety any further, he takes extreme measures in ensuring his family is protected for the time being. But there’s always a loop hole in everything and Lorenzo is about to find out that he’s not untouchable and his family isn’t really all that safe. 

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Morgan has been missing a piece of herself for the past year without having her little girl around. She’s worried, scared and most of all angry because she knows that time is running out in trying to get her back. There’s this saying that monsters aren’t real. But for Morgan, that’s not the case. Especially when the monster himself turns out to be the father of your child and the nightmares you can never seem to escape in your dreams. 

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                                 “Even the happiest homes aren’t always happy. 

Tired of being a sitting duck, Morgan and Lorenzo try to figure out the best way in getting her daughter back home safely. Now you know what happens when you plan something right? It goes straight to hell. But when your name is Lorenzo Gambini, you do whatever the hell you want regardless and never ask questions later. Now Morgan is in some real trouble of her own and the entire NY state is about to feel his wrath. When you mess with something that he calls his own, you’re just asking for a closed casket. 

How far will Lorenzo go in protecting Morgan? 

This story was packed with so much secrets and betrayal, I was preparing myself to start tallying up the body counts!!. Then if that wasn’t enough, there were some characters that I was dying to sprinkle holy water on because they were crazy as hell.

This was the perfect finale to “Menace” and I’m quite sad to say goodbye to Morgan and Lorenzo. These two went through hell, took a detour, and circled back around to hell. Lorenzo wasn’t a man of many words but his actions put any syllable to shame. He would set the whole city on fire if you ever crossed him, but for family? I pity your soul because your body will be f*cked. If you haven’t read this series yet, don’t talk to me until you do.

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