Torture to Her Soul by J. M. Darhower

Posted February 22, 2016 by FMA in 5 Stars - It fed my addiction!

Torture to Her Soul by J. M. DarhowerTorture to Her Soul by J. M. Darhower
Series: Monster in His Eyes #2
Also in this series: Monster in His eyes, Target on Our Backs
Published by Indie
on September 29, 2014
Pages: 394
Genres: Romance, Suspense


Don't say it unless you mean it…

It's a simple concept, one I've said time and again, but something people don't seem to comprehend. You should choose every syllable carefully, because you never know when somebody will hold you to your word.

Somebody like me.

I'm not a good man. I'm not. I know. I have enough darkness inside of me to rid the world of every stitch of light. But there's one I could never harm, one light I couldn't bring myself to snuff out.


She thinks I'm a monster, and maybe I am. I taunt her with my touch, get a thrill out of torturing her soul. But I'm not the only one. The world is full of monsters, and I'm not the most dangerous one out there.

Not even close…

God help me, I love her.

I do.

And God help anyone who tries to take her from me.

Review Torture to Her Soul

I have never moved from one book to another without having finished the first book’s review. Does that make sense? I have a bad case of OCD coupled with a poor memory, so if I don’t write my review right away, I feel slightly unhinged and clueless.

Well, ‘Torture to Her Soul’ was the exception. Because the moment I finished it, ‘Target on Our Backs’ hit my Kindle. This series is that good, that I didn’t want to stop. So bear with me. This will be a short review, (like my memory) but that doesn’t make this book any less outstanding.

❝I’m the kind of man who easily slips between the dark and the light, the kind of monster who walks along the shadows.❞

Told in Naz’s POV, ‘Torture to Her Soul’ was haunting, exhilarating, stunning and heartbreaking. Darhower brilliantly captured Naz’s voice. Getting inside his head was a dark place to be. Naz is not a good man. Is he an anti-hero? Perhaps. But he certainly isn’t the kind of man a parent would want for their daughter. Or is he?

❝She’s not just under my skin, she’s in my organs, wrapped up in my cells, infecting me.❞

We see Naz’s struggle between the monster who wants revenge and the man who wants to love (and be loved). He is torn. He wants to hurt Karissa, yet he doesn’t. He wants to love her, yet he knows that will hurt her. So while this book is named ‘Torture to Her Soul’, I actually felt the torture Naz was feeling. He faces his demons. He accepts who he is and yet wants to be better.

I love their romance, their story, their love. They both struggle with what’s right and what’s wrong and try to fit their relationship within those boxes. But is real love like that? Is it always right, or always wrong? Or is it somewhere in between?

I loved it! If you haven’t started this series yet, I highly recommend it!



About J. M. Darhower

J.M. Darhower is the USA Today bestselling author of books about the hottest hitmen and the women who find some hope in them. She lives in a tiny town in rural North Carolina, where she churns out more words than will ever see the light of day. She has a deep passion for politics and speaking out against human trafficking, and when she isn’t writing (or fangirling) she’s usually ranting about those things. Chronic crimper with a vulgar mouth, she admits to having a Twitter addiction. You can usually find her there.

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