Target on Our Backs by J. M. Darhower ~Triple 5 Star Review and Giveaway!

Posted February 23, 2016 by FMA in 5 Stars - It fed my addiction!, Giveaways

Target on Our Backs by J. M. Darhower ~Triple 5 Star Review and Giveaway!Target on Our Backs by J. M. Darhower
Series: Monster in His Eyes #3
Also in this series: Monster in His eyes, Torture to Her Soul
Published by Indie
on February 23rd 2016
Pages: 357
Genres: Romance, Suspense
Review Copy Provided By: Author


The best way to keep your word is never to give it.

Not long ago, in a chapel in Vegas, I swore to love Karissa for the rest of my days. But nobody's promised an infinite number of tomorrows. Nobody's promised forever. Sometimes, all we have left is today.

Carpe Diem
Seize the day.

It should've been over, we should've been happy, but people are making it hard for me to live in peace. I've got so much blood on my hands they'll never be clean, and somebody out there seems to want me to pay for it. Happily Ever After always comes at a cost, one any real man would be willing to pay. But that doesn't mean I'm just going to roll over and accept these consequences.

Because when it comes to the woman I love? The life I've fought for?

Nobody is safe.

I was provided a review copy; this did not influence my opinion of the book.


My friends Eliza at Relentless Romance and Stephanie at The Crazy World of a Book Lover and I received ARC’s (Advanced Review Copies) of ‘Target on Our Backs’. We all agreed this book deserved 5 Stars. Read Relentless Romance’s review here, and The Crazy World of a Book Lover here. We want to offer a giveaway. Visit our facebook pages for details. Relentless Romance | The Crazy World of a Book Lover | FMA



❝I’ll always come back for you.❞

Target on Our Backs was the 3rd book in the ‘Monster in His Eyes’ series and without a doubt my favorite.

I started this series on 2/17/2015, reading straight through to the last book, finishing 2/21/2015. So I might be in fangirl mode here since I got the full three book experience all at once, but this will certainly be ranked as one of my top series of the year!

I loved this book! LOVED it! It was the perfect ending to their story. An ending I don’t want, but the perfect one nonetheless.

What made this perfect?

Dual POV

The first book is told from Karissa’s POV, the second one from Naz’s POV and this was from both of them. I mean really, what could have been better? Reading about Naz’s vulnerability, and Karissa’s doubts made me love them all the more.

❝There’s something about the way he enters, a chill in the air, a heat in the stare, tells me Naz is here.❞


❝But the sound of her laughter, of her happiness, does to me something nothing else can. It cuts straight through my darkness. With her, I almost feel light.❞

Their Love

There is never any doubt of the love these two have for one another. Karissa has put aside (for the most part) Naz’s past and wants to have a life with him. She refuses to believe he is inherently bad. She knows he has good within his soul. Naz wants to be good for Karissa. Even vowing to change. He will do whatever he needs to do to protect her, and he does. He is devoted to her mind, soul and body. I could feel their love and devotion. I cried with them, rooted for them, cheered them on.

❝I love you, Naz.❞

❝Not as much as I love you.❞

❝Pfft, yeah right.❞ I let go of the necklace. ❝I don’t think that’s humanly possible.❞

The Humor

I was pleasantly surprised by the humor in this book. It made what could have been a heavy, dark read, much lighter. Naz is a funny man. Which made me love him all the more.


Okay, listen up, Ms. Darhower, this is a demand request! Lorenzo needs his own book! I might stalk you until we have it. Because not only was he dangerous, but he was hysterical and if ever a man had redeeming qualities, it is Lorenzo.

The ‘Monster in His Eyes‘ series was a ride full of windy turns and dark places. Each book in the series had a purpose. I hate seeing it end! Cheers to the queen of Mafia romance, J. M. Darhower!


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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