Grievous (Scarlet Scars #2), JM Darhower

Posted March 22, 2017 by FMA in 5 Stars - It fed my addiction!

Grievous (Scarlet Scars #2), JM DarhowerGrievous by J. M. Darhower
Series: Scarlet Scars #2
Also in this series: Menace
on February 6, 2017
Pages: 338
Genres: Romance, Suspense

Reading Challenges: Conquer My TBR

This is an updated cover edition of B01MS6MTMC.

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.


❝crazy gets shit done, Scarlet.❞

Yes, yes it does, Lorenzo and I loved your crazy!

Darhower ends this series with the best book of the two, Grievous. It was intense and sexy. She held my attention the entire way through. In fact, I found myself reading so quickly, getting caught up in the story, I had to stop and go back and reread some passages because my eyes were moving faster than my mind. WHAT? Tell me that hasn’t ever happened to you, and I won’t believe it. But if it hasn’t, you haven’t truly experienced a Darhower book!

This author is a favorite of mine. I love all of her books. She mixes intrigue, mystery, and romance up with outstanding character development and stellar storytelling, giving us a package worthy of a blue Tiffany box.

❝Maybe the trick in life is just to find someone whose crazy plays well with your own.❞

Lorenzo was just this side of insane. He had a toe (okay, toenail) on the side of sanity. He was the perfect tortured anti-hero. He does bad things, has twisted thoughts making him a bad man. Let’s not forget that. But Darhower perfectly balances the bad with the good, and that good being his love for his brother and Morgan. It was his struggle between the need to do what love dictated he do, with the need to do atrocious things that made him such an interesting character for me.

Let’s talk about her secondary characters.

In Grievous they really come to life. Reading “the little girl’s” chapters TORE ME UP! I cried so many tears for this character. I loved her spunk and her love for her mother. Her chapters were incredibly creative with the little girl referring to others as characters from the Wizard of Ozz!

Aristov… holy hell! He was evil incarnate! You could “see” the evil in this man. He had zero remorse, zero feelings, and was one scary dude!

Yet another winner from J.M. Darhower, Grievous will take you on a crazy, violent, sexy ride.


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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