Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Hyde, An Urban Adventure (Hyde #1)
t'irla ~The BookSlayer~'s review July 27, 2012 ·
Awesome book!!! Something different... humor, adventure, and some good loving...it is a must read!
To survive, they must embrace what they most despise . . . in themselves and each other.
Mitch Turner is everything women want most in a man—charismatic, successful, drop-dead gorgeous. Except he’s not a man—he’s a monster.
The only way Mitch can protect others from his monstrous side is to stop them from getting too close…that and a 7x7 foot cage. Isolated by his genetic curse, he spends his life hurting people emotionally, driving them away before Hyde can harm them physically. But, after a night of the best sex Mitch has ever had, he realizes that might be impossible. Except the woman he was with claims she doesn't remember any of it.
Eden Colfax is everything men want most, men other than Mitch, that is. She’s kind, honest to a fault and sickeningly sweet. To rid herself of the monsters that haunted her broken childhood, Eden doesn't lie, doesn’t curse, and definitely never wakes up naked in strangers’ beds…until the day she does.
Then the flashbacks start—places she’s never been, people she’s never met, blood she’s never spilled. She discovers she’s split into two parts—the woman she thought she knew and another who is capable of anything. And the only person with any answers is the one man she never wants to see again.
What neither of them know is that someone is watching them both, manipulating them, determined to see just how evil the two of them really are. And when the truth begins to seep through the cracks, leaving them nowhere to turn but each other, they will be forced into a partnership neither had expected.
Because in life, who you trust is as important as who you are. And when you can’t even trust yourself, sometimes the only person you can rely on is the last person on Earth you should be falling for.
*** This novel is intended for adults only, as it includes lots of cursing, descriptive sex, biting sarcasm, and themes similar to those in Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, from which this story was inspired.
Lauren!!! I hate you! We will get to that later. Ok, gotta admit when my bestie Bookie pushed me into reading this I thought to myself *groan*..I hate remakes. Well, I was wrong dead wrong! What a wonderful unique read. The premise is very similar to the original 'Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' but that is the only way it is similar. It is definitely a Urban Fantasy book. Two people having to overcome the same 'disability', fighting it. Weaving the story so that even their best friends are lying to them. Not able to trust anyone, even themselves. Her characters are people you could connect with and feel their angst, fear, love and anger. The secondary characters are truly evil in the I stabbed my best friend in the back way. I completely recommend this book to everyone! I think Lauren Stewart is the next big thing in the genre and can't wait for the next book. Literally I can't wait..this is where the I hate you comes in . I want the next book now! You are a dreadful tease Lauren!
Solid 5 stars for this wonderful book by the up and coming new author Lauren Stewart...I'm sure we will be reading many many great books from her in the future if this is an example of her writing talent. Now go out and buy it.....what are you waiting for....fine let me make it easy Link to Hyde, An Urban Fantasy on Amazon.com. so go...this will be the last time you will get a Lauren Stewart book for $.99:)