Monday, February 4, 2013

Hyde (Hyde #1) by Lauren Stewart

Pub July 8, 2012
Off The Hook Publishing
Bought for Kindle
Grs summary
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.
*** An Urban Fantasy novel 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

The Way I See it
Wow... Can I just say that this book is so refreshing, as any would expect out of an Urban fantasy, but this little butterfly REALLY delivers! Let me start off by saying Hyde wasn’t in my line of sight. I was spending some time on and noticed some of my friends were reading it together, one look at the cover and my curiosity was peaked. Beautiful butterfly half in the light, half shadowed, and covered in blood... Tell me you wouldn’t want to know what this little tale holds, after reading the summary... Yea, I knew. After the first few paragraphs I knew I had a little piece of gold in my hands. Its been a while that Ive had something so creative and original in this category in my hands, or should I say ever. Eden is somewhat naive but, not to the point that it got on my nerves. Mitchell was perfect in every way, no complaints here. There was one tiny aspect that I felt was a bit over the top and that is the only reason why it didn’t scream perfection! I really enjoyed the time line, it seemed everything happened as it was supposed to, seamless. This was a great read!

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I loved who she was and what she represented. Some would call her naive but I would rather label it as innocence if I had to give it one. Even though in the beginning of the book Eden was afraid of her own shadow, once we got to know her other side, it seemed she started going after what she wanted. Even though she had to break through the tough exterior known as Mitchell. My heart went out to her because it seemed every time she turned a corner someone was betraying her. After all the pain that she has been through her resiliency is truly admirable.


Oh My Goodness... Yummy, so every girl wants the bad boy? Yep, Mitch is that guy. His character is so strong and powerful and has loads of baggage. Every girls dream guy? Lol, hardly I know!! Something about him is just so alluring Eden couldn’t get enough. Mitchell has been hardened by life full of so many tragedies, all he knows how to do is push people away. Something about Eden starts to break down his walls, and thats when we see the real Mitch. 

4.25 Dangerously, caged up, sexy, red hair, blue steel eyed stars! Go ahead...Let your Hyde out to play, and pick up this book!

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  1. Gorgeous site and great review! Thanks so much! And I love the pics you have for Eden and Mitch (although Mitch probably wouldn't be smiling at the camera-lol).

    I'm so glad you found the books. Happy reading!

    :) Lauren

    1. Eeeep Thank You so much!!! Lol maybe it was after one of their many showers ;) lol I'm thrilled that I found these books they've taken my breath away!!

  2. Wow. Had never even heard of this book until your post but now... I must read it!!!

    1. You really must it's amazing!!!! So great!!!!!


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