I didn’t know darkness and evil lurked inside me until I had to murder in order to survive. Forced to become my own worst enemy. With so much blood on my hands, I was surprised I could still see my own skin.
I played God while I was rotting in Hell. Thriving on control and power was the only way I knew how to live. There were no other options.
If you weren’tt my friend, you were my foe.
If you weren’tt with me, you were against me.
Traitors, as I called them. There were no imaginary lines. I’d crossed them all. No boundaries. No second chances. No redemption.
Not for me.
Only for her
She loved me. Always convinced I was a saint, never believing I was just another sinner.
A fucking monster.
Until it was too late.
Except, I didn’t choose this life.
It. Chose. Me.
This was a really intense book right from the start. If you have ever read an M Robinson book before then you have some idea of what you are in for but nothing prepared me for how this began, scenes that left me squirming almost too afraid to read on but also unable to put it down.
Damien and Amira’s story is no typical love story. Thrown together at the darkest point in their lives, Amira watches her family brutalised and slain by Emilio Salazar’s men whilst this is the night that Damien finally surrenders himself to the cruelty and evil that goes with being one of Salazar’s men. Ordered to kill Amira, Damien can’t go through with it and instead goes back for her later and hides her away from Emilio.
There are certainly two sides to Damien, he will do everything in his power to protect Amira, the only time you witness a softer side to him but he is also cruel, brutal and evil in his relentless following of Emilio Salazar executing his demands without question. Amira however, hero worships him – the man who saved her, gave her the life she has. Over time this turns into love but the older she gets the more Damien pushes her away, he can’t have feelings for her, can’t leave himself open to any weakness.
Monica never fails to deliver in my eyes. This book captivated me hook, line and sinker and i experienced all manner of feelings whilst reading. Damien is most certainly the man you will love to hate – i think i hated him more than i loved him but knowing Monica’s writing, i am pretty sure that will soon change as she drags me back through the mill with book two. Well done Monica, another triumph.
She was born in New Jersey but was raised in Tampa Fl. She is married to an amazing man who she loves to pieces. They have two German shepherd mixes, a Wheaten Terrier and a Tabby cat.