50 Books in a Year · Book Reviews

Review: Hyde by Lauren Stewart

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal/Supernatural Romance, Horror
Publisher: Off the Hook Publishing
Date of Release: July 8, 2012
Pages and Format: 378 pages; ePub (BookBub)
My Rating: 5 Stars

Honesty is impossible when you don’t know the truth to begin with.

Mitchell Turner is everything women want most in a man–he’s charismatic, successful, and undeniably gorgeous. But he’s not a man–he’s a monster. By venting his rage 24/7, Mitch keeps people out of the danger zone that surrounds him. But, after the most incredible night of his life, he realizes that might not be possible. Except the woman he wakes up with claims she doesn’t remember any of it. And that kind of thing can make a guy insecure.

Eden Colfax is kind, loyal, honest to a fault, and cavity-inducing 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. And the only person with any answers is a man she never wants to see again.

What they don’t know is that someone is manipulating them, determined to find out exactly what they’re capable of. And when the truth leaves them nothing to hold onto, they will be forced into a partnership neither expected. Or wanted.

But 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 was a surprising read. It had been in my Kobo TBR list for a while. I had just finished reading Mr. Prime Minister by Sophie Quinn, and I just fell into this book.

Mitchell Turner isn’t my exact type of Bad Boy. He’s too aloof and rude but his ability to embody all of his rage as his protective wall, he’s quite amazing at that. Eden, however, manages to crack his impenetrable wall. Even if he’s a total douche to her the entire time.

Eden is the opposite of Mitchell. She’s soft, sweet, honest and loyal. She’s the ultimate Good Girl. When she begins to have flashbacks and assumes she is sleep walking because she keeps waking up on Mitchell’s doorstep, she turns to him for help.

There are also other powers at play trying to push them together.

This is truly not a retelling of Stevenson’s novella, this is a whole different take on it. It’s a recreation.
It was also super difficult to put down. I totally lazed in bed and read this book in one day. Totally worth it.

Where to Buy:

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Author Links:

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