Review: The Monster

The Monster The Monster by L.J. Shen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Final Score - 4.5 Stars!

From the outside, Aisling (or Ash) and Sam are totally different - one born with a sliver spoon in their mouth and the other is just not only from the wrong zip code but is part of a crime family (of sorts).  Ash is the caregiver/taker of the family.  Sam is the fixer and new boss of Boston's Underworld.  These two in the RW would never have meet, let alone be attracted to one another - but somehow their paths did cross. 

These two just could never get on the same page, let alone be at the same place/same time without feeling that tug/pull that star-crossed lovers feel.  And everyone might think and/or have an opinion on why they could/should never mix, but they not only do - they do so with more fireworks the Macy's 4th of July show.  From trading barbs, to forbidden kisses/touches, these two lit the pages on fire.  The chemistry between these two was palpable at times, I either needed to sit under my fan or take a cold shower.  My e-reader was in a constant state of overheat - I literally had to read this book between my Paperwhite, HD 7 Kindle and my iPhone (seriously ladies, make sure ALL electronics are fully charged!).  The angst broke my heart in that you wanted to just smack the heads together of these two stubborn individuals.  Note: when a book makes you feel like you can/will commit violence, its that good. That's not to say that you won't also laugh - cause lets face it, Sam delivers some barbs that would make any woman loose their cool.  But, not to worry, Ash is no meek wallflower.  She gives as good as she gets.  

You will laugh, you will cry, you will pull your hair out in sheer frustration, but it'll be worth it in the end.   Just be prepared for the roll-a-coaster ride of a lifetime cause - The Brennan's are BACK!  If you enjoyed reading Sparrow (in my opinion, Brennan #1) and The Hunter (Brennan #2).  Now, it's most definitely time for Sam's book.

I'm so looking forward to see how Emmabelle's book goes down. 

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