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Don't say it unless you mean it… It's a simple concept, one I've said time and again, but something people don't seem to comprehend. You should choose every syllable carefully, because you never know when somebody will hold you to your word. Somebody like me. I'm not a good man. I'm not. I know. I have enough darkness inside of me to rid the world of every stitch of light.Don't say it unless you mean it… It's a simple concept, one I've said time and again, but something people don't seem to comprehend. You should choose every syllable carefully, because you never know when somebody will hold you to your word. Somebody like me. I'm not a good man. I'm not. I know. I have enough darkness inside of me to rid the world of every stitch of light. But there's one I could never harm, one light I couldn't bring myself to snuff out. Karissa. She thinks I'm a monster, and maybe I am. I taunt her with my touch, get a thrill out of torturing her soul. But I'm not the only one. The world is full of monsters, and I'm not the most dangerous one out there. Not even close… God help me, I love her. I do. And God help anybody who tries to take her from me. AUTHOR'S NOTE: This book is intended for a mature audience only, due to some dark and erotic content....

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torture to her soul Reviews

  • Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie
    2019-01-24 20:14

    PLEASE NOTE: This book picks up where Monster in His Eyes left off, it's not a repeat of the last book in Naz's POV, but a continuation. (hope that makes sense)4.5 STARS!So if you enjoyed the first book in this series, Monster in His Eyes, you would've been just as ecstatic as I was when you found out there was a second book. You can't even begin to imagine how happy I was when I realised Torture to Her Soul, was told solely from Naz's POV. In Monster in His Eyes, Naz was a mystery, his character seemed aloof yet he seemed to soften when he was around, Karissa (no pun intended)I didn't set out to love her.I didn't even plan to like her.But it happened... we happened... and I'm still trying to figure out how to deal with that.I got a front row seat to Naz's head in this book, the way he thought, his reaction to every hit he made, and lastly the way Karissa had changed him. Don't for one minute think that Naz has suddenly grown a conscious. He always gets the job done no matter the cost, with cold precision. But the whole dynamic changes when he's job begins to threaten the woman he loves. For the first time he begins to question the boss, and himself...The street soldiers, cruel thugs who lie, cheat, kill, and steal, shy away, whereas little Karissa, half my size with barely any physical strength, never hesitated to stare me straight in the eyes, like she was reading my soul with just a glance. In this story which is also the last book in the series, Naz and Karissa are living together. Naz proposed in the previous book and Karissa accepted but because of the events that lead to her father's death and caused her mother to live her life on the run, their relationship no longer feels as sincere as it used to be, well at least not for Karissa. She obviously still loves Naz, but the side he's shown of himself has also made her fear him. They barely speak, Karissa rarely even looks at Naz. Naz won't let her leave.She's just as fucked up as I am. And maybe I did that to her.Maybe it's wrong of me.But fuck if it doesn't feel right this way.This book was quite hefty, not too long but longer than other books I've read. So I think my only gripe with this book was I think the author should have taken about 20 to 30% of the beginning of this book and made it a novella. Reason being, while I enjoyed every bit of this book, the beginning or introduction lacked direction. It was just a lot of information and background about Naz, and also about Naz and Karissa's struggle to put what Naz had done behind them. So quite honestly this good have all been in a novella. I'll give her anything.I'll tear my fucking chest open with my bare hands, rip it out and hand it to her, if it's what she needs.All she has to do is tell me.All she has to do is ask.So I'm trying to keep this review spoiler free and not tell you what actually happens. After being injured when leaving a club one night, Naz is forced to do something he never wanted to do, because doing it would hurt, Karissa. And with the increasing pressure from his boss and a leak in the midst, Naz doesn't know who to trust anymore. Can he trust the woman he loves, he finds himself questioning the organisation that has been there for him ever since he lost his family all those years ago.My enemy was my enemy until I looked inside of her and realised we weren't so different after all.I was very satisfied with the ending of this book, the dark intensity of Naz's thoughts was something I loved. He was broody, and at times almost obsessive in his love for Karissa. I love that in a hero. It was darkly romantic but did not lose the grittiness you get when you read a true mafia story. I've said it before.I'll say it again.I'm not a good man.I never will be.ARC kindly provided by author in return for an honest review

  • Christy
    2019-02-16 14:35

    5 Not a good guy stars!!!Monster in His Eyes is one of my favorite dark/romantic suspense books of the year. When I heard the sequel coming out was all from Naz’s pov, I was ecstatic. I always get a little nervous when an amazing 5 star book has a sequel. It seems about half the time, they don’t live up to the original story and that high you had about the book starts to dwindle. I can say with absolute certainty that did not happen here! Torture to Her Soul was just as good as Monster in His Eyes. If anything, it might have been a little bit better! I didn’t set out to love her. I didn’t even plan to like her. But it happened... we happened... and I’m still trying to figure out how to deal with that.Naz never meant to care for Karissa. He certainly never meant to fall in love with her. When he met her, he wanted one thing and one thing only. The monster in him wanted her for revenge. But now, things have changed.Karissa and Naz’s relationship is complicated to say the least. Karissa is finding it difficult to trust anything that Naz says or does. She is hurt and she is not making their situation any easier. In fact, she’s making it much more difficult. Naz is being as patient with her as he can. He knows most of this is his fault and he’s trying not to make it harder on her than it already is. Naz is caught in a tough spot. He has choices to make. He has to decide what type of man he wants to be. Will he make the decisions he feels forced to make, or will he do what he thinks is right for him... I love how this author can take such a serious, dark and suspenseful book and give it such light hearted moments. There were a few spots that left a smile on my face. “You’re delusional.”
“You mispronounced handsome.”“The whole watching me from afar thing is kind of creepy, you know. I get that you don’t trust me, but stalking is only cool when Edward Cullen does it.”And she brought the heat again. 
The sex between Naz and Karissa was hotter than ever. It was angry and rough. It was passionate and sexy. Naz is complex. He’s a broken, tortured and haunted man. He is not a good guy, but he’s not all bad either. He might not be a hero, but he’s not exactly a villain either. His past haunts him. Naz is who he is. I love that about him. He makes no excuses. He does what he wants. No need to lie about it. Being in his head this entire story was a real treat! Now on to Karissa. Even though I understood where she was coming from and why she was acting the way she was, I’m not going to lie. The first half of the book she annoyed the piss out of me. As the story went on, she got better. And Naz was pretty much perfection so it all worked out. I’m thankful that I liked her again by the end of the book. Even though Karissa had every reason to hate Naz, and there were moments she really did hate him, she also loved him fiercely. Karissa constantly struggles with what her heart wants, and what her mind says is the right thing. I especially loved the way Naz was with Karissa. He’s loves, cares for her and protects her. “You have no reason to be afraid. I’m not going to hurt you... nobody is.” 
She stares at me for a moment before reaching up, covering my hand with her own.“How can you be sure?”
“Because I won’t let them,” I say. “It’s as simple as that.”And then there is that ending... towards the end I had some major heart palpitations. My nerves were all over the place not knowing what was going to happen and how it was all going to go down. I liked how those final scenes came together. Any questions you had were answered and things were concluded nicely. And that epilogue. It was amazing. I shed a few tears reading it.Torture to Her Soul is another winner for me. I love the suspense, the mystery, the grit, the passion and all around fuckedupedness of the story. Naz is my favorite type of hero. The not so good guy who’s not so bad either. A man with issues. If you’ve read Monster in His Eyes, make sure this is your next read! You won’t be disappointed. And if you haven’t, I highly recommend this series to anyone who loves a taboo love story with some heat, crime and suspense mixed in!

  • SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
    2019-02-17 19:38

    ★★★★ ½ ! Torture to Her Soul, book 2 of 2. The mysterious & mercurial Naz’s continued story told from his POV!“I'm not heartless— my heart is just hardened, while the rest of me is hollow.”Books in series should be read in order:Book 1: Monster in His EyesBook 2: Torture to Her SoulIn Monster in His Eyes (book 1) university student Karissa Reed, Kissimmee was swept off her feet by the mysterious and mercurial Ignazio Vitale, Naz. He seduced and pursued her while warning her off. Karissa, who was coddled and naïve, wanted to believe the best in people and her situation. Nothing could have prepared her for the brutal truth nor the shocking events leading up to the revelation and chaotic ending.Torture to Her Soul (book 2), told from Naz’s POV, picks up right after book 1’s violent and shocking ending. Their lives are in turmoil and Naz is desperately trying to bridge the gap and open the lines of communication. Karissa is hurt, shocked and angry, but she cannot deny still feeling a connection and attraction to Naz. Naz can force and put pressure, but does he want to? It’s a slow re-building of trust based on revelations and confessions. But there is more to come plus the evil all around them is closing in. Soon it’s not just about them finding their way back together rather them finding a way out…. But do they want to?It’s a journey of good versus evil, truths and lies, joy and pain and the fact that everything in life comes at a price…“We're a tragedy in the making. The game of tug-of-war we're playing will end up destroying us, because she doesn't have it in her to surrender, and I can't let go.”Ignazio Vitale, Naz is a tortured, broken soul yet reflective. When tragedy struck him at age eighteen instead of grieving he sought the path of vengeance. It is a heart-wrenching, candid glimpse into the life of a man who trusts no one, leans on no one, rarely sleeps, barely eats and obsessively organizes his life.Eight words to describe Naz: Mysterious, mercurial, closed-off, imperfect, broken, ruthless, possessive and nurturing.“It's hard to feel alive when you've been obliterated inside, hard to feel real when you no longer remember how to dream.”Eight words to describe Karissa Reed, Kissimmee: Naïve, lonely insecure, impressionable, smart, inadequate, immature and sheltered.“She looks broken, but so goddamn beautiful. I want to put her back together. I want to break her down even more.”Torture to Her Soul is raw and violent. Story does not attempt to sugar-coat the truth of what and who Naz is. It’s about redemption for the irredeemable as many of their issues have no answer, no fixing, no redemption… When reading one has to be prepared not to get it all. As much as I think I needed my HEA, everything wrapped up in a tight bow, I feel the author did a good job of staying true to their situation.The epilogue and bonus chapters were amazing, not sure I could have handled story without them. I’d welcome more further into their future, but I am happy were it left them!Candid POV from a very memorable hero! Captivating plot! Excellent story-telling! “Sometimes secrets have the power to kill. The power to destroy. We each hold nuclear weapons inside of us.”***Hero rating: 5 stars Heroine rating: 4 starsSexual tension rating: 4.5 starsSex scenes rating: 4.5 starsSex scenes frequency: 4 starsPlot rating: 4 starsDialogue rating: 4.5 starsStorytelling rating: 4.5 starsStory ending rating: 4.5 starsBook editing rating (5 = no edits spotted): 4 stars************************************************Overall rating: 4.5 starsWould I recommend this series: Yes.Would I re-read this series: Maybe later.Would I read future books by this author: Yes.

  • Mysza
    2019-01-21 13:23

    "You should run far, far away from me.I know I should. I wish I could."And the story from Monster in His Eyes continues, only this time, it is told from Naz's POV. Anyone who loved Monster... should love this one as well. After everything that happened in the first book, the situation between both MCs becomes even more complicated. They live together, but their relationship is strained, they don't trust each other anymore. Karissa hates Naz but she can't stop loving him either. She knows she can't walk away and I think deep down she doesn't want to. She also finds it hard to deal with the fact how much he hurt her.Naz is very patient with her and tries to give her time and space. He wants her trust back and is also trying to make himself believe in her once again. She was supposed to be his revenge and became his salvation instead. I loved how this mysterious and dark man softened around her. Don't get me wrong, because Naz is still not a good man, he does what he does and makes no excuses for it, nor does he have regrets. It's just the fact that his love for her is so strong that he starts to question the choices he made and the life he led so far.I loved how they slowly rebuilt their relationship. There was still a lot of hurt and bad things still happened, but there was also healing, forgiveness and the realization that they can't live without each other, that no matter what, they belong together.I loved the intimacy between them. Sex was still rough and wild, but there were also moments where Naz would make love to Karissa, whisper sweet words to her and call her baby, which made my stomach flutter.I was perfectly happy with the ending, the epilogue and bonus scene were simply fantastic. Overall, this was a very good reading, I adored this book and highly recommend!"We do what we have to do, take what we have to take, and sometimes we hurt people we swear we won't hurt, but we do, because life makes us.It's a dog eat dog world.We're all monsters, when it comes down to it."

  • Kristen
    2019-02-04 21:24

    5 Stars!!!Once I finished this book, I quickly read it again. That's how much I loved it. It wasn't perfect but it was perfect for me.

  • Val ⚓️ ShamelessBitchySKANKY ⚓️ Steamy Reads
    2019-02-11 18:34

    3 StarsI just didn't enjoy this one as much as I enjoyed the first one. Karissa annoyed the fuck out of me.And when it wasn't Karissa annoying me, it was the constant mention of Naz's love for his dead wife. Cause we all know how I feel about THE DEAD EX.

  • Jennifer Kyle
    2019-01-28 14:20

    4.25 STARS”I didn’t’ set out to love her. I didn’t even plan to like her. But it happened…we happened… and I’m trying to figure out how to deal with that.”It’s been awhile since I read the first book of this series but lucky for me, the author’s writing and storytelling brought it all back to me. This story is in full all male POV of Naz and wow it was very interesting being inside his head!”I’m in love with one woman I should never have fallen for. We’re a tragedy in the making. The game of tug-of-war we’re playing will end up destroying us, because she doesn’t have it in her to surrender, and I can’t let go.”So you see our couple is at an impasse. Naz is in love with the woman who is a part of the bloodline he set out to destroy. She’s the daughter of his former friend and his wife who destroyed his world and revenge has driven him for decades now. Karissa is staying with Naz and they aren’t as close since his revenge plan got out. Naz is still working with/for Ray and the revenge plan is still in effect while along the way other lives are taken and the bodies and deaths just keep accumulating.”They say when seeking revenge, dig two graves, one for you and one for them. I’ve buried them all, disposed of bodies and left a trail of charred remains in my wake, and now all that’s left is my own grave. And I dug it, all right…dug it so deep there’s no fucking way out of it.”Karissa and Naz both end up learning and seeing the others flaws while living together and at times not even liking one another. Our young heroine grows up in this story and I totally sympathized with her. She’s trapped with her feelings for Naz and well… a conscience. Naz is not a good man as he repeatedly tells our heroine but along with some humor and crazy hot sex scenes these two keep a relationship going. Karissa’s love and forgiveness knew no bounds in this story and I’m pretty shocked that she can let one particular thing go. Perhaps it’s just for now type of thing and that over time it will fester? Overall, this was a bit on the long side where some things could have been a bit condensed. Still seeing the world through Naz’s eyes was very beneficial to the series and going forward into book three of this series.“I'm not a good man," he says, "but I'm trying. I'm trying. I can't make you any promises of perfection. I can't promise I'll be what you deserve, or what you need, or even what you always want. All I can promise is that I'll love you until the day I die, and I'll spend every moment I'm alive trying for you.”

  • Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
    2019-02-17 20:17

    4 stars!!I was really relieved that this second book would be in Naz’s POV. Monster in His Eyes was a mediocre read for me and it was mainly because of the idiotic heroine Karissa. With this book, however, I greatly appreciated being in Naz’s head and felt that it helped me understand him better. I also recognized that for the story to be entirely in his POV, the mystery and enigmatic part that made him so appealing in the first book would have to be sacrificed. And that was okay with me. What I got in return was so much better: a multifaceted Naz. Not just the killer side of him, but the human side as well. No matter how badass or cold the man could be, this book showed that there is a layer of vulnerability to his character. Aside from the 5 star prologue, the first 40% of the book seriously tested my patience. It seemed like both Karissa & Naz were playing the waiting game…just waiting for something or someone to interfere that would kickstart yet another argument and I was especially sick of Karissa brushing off Naz’s efforts. It took great patience and effort on my part to not DNF. I’m really glad I kept reading because after the 40% mark, things picked up and I was totally with these characters. Reading the story from Naz’s POV accomplished what I thought would be impossible: I actually sympathized for Karissa. Through Naz’s eyes, I feel like she did mature a bit and learned from her experiences in book 1. The sex scenes were scorching and wickedly hot, but this time around there was heartfelt emotion as well, something that was lacking in the first book.For me, reading books has always been how the book made me feel, think, etc…But this book really placed me in the characters’ shoes. I personally didn’t like Karissa, yet through Naz’s eyes I understood why he found her youth and naïveté appealing. I personally didn’t like some of Naz’s actions, but through his eyes, I could at least understand his motivations. A book that could make me consider the characters’ feelings and thoughts besides my own is a well-written book IMO. That’s not to say that Naz has completely justified himself or is a good man in disguise…because I’m not so sure he is nor would I want him to be in this case ;)Torture to Her Soul is the second book in this 2-part series and isn’t a standalone. You must read Monster in His Eyes first. My review for Monster in His EyesP.S. I freaking love the epilogue and bonus scene! Made me tear up <3

  • Hulya Kara Yuksel
    2019-01-30 14:30

    First of all this book is from Naz’s POV!!!! Wohooo, I'm dancing right now. :D After reading 1st book I was so freaking nervous… Holy shit, what an amazing ending right? Karissa found out something awful about her family and what they did to Naz. She was so furious her own family and also with Naz too (view spoiler)[(because he did a very very bad thing Karissa's family) (hide spoiler)] but can time heal their wounded heart? Will they try to find a peace on their own world? Ugh I wanna tell you everything about this book but I probably shouldn’t do that… You just have to read it!!! You just have to experience Naz’s POV. Well, trust me he’s gonna blow your mind away. And your body too. :DIf you like dark and twisted love story. You should definitely read this series asap! You just have to meet Naz or Ignazio or Vitale. But I must warn you. Once you met him, you're gonna hate him and also love him!!! You just can't resist this fucking amazing man.“I'll give her anything.I'll tear my fucking chest open with my bare hands, rip out my heart and hand it to her, if that's what she needs.All she has to do is tell me.All she has to do is ask.” ---------------------------Naz – Ignazio – Vitale. I love all of your personality.---------------------------“She's not just under my skin, she's in my organs, wrapped up in my cells, infecting me.”“You want to know what I think about when I look at you, Karissa?""What?""I think there's nobody else like you in the world."“She talks to me about regret, but what she doesn't realize is that even if she destroys me in the end, I'll never want to erase what we have. I'd never want to take back a single moment of this.”“I'm not a good man," he says, "but I'm trying. I'm trying. I can't make you any promises of perfection. I can't promise I'll be what you deserve, or what you need, or even what you always want. All I can promise is that I'll love you until the day I die, and I'll spend every moment I'm alive trying for you.” “I'll give her anything.I'll tear my fucking chest open with my bare hands, rip out my heart and hand it to her, if that's what she needs.All she has to do is tell me.All she has to do is ask.” “I love every inch of you," I tell her. "Every part of your body that makes you nervous gives me pleasure. I see no flaws, nothing for you to be ashamed of or humiliated over... nothing you should hide from me. I've seen it all, and I love it. You're beautiful, baby.” “Everything about her is beautiful to me. Even when she's scowling, when she's angry and full of hate. She's beautiful when she cries, when she's in the throes of grief. She's beautiful when she smiles, when she laughs at me. But she's the most beautiful when she's doing nothing. When she thinks nobody's looking, when she thinks she's alone.” “When you love people, you want what's best for them, and sometimes what's best for them isn't you.” ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • TheCrazyWorldOfABookLover
    2019-01-21 15:25

    "Tell me," I whisper, running my tongue along the shell of her ear. "Tell me how you want it to be. Tell me what you need from me."I'll give her anything.I'll tear my fucking chest open with my bare hands, rip out my heart and hand it to her, if that's what she needs.All she has to do is tell me.All she has to do is ask.She could bark out a million demands, and I would work myself to the death making them all happen, but instead she merely whispers, “I want you to love me.”So I do.I love her.___Tempted by the evil beside me, the original forbidden fruit. I took a bite of her on a whim and realized, despite what the world led me to believe, she wasn't rotten to the core. He wants me to toss her aside, throw her away, let her decay into the ground where he thinks she's meant to be, but I'm not sure anything else could sustain me.I drank from the Holy Grail.He's not taking that away.If those quotes alone don't make you want to read this, there is something wrong with you and we can't be friends.JK.Not really.If you haven't read this amazing series by my favorite freaking author, READ THEM!Monster In His Eyes | To Her Soul | Me On:Instagram ❤ FB Page ❤ FB Blog ❤ Blog ❤ Twitter

  • Eda** # Dax Lahn's Golden Tigress#
    2019-02-03 20:23

    ** 4,5-5 "tragedy in the making" STARS **"I'm not afraid of the dark anymore.""Of course not. It's not the darkness that's terrifying, it's what you might find in it. And it doesn't scare you anymore, Ignazio, because it is you. You're what's terrifying in the darkness."After reading Monster in His Eyes, I was left wanting more! More Karissa. More Naz. More darkness and more twisted romance.Then I learned that Book #2 would be in Naz' POV... And I was like:Usually, sequels of incredible books tend to disappoint the readers, because we expect a little bit too much from them and get frustrated when we see something different than what we've expected. J.M. Darhower didn't disappoint, though. This was exactly what I was hoping for...and more!After the sh*t-storm that Karissa has faced because of Naz in Book #1, she is confused as to how she can feel the way she does for Naz. She is still physically there, in Naz' home, living with him, but she is not really there. She knows she can leave. But she can never really escape. Naz will never let her go. But...does she even want to leave? "She loves me. And she probably hates that fact more than she hates me most days."She doesn't talk to him. She doesn't react to his actions. She rarely even acknowledges his existence... And Naz is not happy. He gives her space, to come to terms with what he has done and who he is...or rather what he is. The only thing keeping him calm and patient is the fact that he knows for sure that she still loves him. Despite everything."I know she hates me. I can see it. I can sense it. It's written in the tension in her muscles, the way she folds into herself when I'm close, the flush of her body whenever I dare touch her.But I know she loves me, too. Because a fire wages beneath her skin, and not all of it is fueled by anger."Sometimes the shield Karissa puts between her and Naz slips. Just for a few seconds. Those are the times that Naz clings to. The moments that he lives for anymore."Every now and then she'll forget she's supposed to despise me, she'll forget she's not allowed to want me. She'll forget I'm a monster. And all she remembers in the moment, all she knows, all she cares about, is that I'm a man, a man who went through hell, a man who loves her, who swore he wouldn't hurt her, and for the moment she'll let herself believe it.She'll forget I'm the bad guy and remember what it felt like when she thought I was the hero. The one who would drown so she could stay afloat."Circumstances will force Naz to make a decision. A decision between the only light in his life...Karissa, and the demons that still haunt him at night. The demons from his past, that once pushed him to feel loyalty towards his boss and father-in-law, his father-figure, Ray. The demons that he's been welcoming inside his head for years. The demons that remind him everyday of his revenge, of who his enemies are, of who he must kill to free his dead wife's soul and memory into heaven.But if your enemy is the only person to thaw your frozen heart, which road do you choose and drive away to?Revenge or forgiveness? Fury or grief? Dark or light?I fell in love with her.It was my worst nightmare. But sometimes nightmares are simply fueled by fear... fear of something we don't understand.A clown isn't scary when it takes off its makeup. A monster isn't so terrifying when you turn on the light. My enemy was my enemy until I looked inside of her and realized we weren't so different, after all.When Naz finally decides which turn to's too late. Because the choices has already been made for him, by the past."I'm nobody's hero.""You're trying to be Karissa's.""No, I just don't want to be her villain."The love between Naz and Karissa is palpable in every page of this book. Sometimes heartbreaking. Sometimes sweet. But always there. And always genuine.My insides are black but my heart still beats. It still beats. And it f*cking beats for her.I’ll give her anything. I’ll tear my fucking chest open with my bare hands, rip out my heart and hand it to her, if that’s what she needs. All she has to do is tell me. All she has to do is ask.We get a glimpse inside Naz' head, get to see the way his thoughts swirl in it and let me just say that it is quite complex, dark and analytic. He has no regrets about his actions, his murders, his hurtful words. He enjoys every second of all of it."It's funny, in a way, that they call it "a hit". Because it is. It's a hit. A high. And I crave it.""The world made me who I am, and the world pays for that mistake every day."He is a brutal and unforgiving man. He is certainly not a good man. But does that necessarily mean he is a bad one? Does the darkness inside him coat all of the light? Is he a real monster, or does the "human" inside him still breathe?"I’ve lived a life of darkness already, years where the sun didn’t shine on me, and now that I’ve seen daylight again, I don’t think I could ever turn my back on it."Despite being incredibly satisfied with the way this story ended, my hands still twitch with wanting more! I could never say no to more Ignazio Vitale, after all. *wiggles eyebrows*"She's not just under my skin, she's in my organs, wrapped up in my cells, infecting me."Trust me and:You won't be disappointed.

  • Arianna✦❋SteamyReadsBlog❋✦
    2019-01-23 17:21

    4.5 STARS“I'm going to tell you something that a wise man once told me: it's not the darkness that's terrifying, it's what you might find in it.”I think everyone who read the first book in the series “Monster In His Eyes”, (where the narrator in Karissa) was happy to hear that the second book will be entirely told from Naz’s POV. I definitely was and I enjoyed tremendously being in Naz's head! “Torture to Her Soul” picks up right where the first book ends.“I didn’t set out to love her. I didn’t even plan to like her. But it happened... we happened... and I’m still trying to figure out how to deal with that.”Naz’s plan was never to fall in love for Karissa. He never supposed to like her, but it happened, they happened and now Naz had to deal with it. “My insides are black but my heart still beats. It still beats. And it fucking beats for her.”Karissa still lives in Naz’s house even if their relationship has changed. They live together, but separately at the same time. They are like two strangers. She ignores him, she doesn’t talk with him, but Naz is patient, he gives her space only because he knows she loves him back and because he knows at some point she will forget that she’s supposed to hate him.Naz is a haunted man. For almost twenty years he didn’t forgive himself and others for his fiancée death, he didn’t forget, he didn’t live. Until Karissa...He didn't live, yes, he only existed, wanting only one thing, revenge. Naz is forced by some circumstances to make a decision. He will have to choose where he wants to live - in the past or in the present. He will have to choose between dark and light?“It's okay to admit the darkness terrified me. Because I found some light in it. I found her.”Naz knows he’s not a good man and Karissa knows it too. He is who he is and he regrets nothing.Naz’s character is so well developed in this book. He’s a complex character, intriguing with many layers. He thinks he has only bad in him, but he’s so wrong and Karissa will try to show him that. I loved her for that!Even if he's not "completely" a good man, you will fall for him and sometimes even sympathize with him. I did! I loved how he is with Karissa. He’s so patient, caring, loving and protecting. There were times when his words or actions melted my heart. You can truly “feel” his love for her. I loved how he loves her, how intense are his feelings for her, how much he wants to be with her, no matter what, how vulnerable he is when it comes to her. With Karissa he's human again, with her he becomes a good man. Their chemistry is really palpable, they are perfect for each other and the sex scenes are hotter than hell – rough or sweet they are intense every time ! “I'm not heartless—my heart is just hardened, while the rest of me is hollow. But she breathes life into what long ago stopped trying to live. She's oxygen, and without her, I'm dead.”Karissa is a little different here. She is more mature, less annoying, so more likeable. She loves Naz with all her heart, even if she constantly tries to fight her feelings because she doesn’t understands how it’s possible to LOVE a man like him, to love HIM. I know there are many there who got bored with the first half of the book. For some reason I didn't. Yes, the second half is more engaging and entertaining, but I enjoyed the first half too. The story is more emotional then the first book, which I really liked. As always the writing was perfect and the epilogue and the bonus scene (Karissa's POV) were amazing. Loved them so hard!Overall, I loved it!

  • Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
    2019-01-25 14:22

    4 STARSWe're a tragedy in the making. The game of tug-of-war we're playing will end up destroying us, because she doesn't have it in her to surrender, and I can't let go. It's something else I love about her. There's a fight in her. But it's a fight that'll be our downfall. Because I have that same fight in me. Can I just say how much I LOVED getting the conclusion entirely in Naz's POV? Because NAZ!!! FREAKING NAZ!Tell me how you want it to be. Tell me what you need from me." I'll give her anything. I'll tear my fucking chest open with my bare hands, rip out my heart and hand it to her, if that's what she needs. All she has to do is tell me. All she has to do is ask. Sometimes the line between good and bad isn't so black and white. Sometimes it's somewhere in the very depths of gray. And that's exactly what you get with Naz. This is a man that's done plenty of bad things and makes no apologies for it. He fully accepts who he is and what he's become. He's a man driven by pain and revenge. A man that's sold his soul to the devil for a chance at vengeance. But Karissa has changed him irrevocably. He'll still go to war and cover the streets in blood, but now it's all for her.She's trying to be unbreakable but I'm unshakeable. She's going crazy, and I'm already goddamn insane. I clipped my jailbird's wings so she couldn't fly away from me, and then I wonder why the fuck I can't make her soar.Being inside his head was an experience of dark and darker. And while you know it's wrong, you just can't find it in you to care even a little bit.Torture To Her Soul was exactly what I hoped and so much more. J.M. Darhower knows how to weave one hell of a story and she's a master of words. She's given me some of my favorite mafia anti-heroes and I hope she never stops.Second chances don't come easily. Most people don't get them. Most people don't know what it's like to come back from the brink of death. It changes people. It certainly changed me.Find me on:

  • Vina
    2019-02-14 18:22

    “I'm not a good man," he says, "but I'm trying. I'm trying. I can't make you any promises of perfection. I can't promise I'll be what you deserve, or what you need, or even what you always want. All I can promise is that I'll love you until the day I die, and I'll spend every moment I'm alive trying for you.” Dear god I feel so bad that the thought of this book could be a disappointment even crossed my mind!I already loved Naz from the first book. But man do I love him even more now! He's not a good guy by any means. He turned out to be much more ruthless than I originally realized. He's still complex and interesting but now I understand him better. He's broken, tormented and unable to forget his past. He's methodical and very aware of who he is and makes no apologies for it. I knew he loved Karissa throughout the first book, but once I found out he was the reason her and her mom were always on the run, that he was trying to find her for her entire life, that he wanted to kill her, and her parents, for revenge, but now he is her protector, the man that loves her more than any other on this earth, and I could understand his thoughts and his actions and see just how much he truly loves her, I was a goner. I loved Naz even more, if that were possible. He was so endearing. The relationship was very strained from the beginning but they finally started to trust each other. They worked past their trust issues and started to heal together. Seeing them reconnect, seeing how patient Naz was with her, seeing the love rebuild was entirely heartwarming. Their passion was again off the charts hot! And then end, the end was pure bliss. PERFECTION!

  • Eliza
    2019-02-11 17:28

    Title: Torture to Her SoulSeries: Monster in His Eyes #2Author: J.M. DarhowerRelease Date:29th September, 2014Rating: 4.25-4.5 "Don't say it unless you mean it" StarsCliffhanger: NoAfter reading Monster in his Eyes, I was very excited about what to expect with the rest of the story and how it would develop. In particular I wanted to know how dark Ignazio Vitale could really be and to have a greater understanding of the man. I also recall regarding the first book as more of an introductory story. We saw Naz and Karissa "meet" and fall in love. By the end of the book we know that their meeting was not by chance but rather premeditated, on Naz's part and although they subsequently fall in love, this was not part of the original plan but now however; it now plays a vital role in its execution.From the prologue alone, I gained a much better understanding of him. I loved being inside his head, it helps that he is a thinker, analytical at that. He likes silence, order and is methodical in most things. He's more ruthless than I gave him credit for in the first book, casual in his manner and thinking of taking a life."I heard this saying once, long ago, that I've never forgotten: three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead."As a result of Naz's earlier actions in the first book, (view spoiler)[ killing Karissa's estranged father (hide spoiler)] there are choices that must now be made. Naz's choice to commit to a promise he made to Ray as well as himself, years ago for justice;which will now be at the price of Karrissa's pain. Although the story is told from Naz's point of view, Karrissa's choice is to love or hate the man who killed her father, the man who still stalks her mother. There's something seriously wrong with you. But maybe there's something wrong with me, too, because no matter how much I try to hate you, or how much I want to stay away from you, I can't. I love you, but I don't understand… I don't understand why you'd do it, why you'd do that to me, how you could bring yourself to hurt me when you're supposed to love me, too."As things become clearer in Naz's mind and there is a moment of clarity from an unlikely source, it does not by any means mean there can be vindication. What started as a crusade for justice has now become a raging battle of inner turmoil and serious threat to what he holds dear, with there own serious consequence."I'll die someday, somehow, and I'm not afraid. Death will be a release for me. Until then, I live vicariously through others, watching them reach the point of acceptance, watching as they fight for one more breath.Life never grants them it, not when I'm around."I enjoyed the speed and movement of the the story, at times still it felt as though we were waiting. Waiting for someone to make the next move, this time however it added to the torture, the ominous undercurrent of knowing every action has a reaction and that, that reaction could impact heavily on Naz and Karissa. He's caught between being the uncaring, unfeeling man he has been for years and being overwhelmed with emotion for Karissa and the fear that either way his decision can cost him, her.I'm happy with the way the story concluded, although I won't lie I was on tender hooks down to the last page. I must add, it's also very sexy and has lightness and humour to balance the dark. Naz is not the traditional romantic but he does it so well.ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!~FOLLOW SMOKIN HOT BOOK BLOG ON: ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Beverly
    2019-01-22 14:15

    I, Ignazio Vitale, have always been afraid of the dark. If you tell anyone that, I'll kill you.Where to begin? Reading this book from Naz's POV was dark, dangerous and intense. We knew Naz was complicated. I fell in love with him through Karissa's eyes. But being inside his mind. Knowing what he feels. How his mind works. That was a ride I didn't want to end.I'll tear my fucking chest open with my bare hands, rip out my heart and hand it to her, if that's what she needs. Loved it!

  • Kelena
    2019-02-11 18:39

    Dear J.M Darhower,I`m here to place a tiny request for having a Cover and a Sooner rather than Later Publication Date of Torture in Her Soul (Monster in His Eyes, #2) BECAUSE....

  • Amy (Foxy)
    2019-01-31 15:24

    TORTURE TO HER SOUL is a continuation of Monster in His Eyes with Naz’s as the narrator. Naz and Karissa'srelationship is not in a good place because of certain truths that have been revealed. Karissa is no longer naive to Naz's world. This world was created long before Karissa was born and because of past situations she has become inadvertently part of his world. Naz is not a good man. He knows that and his family knows that but Karissa wrestles with the idea that inside of him is a decent human being. Unfortunately, his past haunts him and leaves him cold and unfeeling except to the one person who has brought light into his world. THREE THINGS TO REMEMBER:•Regardless of if you were there or not, the day happened. There’s a lesson to be learned there, you know. Life goes on without you. •“Never trust someone who only ever smiles at you.” I’m going to remember that next time I meet someone who ONLY ever smiles at me. Kind of creepy when you think about it. Wonder what the person is smiling about that they don't take an interest enough to speak to you. *lol*•“It’s a little trick I learned. Whenever a situation makes you nervous, suck on a piece of hard candy.It’s psychological. Your brain thinks if you were in any real danger, you wouldn’t be eating something, so it reasons that you’re perfectly fine.” Yep, I’m totally trying this to see if it works. *fingers crossed* it works. For lovers of Monster in His Eyes you'll want to read this dark and twisty resolution to their love story. ✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦Release date: 9/29/2014Monster in His Eyes- on sale right now for $.99 (9/26/2014): Torture to Her Soul: Pre-order | order: part series.**Complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.**

  • Jacqueline's Reads
    2019-02-17 13:36

    5 THIS SERIES IS the BOMB StarsI can’t believe it’s over. It’s been awhile since I’ve found a series I absolutely loved from start to finish. I love this author, I love Naz, I love everything about this book!I just can’t contain myself….Really.. I can’tI die, you dieI don’t doubt that for a momentImagine a person that is 100% wrong for you. Imagine a person that can hurt you, make you feel pain, shouldn’t be in your life, but somehow is PERFECT for you? That person would be Naz Does that make sense? No, but it doesn’t have to.Love is ugly, and messy. Love makes no sense. And I love him, as impossible as that may be.I love this love story for the sheer fact it’s simply that. A love story. Karissa and Naz are a ball of issues. He killed her father for heaven sakes. So there’s tension and Karissa is pissed. I loved how Torture to her Soul started. There’s so much angst, so much hate that radiates from Karissa, I’m just gobbling up the pages.I also love that it’s completely from Naz’s POV. I love how he sees himself through Karissa’s eyes. Yes, he’s a monster and not because he says so, but because he is. You can see it and it just oozes out of the pages, dripping with blood.I couldn’t get enoughThe second thing I love is Naz’s love for Karissa. It doesn’t make sense and it’s so tortured, yet so beautiful at the same time.…she’s the most beautiful when she’s doing nothing. When she thinks nobody’s looking, when she thinks she’s alone.I’m with her simply because I want to be. Because I need to be. Because she needs me, I think, and if I’m being honest, I need her just as much.What I have with you isn’t blissfully ignorant. It’s real, and it isn’t always pretty but when it’s good, it’s good.The third thing I love about this book is that I felt everything. I felt the hate, I felt the love, I felt all the emotions. I felt like I was there and I was reliving it through them. This book was PERFECTION and an amazing read.These are the books I live for, these are the books I strive to obtain. They are gritty, raw and written so beautifully. If you loved Monster in his Eyes, you will not be disappointed in this one.REVIEW | AMAZONAMAZON

  • Makhda
    2019-02-19 13:38

    The continuation that was told from Naz's POV..------------------------------------------------------------------------------Counting down..One week again.. :))------------------------------------------------------------------------------OMG.. September 29th...I'm so giddy.Is this Naz's POV? Can I hope..? :))------------------------------------------------------------------------------Well, look at that.. 'Coming to fall'.Ok, thank you ^^------------------------------------------------------------------------------Dear Miss Darhower...Would you mind to share the publication date with us?Because I'm getting a book withdrawal.Drives me f***ing crazy.I keep 'stalking' your profile.It's getting creepy. Even for me.

  • Vanessa
    2019-02-06 16:23

    6 stars!!! Not A Good Guy but a DAMN Good Book!!!!!"It's not the darkness that's terrifying, it's what you might find in it."Holy hell, what a fantastic book and series! I am speechless! This one is going straight to my All Time Fave Shelf!! Why I waited this long to jump into this series, I will never know! Amazing! OMG, I think I just left a piece of my heart back there in that book. My absolute favorite element of this book:Ignazio Vitale!! Naz has got to be one of the darkest, most fucked up, and complex characters I've ever read. I loved him and feared him equally in the first book, but OMG, in this book, he is terrifying! Naz hasn't changed one bit, and isn't going to. He's still the best at what he does, and he does it with precision and without fail. I just wanted to know more and more about him. This really is a story about what happens when the love of your life is a bad guy...a guy who is 100% WRONG for you, who has long since passed any chance of redemption. My Second Favorite Element of this book:The way Naz loves Karissa. OMG!!! For as much of an evil bastard as Naz is, I just wanted to hug him. I loved how patient he was with her, even when she couldn't stand the sight of him. How he would protect her, lay down his life for her, just do anything to keep her safe. So endearing. And oh once again, the sex between these two is hot, hot, hot!!! Holy HELL the scene in Rome on the balcony?!?!? SCORCHING!!!"…she’s the most beautiful when she’s doing nothing. When she thinks nobody’s looking, when she thinks she’s alone.""I’m with her simply because I want to be. Because I need to be. Because she needs me, I think, and if I’m being honest, I need her just as much.""Don't worry about it," I say quietly, running my thumb across her lips before leaning down and kissing her. "You have no reason to be afraid. I'm not going to hurt you...nobody is." "How can you be sure?" "Because I won't let them," I say. "It's as simple as that."And for all the Karissa haters..LOL. Kidding.. kinda. I really do think the readers were too hard on her, but, I think you will be happy to know that she is more mature in this book. She's just super conflicted. She loves Naz, but she hates that she does. She's fighting it. She doesn't understand how she can love HIM! If you love mafia romances, this series is def for you. I know I will be rereading it at least once. What I look for most in a book is for it to make me feel the characters and their emotions. This book is exclusivelyin Naz's POV, and wow, did I feel this character. I didn't always like the things that he did, but by being in his head, I understood why he did them. But don't get me wrong, this book has some disturbing shit in it. Not in the sense that a lot of the other "dark" books out there right now do. It's not a Stokholm and there isn't really any BDSM themes...maybe one. But in the sense that some of Naz's decisions are hard to swallow. I would be like, no're not really gonna, are you?....oh, yep....he did!! (view spoiler)[Like the fact that he killed her mother...OH why Naz?! Why did you have to do it? I get that she sealed her own fate when she shot at him, and that it turned into this whole kill or be killed game between them, but I so badly wanted him to be a good guy here. That is one aspect of the story that I will be pondering for a while to come. (hide spoiler)] I do seriously applaud Darhower for maintaining the consistency of this character throughout this entire story. That is something that is not executed well enough in a lot of the other dark romances out there, in my opinion. There's a definite ARC and transition, but at the last page of this book, Naz is still the ruthless bad boy that he was at the start of it all. I need to read more from this author like very soon!! Perfect ending to the series. Everything came full circle and all of my questions were answered. Some of the scenes at the end, like when he went to visit Maria, had me bawling!!!! Loved the much needed light-hearted moments of humor. Like the scene at the dealership with the passport? OMG, hilarious!And gah, LOVED that epilogue and bonus scene!!! ❤️"Maybe you're not a good man-" "I'm not." She stalls at my interruption before finishing her thought. "Okay, but that doesn't mean you're a bad man, Naz."“It's okay to admit the darkness terrified me. Because I found some light in it. I found her.”“I'm not a good man," he says, "but I'm trying. I'm trying. I can't make you any promises of perfection. I can't promise I'll be what you deserve, or what you need, or even what you always want. All I can promise is that I'll love you until the day I die, and I'll spend every moment I'm alive trying for you.”<--- My very fave quote of the whole book! ❤️ I know I went a little overboard with the quotes here. I just couldn't help myself! I highlighted most of the damn book! These are all just some of my faves. So really, this is half review/ half tribute! Oh and ladies, Naz is MINE!! So read him, enjoy him, fear him, but then get your little paws off!!! ;)Long live Naz!! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Catarina
    2019-02-15 19:16

    4 Dark Side Stars.This time we’re inside Naz’s head immediately after the end of the first book. He never meant to fall in love with Karissa, but that happened anyway and now he doesn’t want to let her go. She belongs to him. However, the recent events put a strain on their relationship and now she almost don’t even look at him. He knows he have to fight for her but she also knows that he has a dark side and she fears that hidden side of him. This is a fight that Naz isn’t willing to lose, because we will fight against anything that try to Karissa from him…. Including herself. Rating:4 Stars. Storyline:A gritty and emotional romance story, that will certainly please lovers of dark-and-twisted-romance books. I will always love JM Darhower because she wrote “Sempre” and although these books haven’t the same effect on me (by far) for someone who isn’t usually a fan of twisted romances, these books definitely made my day! Writing Style:First Person. Male POV. Emotional, gritty and completely addictive. Character Development:Karissa was a little stubborn on the beginning and although it was comprehensible where she came from, it annoyed me a little. I liked how she eventually embraced her love and made up her mind. I loved how Naz didn’t suddenly turn into a saint. Yes, his love for Karissa definitely tamed him a little, but he wasn’t a nice guy. Which was good. Steam:Some hot scenes. HEA: (view spoiler)[Yes. (hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Michelle
    2019-02-10 21:25

    REVIEW TO COME I 've missed Naz so much

  • FMABookReviews
    2019-01-29 15:14

    I have never moved from one book to another without having finished the first book's review. Does that make sense? I have a bad case of OCD coupled with a poor memory, so if I don't write my review right away, I feel slightly unhinged and clueless.Well, 'Torture to Her Soul' was the exception. Because the moment I finished it, 'Target on Our Backs' hit my Kindle. This series is that good, that I didn't want to stop. So bear with me. This will be a short review, (like my memory) but that doesn't make this book any less outstanding.❝I'm the kind of man who easily slips between the dark and the light, the kind of monster who walks along the shadows.❞Told in Naz's POV, 'Torture to Her Soul' was haunting, exhilarating, stunning and heartbreaking. Darhower brilliantly captured Naz's voice. Getting inside his head was a dark place to be. Naz is not a good man. Is he an anti-hero? Perhaps. But he certainly isn't the kind of man a parent would want for their daughter. Or is he?❝She's not just under my skin, she's in my organs, wrapped up in my cells, infecting me.❞We see Naz's struggle between the monster who wants revenge and the man who wants to love (and be loved). He is torn. He wants to hurt Karissa, yet he doesn't. He wants to love her, yet he knows that will hurt her. So while this book is named 'Torture to Her Soul', I actually felt the torture Naz was feeling. He faces his demons. He accepts who he is and yet wants to be better.I love their romance, their story, their love. They both struggle with what's right and what's wrong and try to fit their relationship within those boxes. But is real love like that? Is it always right, or always wrong? Or is it somewhere in between?I loved it! If you haven't started this series yet, I highly recommend it!

  • Natalie The Biblioholic
    2019-01-28 16:27

    First, I would like to thank the author for writing this book from Ignazio Vitale's pov. I am sooooooo grateful for it!!Second, please tell me I'm not the only one head over heels for Naz????!!!! He's amazing! Getting to see everything through his eyes gave me a chance to try to understand what motivated him. To get why he made the choices he did. There were parts of this story that were absolutely gut-wrenching (view spoiler)[ such as when he told what happened the night Johnny came to kill him and his wife (hide spoiler)] and parts that made me laugh. I liked seeing that Naz really had a sense of humour despite his cold appearance. His inner thoughts around people was hilarious! Especially with Paul. And I loved how OCD he was with his things, such as his kitchen and his "trunk".I'm not sure how I felt about the (view spoiler)[visiting Maria's grave (hide spoiler)]scene. I couldn't figure out if it was to underline how much he still loved her or if it was to show that through his grief he was able to find love again. He said he felt guilty for what he had with Karissa and it kind of pissed me off. I completely understood it, don't get me wrong, but it still annoyed me.I'm glad that it didn't take too long for Naz to see Ray's true colours. It's just sad all around. But I am happy that everyone got their just desserts lol.So after some ups and many downs, Naz and Karissa got their HFN. I wonder how long it really lasts considering there is a third book! Can't wait to read that one and I hope it's in Naz's pov again. I cannot get enough of this character!!

  • Vrsha (PeekAtMyBookReview)
    2019-02-12 17:13

    Rating:A WOW 4.5 stars Ignazio VitaleMy Views: The fact that it is narrated by Naz had me hooked. God being in that man’s mind is a unique experience…to know what he thinks and how he feels about himself and his actions. This first one-third part of the story consist of the re-construction of the relationship of Naz and Karissa which lets us know the feelings of Naz towards Karissa. Then there are some actions that take place and a serious WTF moment that involve Carmela… Then the rest consist of Karissa wanting to know more of Naz and understanding him, his actions and redeeming him (or at least trying to) and Naz continuing with his routine, only now each time caring about what Karissa thinks of him and ends up with even more actions and revelations… …three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead. I've spilled many secrets in my life, secrets that always ended up with somebody dying. Sometimes because of me, and other times... well... because of me. Style of writing: I am a great fan of Miss Darhower’s writing style and I must say that this is not the first male pov that she has written in her books, and she did a fantastic job with Naz here. I somehow found a little resemblance between Naz here and Corrado Moretti from Sempre: Redemption. Since her first book was from Karissa’s pov I thank her from the bottom of my heart for Naz’s pov here. . However, I am not fan of only one of the protagonists’ pov, I love when I get double/multiple pov as here I could not get to know what Karissa was doing or thinking which was kind of irritating butit was important to maintain suspense. She's not just under my skin, she's in my organs, wrapped up in my cells, infecting meCharacters: 1. Let’s talk about Nazfirst, since it’s in his pov. I really liked being in his head (well literally) and we get more about him which was missing in the first book as Naz was supposed to be this mysterious character but here we get to know more from his past and also his family. I really like the fact that we get to know the man Naz is, not only the dangerous man or the murderer but his soft side, more humane side.I do what I want, take what I want, and make no apologies for any of it. After all, I wasn't born this way. The world made me who I am, and the world pays for that mistake every dayFavorite Part: The end of the Bonus Scene What did not work? There are certain things that were left unrevealed/unmentionedin the book for instance Brandy (and her actions), Ray (he was another mystery), and I wanted to know why Carmela went back and didn’t pursue Naz…It left me pondering…and then I think that Karissa forgave Naz a bit too quickly (concerning Carmela)Similar books? None so far Recommended: Yes…after reading Monster in His Eyes

  • Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
    2019-01-28 15:35

    4.5 Perfectly Imperfect Stars!Ya know that feeling when you're reading a book, one of hundreds you read per year, and something just stands out. Something about the writing that appears to reach out from the pages, grab ahold of you and not let go? Now, if this was Naz grabbing, he'd probably really not let go, but I digress. It's the kind of writing that plucks you smack dab into their story where you feel personally invested, physically responding to the scenes before you...heart racing, nether region fluttering...yah, you know. Well, this author did that for me. Not many can do that, especially when it's a darker, twisted read. I've come to expect the unexpected. But I didn't expect this...Tortured to Her Soul, the sequel to Monster in His Eyes, picks up on right where we left off. However, what makes this book "unputdownable" is that it's in Naz' POV. The dangerous enigma of a man finally gets his story. If I didn't love him enough before, I do even more now. He's been through so much, is guilty for so much, yet I found him an endearing, impossible-not-to-love (anti)-hero.This book I refuse to spoil. Step on the ride. You won't want to jump off. We know Naz isn't a good man. We know his biggest weakness is Karissa yet his biggest drive is revenge. Can he have both? Not likely. So, what's the decision he makes? He's promised never to purposefully hurt Karissa. Is this the first promise he will break? Can he survive the fallout if he does? He knows he should let Karissa go. He's a dark monster within a shell of a man. But she's his light...I haven't devoured a series like this in a long time. I was in a bit of a slump and this was the perfect mind boggling series to get me out. It's got it all...mystery, intrigue, darkness, heat, and a love story buried beneath it all. I loved it! Recommend to anyone who likes all of the above elements. Looking forward to reading more from Ms Darhower!And I thank you!

  • Jess-i-ca ~Sometimes a Gif Witch~
    2019-01-31 18:26

    What happens next...

  • DW
    2019-01-24 13:42

    What can I say.. I love Naz and Karissa!! Naz Is definitely one of my favorite book boyfriends. As much I want to hate him, I just can't. No matter how "bad" he is, he also has good in him. He was definitely putting his neck on the line for Karissa. Protecting her is not easy but he will no matter the cost. Karissa can't catch a break. It seemed like every time she turned around, something terrible was happening. She is definitely one strong chick. With everything that she has been through she just keeps getting stronger. I love that she challenges Naz about everything. And she's lucky that he loves her or she would be dead by now. Can't wait for the third book!!

  • Beatrice Masaluñga
    2019-01-28 18:39

    Torture to Her Soul begins from the end of the previous book and it's told in Ignazio Vitale's point of view. At first, I find it difficult to connect with his story. Maybe because its tone is darker and more melodramatic than Karissa's. As the chapters go on, I slowly immersed on his narration and it somewhat grew on me. “People make mistakes. They do things sometimes that you don't like, that you wouldn't do. But that doesn't mean you should give up on them, that you should write them off. Because nobody is hopeless as long as they're still breathing.” Revelations, lies and betrayals damaged his relationship with Karissa. What he did was unforgivable and it sparked her hate and anger towards him. He's being patient on moments she pushed his buttons. He understands the hurt she's feeling and gives her the space she needs. Despite of the silent treatment and distance between them, he truly loves her and deep down she's feeling the same way. It's not an easy journey for them to work out their relationship and gained each others trust.His past made him a vulnerable, broken man. He will not forgive himself and the people who caused his love ones death. A part of him died and he will never be the same again. He's going to have revenge and there's a lot to pay. Unexpectedly, Karissa is an innocent, sweet and loving woman he never thought of. Despite of her bloodline, she gave him light to his darkness. He lived being with her and instead of killing her, he fell in love with her and he will do everything to keep her safe.These two have amazing character developments. They handled their personal and relationship issues maturely. I love how Karissa accepts Naz's flaws. His actions made him a bad guy but she believed that there's goodness in him. I love Naz for being honest with his feelings, he doesn't sugarcoat anything and bared it all. The chemistry between them is SIZZLING HOTTER than the first book. JALAPEÑO HOT. Goodness, I freaking love the romance between them. The last chapters are pretty intense and a little emotional. It also put me on the edge of my seat. The epilogue and the bonus scene was hands down amazing! This is truly a promising sequel.