Title: Darkness Within
Author: Isabel Lucero
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: November 28
The moment it happens, everything in me changes.
Imagine somebody was able to fit inside of your body. Their arms are the same length as yours. You’re both the same height. Everything is exactly the same. Now imagine that person not being a person at all. That thing inside of you is a shadow. Darkness. A silhouette of you, only living on the inside of your body. It doesn’t have a conscious. It doesn’t have a heart. Nothing within that darkness is remotely human. Its only goal is to take over your body. It fights against your muscles. It tries breaking through the skin. It wants to replace you. That’s what it feels like when the darkness that lives inside me starts trying to get out.
I feel it happening. The pressure builds. My skin prickles. And the only thing that tames it, getting it back to resting peacefully inside me, is to unleash it. I have to let it wreak havoc, and I quite enjoy the mayhem.
Analeigh Price comes into my life and does the one thing I hate; question me about my past. She can pretend she wants to get to know me all she wants, but she’s not ready for the truth. I won’t become a better person for her, because I am who I am. She can’t fix me, because my wounds are unfixable.
You see, I’m not like everybody else. Oh, no. I’m different. My humanity was stripped from me long ago, and those who are responsible are about to be paid a visit. You’ve never heard a story like mine, because I’m unlike anyone you’ve ever met. I’m no hero. I’m the guy you don’t want to piss off, because once the darkness within me is unleashed, it’ll be too late to get away.
What’s my name? It’s Donovan. Donovan James. But the darkness is taking over, and it’s only good at one thing, so I must go.
* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *
~ 5 Messed Up Stars ~
I am giving this book 5 stars because I absolutely loved it, but I am not so sure that I should. Given the subject matter. This is a dark and gritty story, that is graphic but not to the point of making the readers squeamish, but definitely gets it’s point across.
If dark reads aren’t your thing, then I would highly suggest passing this book over. Now even though I said this book is dark, and it is, it’s not as dark as many others out there. It is completely different from anything I have read by Isabel Lucero before. That in it’s self tells me what a fantastic writer she is. She has the ability to give her readers different and unique stories every time she releases a new book. She definitely stepped outside the box on this one 😉
I’m not going to talk about the storyline at all, because this is a book that you need to go into blind. Just know that the twist and turns of this story will knock you off your feet. She threw some wild things at me. Some things were obvious, but she also shocked me in some spots. I didn’t see those coming!! This story will suck you in from the beginning and hold you until the very last word!! I couldn’t put this down.
I will tell you this, this book is not your fluffy romance story. It also isn’t the typical love story. Don’t go into this thinking it will be like other New Adult romance books you have read before, because it is nothing like that. Yes there is romance, but it is definitely not the focus of this story.
I really don’t know what else to say about this book, except that I thought it was FANTASTIC. Now I don’t know what that says about me, but I really don’t care. I loved that it was told from only Donovan’s POV. I love being in the man’s head 🙂 I know this is a book I will be reading again in the future.
So if you are a fan of Isabel’s you don’t want to miss this piece of her work. She will knock you off your seats. If you are a fan of the dark and gritty story with some romance, lies, betrayals, and a lot of twists and turns, then you don’t want to miss this book!!! This is one for my Best of 2016 list!!!
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Isabel Lucero is a multi-genre bestselling author, penning the romantic suspense novel The Secrets That We Keep, the erotic romance books Living in Sin, Unforgivable Sin, and Sins & Mistrust; books one, two, and three in The Escort Series, the crime drama WAR, the contemporary romance novel titled Resurrecting Phoenix, and a forbidden contemporary romance titled Think Again.
She was born in a small town in New Mexico and was lucky enough to escape and travel the world thanks to her husband’s career in the Air Force. She’s been married for twelve years to the love of her life and Jr. High School sweetheart. Together they have two of the best and most beautiful kids in the world.
She currently lives overseas and is constantly coming up with new book ideas, so keep an eye open for new stories coming your way. Isabel loves connecting with her readers and fans of books in general. You can find her on her personal website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.