#Review “Blowback” by Monica James

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 The Monsters Within Duet #2
Genre: Dark Romance
Author: Monica James
Release Date: May 7, 2020

Aundi’s Musings…

5 Revenge Crowns

It’s hard to put into words the feelings that Monica elicited while reading this Duet, I was completely consumed. From start to finish this story grips your mind and body, seeping into your blood and becoming a part of you. This story is so gritty and raw, the emotions it brings out are just the same, it pulls from so deep within you, you did not even know you could feel this way. 

There is only one person who can quench my thirst, this feral hunger inside, and she hates my fucking guts. 

I fell in love with Cody in the first book, but after this one, I am completely obsessed. Seeing the evolution of his character tears at your heart. His soul is dark and depraved there is no denying that, but that is not all he is. And in this book, you get to see that. I could not get enough of watching as he becomes more of the man and less of the monster he claims to be. I loved seeing his humanity come out through the little things he does. He tries to stay closed off, A Lone Wolf if you will, but those around him are slowly and meticulously breaking down his walls little by little. And the passion and Kindle melting tension between him and Tiger was Off The Charts!! I love enemies to lovers it is one of my favorite troupes, so seeing it interlaced within these pages was an absolute delight. 

I don’t know what happened to you, but the demons inside you, they’ll never go away. They’re a part of you. Don’t try and beat them. They’re what distinguishes you from the rest. 

Tiger, this woman, her ferocity is addicting, I can see why Bullseye is so smitten. She is strength personified, living and doing the best that she can given the circumstances she was dealt. She could have taken her life in a completely different direction, but she didn’t, she held on to those pieces of herself and she tried to work with them, not giving up who she is to her surroundings. And there is this certain scene where she reveals her claws and I was right there in her corner rooting her on! 

She is a goddess, owning every single asshole in this place, but when her eyes land on me, I realize she is interested in owning only one person. 

Monica has created an utterly captivating read that will pour from the pages wrapping you with the words that will become your addiction. I devoured this story cover to cover in one sitting, reading well into the night and early morning. Leaving me completely sleep deprived but I wouldn’t have it any other way. If you have not started this duet yet DO IT, you will not be disappointed, Monica has crafted one of the Best Duets of 2020!!!

Voluntarily Reviewed an Advanced Complimentary Copy

This was supposed to be simple. Vengeance was mine. But I should know by now that nothing in life is easy.

My endgame has changed all because I met someone who wishes I was dead. Yet her hatred is the only thing saving her from The Big Bad. My lies protect her, so the harder she hates, the safer she is.

The thing about love and hate—it skates a very thin line. I need to stay away. It’s better for everyone if I do. But fighting this is like fighting nature.

Our paths crossed for a reason, and my Tiger isn’t fooled. Once the smoke clears, she will see every player, including me. I don’t deserve a second chance. But I want one…because I want her. The question is, what happens when the truth is finally revealed?

With the end in sight, I can promise you there will be nothing but violence and mayhem.

Oh yes, blood will be shed.

Release Date: May 7, 2020

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About Monica James

Monica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare, and Emily Dickinson.

When she is not writing, Monica is busy running her own business, but she always finds a balance between the two. She enjoys writing honest, heartfelt, and turbulent stories, hoping to leave an imprint on her readers. She draws her inspiration from life.

She is a bestselling author in the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, and the U.K. Monica James resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her wonderful family, and menagerie of animals. She is slightly obsessed with cats, chucks, and lip gloss, and secretly wishes she was a ninja on the weekends.

Happy reading,


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