Review: Menace by J.M. Darhower

Menace Menace by J.M. Darhower
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Kindle Edition346 pages
Scarlet Scars Series, #1

Once upon a time, there was a guy who got so fed up with life that he resorted to murder and mayhem just to feel alive.

Lorenzo Gambini is bored. So f*cking bored. Most people either annoy him or avoid him, afraid to face him. Figuratively. Literally. With his face partially disfigured, scarred, he looks every bit the monster the stories make him out to be: the notorious Scar. They say he's a sociopath. Maybe he's a psychopath. Whatever path he's on, people tend to stay far away from it.

Until one day, a young woman bumps right into him--a woman just as fed up with life, but for much different reasons. With a Scarlet Letter inked on her wrist and secrets buried deep in her soul, Morgan Myers is running from something... or maybe somebody. Lorenzo isn't quite sure.

You can bet your ass he's going to figure it out, though.

My thoughts…

Menace is a dark romance that tells the story of Lorenzo Gambini, a mob boss running the crime scene in New York.  He is scary, ruthless, cruel, has twisted sense of humor and is bored out of his mind.  Lorenzo is the imperfect antihero.

Then comes along Morgan “Scarlet”, she is full of secrets and does not trust anyone.  She chose the wrong guy to pickpocket... what happens when you pickpocket Lorenzo?  You die, unless your Scarlet.  She was almost fearless of Lorenzo because she was on the run and would do anything to not get caught by the Russia Mafia.

Lorenzo and Morgan together were fabulous, I loved the banter between them.  Morgan was not afraid to go head to head with Lorenzo, she disobeyed him all the time and talked back.  No one ever talked back, questioned or disobeyed Lorenzo, except Scarlet, and he hasn't killed her yet.  Lorenzo and Morgan are pulled closer together because of their circumstances and they find maybe they're more alike than they thought.

Menace is a spin off from the Monster in His Eyes trilogy, you don’t need to read that trilogy to kept up with this storyline.  This is not a standalone and ends with a cliffhanger.

Happy Reading ~ Jovi


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