A Dark Romance Novel, #1
Release date : Nov 30, 2015
Rating : 4 Stars
Hidden away from society by his criminal father, there lives a man who has never entered the outside world. Now, having taken over his fatherâs business, he has all the money and power he could dream of, yet still he refuses to let himself be viewed by the rest of society.
Traumatised by an event in her past, Lily Drayton has a phobia of being touched. Though she helps people externally with her skills as a laser therapist, she refuses to let anyone in, emotionally or physically. When Lily is kidnapped on the way home from work one evening, she discovers sheâs not the only person who keeps themselves cut off from the rest of the world.
A man owns her nowâa man both dangerous and enigmatic. Drawn by his dual beauty and hidden pain, he awakens something inside her, something she believed was long dead. Brought to a room without windows, sheâs given an impossible task: to make her owner acceptable to the outside world. Can altering his face change who he is as a man, or is he truly a monster, both inside and out?
Defaced (The Monster Trilogy #1) was my first book by Marissa Farrar. Announced as âDark Romance Novelâ I felt it presented itself as more on the soft side of that genre â¦ on the FAR soft side. Not that I was disappointed to be honest.
The blurb made me want to feel âBeauty and the Beastâ and I am not sure if I would have liked it that much if it would have been to dark. So I basically took a chance on it as its Description stood in contrast to the Headline.
I liked the way the story was told as there was enough background to let the reader connect to the characters. The storyline is well developed and looking back it is interesting to see the way my opinion on the characters changed during reading the book.
The connections between the characters felt real to me. In its basic it is the story of two people that are imprisoned by their pasts and that long for more. The setting may have been used many times before but I believe the approach of this author makes this book unique and I am looking forward to more.