This novel is intended for adults only. It includes lots of cursing, descriptive sex, biting sarcasm, and dark themes. HYDE was inspired by Stevenson’s novella but is not a retelling, in part because he and this author have very different definitions of ‘bad boy’.
Honesty is impossible when you don’t know the truth to begin with.
Mitchell Turner is everything women want most in a man–he’s charismatic, successful, and undeniably gorgeous. But he’s not a man–he’s a monster. By venting his rage 24/7, Mitch keeps people out of the danger zone that surrounds him. But, after the most incredible night of his life, he realizes that might not be possible. Except the woman he wakes up with claims she doesn’t remember any of it. And that kind of thing can make a guy insecure.
Eden Colfax is kind, loyal, honest to a fault, and cavity-inducing sweet. To rid herself of the monsters that haunted her broken childhood, Eden doesn’t lie, doesn’t curse, and definitely never wakes up naked in strangers’ beds…until the day she does. Then the flashbacks start–places she’s never been, people she’s never met, blood she’s never spilled. And the only person with any answers is a man she never wants to see again.
What they don’t know is that someone is manipulating them, determined to find out exactly what they’re capable of. And when the truth leaves them nothing to hold onto, they will be forced into a partnership neither expected. Or wanted.
But in life, who you trust is as important as who you are. And when you can’t even trust yourself, sometimes the only person you can rely on is the last person on earth you should be falling for.
Review by Twinsie Angie
I received this book from the author for a truthful review.
HOLY HELL PEOPLE!!! This book is AMAZING!! Ok so you prolly want more of an explanation right? You shall get one. First of all, I approached this author because in college I was loved my British Lit classes….yup I was an English Lit Concentration. The fact someone wrote a contemporary version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde made me want to read. I saw she wanted reviews and this book SCREAMED to my inner school nerd to read. I was thrilled she said yes and juggled my reading schedule to devour this book. You don’t have to know or have read the original book at all because you will love this story.
Ok so the story and characters, ready and GO. Mitch (you better hope he likes you cuz only those he likes can call him that) is the biggest smartass, jackass, POS male around!!! His secretary Jolie is an total and utter bitch (GROWLING and when you read you will understand). Eden is a SAINT!! she wont cuss, swear, or LIE…ever!!! Carter is Eden’s “boyfriend” without the benefits who is sweet and kind but…something ain’t right there.
The book begins with Eden waking up buck naked and VERY SORE all over *wink wink* and not with her boyfriend but a complete stranger!! Needless to say FREAK OUT!!! Well things keep happening and she stumbles in to Mitch’s office who just happens to be the man who gave her the great “workout”. Well they have a lot of great hateful banter back and forth which I completely enjoyed!!! Mitch has a big secret. His “Hyde” is a cold murdering man where Eden’s “Hyde” is a total sex crazed woman!! The two begin to work together to help Eden control her “Hyde” and end up falling into bed for like 4 friggin days…uhm yes please can I try that kind of therapy please!!!
Throughout the story there is a mystery of “The Clinic” and you know they are involved with dosing and controlling Eden and Mitch without their knowing. Throughout the book there is also an investigation about who killed Mitch’s sister, a chick at a bar and a drug dealer which allll is very important to the story.
I have to say, when I find a book I enjoy I scream it from the rooftops. This book is definitely one of those books. I cannot say enough about the book. When I am done with this review, I will be opening my nook to read Jekyll (Book 2) further messing up my book blog reading schedule but IT IS WORTH IT!!!!!!!
Lauren Stewart lives in Northern California with two teenagers, a cat named Luna Lovegood, and a very hairy, drooly old man who loves belly rubs. Lauren reads almost every genre so naturally, her writing reflects that. In all her novels, you’ll find elements of other genres–fantasy, mystery, romance, paranormal, suspense, all with a touch of humor.
Because what doesn’t kill us should make us laugh.
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