I have lost the man I once was, letting guilt and heartache define who I am.
Darkness has controlled me, and one woman has seen what no one else has seen in me, what I do not wish to exist.
My hunger for her has driven me to the edge of sanity, but no more. She's about to find out that the Master has returned.
Our ReviewFor those following this series, this novella feels like an intense pre-cursor to Mark's novel (coming out soon) (exciting for me, I didn't realize we get a full length novel from his POV). It follows less than 24 hours of what's going on in the hunt to find Rebecca. Mark is under extreme stress. The good news? Crystal is in town. The bad news? Crystal is in town. It's good for Mark to have her near and to have someone who doesn't want anything from him and yet having her close makes him feel out of control. And poor Crystal, she's trying to keep him steady and sane in an insane time.
Yes! I feel like this poor woman is going to either a) end up biting off more than she can chew or b) give up her strong independent self for this man, because he is so overpowering. I am anxious to see how things go between them, because obviously she gives him something he is in dire need of right now. What that will mean for her mental health in the future remains to be seen. I am SO ridiculously nervous and excited for the book from Mark's POV...because WHAT IS HE HIDING, PEOPLE!
Things between them get intense very quickly and it seems like the story travels into warp speed until the end. It ends leaving you very curious about what the hell is about to happen with Mark, with Crystal, with the Rebecca story..it's all very intriguing. Things are coming to a head, and I think (Thank God!) we are about to know everything...and isn't that a heady thought.
I very much enjoyed this novella and I'm looking forward to reading the Mark's novel. I like his POV every single time, because he's kind of a crazy dude. I like this because it is different from reality, and we all wish that he would live in some semblance of it...so we want to understand him when he doens't even come close. Can't wait for more!
About the AuthorLisa Renee Jones Bio:
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT SERIES, and is now in development by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland, Austin Powers, Must Love Dogs) for cable TV. In addition, her Tall, Dark and Deadly series and The Secret Life of Amy Bensen series, both spent several months on a combination of the NY Times and USA Today and USA Today lists. Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 40 books translated around the world. Booklist says that Jones suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann. Prior to publishing, Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine. Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at www.lisareneejones.com and she is active on twitter and facebook daily.