Book Review 24: Defaced (The Monster Trilogy 1) by Marissa Farrar

Title: Defaced: A Dark Romance Novel (The Monster Trilogy 1)dEFACEDFINAL-200x300
Author: Marissa Farrar
Release Date: 30 November 2015
Publisher: WarwickHouse Press


Hidden away from society by his criminal father, there lives a man who has never entered the outside world. Now, having taken over his father’s 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 she’s not the only person who keeps themselves cut off from the rest of the world.


A man owns her now—a 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, she’s 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?

Rating: 4/5

When I read the description of this story I was intrigued. Who names a character Monster? I found the story different because at first you think Lily’s just another victim of Stockholm syndrome, but as you keep going, you realize that both Lily and Monster are victims, and that Monster just happens to be making do with what he had been given.

The story was told from Lily’s POV entirely and I thought it would have been nice if there had been space for what Monster was thinking although the flashbacks were informative. Nevertheless, the story progressed smoothly. I was hoping for more action given Monster’s profession but I realized that I shouldn’t expect much from a man who hadn’t been outside the walls of his own property his entire life.

I liked how the story developed. The ending was to be expected, but with Monster’s intriguing background, the sequel is something to look forward to.

Disclaimer: I received an eGalley of this book from the author/publisher/NetGalley for an honest review.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. avasterlingauthor
    Dec 28, 2015 @ 14:07:33

    Sounds saucy. : )

    Liked by 1 person


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