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How to Love a Monster
Author: Lyssa Dering
Publisher: Lyssa Dering

Release Date: August 2017
ISBN: 1521975566

Book Genre: Alternate Universe, BDSM, Erotic Romance, Fantasy Romance, GLBT, Horror Romance

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How to Love a Monster

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23 people found the following review helpful

Book Reviewed by Gabrielle Sally (author,reviewer)

[ Review Posted: Aug 14, 2017 ] - See all my reviews
Lyssa Dering's HOW TO LOVE A MONSTER was intriguing. It's described as "a gay erotic horror romance featuring twisted and kinky M/M sex, a diabolical love interest, and an HEA ending" and while it is that, it's much more. When I first began reading it, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. It very definitely has mild horror aspects and it's a tragedy that evolves into redemption with the help of love from uncommon monsters, er, partners.

Loves: I absolutely loved seeing Fiend through Seraphim's eyes/thoughts. We know from the story how Fiend views himself and how his other partners/prey viewed him but when we see it from Seraphim, we can see his beauty. It's utterly non-judgmental. Okay, there is a very large elephant in the room in terms of Fiend that I won't delve into because, well, spoilers, but other than that large pachyderm, Fiend is beautiful. As the story progresses and Fiend realizes how much he cares for Seraphim, he also seems to realize that even though he's the boss, he really isn't alone. His soldiers see him as something other than a monster and he comes to realize that, which I loved.

Likes: How the best laid plans can be completely waylaid at the hands of a handsome man. I enjoyed what we could see/know of the city and its inhabitants. Both of their insecurities. The electricity that does exist between them and the kink was delicious too.

Dislikes: While I understand that we're seeing Wish City through both Fiend and Seraphim's eyes, I found myself with way too many questions that weren't answered by them, which was frustrating.

Overall, I was very pleased with this story. Looking at Amazon, it appears only to be available in print and I do hope that changes quickly because this story is definitely worth the read.
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