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A beautiful, nameless man took me. He wants to break me and make me his. He treats me like his plaything, but I suspect I mean more to him than idle amusement. The monster needs me.
What’s truly terrifying is that I’m coming to need him. He sets my body on fire, and I crave his touch.
When trapped in the dark, the blacker shades of lust can be confused with love…
Note: Mentor is part of the Impossible series, but it is standalone story. It is connected to Knight (An Impossible Novel), but it can be read before or after that without anything being spoiled. Mentor is a 33,000 word novella.
Impossible Series Reading Order:
Impossible: The Original Trilogy (Monster, Traitor, and Avenger)
Savior (An Impossible Novel)
Knight (An Impossible Novel)
Mentor (An Impossible Novella)
I read Mentor a week ago or so, then I had to take a step back and breathe. There’s something about Julia Sykes’ writing, I love every single word of it while at the same time the darker books (all of them in this series are dark, I am talking about Knight, my favorite book in this series, and Mentor) challenge my level of comfort and when I get done reading them I have to step back and let my brain work through what I just read. I think I come out of these books with Stockholm Syndrome myself. If you have read her other books, you will understand what I am saying here, I didn’t that things could get even more intense in the Impossible books. I thought Knight was incredibly intense. Wow. That was just the beginning. Julia steps up the game with each and every book in this series.
Just like her other books, I loved Mentor. In this book we are meeting the evil guy from Knight and we get to know him a bit before FBI agents start hunting him down in Master. I don’t know how one could possibly feel any thing but hatred and disgust for The Mentor after reading Knight and the beginning of Mentor, BUT once I (actually once Kathleen starts to get into his head), I started to feel a little tug of sympathy for him. Julia Sykes makes me blast straight past the point of being comfortable in what I am used to reading (even from her) and stretches me to this place where I am not quite sure if I can handle being but I have to, I must keep going. That is exactly what her books are like for me.
I loved this book.
Another absolutely amazing book from Julia.
I cannot wait to read Master and any other book that she releases in the future. Julia is one of those authors that I never ever miss a release from.
I received a copy of Mentor to review, but I would have bought it even if I hadn’t. I always buy the books as they are released for the Impossible series.
In 2012, Julia decided that spending her days with fictional characters was preferable to spending hours pouring over dusty tomes or slogging through mud. Once an archaeologist, she traded her trowel for copious amounts of coffee when she decided to start writing fiction. Her stories blend romance, suspense, and scorching scenes of BDSM.
After spending four years living in England, Julia returned to her Southern homeland. She has recently settled down in North Carolina and spends her time petting her cat-children, reading, and binge watching TV with her husband when not writing. You can usually find Julia in Starbucks with a venti iced caramel latte clutched in her hand.
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