Bullseye
For twelve long years, I’ve breathed, I’ve bled for only one thing…Revenge.Four men took something from me, something which can never be replaced. That one night changed the lives of so many and taught me that monsters are real.But I also learned I’m the biggest monster of them all.Nothing and no one will stand in my way of redemption because those men…they’re now three. The fourth—he is the reason they call me Bullseye. They can run, but sooner or later, I’ll find them, just as I did with their friend. They’re already dead…they just don’t know it yet.My plan was simple until I met her. A fierce tiger who had the power to break my heart. Lucky for me…she can’t break what’s already broken. I am no longer a man because the world is a jungle, and we’re all just animals—ready to tear one another apart.

Bullseye Details

TitleBullseye
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseFeb 20th, 2020
Rating
GenreDark, Romance

Bullseye Review

  • KAT ♕ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books ♕
    January 1, 1970
    ‘BULLSEYE’ is the first full length book in the ‘Monsters Within’ duet by Monica James. Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives.'"🅃🄷🄸🅂 🄸🅂 🄼🄴. 🄰 🄲🄾🄻🄳 🄷🄴🄰🅁🅃🄴🄳 🄱🄰🅂🅃🄰🅁🄳. 🄰 🄳🄴🄿🅁🄰🅅🄴🄳 🄰🄽🄸🄼🄰🄻. 🄼🅈 🅂🅃🄾🅁🅈 🄳🄾🄴🅂🄽'🅃 🄴🄽🄳 🅆🄸🅃🄷 🄿🅁🄸🄽🄲🄴 🄲🄷🄰🅁🄼🄸🄽🄶 🅂🄰🅅🄸🄽🄶 🅃🄷🄴 🄿🅁🄸🄽🄲🄴🅂🅂 🄰🄽🄳 🄻🄸🅅🄸🄽🄶 🄷🄰🄿🄿🄸🄻🅈 🄴🅅🄴🅁 🄰🄵🅃🄴🅁 🅆🄸🅃🄷 🄷🄴🅁 🄱🄴🄲🄰🅄🅂🄴 ... 🄸 🄺🄸🄻🄻🄴🄳 🅃🄷🄴 🄵🅄🄲🄺🄸🄽🄶 🄿🅁🄸🄽🄲🄴."How much would you sacrifice to avenge your best friend/your brother's death? When revenge ran fluidly through Bulls veins nothing else mattered! It's all he tasted. It's all he ‘BULLSEYE’ is the first full length book in the ‘Monsters Within’ duet by Monica James. Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives.'"🅃🄷🄸🅂 🄸🅂 🄼🄴. 🄰 🄲🄾🄻🄳 🄷🄴🄰🅁🅃🄴🄳 🄱🄰🅂🅃🄰🅁🄳. 🄰 🄳🄴🄿🅁🄰🅅🄴🄳 🄰🄽🄸🄼🄰🄻. 🄼🅈 🅂🅃🄾🅁🅈 🄳🄾🄴🅂🄽'🅃 🄴🄽🄳 🅆🄸🅃🄷 🄿🅁🄸🄽🄲🄴 🄲🄷🄰🅁🄼🄸🄽🄶 🅂🄰🅅🄸🄽🄶 🅃🄷🄴 🄿🅁🄸🄽🄲🄴🅂🅂 🄰🄽🄳 🄻🄸🅅🄸🄽🄶 🄷🄰🄿🄿🄸🄻🅈 🄴🅅🄴🅁 🄰🄵🅃🄴🅁 🅆🄸🅃🄷 🄷🄴🅁 🄱🄴🄲🄰🅄🅂🄴 ... 🄸 🄺🄸🄻🄻🄴🄳 🅃🄷🄴 🄵🅄🄲🄺🄸🄽🄶 🄿🅁🄸🄽🄲🄴."How much would you sacrifice to avenge your best friend/your brother's death? When revenge ran fluidly through Bulls veins nothing else mattered! It's all he tasted. It's all he could see. Nothing will stand in his way! Not even the girl who he grows attached to. This was such a gritty, raw, emotional tale, Bulls life was literally ripped away from him before he was even a man, incarcerated for twelve grueling years as he sat away brewing his revenge, he's a dark tortured soul. The day he's released is the day he sets things in motion. When a job is offered to him at The Pink Oyster things were slotting into place better than he would've thought. He can't be distracted. He only has one path in life and that is taking out the men who deserve what they have coming for them. But he never counted on Lily, he doesn't understand the feelings that she evokes in him, he's never felt them before.Nail biting twists and turns had me glued to my ipad throughout!! Can not wait for the next book in this duet!!
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  • Jessica ❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥
    January 1, 1970
    You know that saying, "Two wrongs don't make a right."? Well, sometimes that's a bunch of bullshit. Bull's brother is senselessly and brutally murdered by a group of men while Bull's held down and forced to watch every horrifying second up close. After that night, Bull wants nothing more from life than vengeance against the monsters responsible for his brother's death. Unfortunately, he's thrown into jail before he can finish the job, so for twelve long years, he plots his revenge and waits for You know that saying, "Two wrongs don't make a right."? Well, sometimes that's a bunch of bullshit. Bull's brother is senselessly and brutally murdered by a group of men while Bull's held down and forced to watch every horrifying second up close. After that night, Bull wants nothing more from life than vengeance against the monsters responsible for his brother's death. Unfortunately, he's thrown into jail before he can finish the job, so for twelve long years, he plots his revenge and waits for another chance to finish what he started. Freshly released from prison, Bull picks up right where he left off when he accepts a job at a local strip club with the idea that his targets may frequent the establishment. It's there that he runs into a giant distraction in the form of a gorgeous dancer named Lily. Lily and Bull have instant chemistry, but knowing he needs to keep his eye on the prize,Bull refuses to acknowledge it. He doesn't want to hurt her, and he knows that's all he's capable of doing. For his sake and hers, he tries to push her away, but fate keeps pulling them together at every turn. Turns out, fate's a cruel bitch. Bullseye is the first book in The Monsters Within duet by Monica James, and after that ending, I'm dying to read the second! If you're a fan of this author's work, this book is a must read! It's gritty, action-packed, violent, and steamy. Basically, everything you could want in a dark romantic suspense novel! The writing is amazing as usual. The murder scene is so graphic and real that it twisted up my insides. My stomach churned, and my heart hurt for a life cut short and a boy whose life changed forever in one devastating night. Dark romance and romantic suspense fans, this one's for you!
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  • Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 STARS This is me. A coldhearted bastard. A depraved animal. My story doesn’t end with Prince Charming saving the princess and living happily ever after with her because…I killed the fucking prince. Holy hell, Monica James. I'm equal parts terrified and in awe of your author brain right now. Because this book? It was all sorts of f*cked up. And I. FREAKING. LOVED. IT.You know what I love about a good dark romance? It's that feeling that it gives you. You know the one? When you're reading 4.5 STARS This is me. A coldhearted bastard. A depraved animal. My story doesn’t end with Prince Charming saving the princess and living happily ever after with her because…I killed the fucking prince. Holy hell, Monica James. I'm equal parts terrified and in awe of your author brain right now. Because this book? It was all sorts of f*cked up. And I. FREAKING. LOVED. IT.You know what I love about a good dark romance? It's that feeling that it gives you. You know the one? When you're reading and you have this feeling in the pit of your stomach. When your gut churns and your throat gets tight and you're almost scared to turn the page for fear of what happens next? I want to watch the world burn with me. But the monster inside me has always lingered. It was just waiting for the right moment to slither out of hell. This book was dark. I mean it was DARK. What I really loved about it is that Monica wasn't afraid to go there. She takes the reader out of their comfort zone. Vividly. And keeps you at the edge of your seat until the end. I remember reading All The Pretty Things trilogy and thinking even though it was categorized as dark, it never got there. I loved those books, don't get me wrong, but I was waiting for that...edge...that darker stories had. I got it with this one. Holy hell, y'all, it's like James finally cut her teeth on dark romance with Saint and she came out swinging with Bullseye. After serving twelve years for murder, Bullseye is out and only has one thing on his mind. Revenge. His mission is simple, find the men responsible for his greatest pain, and make them pay. He has no intention of going back to prison and no delusions of surviving his mission. He's not the boy that went into prison. He's a man with a dark void. Haunted by demons, blood, and pain. He's a shell of a man and the only thing that drives him is vengeance and death.Setting his plan in motion, he ends up working at a strip club where he meets Tiger Lily. Tiger is a complication that he can't afford. She's beautiful and innocent, even if she stirs all his demons to come out and play. I’m possessing her, owning her, and she lets me. Their relationship is a complex game of push and pull, hate and lust, pain and desire. Bullseye is vicious at times and downright cold at the others, but beneath his cruel exterior beats the heart of a man that yearns for things he can't have.Tiger is dealing with demons of her own past. She's a single mom struggling to make ends meet for her and her son. Bullseye is everything that she doesn't need, but there's just something about him that calls to her.This was an absolute page turner, filed with twists and turns and all of the chaos. It was dark, gritty, and suspenseful. I was glued to the pages from the beginning, but as the secrets begin to unravel, I was completely hooked. And then that ending happened and I was about ready to climb the walls in my need for the next book. If you're looking for a dark romance with an anti-hero that you'll love to hate almost as much as you'll hate to love, you need to meet Bullseye.ARC courtesy of author in exchange for an honest reviewFind me on:
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  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    I absolutely love Monica James' dark romances, so when I saw she had a new duet coming out, and after seeing that gorgeous cover, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book.This book starts the day that Bullseye gets released from jail and I was immediately intrigued by his character. We knew that he was out for revenge, but we don't know what that revenge was until about 20% into the book. I love myself a damaged hero and Bullseye is as damaged as they come. I loved how we were slowly given I absolutely love Monica James' dark romances, so when I saw she had a new duet coming out, and after seeing that gorgeous cover, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book.This book starts the day that Bullseye gets released from jail and I was immediately intrigued by his character. We knew that he was out for revenge, but we don't know what that revenge was until about 20% into the book. I love myself a damaged hero and Bullseye is as damaged as they come. I loved how we were slowly given information about his past and those flashbacks were just heartbreaking to read. I was actually rooting for Bullseye to get his revenge even though it was totally illegal and brutal. When it came to the romance, I did enjoy how Lily and Bullseye kind of circled each other until they couldn't resist their attraction anymore. I was intrigued by Lily and wished we got more of her as a mom. I feel like we only got to know her with Bullseye or at her two jobs (one as a dance teacher and one as a stripper), but we didn't see a lot of her actually with her son, which was a big part of her identity. While the ending definitely left me wanting book two ASAP, I did see that twist coming super early into the book, which took this book down a star for me. Other than that, though, I really enjoyed this romance and how both characters were trying to ignore their feelings because of the baggage they both carry. As usual, Monica James pulled me in with her dark and twisted romance. She knows how to create dark but utterly seductive bad boys that you can't help but love. I did not want to put this book down and am eagerly anticipating the next book!
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  • Miftahul
    January 1, 1970
    THIS BOOK HAD MORE ACTION THAN ROMANCEIG- miftahul_mslovesreadingARC WAS KINDLY PROVIDED IN EXCHANGE FOR HONEST REVIEWso i actually dnf this book 3 times, because the first 20% is just so boring. it was really stretched out but then I finally gave it another try and forced myself to finish it because I kind like the cover and it has that vibe that made me want to read the book again and again.....idk how to explain, then i kept on reading and i kinda liked it. It was like a bollywood action THIS BOOK HAD MORE ACTION THAN ROMANCEIG- miftahul_mslovesreadingARC WAS KINDLY PROVIDED IN EXCHANGE FOR HONEST REVIEWso i actually dnf this book 3 times, because the first 20% is just so boring. it was really stretched out but then I finally gave it another try and forced myself to finish it because I kind like the cover and it has that vibe that made me want to read the book again and again.....idk how to explain, then i kept on reading and i kinda liked it. It was like a bollywood action movie and many of you might not understand but I meant to say is that this book had more action then romance and i LOVED IT. It was different yet predictable. The romance between Bull and Lily was perfect, they were not all over the story rather they had their scenes which was only them and the other ones were where bull takes his revenge on people who did wrong to him. I liked lily's character a lot because she had her own story and she balanced her "two" lives perfectly. She is a strong character yet kinda desperate but it was fun reading tho I got really annoyed by her towards the end. It was like she was pushing herself in a drama where she didnt belong, like she just didnt want to accept that her close ones are the bad guys. She really annoyed me at the end so much, she started acting like a child rather than an adult that she is.I loveed the character of bull, he tries to show that he is a really bad guy but deep down he is a lost good boy has to survive with his fake exterior. Everyone is scared of him but Lily challenges him, I loved their chemistry and banter. The reason I liked bull's character was because the author wrote his story so gracefully like he had a sad past where he suffered a lot but he is confused that how to live in the world he is in. He thinks he is a bad boy because he wants to take revenge, he killed people and also because he stopped feeling after what happened him in the past but then he does somethings that makes him a really good person, he says he doesnt have a heart and have no emotions but he protects everyone he loves. He is just a confused lost boy who needs to be shown the right path.I would have given it 4 stars but the heroine annoyed me a lot at the end and the first 20% of the book was boring, tho after that the book gets really interesting. I loved bull and cant wait to read the second book!.....
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  • Ria Augustine
    January 1, 1970
    Sometimes I read a book or attempt to read a book and I am left speechless. This is one of those times. Originally I wasn’t going to review this but I did receive an ARC in exchange for an honest review so here goes. Monica, I loved your All The Pretty Things series, it was really well written and I always recommend it. But SIS......every other book I attempted to read from you was a DNF or I hated. I’m beginning to think that ATPT was a one time thing! I’m sitting here trying to figure out HOW Sometimes I read a book or attempt to read a book and I am left speechless. This is one of those times. Originally I wasn’t going to review this but I did receive an ARC in exchange for an honest review so here goes. Monica, I loved your All The Pretty Things series, it was really well written and I always recommend it. But SIS......every other book I attempted to read from you was a DNF or I hated. I’m beginning to think that ATPT was a one time thing! I’m sitting here trying to figure out HOW you actually published this. Didn’t your Beta readers speak up? Did you reread this? What was the reason?? * inserts Cardi B voice* WHAT WAS THE REASON?????? I got to 57% and I can’t finish this. 10% in I was ready to DNF but I decided to try and push through because I wanted it to get better. Meet Bullseye, he spent the last 12 years in jail because he killed a guy who had something to do with his brother’s death. He went in a "punk" and apparently came out this hardcore, juiced up looking dude. He starts to work at a strip club as a bouncer/ accountant. Yes you read it correctly *rolls eyes*.There he meets Lily.A stripper who smells like bubble gum, she doesn’t really want to be a stripper but she has no other choice because she’s a single mom. She’s been keeping to herself and focusing on her kid and not dating for the past couple years but as soon as she sees him it’s InstaRomance! Bull is so cringe worthy, there is nothing like able about him and the way in which he treats Lilly is fucking disgusting. Lily is a bland character and I could not connect with her. I was hoping that the storyline would of been enough to keep me interested but It wasn’t.The relationship is toxic and it makes no sense whatsoever. I’m so tired of reading stupid ass books!!! NEXT!!!
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  • Meredith
    January 1, 1970
    WOW! What a ride! This book, Bullseye, had me holding my breath the entire time. This multi-layered, twisted tale starts off with a blaze of fire making your heart beat wildly in anticipation of what's to come. It's dark. It's gritty. It's raw. It's completely addicting. The characters, the plot and the intensity of feels... all of it was off the charts.Bull (Cody) is a complex and angry man. A man shrouded in a heavy, painful past that leads him to a life of vengeance. His demons haunt him, WOW! What a ride! This book, Bullseye, had me holding my breath the entire time. This multi-layered, twisted tale starts off with a blaze of fire making your heart beat wildly in anticipation of what's to come. It's dark. It's gritty. It's raw. It's completely addicting. The characters, the plot and the intensity of feels... all of it was off the charts.Bull (Cody) is a complex and angry man. A man shrouded in a heavy, painful past that leads him to a life of vengeance. His demons haunt him, making him unapologetically savage at times. He is hard. He is cold. He is brutal. But under all of that seething rage is a cesspool of bleeding grief and pain. It's impossible not to feel for him. You hurt for all that he's endured. For twelve years he plotted the perfect plan to exact revenge on the men who tore his family apart. But meeting Tiger (Lily) certainly wasn't part of the plan. She is beautiful, sassy and fierce, and she evokes in him feelings that he's never felt before. She breathes life back into his cold black heart. But will she become collateral damage in his quest for retribution?The plot is fast-paced and thrilling. Monica truly writes with an intensity that is riveting. She is an immensely talented author. I was glued to every word, every page, devouring it as quickly yet as slowly as possible. And that ending left me reeling. I most definitely need the next book stat. I can't wait to see how the rest of their story unfolds. 5 stars for Bull, Tiger and Bullseye!
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  • CourtRocks
    January 1, 1970
    Kicking a reader out of your author group and blocking on instagram all because of a 1 star review is childish and immature. Especially when that reader normally raves about your books. Even more childish because the only reason this author has as many reads as she does is because she happened to sit by a bigger author at a signing and got a shout out, so if anything she should be grateful she is getting reviews at all. I haven't read this author before, but now I know to actively stay away from Kicking a reader out of your author group and blocking on instagram all because of a 1 star review is childish and immature. Especially when that reader normally raves about your books. Even more childish because the only reason this author has as many reads as she does is because she happened to sit by a bigger author at a signing and got a shout out, so if anything she should be grateful she is getting reviews at all. I haven't read this author before, but now I know to actively stay away from her and her books.
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  • Ria - Reading Is Our Satisfaction
    January 1, 1970
    Dark, raw, violent ... yet soul touching and emotional A pair of motorcycle boots, size thirteen. A Harley-Davidson T-shirt. A pair of blue jeans ripped in both knees. A black hoodie. A leather wallet containing eighty-five dollars. And a silver necklace with a St. Christopher medallion. “Here is two hundred and fifty dollars, a map, and three condoms. You got someone picking you up?" These are the opening lines of a book that will devour you, it will eat you alive, your emotions won’t know how Dark, raw, violent ... yet soul touching and emotional A pair of motorcycle boots, size thirteen. A Harley-Davidson T-shirt. A pair of blue jeans ripped in both knees. A black hoodie. A leather wallet containing eighty-five dollars. And a silver necklace with a St. Christopher medallion. “Here is two hundred and fifty dollars, a map, and three condoms. You got someone picking you up?" These are the opening lines of a book that will devour you, it will eat you alive, your emotions won’t know how to react to some of the things that Monica James throws at you. If you have read her ALL THE PRETTY THINGS series and loved it, you ain’t seen nothing yet. BULLSEYE is dark, raw, gripping, gritty, it will have you mesmerised and wanting more and more with each page that you read.Monica is known for writing strong and sometimes tormented characters, however Bull is like no one you have ever met before. He is tortured by an event, a tragedy, that he witnessed at the age of fifteen. At seventeen he earnt his name "Bullseye" and now at almost thirty he is out to extract revenge on the remaining three of four men who destroyed his life. Bull was made up of so many layers, I think that is what draws the reader to him. He's tortured, tormented, protective, gentle and caring (when he wants to be), broken hearted (but he'll never admit that), he's an arsehole, a bad boy and filthy mouthed. The one thing he MOST DEFINITELY is ... swoonworthily attractive. Monica's description of him and the tattoos that cover him ... simply delectable. The cover featuring Andrew England is ABSOLUTELY PERFECT. "This is me. A coldhearted bastard. A depraved animal. My story doesn't end with Prince Charming saving the princess and living happily ever after with her because ... I killed the fucking prince." Lily "Tiger" Hope ... well, what a feisty, strong, sassy heroine she is. She is the perfect foil for Bull. Lily has not had the easiest of life, being constantly abandoned by those she loves. The moment she sees Bull she feels drawn to him, however she fights the magnetic pull as much as she can. Lily is the total opposite to Bull, she's sweet, wholesome (in her own way), loving, she's also willing to stand up for herself and put Bull back into his place. Lily is also very protective of those she loves. Bull scares her, but not in the way that you think, he has the ability to bring things out in her that even she didn't know existed. I've felt this undeniable pull from the first moment I saw him in the club. He guards secrets - deep, dark ones - yet that only lures me in deeper. Bull and Lily are a fatal attraction. Their chemistry is instant and insanely hot. It's not the chemistry that they need to be fearful of though ... it is the feelings and emotions that are being awakened. Are they going to be able to traverse their relationship or are there extenuating circumstances that are bound to tear them apart? "There," he pants, freeing my throat and wrists. "I fucking kissed you first." Yes he did, and now, I am in so much trouble. Monica has written a superb beginning to this epic story. It twists and turns in so many ways that you will be continually saying to yourself "WTF?" Nothing is simple or easy, in fact everything is extremely complicated. The more you get into this story, the more you realise there is a lot more going on than you initially thought. This is a dark romance, but it is also full of mystery and suspense. What are lies and what is the truth? "The knuckle tattoos are a reminder of what I am. A lone wolf, ready to tear apart anything that stands in my way." BULLSEYE is a true masterpiece, one that will have you gripping the edge of your seat. It is not a light read, it is heavy, disturbing, passionate, intense and heartbreakingly sad. It is also extremely addictive and impossible to put down. ... his eyes are the perfect analogy to how I feel. I like and hate him all in the same breath; both sides fighting for domination over the other. The jury is still out on which side will win. I have read all of Monica's published books to date, and this one by far is her very best. It ends on a twist that I never saw coming. Hearts will be broken and vengeance will be more than declared. This was one almighty cliffhanger that will leave you chomping at the bit for the next instalment.Oh, did I mention ... Bull is simply DIVINE.Get it now and prepare for a dirty, filthy, bloodthirsty ride.Read and Reviewed for Reading Is Our SatisfactionFIVE MESMERISING STARS(but it deserves and infinite amount)
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  • Book Maniac Forever
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 "Tortured Soul" Stars This book... wow! It was so different than what I was expecting, but in a very good way! Poignant, obscure, twisted and riveting this read was difficult to put down. Monica James created an enigmatic, tortured hero in Bull and a fiery heroine in Lily; such multi-faceted protagonists. I found them utterly fascinating! The evolution of these characters throughout the story was incredible.I personally didn’t find Bullseye that dark! Not in a typical way, anyway! I felt ⭐️ 4.5 "Tortured Soul" Stars ⭐️This book... wow! It was so different than what I was expecting, but in a very good way! Poignant, obscure, twisted and riveting this read was difficult to put down. Monica James created an enigmatic, tortured hero in Bull and a fiery heroine in Lily; such multi-faceted protagonists. I found them utterly fascinating! The evolution of these characters throughout the story was incredible.I personally didn’t find Bullseye that dark! Not in a typical way, anyway! I felt the darkness mostly resided inside Bull. This man is severely haunted by his past, full of demons and thirsty for revenge. The way he thinks and plans his vengeance is a true obsession and addicting to read. He has no mercy for the men that changed his life. It was fascinating to enter his mind and discover his deepest thoughts. He’s always been set on killing these guys, but meeting Lily brings conflicting feelings inside him. She gradually makes him feel, after being so cold for years.Lily “Tiger” is the perfect girl for Bull with her sassy attitude. She doesn’t let Bull plays with her that easily and has a backbone. Under all her this strong front though, she’s also fragile and struggling working hard to support her son and herself. At the same time it shows how resilient and independent she is. Her attraction to Bull is instant and she sees under the aloof persona he displays; the good under all the bad.They’re both tortured by a past full of demons. The sizzling intensity of every single one of their meeting was amazing, the slow burn transfixing, the sinful sensuality breathtaking! Their simmering lust only peaked to an inferno of passion that left me conquered by this couple!The intrigue was exciting and the secrets had me invested. I’ll admit that I suspected from the beginning the big reveal, so it wasn’t that much of a surprise, but it’s the feels I got from these moments that made this book fantastic. I’m definitely really curious about the completion of Bull and Tiger’s story! I need book two asap of The Monsters Within Duet ASAP!** ARC received in exchange for an honest review **
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  • TheSassyNerdBlog
    January 1, 1970
    Holy.. fucking... shit. I am not sure where to begin with this review. I've read this twice now and I'm still sitting here completely speechless and trying to find the right words to say. This book? THIS FUCKING BOOK?... Holy fuck. I knew going into this that the author was about to rip out my soul and eat it for lunch... But I didn't even expect what I got. Bullseye was something... Oh, fuck was he something. He is the definition of darkness and terror. A depraved animal and bad to the bone. Holy.. fucking... shit. I am not sure where to begin with this review. I've read this twice now and I'm still sitting here completely speechless and trying to find the right words to say. This book? THIS FUCKING BOOK?... Holy fuck. I knew going into this that the author was about to rip out my soul and eat it for lunch... But I didn't even expect what I got. Bullseye was something... Oh, fuck was he something. He is the definition of darkness and terror. A depraved animal and bad to the bone. Not a man you would want to fuck with. Ice cold and pure evil and I fucking loved him. I was and am obsessed with him. He's after revenge and will stop at nothing until he gets it.Lily was feisty, firing, with a flame inside her that burned so bright. She was strong and knew how to carry herself. She's the type to try and help others before she helps herself. She is selfless to a fault. Her life hasn't been easy and she is working her ass off to be the best she can be.When fate brings Bullseye into Lily's life... The chemistry between the two is undeniable and addictive. Lily should be scared of this man. She should be running in the other direction but she's drawn to this man and he is drawn to her too. Lily wants to show him that there is more to him than getting revenge. These two had me squirming in my seat. The chemistry, passion, and the heat... Woah... They were fire and ice. I honestly cannot describe the feelings I was getting when it came to these two. I would have to say this is Monica's best work to date and that is hard for me to say because I love each book writes. But this? This wasn't just a book or a start to an epic duet. It was an intense, all-consuming, addictive and insane start to an epic love story that I know is about to destroy me. The deeper I get into this plot, the more I feel like I'm losing my mind, my morals. It had me second-guessing all of that. How can I love a character so cold and evil? He was the devil... But I know that's exactly what the author does and wants us to do. I AM AT THIS AUTHORS MERCY RIGHT NOW!!!Fucking loved it, and I cannot wait for book two. It cannot come soon enough!This is a MUST READ!6 Stars!!!
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  • queen_of_the_books_18
    January 1, 1970
    Bloodlust and revenge drive my demons, and all they want to do is cause pain because misery loves company. I want to watch the world burn with me. But the monster inside me has always lingered. It was just waiting for the right moment to slither out of hell. Ok, breathe. I need to calm the hell down because even though it’s been 2 days since I finished Bullseye, I’ve just been looking back through the 100’s of quotes I highlighted and now I’m all hot and bothered again! Bull. This man. He is Bloodlust and revenge drive my demons, and all they want to do is cause pain because misery loves company. I want to watch the world burn with me. But the monster inside me has always lingered. It was just waiting for the right moment to slither out of hell. Ok, breathe. I need to calm the hell down because even though it’s been 2 days since I finished Bullseye, I’ve just been looking back through the 100’s of quotes I highlighted and now I’m all hot and bothered again! 😂Bull. This man. He is dark, dangerous, revenge driven, full of pain and demons, he can’t see the good in himself but HOLY HELL did I love him. I just want to hug him! Like a butterfly, she is so beautiful, but all I want to do is tear off her wings. Lily. Her life is has been hard but all she’s ever done is put other people first, to help them and work her ass off. When fate brings Bull into her place of work, sparks fly. She should be afraid of him. His darkness dances with mine.She should want to run in the other direction. But we all know that some girls are sucked in by the devil. They feed off of the monsters and that’s exactly what Lily did with Bull. She saw his worth and tried to make him realise he was more than his revenge. Monica’s writing was beautiful, captivating and I just couldn’t read fast enough. Yes I figured out the twist at the end but in no way did that detract from the book or my enjoyment. Bullseye is dark, it’s gritty, it’s full of twists and turns and OMG moments. If you have triggers then please read the trigger warning before going in as there are some quite graphic scenes that I loved (because I’m fucked up 😂) but some others may not enjoy. Be prepared for Monica to fuck you over with that cliffy though... 😂“Be careful what you wish for. I’m not the Prince Charming in your story.”
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  • Kodie Mackay
    January 1, 1970
    OKKKKRRRRRRRRR IMEANWTFACTUALLYJUSTHAPPENED I feel like every book I read from this author leaves me feeling like I'm a having a nervous breakdown. I'm not even fucking kidding. The emoshhh of it all. Just saying now this book is a masterpiece. I'm not even going to draw it out because it makes no sense I'll just be straight up and say this book is everything your never knew you needed. Yes there is some triggers in here for those who are sensitive to certain subjects so do your research if OKKKKRRRRRRRRR IMEANWTFACTUALLYJUSTHAPPENED I feel like every book I read from this author leaves me feeling like I'm a having a nervous breakdown. I'm not even fucking kidding. The emoshhh of it all. Just saying now this book is a masterpiece. I'm not even going to draw it out because it makes no sense I'll just be straight up and say this book is everything your never knew you needed. Yes there is some triggers in here for those who are sensitive to certain subjects so do your research if that's you. It's dark romance so there is absolutely dark subjects in here.If you're still here and want to read my rambles.. please carry on. Bullseye is so multidimensional. It's not just dark romance in its stereotypical form. A complete masterfully woven storyline that brings out so much emotion. So many things are unknown it's riveting. I was engrossed from the first line of the first page hanging on to every word like an addict on the hunt for their next fix. Every page waiting, wanting.. NEEDING more. It unraveled slowly pacing itself, teasing us. The never ending nerve searing sexual chemistry. The heart wrenching revelations. The positively explosive chemistry between bull and Lilly. Anger, betrayals, distrust and all consuming passion is a lethal combination. There wasn't one moment in this book where my heart wasn't pounding. Not a minute to sit and stew on what was happening because it was all going on. It's like emotional whiplash . I felt EVERYTHING. Bull and Lilly are both so fucking complex I could dig for days and still never get near to all they have to give. Bull is broken in a way that can't be fixed. He's dark, dangerous, devious and delicious without even trying. This is who I am. Don't try and fix me because I was broken long ago" Lilly is that ray of sunshine on a cold miserable day. She's strong, resilient, self aware and sweet. Even after everything she's been through.. she is still good. "I don't want Prince Charming. In case you haven't noticed, I'm not the princess who needs rescuing." Don't mistake me saying that for them having a glorious relationship because that is definitely not the case. She tips his crazy scales whilst he makes her question everything. They don't have a balance because quite frankly they are fucking explosive together. To the point of danger. But they also give eachother that fight that they so desperately need. There's a very fine line between love and hate and sometimes your not sure which one is wining with these two. This book is just raw. It cuts deep in ways you won't see coming making you feel things you didn't know you could feel all at once. It's all consuming quite literally. Suspenseful, gripping, awe inspiring, intense, filthy, gutwrenchingly sad and passionate. It will make your nerve endings tingle, Your hairs stand up and your heart pound harder than ever. "I never expected to feel...""Feel what?" I whisper, licking my lips. He inhales, releasing his hand over my heart. "Feel ... anything," he clarifies sincerely, which touches me in ways it shouldn't. "Thank you." And then.. just like that.. it will spit you out feeling all kinds of mind fucked left wondering what the actual fuck just happened and why!. Why the fuck do I have to wait YEARS for the conclusion. That cliffy is the bitch of all bitches. Did I mention I detest cliffhangers? I do. I'm that sad cow that waits for a whole series to be wrote before reading it because I can't deal with waiting. I'm not emotionally stable for this shit. So I'm just going to leave this here before I slip up because lord knows I'm a rambling crazy lady. If you didn't get it from everything I just said then I'll say it again. If you're a fan of dark romance you'll love this. If you're not a fan but also aren't easily triggered you will also love this because it's so much more that just dark romance. And if you want a taste of something different, then this is definitely the place to start my friends.
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  • Siobhan (Bookish Vibes)
    January 1, 1970
    Monica James was not kidding when she said this book was dark. The whole thing was intense and had me completely obsessed from the moment I started reading.This book is violent, gritty, raw and full of so many heart stopping moments that leave you breathless. Bullseye is by no means a 'good guy' but you cannot help but feel for him. Life has not been kind to him and in return he became this hardened, emotionless guy out for revenge. Lily is the good he didn't know he needed in his life. She has Monica James was not kidding when she said this book was dark. The whole thing was intense and had me completely obsessed from the moment I started reading.This book is violent, gritty, raw and full of so many heart stopping moments that leave you breathless. Bullseye is by no means a 'good guy' but you cannot help but feel for him. Life has not been kind to him and in return he became this hardened, emotionless guy out for revenge. Lily is the good he didn't know he needed in his life. She has had a hard life too but has managed to come out this strong, fearless, badass woman doing what she can to create a better life for her son.There is so much I want to say but I don't want to give away any spoilers. Just know that Bullseye is an intense, addictive and completely insane read. I cannot wait to see how the story continues in book 2 of The Monsters Within Duet.
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  • ♣Bel♣
    January 1, 1970
    Bullseye 3.5 stars Yo, Bull, real talk for a second, you can be my Batman ANY day, k? K. So this book... Well let me start by saying I have not read anything by Monica James but word on the street (and by street I mean bookstagram) is, she’s the dark romance queen. And I have to give it to her, she is. This book was in no way your average bubblegum cookie cutter romance where the heroine ‘saves’ the villian. And I know this because Bull said that.... repeatedly throughout the book. Which btw was Bullseye 3.5 stars Yo, Bull, real talk for a second, you can be my Batman ANY day, k? K. So this book... Well let me start by saying I have not read anything by Monica James but word on the street (and by street I mean bookstagram) is, she’s the dark romance queen. And I have to give it to her, she is. This book was in no way your average bubblegum cookie cutter romance where the heroine ‘saves’ the villian. And I know this because Bull said that.... repeatedly throughout the book. Which btw was really refreshing. So my initial thought was this is going to be that stereotypical bad guy vibe who repeatedly tells the girl he’s dangerous and to stay away from him but ends up being pudding in her hands. But that wasn’t the case here. Although yes, our leading guy aka Bull, does tell the girl he’s dangerous and all that.... he means it. I mean this was dark... DARK dark and hot as sin. I’m still processing a lot of what occurred and I will expand my review after doing so, but I have to give it to Monica for making my heart beat rapidly on more than one occasion and for different scenarios (last 20% of the book my heart was literally pounding in my chest and my anxiety was through the roof) and for a flawlessly executed element of surprise that still has me reeling. Focusing on characters: I loved Bull, Bull is perfect 👌🏻 damn if he didn’t have my heart singing, not your usual ‘hero’ and yet I couldn’t help but fall for him. He had a lot of depth and layers of emotions and pain that will have anyone sympathizing. He’s what I like to call a morally grey character with a vendetta, one who blurs the line between right and wrong to get what he wants. A morally grey character but a really well written one at that.Lily on the other hand isn’t my favorite heroine, but I did like the dynamic between her and Bull and found them really suitable to each other. I also did enjoy how headstrong she was and seeing her grow throughout the story. Overall.... this was not what I was expecting but exactly what I needed. It was really well written, and Monica really knows how to deliver a twisted tale you can’t get enough of.
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  • Jessie
    January 1, 1970
    5 Insane Stars Marvelous. Wild. Intense. Unputtable down. I received this arc in exchange for an honest review.What an insane and wild read! I want to thank Monica for finishing this first part without a cliffhanger. However, it does not take away my urge of knowing how this story will end. I can't wait to read it!Cody, had only one thing in mind. Revenge. At fifteen he lost, heartbreakingly, the most important person in his life. Uff, be prepared to read one of the most heartbreaking parts in 5 Insane ☆Stars Marvelous. Wild. Intense. Unputtable down. I received this arc in exchange for an honest review.What an insane and wild read! I want to thank Monica for finishing this first part without a cliffhanger. However, it does not take away my urge of knowing how this story will end. I can't wait to read it!Cody, had only one thing in mind. Revenge. At fifteen he lost, heartbreakingly, the most important person in his life. Uff, be prepared to read one of the most heartbreaking parts in his life. After fourteen years, his thirst for revenge has not been quenched. It just started and will not stop. Cody it’s in the past, now he is Bullseye and will make everyone who hurt him pay for it. Bull is ruthless, determined, rude, tough, maybe a monster. In its path he meets Lily. She teaches ballet during the day, but at night she becomes an exotic dancer for a living. Lily is the perfect combination for Bull. She is strong, bold, stunning. Both together are an explosive, dangerous and hot combination. Together they will create a spider web difficult to escape. This is the kind of story that makes you ask how there can be a happily ever after. Will there be one? This story sucked me from the beginning. I connected with the characters and was dragged inside of it in a way that I couldn't stop reading. It is a very well written with strong characters and a great plot, with unexpected turns that will leave you with your mouth open. Warning: This book contains graphic violence. Highly recommended!
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  • XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy
    January 1, 1970
    This dark romance features an unapologetic antihero that experienced a heartbreaking beginning. He grew up too fast after making mistakes that had serious consequences. He’s raw, intense, and bent on revenge. Lily is a woman marked by a hard lonely life. She’s been at the mercy of the men in her life yet something draws her to Bull. While the plot had some parts that were predictable and it was quite involved, I liked that the characters were consistent throughout the story. Their prose and This dark romance features an unapologetic antihero that experienced a heartbreaking beginning. He grew up too fast after making mistakes that had serious consequences. He’s raw, intense, and bent on revenge. Lily is a woman marked by a hard lonely life. She’s been at the mercy of the men in her life yet something draws her to Bull. While the plot had some parts that were predictable and it was quite involved, I liked that the characters were consistent throughout the story. Their prose and actions were congruent with their established personalities, even if it wasn’t always good. The relationship didn’t experience too much in the way of development. However, this is a duet so there’s definitely time to work in strengthening that aspect of the story. I am looking forward to seeing what’s next for these two. Complementary copy received and voluntarily reviewed.
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  • Sue
    January 1, 1970
    Dark minds, tatted bodies and dangerous personas have always been my catnip, my go-to reads in any books where the "hero" is all of those things. With Bullseye, Monica James has taken me back to experience those same feelings I got when I first read Bad Saint. Bull is one complex dude who started off pretty much as any normal kid, but the universe had other, more insidious ideas about how his life would turn out, and he becomes something that nobody can contain. This book is at once Dark minds, tatted bodies and dangerous personas have always been my catnip, my go-to reads in any books where the "hero" is all of those things. With Bullseye, Monica James has taken me back to experience those same feelings I got when I first read Bad Saint. Bull is one complex dude who started off pretty much as any normal kid, but the universe had other, more insidious ideas about how his life would turn out, and he becomes something that nobody can contain. This book is at once heartbreaking, sentimental (but with an edge), strangely romantic and yet violent, bloody and earth-shaking to its core. The twists in the plot and that stab-you-in-the-heart zinger at the end, will leave you breathless and panting for more. Bravo for another job well done and leaving my little mind blown.***** 5 ***** "he is who you all made him become" stars
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  • My Introvert Romance Blog
    January 1, 1970
    “This isn’t a story where the heroine changes the villain into a hero.”WHAT-THE-EVER-LIVING-F*CK— I was so prepared to lose my soul to the devil but it turns out I gave it to him on a sliver platter, on my knees, with a needy look of desperation in my eyes!! Monica James, hits the target right in the BULLSEYE!! I lost my heart, my sanity, my morals, my panties (ummm yeah... I kinda tossed them out ... tmi?? #sorrybutnotsorry ). OMFG what a truly magical and twisted beast she created in Bull— a “This isn’t a story where the heroine changes the villain into a hero.”WHAT-THE-EVER-LIVING-F*CK— I was so prepared to lose my soul to the devil but it turns out I gave it to him on a sliver platter, on my knees, with a needy look of desperation in my eyes!! Monica James, hits the target right in the BULLSEYE!! I lost my heart, my sanity, my morals, my panties (ummm yeah... I kinda tossed them out ... tmi?? #sorrybutnotsorry ). OMFG what a truly magical and twisted beast she created in Bull— a character that felt too real and now I’m so in love and WTH I have to hang on and die daily until book 2 😭😭😭 Lily is fierce and strong and she own her name. I felt so completely connected to her in ways I cannot fully describe. Her chemistry with Bull is magnetic and electrifying all at once. “My story doesn’t end with Prince Charming saving the princess and living happily ever after with her because…I killed the f*cking prince.”Monica’s writing is insanely dark and masterful; it takes you into an abyss of beautiful sin with Bullseye. The words bled from the pages and series into my very soul awakening darkened desires in a story so captivating and all consuming that I fear I will never be the same again. “Our paths crossed long ago. We just didn’t know it. Until now.”ALL THE GALAXIES FILLED WITH SINFULLY DARK STARS!!!
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  • The Smutbrarians
    January 1, 1970
    Feels 3Steam 4Storyline 4Overall Rating 4Kindle eArc provided by AuthorReviewed by Stephanie“It’s as if heaven and hell are fighting their own personal battle, wanting to conquer the other side.” I love me some Monica James books and her latest one does not disappoint. Bullseye is the first book in The Monsters Within Duet and it’s a mind-blowing mix of all things raw, gritty and twisted. While I personally wouldn’t consider this book super dark, it does walk that line and crossed over into Feels 3Steam 4Storyline 4Overall Rating 4Kindle eArc provided by AuthorReviewed by Stephanie“It’s as if heaven and hell are fighting their own personal battle, wanting to conquer the other side.” I love me some Monica James books and her latest one does not disappoint. Bullseye is the first book in The Monsters Within Duet and it’s a mind-blowing mix of all things raw, gritty and twisted. While I personally wouldn’t consider this book super dark, it does walk that line and crossed over into depraved several times. Yes please, the more depraved and twisted the better! We definitely get a big ole mindfuck throughout this book from the very start to that crazy...I never saw it coming cliffhanger of a finish. Like what the hell was that? I finished the book yesterday and am still not quite sure what happened at the end but I do know I loved it and I need more now! “My story doesn’t end with Prince Charming saving the princess and living happily ever after with her because I killed that fucking prince.” Cody was just a kid when he snuck off to a party to impress a girl and what was supposed to be a night of fun turned out to be the worst night of his life when an unspeakable tragedy happens. He loses the person he loves most and so begins his obsession with revenge. Cody was no longer and Bull was all that was left. “I’ll forever be imprisoned to the day I picked up a gun and shot a man in cold blood. However the only regret I have…is that I got caught.” It’s been twelve long years since Bull has been out in the real world. Now free from the bars that confined him but not from the monsters in his head, his only goal is to execute his plan for revenge. Nothing can get in his way. Not even the beautiful and talented dancer he can’t seem to get out of his head. He knows he needs to stay away since she’ll only be collateral damage but he’s having a hard time sticking to what he knows he should do as far as Tigerlily is concerned. And Lily knows Bull is trouble. She can sense it from the first moment he walks into the Pink Oyster and comes to her rescue. Her draw to him is just as powerful as his is to her. To say there is sexual chemistry between these two from the start would be an understatement. It’s like a goddamn explosion going off constantly between these two. It was so damn hot I could barely stand it. Can their demons play nice with each other or will Bull’s need for revenge continue to consume him until there’s nothing left? “I like the thought of seeing you beg…seeing you bound…seeing you bleed.” I loved how raw and all around gritty this story was. I loved how even though Bull thought he wasn’t worthy, Lily saw so much in him. I absolutely loved his character and all the layers there were to the mysterious man he was. Lily was also pretty badass. She loved hard and was loyal. She worked her ass off and was proud of who she was no matter what others thought. This book had a ton of suspense and craziness and then that cliffhanger? I can’t wait for more! “His darkness dances with mine.”
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  • Karen Mc
    January 1, 1970
    That warning though ... only enticed me more! WARNING: This is the point of no return because now, it’s time you forgo what’s left of your soul. WOW!!! What a rush! What a read!!! Monica James took my body, heart, and mind on a high-octane dance with danger, dominating me with the beautifully broken BULLSEYE, a book that blasted into me with a force I never saw coming, but one I felt everywhere.The slow burn of a build-up. The palpable push and pull. The thrilling and toe-curling tension. The That warning though ... only enticed me more! WARNING: This is the point of no return because now, it’s time you forgo what’s left of your soul. WOW!!! What a rush! What a read!!! Monica James took my body, heart, and mind on a high-octane dance with danger, dominating me with the beautifully broken BULLSEYE, a book that blasted into me with a force I never saw coming, but one I felt everywhere.The slow burn of a build-up. The palpable push and pull. The thrilling and toe-curling tension. The dance with danger.I was on edge—my heart racing the whole time reading in anticipation of how this deliciously dark adventure was going to unfold. An epic battle of dark and light. I like and hate him all in the same breath. Darkness and light that the tiger and the bull bravely battle together. Tiger, the beautiful, vibrant, and witty heroine and Bull, the unabashedly handsome, bad-to-the-bone anti-hero, are the perfect match. Both beautiful and broken souls seek to become whole. Together, this heroine and hero COMBUSTED, and I felt every spark of their connection course through me. I LOVED this anti-hero and the heroine who were fated together. Her darkness dances with mine. Gritty, gripping, hot, and heart-pounding, Bullseye seduces with smolder, sin, and soul, as it dances in darkness. With its deliciously dark theme, fast-paced plot spiked with unexpected twists and terror, gripping and witty writing, and a captivating pair of protagonists with a palpable pull, Monica James’ masterfully-written tale ticks off every box on a dark romance lover’s wish list. Words leap off the pages, painted in vivid detail, daring you to notice, daring you to not feel them. ”I’m going to break you.”“I want you to.” I FELT EVERY WORD ... I FELT EVERYTHING, relishing every moment of pain and pleasure in this slow burn that rages into an inferno of heat, hope, heaven and hell. I was a GONER—so WONDERFULLY WRECKED and so MASTERFULLY MARKED by Bullseye. Hook. Line. Sinker. This isn’t a story where the heroine changes the villain into a hero. A MUST-MEET DELICIOUSLY DARK ROMANCE!!! 💋💋💋💋💋 twisted, thrilling and tender kisses ➡️ https://amzn.to/2w4wnaJWebsite: http://www.bookaliciousbabes.comFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/bookaliciousb...Readers Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/BBBBoo... Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bookaliciousbbInstagram: http://www.instagram.com/bookaliciousbb
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  • A Book Obsessed Brit
    January 1, 1970
    Monica has written another amazing book! Bullseye is a story of revenge and I am so down for reading the journey to watch watch Bull reap it!The story begins on the day of Bull's release from prison, where he has served the last 15 years for Murder. He finds himself in a small town strip club enamoured with one dancer that he cannot take his eyes off of - Tigerlily. When Bull steps up to intervene with a client getting a little to handsy, he is offered a job as a bouncer for the club. Bull is a Monica has written another amazing book! Bullseye is a story of revenge and I am so down for reading the journey to watch watch Bull reap it!The story begins on the day of Bull's release from prison, where he has served the last 15 years for Murder. He finds himself in a small town strip club enamoured with one dancer that he cannot take his eyes off of - Tigerlily. When Bull steps up to intervene with a client getting a little to handsy, he is offered a job as a bouncer for the club. Bull is a man on a mission, he is driven by revenge over a tragedy he will never un-see and never forgive. A man ruled by his demons and prepared to do whatever it takes to seek vengeance, a man with nothing to loose in a dangerous man indeed.Lily is a woman with a heart of gold, a single mother, doing whatever she can to keep a roof over their heads. She teaches ballet during the day and uses her love of dance in the only way she knows to make money fast at night - at a strip club. When Lily discovered she was pregnant at 16 the father of her child left her and the only family she had in her older brother wanted nothing to do with her. Lily is a woman who shows a lot of vulnerability throughout the book; but at the same time she has this darkness that I love! Let me just say the girl is feisty, she knows how to run her mouth and work a pair of stiletto's and I wanted to give her the highest of fives on a few occasions!Monica has a way with her writing within the dark romance world that creates a hero with a darkness you can't help but be drawn too. She writes good men who are broken and do bad things, and boy does she make them irresistible while they do it! I love her male POV, it's earthy and raw and animalistic, I love how they can be so consumed with their focus but when that one woman breaks through that fog you, can literally see the fight they put up to not drop to their knees for her! Bullseye is a brilliant read, that keeps you wanting to turn page after page, with two amazing characters front and centre and a plot that holds mystery and intrigue in a twisted tale of vengeance.Bull and Lily are like lost planets fighting gravity to go their own paths; but they cannot help being pulled right back into each other and the moment they collide their worlds go up in flames! The damage that is left behind is the beginning of a war that was destined to happen in so many ways and I cannot wait to see how this is going to play out.
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  • Elsa Gomes (BookishAurora)
    January 1, 1970
    Rate: 4.5 / 5 starsWow wow wow. Monica James never fails to reel me completely into her stories. Bullseye was different than I imagined it was going to be... I was so pleasantly surprised by this story. It was intriguing, compelling and oh so delicious. Bull won me over... his darkness was all centered on getting revenge for someone he loved and I was rooting for him from the beginning. Lily was the perfect woman for him... their darkness calls out to one another and when they are alone in the ➳ Rate: 4.5 / 5 starsWow wow wow. Monica James never fails to reel me completely into her stories. Bullseye was different than I imagined it was going to be... I was so pleasantly surprised by this story. It was intriguing, compelling and oh so delicious. Bull won me over... his darkness was all centered on getting revenge for someone he loved and I was rooting for him from the beginning. Lily was the perfect woman for him... their darkness calls out to one another and when they are alone in the room oh boy *fans self*. These two were deliciously dark and sexy and so made for one another. I cannot wait to see how their story will unfold after all those big revelations. They didn't have that surprising factor for me because I actually saw that plotwist coming from the very beginning but it did not affect how I read the story nor how it all unfolded... even knowing what was about to come to light, I was still very glued to the moment and how all the characters reacted to learning the truth. I'm quite curious and scared about what will happen in book 2... I want Bull to get his revenge but I also want him to get the girl... I'm just not sure how he'll be able to get both.Bull is out for revenge and gosh my heart hurts so much for the boy he once was and what that boy watched but it also hurts so much for the man he is today, the man who lowered his walls, found love and had his world shattered again. I want to so bad for him to get his revenge. His targets deserve what they are about to get and I really really hope they get his wrath. Gosh I am still kind of reeling over that ending and all the possibilities of what will go down in book 2. I need that book now! ➳ARC kindly provided by author, in exchange for an honest review.➳ Order at: Amazon UK ⁕ Amazon US ➳ Follow me on: Blog ⁕ Instagram ⁕ Facebook ⁕ Twitter
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  • NativeHippiesBookObsession
    January 1, 1970
    “𝙈𝙮 𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙮 𝙙𝙤𝙚𝙨𝙣’𝙩 𝙚𝙣𝙙 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙋𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙨𝙖𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙥𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙘𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙡𝙞𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙝𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙞𝙡𝙮 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙖𝙛𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙖𝙪𝙨𝙚…𝙄 𝙠𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙛𝙪𝙘𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙥𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙘𝙚.”This book was so raw, with emotions and the realness of it.It was a sharp knife that cut through my heart and left jagged scarsbehind while the anguish ripped me apart. The love aspect of this story is slow burning. It’s the definition of being a tease. It’s like tasting the icing before putting it on the cake. Icings is sooo good, but on the cake.. The story “𝙈𝙮 𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙮 𝙙𝙤𝙚𝙨𝙣’𝙩 𝙚𝙣𝙙 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙋𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙨𝙖𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙥𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙘𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙡𝙞𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙝𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙞𝙡𝙮 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙖𝙛𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙖𝙪𝙨𝙚…𝙄 𝙠𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙛𝙪𝙘𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙥𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙘𝙚.”This book was so raw, with emotions and the realness of it.It was a sharp knife that cut through my heart and left jagged scarsbehind while the anguish ripped me apart. The love aspect of this story is slow burning. It’s the definition of being a tease. It’s like tasting the icing before putting it on the cake. Icings is sooo good, but on the cake.. The story however is brisk. It’s like stepping onto a train and not being able to step back off. I was addicted from the very first words written in this book. I devoured the Monsters and played with their demons. This book is not for the faint. This story is heinous, gritty, and deliciously dark. It was so gruesome my body wrecked with goosebumps. These beautiful characters are so dark, but you get glimpse of the light shiningthrough their cracked armor. The chemistry between these two is phenomenal and this book is so kinky. *Fans self* Don’t even get me started on the plot twist, because it is.. mind blowing? Sick? Twisted? All the above. My chest tighten as my mouth fell open. Wrapping my brain around the outlandish twist.. it was.. look at that I’m speechless. 𝔹𝕦𝕝𝕝𝕤𝕖𝕪𝕖 is the emotional unstable psychopath well all love.He’s dark and broody. Mysterious and so sexy and hard. Pun intended. He’s a perfect example of how life doesn’t care where you come from. It’ll ruin you if it wants to.And life was unkind to his unfortunate soul. Tragedy leads him down a dark unforgiven road. He had a plane. Revenge in the sweetest way. And eye for an eye will make the world blind, but it sure does make you feel a whole lot better. When he stumbles upon a burnet bombshell who enjoys dancing with his demons he finds emotions he isn’t used to dealing with. 𝕃𝕚𝕝𝕝𝕪 is a fierce little firecracker who takes no mess from anyone. I love her fight, her struggle, and above all, her will to get her son a better life then she was given. To say I love this book is an understatement. This is my first Monica James book and I’m kicking myself for not reading her books sooner. I’m a fan for life now. She feed my dark soul a six course meal and I devoured it greedily. I was blessed to receive and ARC. Five bloody revenge stars!
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  • Laura Petersen
    January 1, 1970
    This book... THIS. BOOK. Okay, so first off, Bullseye is my first Monica James book and I think it’s pretty rude that all y’all just let me go around living like my life was somehow complete without Monica James and her words in it? Like straight up RUDE.Anyway...Holy cow. I am obSESSED with Bullseye. This book has everything I love and ticks off ALL of my boxes. It’s dark and gritty, raw, emotional, totally no holds barred. It’s intense. Sexy as sin. It has twists and turns, some of which you This book... THIS. BOOK. Okay, so first off, Bullseye is my first Monica James book and I think it’s pretty rude that all y’all just let me go around living like my life was somehow complete without Monica James and her words in it? Like straight up RUDE.Anyway...Holy cow. I am obSESSED with Bullseye. This book has everything I love and ticks off ALL of my boxes. It’s dark and gritty, raw, emotional, totally no holds barred. It’s intense. Sexy as sin. It has twists and turns, some of which you can feel down in your soul will come to fruition, no matter how much you don’t want them to. Bull is a man on a mission; after spending twelve years behind bars, he’s somewhere in limbo between the boy that was put there and the man on a path of vengeance. He may think he’s dead inside, a monster at best–but there are so many complicated layers to this man. A filthy bad boy. A protector. A hunter. But Lily, you sweet woman. She hasn’t had it easy by any means, yet she puts one foot in front of the other and does everything she can to make a better life for herself and her loved ones. A fierce spitfire, she doesn’t back down from anyone, even from the tattooed man who screams danger.Bull and Lily are both splintered by their pasts and have been chewed up and spit back out by life. They have no business being together, but yet they are so drawn to each other. Like magnets, they seek the other out and are in a constant push/pull orbit. Their attraction is addicting and I couldn’t get enough of it. I connected so heavily with both Bull and Lily and I cheered them on, even when I wanted to strangle them in the same breath. Their demons run in the same darkness, but they both bloom in the warmth the other provides. Bullseye is such an immersive book and I was hooked within pages, needing to know everything, yet never wanting it to end. I simply couldn’t get enough. I cannot wait to see how this one wraps up!
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  • Jessica MedicoTrongeau
    January 1, 1970
    This is NOT a love story. This is a story of violence, rage, revenge, hate, and lust.There are no words to describe my feelings after reading this book. I have officially felt my soul get ripped away from my body. The angst, the violence, the pain.....its all deep deep in me. I feel it all. Bull is such a tortured soul, but is he justified in his choices? Is he good? Is he evil?Tiger Lily is a victim of circumstance and family. Growing up the way she did, with family that she had. Living the This is NOT a love story. This is a story of violence, rage, revenge, hate, and lust.There are no words to describe my feelings after reading this book. I have officially felt my soul get ripped away from my body. The angst, the violence, the pain.....its all deep deep in me. I feel it all. Bull is such a tortured soul, but is he justified in his choices? Is he good? Is he evil?Tiger Lily is a victim of circumstance and family. Growing up the way she did, with family that she had. Living the double life she is living. Is she justified in HER choices? Is SHE good? Fate is a cruel misguided bitch in this story. Bullseye has only two things on his mind, and they both battle for what's important. Tiger Lily and revenge. Bullseye and Lily's twisted and undeniable connection shakes your world. A "relationship" of misguided hate and lust fill the pages of this book. "This isn't a story where the heroine changes the villain into a hero. I will never be that. Its too late for that. I'm dead inside. What I've done...what I have to do to silence the voices inside my head has determined my fate."Monica James' dark romance is absolute perfection! This was a life changer for me. I have been broken. I have bled tears reading this. I have felt their pain, anger, lust, hatred, punishments, and even some.....love. You feel it all....everything. Monica James is pure, raw talent. She is destined for greatness in her writing. This is a very dark romance. Absolutely NOT a HEA....This has a cliffhanger of EPIC proportions! This is a MUST READ!
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  • AC Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    Holy WOW! Must take a minute and collect my jaw from the floor...this author has a dark side and she got this book to prove it - dark, gritty, total mind-f!
  • Kindle Crack Book Reviews Cheri
    January 1, 1970
    Monica James’ Bullseye hit the target! Monica spins a multi-layered dark romance that is dark, gritty, and raw. This book is a cluster-eff (can't say the word) of epic proportions.Bull (Cody) is a monster, hell-bent on revenge. Tiger (Lilly) is the one woman who tempted his blood lust in an entirely different way. Bull will get his revenge on the animals that hurt his family, but will Tiger turn into emotional collateral damage?Knowing Monica's storytelling ability, Bullseye is just the Monica James’ Bullseye hit the target! Monica spins a multi-layered dark romance that is dark, gritty, and raw. This book is a cluster-eff (can't say the word) of epic proportions.Bull (Cody) is a monster, hell-bent on revenge. Tiger (Lilly) is the one woman who tempted his blood lust in an entirely different way. Bull will get his revenge on the animals that hurt his family, but will Tiger turn into emotional collateral damage?Knowing Monica's storytelling ability, Bullseye is just the beginning of the emotional foreplay she plans to inflict on us. Bull is a wrecking ball, and Tiger might be his catnip or destruction. I can’t wait to see what dark path Monica is taking us on. I need the next book now! This book is completely addictive.I have to add that this book cover couldn't be more perfect!
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  • it.sgottabethebooks
    January 1, 1970
    Mind freaking blown! Take all my stars because Bullseye owned me! I’ve been anticipating Bullseye for quite some time now and holy fck Monica James did not disappoint. Bullseye and Lily have wicked chemistry. She is feisty and holds her own against Bullseye’s asshole persona. This book is epic and is full of so much angst, passion, darkness and secrets. This book will consume you and just when you think the story is gonna end Monica throws you for a loop and you find it’s just the beginning as Mind freaking blown! Take all my stars because Bullseye owned me! I’ve been anticipating Bullseye for quite some time now and holy fck Monica James did not disappoint. Bullseye and Lily have wicked chemistry. She is feisty and holds her own against Bullseye’s asshole persona. This book is epic and is full of so much angst, passion, darkness and secrets. This book will consume you and just when you think the story is gonna end Monica throws you for a loop and you find it’s just the beginning as she leaves you anticipating book 2! I. Have. No. Words! Monica slays you with Bullseye, the story and the character!
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  • Yours Truly, Diana *The Evil Witch*
    January 1, 1970
    Here comes the praise “My patience ends, I want revenge” In the words of The Payback by James Brown, I PRESENT TO YOU A MASTERPIECE OF DARK ROMANCE*arc generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review* Bullseye release date: February 20 Untitled Bullseye BOOK 2 release date: April 30 I'm enjoying this far too much, the handing out of Lana Tropico gifs HAHA "In the smoke they can hear me comingIf you were me, and I was youI'd get out of my way."In My Feelings – Lana Del Rey What Here comes the praise “My patience ends, I want revenge” In the words of The Payback by James Brown, I PRESENT TO YOU A MASTERPIECE OF DARK ROMANCE*arc generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review* Bullseye release date: February 20 Untitled Bullseye BOOK 2 release date: April 30 I'm enjoying this far too much, the handing out of Lana Tropico gifs HAHA "In the smoke they can hear me comingIf you were me, and I was youI'd get out of my way."In My Feelings – Lana Del Rey What’s this book about? (I'm trying to give as little spoilers as possible) Bull wants revenge and he won’t let anyone derail him from his path to the darkest depths of hell… And then along came Lily.This is my first Monica James read. And now I’m hooked and I want more. The promo campaign built up HIGH EXPECTATIONS for me, especially since I had never read James before. I’m more than pleased to announce that this book rocked me like a hurricane. I had created a theory in my mind when I saw the trailer and all the promo material and to be fully honest, half of the stuff I thought would happen WERE NOWHERE TO BE SEEN. After the first couple of chapters, I reflected on what I had just read and I was like: HELL YEAH, THIS IS GOING TO BE ONE HELL OF A RIDE! Bull captured my attention from page ONE. He’s anti-social, weird and on a mission. I LOVED HIM. I love myself an anti-hero like Bull. His backstory is full of hurt and trauma. He’s the type of hero who’s dark as hell, but there’s something charming (CALL ME WEIRD BUT THERE WAS SOMETHING INDISPUTABLY CHARMING ABOUT THIS MAN, I DARE YOU TO FIGHT ME ON THIS) about him and everyone BUT HIM sees it. Splendid. Bull had undeniable chemistry with everyone, from Tigers, Venuses to kitties. I felt the desperation in the characters’ actions through the author’s writing and also because it was set in the city that it was set in. I’m not going to say which city because I’m not sure if that counts as a spoiler. To me, the city was another aspect of the book that had me a 100% sold on it - I’ve never read a romance let alone a Dark Romance be written about that city. Mr. Mathers prepared me for Bullseye in my teenager years LOL. The dialogue is snappy, sassy and fast and furious. This is a thorough Dark Romance, but there are certain moments in the novel in which I LAUGHED SO HARD. Bull and Lily’s miscommunication had me IN STITCHES. Before all hell broke loose, in the lighter moments (as light as it could’ve been, considering Bull’s plans), I found myself belting out Bad Romance by Lady Gaga while reading (I’M A FREE B.TCH, BABYYYY!!!!). There were plenty of song mentions in the novel and I just had myself a party while reading BECAUSE THIS STORY WAS JUST SO EXTRAORDINARILY GLORIOUS. I’m usually a lead-girl focus type of reviewer, but here, I had to break my tradition because BULL WAS A FANTASTIC MALE LEAD. I cannot wait, I REPEAT, I CANNOT WAIT for the sequel. SEE YOU IN HELL FOR THE SEQUEL, FOLKS! Pour some sugar on that tea!Let’s move on to Lily, now, shall we? She was connected to a number of plot twists that I did NOT see coming. Ferocious, wild, possessive (I LOVE A POSSESSIVE GURL!) and as determined to SURVIVE as Bull is determined to seek revenge. She and Bull were some sort of Yin and Yang and they fit each other perfectly. She’s had a rough life, yet she didn’t seem broken to me. She was a fighter through and through, managing her responsibilities like a badass. I can’t say much else about her because she’s dripping in spoilers, our lead girl. She’s not stupid, Lily. I think she was very well aware that Bull couldn’t be her SUPERMAN or anyone’s superman for that matter (is that a reference to a song by a certain man from THAT city, author? HEHE). At the end of Bullseye, you’ll feel all the FEELS. I immediately signed up for the sequel promo etc because Bullseye promo was immense fun to be a part of. I am patiently waiting on the continuation of this story because I have the slightest assumption that it’s going to be explosive. I couldn’t read anything else after I finished this and I felt so HAPPY (when a book is this good, I feel happy, NO MATTER THE AMOUNT OF DRAMA OR CLIFFHANGER LOL) that this book was such an exceptional read. *I apologize for the extensive length of this review. LOL* InstagramFacebookGoodreadsBookbubAmazon
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