After Dark Review: Hyde by Lauren Stewart

Hyde (Hyde Book I) - Lauren Stewart

I predominantly read young adult novels. This book blog of mine is practically dedicated to them, my house is practically full of them. I love them. Which is why I was surprised when I was completely and utterly sucked in by Hyde.


Hyde is a sexy novel. But it was more than that. There was actually a really awesome and unique storyline to it, as well. About Hydes and Jekylls and all that kind of stuff. Sure, there could have been a little more of this, and a little less of the sexual stuff, but it was intriguing nonetheless. And the sexy stuff was very sexy, so I guess plus points are given out for that.


I would have appreciated some more character and relationship development. We knew the basics of the characters, like who they were and what drove them, but I wanted to see more of them. Especially Eden and Mitchell, our two main characters. And that’s where my second point comes in. More relationship development between these two would have been great. Yes, I know why they are drawn to each other, but there also needs to be some substance behind this connection, as well. I thought that Mitchell’s half of the relationship was more clearly explained than Eden’s. Especially since she is supposed to be a "good girl", who might not have been drawn to Mitchell under normal circumstances.


Descriptions of people and places were also lacking a little, but it didn’t irk me too much. I just would have liked some more world building.


Apparently the second book in the series is focussed more on the awesome storyline, rather than the romance, and I am really looking forward to reading it.

Colour me appreciative of a sexy novel.


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