Monster by Ben Burgess



4/4.5 stars

My Review:

This story was not my normal read. Before reading be warned there is a LOT of sex in this book, and its very descriptive at most points. I was warned by the author and told it was nessecary. I do agree that for the story he was telling it is. This story follows Ken. He has desire for one thing, Love. He believed in the beginning he had found it, but he was wrong. He was dumped, insulted, and hurt. As the book evolves he begins to sleep around. In his eyes this is the only way to move up in life and in his love endeavors, while staying safe. If he sleeps around and keeps his distance with sex and women, he wont get hurt again. After a while this pays off for him, literally. He moves up in life in all the ways that he believes matters. He is making his life at the expense of breaking others hearts and this eventually will come to bite him back. Can he ever get back what he has lost? This story is one about a man who is finding himself and being okay with who he finds. He is hurt and to protect himself he does what he thinks will help. The book is a interesting read to say the least and is a great debut Novel for this Author. He is bold in his writing and you can feel the passion in it. Give it a go!


Tormented while growing up for being dark-skinned, and the son of a womanizer who deserts his family regularly, Ken Ferguson longed for that feeling of being loved. Ken promised himself that he wouldn’t be a manipulating, deceitful man like his father, but after being cheated on and dumped by the girl he thought he would one day marry, he begins his transformation. Fueled by anger, and tired of being the “nice guy”, Ken drowns himself in one-night stands, threesomes, affairs with married women, and sleeping with one conquest after another. He adopts the philosophy of having no commitment and no attachments, but meets his match with Ashley, a girl that makes him want to stop his promiscuous ways. But Ashley turns out to do even more damage to his ego and his heart, wounding him deeply. With his philosophy reinforced, Ken spirals out of control and becomes a MONSTER. Sleeping with and mistreating random women he meets at bars and clubs, Ken uses sex to forget about his insecurities, his anger, and his sadness. Will Ken learn to let go of his heartbreaks, or will he be consumed by them and continue to be a MONSTER?