Beneath These Scars
Book 4, Beneath
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From USA Today bestselling author Meghan March comes a sexy new standalone in the Beneath series. Are you ready to fall in love with the villain?
I’m the guy you love to hate.
In every story in my life, I seem to end up playing the villain—and I’ve got the scars to prove it.
That role works fine for me, because I’m sure as hell not anyone’s hero.
I run my life and my empire with an iron fist—until she knocks my tightly controlled world off its axis.
She’s nobody’s damsel in distress, but I can’t help but want to save her anyway.
I guess we’re about to find out if there’s a hero buried beneath these scars.
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See what reviewers are saying:
""This book was EVERY-FREAKING-THING to me." --Author Amy Daws
"When other readers ask if I have a list of books I'll read over and over again, Beneath These Scars will be in the top ten I recommend." --Goodreads Reviewer
"I was hooked and in love from page one."--Goodreads reviewer
The Anti-HERO, who knew??
I have been sitting on this review for days. There are many things that I want to say about this book, and in particular its author, Meghan March. You see, I really believe that one of the best things I think I have done as a book blogger was sign up for Beneath This Mask way back almost a year ago. Now I know this review is for Lucas and Yve, in Beneath These Scars, but really and more importantly, something that I want you to take from this review is how amazing Meghan March’s writing really is. I am always instantly drawn into the story from the very first page and she always blows me away with her skill.
Meghan has a knack for writing extremely strong female Heroines, they have depth, and a back story to rival their male counterparts, which by the way, are nothing short of stunning. They are strong as well. They love their girls fiercely, and there is always a healthy dose of conflict to keep you guessing what might be ahead.
Beneath These Scars is no different.
Lucas Titan is not a good guy, and really that is the truth. He is my favorite type of male in a story, the anti-hero. The guy that you don’t know if he will change his stripes, but pull for him the whole way. The bad boy that might have good intentions hidden beneath the surface. The one that would fight to protect everything he has. He is intense, to say the least. He is successful. He’s cocky because in Lucas Titan’s world, it revolves around him. He gets what he wants, and he is used to it. He is not used to having to chase after something, but has a fun time doing it.
Yve Santos is the snarky woman that runs the vintage store Dirty Dog. She is highly successful as well. She doesn’t own the store but she might as well. She has been doing everything involved with it by herself for a long time. She has a past as well. In fact, it’s a little traumatic and she tends to keep people at arm’s length. She has this abrasiveness to her, but she’s loyal. Yve is friends with Charlie, Elle, and Vanessa, so when Mr. Titan comes to blows with someone close to them, she doesn’t want anything to do with him. And that is putting it lightly. She hates Lucas.
These two are both fighting past insecurities that always seem to bubble up, and the both of them have to realize that neither one contributed to past transgressions. Set in New Orleans, as with the rest of the Beneath Series; Meghan always gives vivid detail of the city, and I feel like I can see it. Even though I have never been.
Beneath These Scars sends us down a path of suspense, love, and maybe a little redemption for the anti-hero? These two will have a fight on their hands and I want you to read, no I urge you to read this book to find out what happens, when you look Beneath These Scars.
So really, in closing, which sounds so formal. Ha! What I really need for you to understand, is that Meghan March is a gem. I can only name a handful of authors that make me feel the way she does, when I have one of her books in my hand or on my kindle. She’s one of those authors that you don’t need a blurb to know if you are going to read the next book or not. An instant one click. A, she could rewrite the phonebook and I would read it, author.
Pick up Beneath These Scars. Even though I am very, very partial to Beneath This Mask, Lucas’s book is the best of the series. Everything flows together beautifully, and before you know it you’re at the end wanting more. They just keep getting better.
5++ Stars. A must read now, recommendation.
WOW! What a great story! I was hooked from the moment I started reading. Sexy billionaire, Lucas Titan and vintage store manager, Yve Santos make an unlikely but awesome couple. The sparks start flying whenever they're in the same vicinity. The sex is smokin' and the descriptive dirty language coming from Lucas is enough to make a girl have to fan herself. Both of them have their issues from the past to deal with, which leaves scars on the inside and the outside but do the scars leave this unlikely couple too different to make it work?
Meghan March has done it again. Bravo! The story progressed smoothly and any questions you may have had while reading are all answered by the end. Great characters who each have amazing personalities. I can't wait to read more from this very talented author.
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a powerful and extraordinary masterpiece
Mere words seem hollow whenever they are proceeded by such a powerful and extraordinary masterpiece as Beneath These Scars. The last I want to do is to detract from the unabashed beauty and exquisite honesty that we see and feel throughout these precious pages. My purpose is to proclaim to you in a meager few words of the worthiness and the uniqueness of this magnificent labor of love that would hopefully convince you to take a chance on this utterly compelling and all-encompassing journey of pain to healing and fear to hope. I can only hope that my simple words are enough to prove to you that this is a story that absolutely needs to be read, experienced, and savored for the spectacular work of art that it is.
Lucas Titan is a force to be reckoned with. The man has a one-track mind with no form of conscience to go with it when it comes to business. He is ruthless, brilliant, and efficient. He is not one to dispense with niceties, and he doesn’t waste time on trying to be liked. He knows what he wants and he doesn’t mince words or actions to get it. Fate is most definite not without a wonderful sense of humor when it brings Yve Santos into his life. She is a breath-taking hurricane that overtakes Lucas in the most emotionally jarring and life-upending way possible. She turns his life inside out and thaws his icy heart. Just when he thinks he can’t take anymore, he finds that she has somehow penetrated his reinforced steel walls leaving him with more answers then questions in her wake. Has Lucas finally met his match in all areas of his life, or will fear of turning human have him rebuilding his walls a thousand times stronger to keep even Yve out for good?
Lucas left me forever perplexed about his closed off and harsh personality. For someone to be as heartless as he is meant that he had some very deeply hidden pain from his past that he had yet to deal with. Only a women just as closed off and stubbornly determined could ever reach him on any level. Yve was his perfect opposite in every way. She pushed him fiercely and pulled him off balance at every turn. Only she could draw him out and break down all of his defenses, and only she could show him how to truly love and cherish another human being. He was without a doubt the beast to her beauty, and she showed him that he was just as beautiful, loveable, and worthy as any other person. In turn, Lucas was able to heal the hidden scars that Yve carried and opened her heart to the possibility that she was more than her history, more than experiences, and more than her fears. Together, they discovered true freedom and independence, unlocked the power of love within their broken and jaded hearts, and looked towards a stunning future filled with every possibility imaginable.
Meghan March is without a doubt a true and undeniable master at creating astonishing masterpieces that thrill the mind while completely overtaking your heart. She knows the perfect method to pull you into the story with out of this world characters that push you into a realm of pure ecstasy. Reading a Megan March book is unlike any other experience you will ever have. There is good writing, and then there is the excellence that you will only ever know from reading a book by this fantastic author. I challenge you to take the time to pick up one of her amazing books and prove me wrong.