They meet by chance. The timing is wrong.
Three years later, she finds him again, but their separation was poisoned with narcotics and bloodied by enslavement.
Her freedom gambled away, Charlee Grosky escapes the international businessman who held her captive. But his power reaches beyond her protective barriers and threatens everyone she has come to love.
Jay Mayard wears his tortured secrets under his rock god facade. Drugs are his release, even as he seeks to be the man forged of the steel only she can see.
In a celebrity world filled with paparazzi, groupies, and drugs, Jay and Charlee must face their worst fears. When the battle is over, what will be left…Beneath The Burn.
Content warning: Includes graphic rape, sex, anal, bondage, and violence. Age 18+ only.
A woman with a white-blonde pixie haircut backed out of the shop and dammit if he couldn’t stop himself from gawking. She was slender, but not in a bones-pressing-skin kind of way. She had a figure that could only be toned with good nutrition and rigorous activity. Oh yeah, she was built for stamina.
She locked the door, and turned toward him, tipping back her head.
The bluest eyes he’d ever seen stared up at him. They were ringed with navy and glimmered with silver flecks. They were also wide with…fear? No, that couldn’t be it if her smile were anything to go by. Her beautiful face seemed to swallow up the glow of the streetlamps, the passing headlights, the goddamned moon.
“Hi.” Her smile wavered. “You look lost. Can I help?”
Oh Christ, her voice. It was the complete package, like the full-bodied Fsus2 chord humming from the hole in his Martin Acoustic. Gentle, cool, hypnotic—
“You’re lost, right?”
She had no idea. “Just found what I’m looking for.” Smooth, Jay. What the hell was he doing?
Where do I begin?? First off…WOW!! Just freaking WOW!!! What an awesome read!! The characters and storyline are very well developed. This is a very dark read with twists and turns that will keep you guessing and constantly on your toes right down the very end. I couldn’t put it down!! Beneath the Burn is a MUST read!! I don’t want to ruin it for y’all so I’ll try to be short and sweet!
We will start with the very smart, brave, and sassy Charlee. Charlee has been through things most normal girls would never even dream of. When her loser father gambles away everything he owns, including Charlee, to a very rich man with a twisted mind and very deep pockets, she has no choice but to become a brave young girl. Skip ahead a few years and one chance meeting, a murder, and a kidnapping, change everything for her, and sends her world on a very different path.
Then there’s Jay. Oh so sexy, Rockstar, absolute bad boy Jay. Jay has some deep, dark scars, both mental and physical, he can’t seem to get past even with all the drugs and pointless encounters. This leads him to decide one night that he needs to clear his mind with a tattoo. Afterwards he can’t shake the feelings he has for the beautiful tattoo artist and decides he needs to be a better man who is worthy of her time and effort. But why won’t she answer his calls? When he gets the answer to that question, he is devastated. But he could never have imagined how things were going to turn out.
I am trying to be vague as to not put any spoilers out there. But My Gosh this was such an amazing read. The sexual abuse aspect of the storyline was, at times, a little hard to stomach but made the story all the more intriguing. There are so many twists and turns, just when you think all questions have been answered, Bam, another twist! I was so invested in the characters that I wanted to hug Charlee and hurt Jay for being stupid. When I first met Jay I didn’t like him very much. But once his story unfolded I couldn’t help but root for him. Of course there was a few times I wanted to pummel him too!! This is not your typical Love story with a typical happy ending, rather it is a struggle of two very broken and damaged people who heal each other in their own ways and find Love and happiness neither thought would ever be possible. I HUGE 5 Stars for Beneath the Burn by Pam Godwin!!
Pam Godwin lives in Missouri with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band. Now, she resides in her hometown, earning her living as a portfolio research analyst, and living her yearning as a writer.
Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.
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