Friday, 25 March 2016

Review & Series Reviews - Beneath These Lies & The Beneath Series by Meghan March


Title: Beneath These Lies 
Series: Beneath #5
Author: Meghan March
Release Date: March 15, 2016



Look, but don’t touch…she might as well wear a neon sign that says it. It just makes me want her more. 

She might be above me in every way, but I still want her under me. 

I’ve got no business touching her rich-girl skin, but that won’t stop me from stealing a taste. Because rules were meant to be broken—especially when the prize is so fine. 

In a world where nothing is at it seems, what's buried beneath these lies?







The surprises never stop…

How do I feel about this book? Hmm… How do I put this?

My stomach was in knots… I was nervous, I was on pins and needles… And that feeling didn’t let go until the very end... And even then… Well, book/series hangover….

Am I surprised by this book? No. Well, yes. And everything in between. Every page turn could bring you something new and unexpected. It is hot, engaging, surprising, and mesmerizing just like all the stories in this series. 

Do I want more? Hell yes!!!! I hope there’s more… lot’s more. 
~ Review by Diane


ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE BENEATH SERIES

#1 Beneath This Mask
Release Date: September 29, 2014


He loves me, and he doesn’t even know my real name. 

The limelight that follows him could expose everything I’m hiding. But even knowing the risks, I can’t force myself to stay away. 

I’m going to break his heart, but mine will shatter right along with it. 

Will we lose it all when I reveal what’s beneath this mask?



As sultry and mysterious as NOLA itself…

This is the first book by this author I have read and all I can say is—where has she been hiding???

Charlie and Simon meet by happenstance in the early hours of a New Orleans evening. What happens after that is anything but an accident. Charlie is hiding in plain sight with a close circle of friends and her trusty Huck by her side. Staying aloof will allow her to keep her secrets but it also means she reveals only what she must. 

When Simon enters her new life, she tries to keep her distance but that is what neither of them wants…

“I felt a pang in my chest where my heart was thumping double time. His brutal honesty did what legions of charm couldn’t – it broke through my walls. Demolished my better judgement.”

Fair warning, the fangirling is going to start Right. About. NOW!

These characters… Charlie and Simon—and the friends that surround them—are smart, smart-mouthed, funny and devastatingly appealing. Simon says Charlie is sexy and incredibly beautiful. Charlie feels the same way about him. Fall in love, rub bits and live happily ever after, right? Ha! Thank goodness it’s all that and much, much more…

Sinfully hot sex, genuine caring, selflessness and a need to protect each other at all costs roils around secrets and trust issues. The story has ups and downs, touching moments and laugh out loud fun in a courtship that is anything but conventional.

“Why am I the guy in this relationship? Why can’t you be as hard up for it as I am?”

I’m not sure if I love Charlie or Simon or more… Though Con is in the running as well. Okay, I’ll just have to keep them all! I’m so happy that there are more books in this series that I can lose myself in… And I’m going to do just that… 
~ Review by Diane

#2 Beneath This Ink
Release Date: February 9, 2015


I’ve always known she was too good for me, but that never stopped me from wanting her. 

And then I finally had her for one night. 

A night I don’t remember. 

I figured I’d blown my shot. 

But now she’s walked back into my life, and this time, I have the upper hand. I want my second chance. 

Will she be able to see the man beneath this ink?



Tattoos and piercings should be mandatory…

Twisted, twisty, twisted. The connections between the characters and the deceptively simple plot suck you into a sultry, sexy romance that ends up being so much more. Hold onto your hearts, folks, this is going to get bumpy…

If you’ve read the first book in the series then Con is no stranger to you. Military strong, he is an incredible friend and devastatingly handsome to boot. Throw in a bit of man-whore and some tattoo-rough edges and he nails the bad boy persona perfectly. 

Vanessa is beautiful but seems to be his polar opposite in almost every way. They connected in the past but memories differ and when they meet again things are anything but smooth.

“When she looked up and smiled, I felt something weird in my chest. What exactly, I wasn’t sure. But that shit wasn’t normal.”

I love the simply complex characters this author creates. You can’t help but laugh and cry with them as they tackle some of life’s harsher lessons head on. Are they lovers or even friends? The question is not easily answered as the back and forth between them is highlighted with misunderstandings and painful revelations. As they figure things out, you are brought along on their emotional, sizzling journey. I know I enjoyed every fun, sexy minute! I can’t wait to find out what else is hiding Beneath…. 
~ Review by Diane

#3 Beneath These Chains
Release Date: June 16, 2015

I was raised on the streets, so I know things are rarely as simple as they appear—especially this rich girl showing up at my pawnshop demanding a job.

She’s the most tempting thing I’ve ever seen, and I’ll be damned if I can make her leave.

Shit just got complicated … but when it comes to her—I want complicated.

We’re both fighting our own demons, and our only chance at a future is to let go of the past.

But will we be strong enough to break free from beneath these chains?



Sexy and sassy, these two are perfect for each other!

I’ve been binge-reading this series for a few days and each story surprises and delights me.

This time out it is Elle and Lord’s story and all I can say is be prepared to fall in love… If you’ve read the series then you are not a stranger to these characters. I already loved Elle’s forwardness and feistiness and seeing it butt up against Lord’s alpha maleness again and again, well, pure bliss!

“I’d never had a woman challenge me in bed… challenge and taunt until all my alpha instincts were poised to break free and charge…”

Elle comes from money and that is not the only difference between these two very different people. Outgoing and confident, Elle hides her fears and tears well. Lord, beneath his tough guy exterior, can’t help but be attracted to this beautiful bombshell that pushes all his buttons… Again and again and again….

How they connect and find the binds that tie them, that spark of love, is pure heat and sassiness. 

“I’m not really sure what kind of demons she’s running from, but she seems to cover it up well by employing her own special brand of shock and awe.”

Plus ten on heat and the surprise-o-meter, this story is firmly entrenched on my ‘pick me up when I need a lift’ shelf. 
~ Review by Diane

#4 Beneath These Scars
Release Date: September 20, 2015


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.



Complicated and simple at the same time…

Just because the cover has a hot, ripped, gorgeous man on the cover doesn’t mean the story is going to hot and sexy. In this case, though, it definitely does! The whole series is a string of tattooed bad—but incredibly good—boys and the independent, strong women who challenge every pre-conceived notion they have of how a woman could be… 

“Lord, but I’d never disliked someone quite so quickly in my life.”

I admit to coming into Yve and Lucas’ story with some ideas about who they were as well. Yve was struggling. She was afraid. But she was also not willing to give up. She was putting one foot forward at a time as she lived in fear but lived her life. Lucas, on the other hand, well, I thought he was a bit of a douche, really. On the surface, there were few redeeming qualities but, as I’ve learned in this series, don’t take everything at face value.

Lucas is attracted to Yve, and was first in line to make sure she was safe. What lengths would he go to, to ensure the protection of the ones he loved? What line would he cross? And how far would Yve let him? Oh yes, Lucas was complicated but he could also be tender and sweet. Oh my gawd, did I actually say Lucas was sweet? Oh, how my opinion has changed…

Full of tension, both sexual and otherwise, this was a page-turner from start to finish. This series has become an obsession… Let there be more books!! 
~ Review by Diane

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Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She's also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she's ever had. She loves hearing from her readers at meghanmarchbooks@gmail.com.



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