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.
Genre: Romantic/Erotic Thriller
Content warning: Includes graphic rape, sex, anal, bondage, and violence. Age 18+ only.
Goodreads link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17561072-beneath-the-burn
Punk Rock Girl by The Dead Milkmen
Swing Life Away by Rise Against
Paparazzi by Lady Gaga
Running Up That Hill by Placebo
Nothing Else Matters by Metallica
Drive by Deftones
Where Is My Mind by Pixies
Lebanese Blonde by Thievery Corporation
Waiting Room by Fugazi
Just Like Heaven by The Cure
Forty-Six & 2 by Tool
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?
First and foremost, I must warn you that this book is not for the faint of heart. There is lots of violence and sex….sometimes at the same time. If you have any reservations at all or are the least bit squeamish, don't even bother attempting this one.
So with that being said, I freakin LOVED it! Ms. Godwin has written an incredibly intense, heart breaking, thought provoking, erotic romance that will have you on one hell of an emotional roller coaster. Charlee and Jay are two very memorable characters that will stay on your mind long after you're done reading. They've literally been through hell and back. Their pasts are just unbelievably horrific so prepare for your jaw to hit the floor many times while reading.
This story will grab you and won't let go until the very end. I was hooked from the first page and went through serious withdrawal in between reading sessions. It was all I could think about! Even now writing this review, I still can't believe what I just read. Besides the violence and sex there is also plenty of intrigue and drama to keep you on the edge of your seat. Its very well written and flows perfectly. The plot twists and constant action will absolutely blow your mind. This is the kind of book that needs to be made into a movie because its just freakin brilliant.
If you loved the Dark Duet series by CJ Roberts or The Consequences series by Aleatha Romig then you will definitely want to read Beneath The Burn.
About the Author:
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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