Absolutely loved it!
Loved these characters in this ongoing series. This story pulls you right in, love the trajectory of this imperfect people finding they are perfect for each other. Can't wait to read the next entry in the series.
By Piqued red head
Love this series. Sad there's not more. I've thoroughly enjoy each and every book.
Beneath these scars
By Tessa 1927
I love the two characters together two people needing love and validation!! No sappy clingy. These characters are flawed, enjoyed the story very much!
Didn't want to ever end
This is such a great love story that evolves between a scared woman, who never wants to depend on anyone but herself and a man who loves the challenge to push the envelope until he gets what he wants with a little bit of compromise! I'm not much of a reader, but I found myself not wanting to put this book down or end.
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.
"Who knew sexy as hell had a flavor? Dairy Queen could make a killing."
I didn't want this book to end! By far my favorite book in the series. If I thought Lord had a dirty mouth, nothing prepared me for Lucas. I loved how Yve and Lucas didn't start off instantly falling head over heels for each other. So much more realistic. I did not want to put this book down! So good and so hot!
Hooked from page one
Lucas F*cking Titan. Is he an a**hole? Yes. Do I love him? Yes.
I was hooked and in love from page one. This is told in dual POV which I loved. I prefer the male POV, but I loved Yve's POV just as much as Lucas's.
Yve is a strong heroine, despite her baggage. She and Lucas have great chemistry. They balance each other out well.
This can be read as a standalone, although I highly recommend reading the other books in the series.
Lucas "F***ing" Titan
By KiKi Gordon
"When I finally squeezed my eyes shut, succumbing to the orgasm that dragged me to the edge, he growled one word against my ear. “Mine.”"
I've been Lucas Titans for quite a while. There is nothing more sexy than a savvy business man who can be board room by day and sex God by night. The way he couldn't get enough of Yve was so sweet too. For a guy who was a use them and loose them type, he found his match in every way. Yve is sassy and determined to not get hooked in by Titan, but she gave in and I'm so glad she did. Meghan has this way of making you love these characters and, for me, even want to be a part of their circle of friends. Can't wait for the next read!
Good read. Thrilling and romantic and hot. Loved it!
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.