Author: Pam Godwin
Genre: Romantic Thriller
Kindle E-book link: Beneath the Burn
Content warning: Includes graphic rape, sex, bondage, and violence. Age 18+ only.
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.
Stand Alone (no cliff-hanger)
Length: 484 pages
The best book I have read so far this year!
This is my first time reading Pam Godwin, but certainly will not be my last. Beneath the Burn is a suspenseful, dark, erotic story of broken souls colliding into a page turning, heartbreaking, emotional journey into the world of a rock star and the love of his life. The characters both Jay and Charlee, as well as supporting characters are so well developed. Jay is an up and coming Rock God who self medicates to survive childhood memories of abuse and neglect, while Charlee is in hiding from a sexual sadist that believes he owns her. One night after a show Jay decides to get a tattoo to disguise is scars, Charlee is the tattoo artist that convinces him he should wear his scars with pride. Jay returns to the tattoo parlor to have his tattoo finished only to find that Charlee is gone. A chance meeting years later not only brings Charlee back into his life, but also gives him hope. Hope in a future protecting Charlee from the man she is on the run from.
This book will keep you on the edge of your seat and keep you guessing until the very beautiful end.
I easily gave this book 5 blinkie heart smilies!