If I could describe my world in a color, it would be black.
My heart is black. My mind is black. Everything is black.
I let darkness take over when I was sixteen. That’s when my world fell apart. That’s when I learned Tucker Stavros took my life away from me. I’ve spent years allowing the darkness to comfort me; letting it take my emotions and box them up. Why do I need emotions anyway? They only make me weak. I need to be strong for what needs to be done.
What needs to be done, you ask?
That’s simple. Destroy Tucker. Bring him to his knees. Show him how it feels to lose everything.
Well, that was the plan, until Cammie Richards walked into my life. Now there are gray areas — slight color bleeding through the black. What happens when she looks beneath my darkness and sees the monster lurking there? Will she run away or try to save me?
How do I tell her I can’t be saved?
**Intended for 18+** Strong language and sexual situations This is a standalone
Reviewed by Kristin M
Beneath His Darkness is book 3 in the Healing Hearts series but can be read as a stand-alone.
We met Grant in book 2, Eyes Wide Open, but this is Grant’s story. Waking Up and Eyes Wide Open, while they had their sad, dark moments, were overall happy, uplifting books. Tucker and Adri are “white” whereas Grant is “black”.
We know from Eyes Wide Open that Grant is Tucker’s half-brother and we know why he has it out for Tucker. I was very intrigued with Grant in Eyes Wide Open and was so excited that his story was next!
By all outward appearances Grant was riding high. He had 2 parents that loved him and he was their world, he was the star pitcher for his high school baseball team and all around popular guy. We watch as Grant’s world crashes down on him when he is just 16. We learn of his mother’s deceit ultimately causing Grant to feel as though his is personally responsible for this father’s death.
After learning the full amount of his mother’s deceit, Grant makes it his new life goal to destroy Tucker Stavros, others be damned. He learns everything he possibly can about Tucker and what makes him tick. We watch as Grant is pulled into the darkness of his own thoughts and feelings. Hatred towards his mother, his half-brother, and everyone else in general all seem normal and welcomed by Grant, that is until he meets Cammie.
Cammie Richards is the new girl on set. She is light, innocent, sweet, and naïve. Someone Grant can destroy without looking back. What happens when she breaks into his heart? Can Cammie break down some of the walls around Grant’s heart and bring him into the light?
We also to see Grams again in this book and her infinite wisdom has not lessened one bit! Other characters are touched on as well but are not the main point of this book.
I loved watching Grant’s transformation throughout the book. I loved seeing him grow as he confronted things and realized that perhaps everything was not how is 16 year old mind perceived it to be. I can see where Grant was a much harder book for Renee to write but I am oh soo very glad she did! Beneath His Darkness is a darker book but is definitely worth the read!
5 stars!! Bravo Renee!
From a young age Renee Dyer had a love of writing, starting with a doodle pad at age four that soon turned into journals and later computer documents. Poetry became short stories and short stories became a novel. Although she’s surrounded by males all day having three sons, a husband and a hyperactive chocolate lab, she still finds time to be all woman when she escapes into the fantasy of reading and writing romance. That is, until she needs male perspective and garners eye rolling from her husband.
She’s a true New Englander. You’ll find her screaming profanity at her TV while the Pats play and cuddling under blankets during the cold seasons (which is most of them) reading a good book. To her snow is not a reason to shut things down, only a reason to slow down and admire the beauty. Ask her questions and she’ll answer them. She’s an open book, pun fully intended