Sunday, October 04, 2015

REVIEW: BENEATH THESE CHAINS BY MEGHAN MARCH


BENEATH THESE CHAINS
by
MEGHAN MARCH
PUBLISHED : JUNE 16, 2015
SOURCE: NETGALLEY

BUY LINK: AMAZON


BLURB
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?


BENEATH THESE CHAINS may be read as a standalone.
 


REVIEW

I was introduced to Meghan March when I read the first book in her Beneath series. I missed out on reading books 2 and 3 when they became available, but was fortunate to catch up on the series when I had the chance of reading Beneath These Scars. After reading this title I knew that I had to complete the series, hence my decision to read Beneath These Chains.

Like the other books in the series that I have read so far the story was told from a dual POV. I enjoyed reading stories written in this format as I believe it gives readers the chance to know what the characters are thinking and feeling.

Beneath The Chains, the third book in the series focuses on Lord Robichaux and Elle Synder. Lord is a former soldier who currently operates a pawn shop called chains. He had a rough life growing up; however, he was able to turn the negatives of his past into something positive for the future.  Elle is sassy, feisty and independent.  She is not afraid to go after what she wants, which is evident when she decided that she wanted a job at Chains.

Lord and Elle were an explosive combination. They brought the best out in each other. In spite of his bad boy persona Lord was the perfect gentleman. He treated women with the greatest respect. This trait was evident in his interaction with Elle.

“You shouldn’t be going to your knees for me, woman. You shouldn’t be going to your knees for any man.”

Initially Lord was wary of giving into his attraction to Elle. It was his belief that he was no good for her in light of their different backgrounds. He realized that Elle was the type of woman that should be wooed and treated like the lady she was. Elle was more interested in a short term fling. Elle’s biggest fear was that she would end up like her mom and as such she was not willing to commit to a permanent relationship. Will Lord be able to convince her otherwise?  Elle was still trying to come to grips with the loss of her dad and what she believes was her mother’s betrayal. Will she be able to move past the pain, hurt and isolation caused by her father’s death? What I liked most about Elle was her independence, maturity and her ability to make good decisions. She was the epitome of a strong female.

 There was some amount mystery incorporated into the story. This added an element of danger to the story, which made Lord even more protective of Elle. Chains is located in a neighbourhood that’s riddled with gang activity, theft and violence. The revelation of the villain took me by surprise as honestly, I never for a moment suspected that individual.

I enjoyed this installment, maybe not as much as I did book 1 and 2 but it was still an awesome story. The writing was good, the characters were three dimensional and the plot was engaging. I was hooked from the first page and my interest never wavered for a moment. The story was well paced as such there was never a dull moment.

If you are looking for a story that is hot, sexy and have an element of suspense then give this series a chance.  I am sure it would be worth your while.

4 ADDICTIVE STARS



Received this book through Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.

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