Beneath Your Beautiful
Publisher: HuntleyGray Publishing
Release Date: July 22nd, 2013
Rate: Loved it
“You don’t want to see beneath the surface Gray, there is a reason I only show people what they want to see.” – Huntley
On the outside, Huntley Morgan is your typical girl-next-door, with her long blonde hair and piercing blue eyes, and that’s exactly what she wants people to see. Her name exposes her to the demons of her past but remembering her reason for moving across the country to start over is what keeps her alive.
For the first time since the brutal murder of her mother, Huntley allows herself to care about the people around her.
Grayson Carter has everything a 21year old College Senior could wish for – he’s the star of Whitley University’s football team, he has a different girl willing to be in his bed every night and a supportive family. For years he has managed keep his family together and hide their dark secrets from the small town of Breckinridge, Alabama.
When Huntley and Grayson meet, a force so strong pulls them together in a hurricane of feelings neither of them could have ever anticipated. Huntley and Grayson try to stay away from each other, but when Huntley’s demons seek her out, their pasts become the biggest storm of all.
Will they learn to trust each other and build a new future together or will they simply do nothing to prevent history from repeating itself?
“You are so determined to hide your broken soul that you don’t see how beautiful those pieces make you. You have completely disarmed me Huntley, you have left my heart and soul naked and all I want is for you to see that I am in love with every goddamn broken piece of you. I don’t want anyone else.” - Grayson
I just loved it. I'm madly in love with Grayson and Huntley's story. It's a sweet, funny, innocent and lovable romance that would hooked you from the first page.
I was truly impressed with Tamsyn's book. Her writing is wonderful, clear and drags you into the story easily. The plot is unique and it's something that the readers might think that it's almost real. I think I liked that a lot. There's also the perfect amount of drama and unexpected twists that make you want to read until the last page to see how Huntley and Grayson end.
Another thing that I really liked about Beneath Your Beautiful is that there are two different points of view: Huntley's and Grayson's. I truly loved see the progress in their story through Huntley's eyes and though Grayson's and see the different reaction from both of them. Just loved it.
As for the characters, all have the perfect mix to make them memorable and awesome. For me, Huntley is presented to us like a fragile, innocent and wonderful girl. Sweet and with an instant attraction to hot and gorgeous Grayson. With a bad past behind her back, she's struggling with a lot of problems, bad memories and horrible nightmares. She has promised herself that she would do something important, something with her life that would make her parents proud. And that she would never let anyone enter her life, because it hurts. Way too much.
Grayson is the perfect definition of a hot and gorgeous womanizer. He's been hurt before by his ex-girlfriend and since then he does not do relationships. He's done with all the love and letting a person enter her life, take his heart and, then, break his heart. Because it hurt so much that he could not bear it again. So one night stand sounds perfect for him. That's until he puts his eyes on sweet, innocent Huntley who is the most beautiful girl he's ever seen.
Their romance is so pure and noble that you cannot stop wishing for them to be together. With the perfect amount of problems and a real relationship, you know from the first moment they met that Huntley and Grayson are meant to be together.
Demi is Huntley's best friend. She's funny, spontaneous and a great character that cares about Huntley a lot. I really liked her. And as for Brody, he's Grayson's best friend since they were little. He reminded me to Jiminy cricket, always giving Grayson wise advices and telling the almost truth to Huntley, trying to make these two confess their mutual attraction and start the relationship they both want, but don't know it yet.
And what's the most incredible and sweet thing about these two characters, Demi and Brody? That they are in love since they were six and Demi threw at Brody a muddy pie for calling her dress ugly. Sweet or not? Just in love with these two. When they are together are almost always fighting and they were mostly the two characters that made me laugh a lot while reading the story.
I'm giving this book a five gorjuss dolls, not only because it has captivated me and made my heart ache, but because this story has the perfect amount of pure romance, drama, teary scenes and funny ones, and the credible plot that would make you picture Huntley and Grayson, and Demi and Brody, and their story as a real one.
I sincerely hope to read more about these characters and I will definitely give a chance to all the books that Tamsyn would write in the future, because she writes unique stories, full of incredible characters and unforgettable romance, and she has a great talent that I hope she would take full advantage of it.
Finally, to end this review that I was dying to write, I want to thank the author of this book that it's on my favorite books shelf, Tamsyn Bester, for writing this wonderful story and letting us read it, and Ena, from Swoon Worthy Books, for organizing this wonderful tour and for including us.
So, Book Addicts, the only thing left to us is that you need to read Beneath Your Beautiful, because you are gonna love it. I know it. If you like New Adult stories, and romance stories, this is definitely one of the best books for you to read. Give a chance to Beneath Your Beautiful and let Huntley, Grayson, Demi and Brody to enter your life.
""I'm in love with you," I blurt out.
Her eyes widen and brim with tears. "What?"
I cup her face and look into her eyes. "I'm in love with you, Huntley."
"You can't be, Gray. How can you love something that is broken?"
"You are so determined to hide your broken soul that you don't see how beautiful those pieces make you. You have completely disarmed me, Huntley. You have left my heart and soul naked and all I want is for you to see that I am in love with every goddamn broken piece of you. I don't want anyone else."
The House That Built Me – Miranda Lambert
Love Story – Taylor Swift
Holding Out For A Hero – Ella Mae Bowen
Barefoot Blue Jean Night – Jake Owen
I knew You Were Trouble – Taylor Swift
Beneath Your Beautiful – Labrynth ft Emile Sande
Red – Taylor Swift
Hard To Love –Lee Brice
Cruise – Florida Georgia Line ft Nelly
If I Die Young – The Band Perry
I Should’ve Kissed You (Goodnight) – Gloriana
Crazier – Taylor Swift
Between The Raindrops – Lifehouse ft Natasha Beddingfield
Before The Storm – Miley Cyrus ft Nick Jonas
Because You Live – Jesse McCartney
Why Ya Wanna – Jana Kramer
Whiskey – Jana Kramer
God Gave Me You – Blake Shelton
We Are Broken – Paramore
Gone – Phillip Phillips
Life Aint Always Beautiful – Gary Allen
God Bless The Broken Road – Rascal Flatts
Wanted – Hunter Hayes
She is a 21 year old blogger turned author from South Africa who has an insatiable hunger for New Adult Contemporary Romance novels, coffee and chocolate. When she’s not getting caught up in yet another steamy romance with a new book boyfriend, she can be found spending endless hours working away on her laptop in pursuit of her Marketing degree and a career in book Publishing. Tamsyn is a Brat when it comes to books and believes that every story, no matter how challenging, should have a Happy Ever After. Tamsyn is currently hard at work on her debut novel Beneath Your Beautiful, set to be available July 2013.
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