Beneath These Lies (Beneath #5) by Meghan March

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Look, but don’t touch…she might as well wear a neon sign that says it. It just makes me want her more.

She might be above me in every way, but I still want her under me.

I’ve got no business touching her rich-girl skin, but that won’t stop me from stealing a taste. Because rules were meant to be broken—especially when the prize is so fine.

In a world where nothing is as it seems, what's buried beneath these lies? 


I have really enjoyed reading this Beneath series. All of the characters are so much fun to get to know. I remember first meeting Rix earlier in the series, but I never thought we would get a book with him as a main character! I loved it!

Valentina has had a lot of not so good things happen to her in her life. She has had her share to deal with, but she is trying to move on. She has her art gallery and she paints on the side (though she doesn't want anyone to know this) and she is just a girl trying to live her life. When the young girl she hired goes missing she will do anything she can to find her. Even get mixed up with the guy she shouldn't want to be with. The most dangerous guy in the city who inexplicably makes her feel safe. He shouldn't, but he does. She shouldn't be drawn to him, but she is. Only she is also a bit confused. She hasn't been with anyone in a long time and Hennessey is also going after her affections so things can get a bit heated. 

I really liked Hennessey from the prior books, but right from the start I was rooting for Rix. There is just something about a bad guy that draws you in. You can feel the connection between these two and I loved it. I loved watching Rix push Valentina to step outside her comfort zone in a good way. He thinks she deserves everything and he wants to be there for her even if he is not who she should want. He knows she could do better, but oh I loved the two of them. Valentina is still a bit broken when they first meet, but he doesn't fix her. As she says:

"Rix hadn't healed me, but he'd given me the motivation to heal myself."

I love that so much. I love it wasn't a magical guy who fixes everything, but someone who knows and cares about her who pushes her to fix herself. It was wonderful. They were really sweet together and it was exciting seeing the darker world Rix lives in, even if you just get a glimpse. Really a great read.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★


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