Title: Skin Deep
Author: Pamela Sparkman
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 20, 2015
Cover Designer: Sarah Hansen with Okay Creations
She hates me.
I’m in love with her.
Her life is a masquerade.
Mine is cloaked in secrets.
She thinks I can’t see her.
But she’s the only thing I can see.
he thinks we have nothing in common.
We have everything in common.
And I’m done being patient.
You think you know us.
The things you know about us are only Skin Deep.
*Warning – This book contains instances of self harm in the form of an eating disorder and may be a trigger to some readers.*
Beth had been good at pretending to be this happy carefree girl – bubbly and energetic. Looking at her now, I saw a girl who was anything but carefree. She obviously had demons that haunted her, and I knew from experience that fighting certain demons can be almost impossible.
I listened through the door, making sure Lily had gone. “This isn’t over. Me keeping your secret from Lily is not a sign I’m letting this go. It’s a sign that I’m going to be a thorn in your side until you let me help you.”
Beth prickled at my comment and unfurled herself from the protective ball she had curled into. “I don’t need your help!”
“Yes, you do.” I took another step towards her. Beth took a step back. “And the way I see it, you don’t have much of a choice.”
“What are you talking about?”
“Do you want Lily to know what you’ve been doing?”
Beth’s eyes pooled with unshed tears. She looked hurt by my words. “Please don’t tell Lily,” she pleaded in a whisper.
“I’ll tell her everything unless you let me help you.” The look of fear and disbelief on Beth’s face made me feel like a total jackass.
Her expression changed again. She glowered at me like she wanted to set me on fire. “I hate you so much right now.”
Her words, she meant them. And hearing her tell me she hated me… it hurt, because somewhere along the way I had fallen in love with her.
“I know you do. But I’d rather you hate me for the right reasons, than like me for the wrong ones. I guess we’ll both have to figure out how to fucking live with that.”
I absolutely love The Stolen Breathes Series! Once I finish one of the books, I think, “Pamela Sparkman can’t top this one”, and then the next one comes out and she proves me wrong. This series has gotten better and better with each book I read. I can’t decide who out of these guys is my favorite!
Now let me talk about Skin Deep and that was the prefect title for this book! Out of the three couples, I think that Beth and Hayden have the deepest relationship. Both Beth and Hayden are going through their own issues. When they opened up to each other and showed parts of themselves that no ones else knows at times were heartbreaking. I know I needed a couple tissues next time me while reading.
This book was a great read that stands out for the fact that it doesn’t need huge amounts of drama to make it enjoyable. Pamela is an amazing writer who writes books that readers will not be able to put down!
There was one surprise POV at the end that I completely loved! I also cannot wait to read Ms. Sophie’s story. I know hers will be just as great as the rest!