Beneath the Surface
Mainstream Romance: Contemporary, Interracial/Multicultural
Cover Artist: Red Rose™ Publishing
Editor: Lea Schizas
Word Count: 67,210
Release Date: October 04, 2007
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Are you able to see what is hidden right under your eyes?
Rynne Slater, a twenty-eight year old, gorgeous, intelligent African American woman has been tied to her desk for the past six years working on a miracle scar remover. She hasn’t thought about dating anyone until she meets the local town hermit, Pierce McMahon. Rynne promises not to let herself fall for Pierce, but that vow is put to the test as she wants to learn more about the man beneath the hood.
Pierce McMahon hasn’t been approached by any woman since his ex-girlfriend cut up his face in a fit of anger. He always thought he didn’t want a woman’s company anymore. But that all goes out the window when he opens his front door and finds the alluring ebony beauty Rynne standing on his porch. More than anything, he wants to make her his and he refuses to allow the narrow-minded opinions of her brother or his sister to stand in his way. But how can he make that happen when a whole town hates him because of the way he look.
Will Rynne finally be the one to look… Beneath the Surface?
Lips kissing his face woke him up from a deep sleep. Pierce opened his eyes and found Rynne standing by the side of the bed wearing the dress from earlier.
“How did you get in here?” he whispered.
She laid a hand to her lips signaling him to be quiet. Reaching behind her, she unzipped the dress; it fell to her feet in a pool of red satin revealing matching panties and no bra. Pierce rose up from his bed in shock. Rynne’s body was fantastic with its slim waist and full hips. She was his dream woman come true.
Rynne pushed him back down on the bed as she laid her chest against him. Starting with the tip of the scar, her slim fingers worked their way down until she stopped at his chin.
“These won’t bother me, Pierce, but you have to trust me,” she whispered, kissing the first scar lightly.
He closed his eyes at the tenderness. She was the first woman to ever kiss his scars and it almost made him cry. Moving over to the other side, Rynne repeated the act.
Grabbing her by waist he flipped her over on his bed, “Don’t do that? Aren’t you repulsed by them?”
Rynne shook her head, “I’m not bothered at all because they’re a part of you, Pierce.”
Sliding his fingers into her thick hair, Pierce closed his eyes to kiss Rynne with all the passion he felt, but ended up kissing air.
“It couldn’t have been a dream,” he whispered, slowly opening his eyes.
Looking around the room he noticed it was night outside and if he guessed it was around two o’clock in the morning.
“Damn, it has been such a long time since I woke up in this condition.” Throwing back the covers, Pierce took his muscular body to the bathroom for a cold shower.
Recommended Read "If you are looking for a love story filled with humor, drama, and sensual love making Beneath the Surface is just what you are looking for." ~ NeNe, Fallen Angel Reviews
"Beneath the Surface left me raw with emotion and longing for the next Rochelle read." ~ Amethyst Nymph, Literary Nymphs Reviews
"Sexy scenes and harrowing developments bring heat and excitement to an emotional story." ~ Delores, Coffee Time Romance
"Readers will find themselves emotionally involved in this poignant tale... Marie Rochelle has done a magnificent job of weaving together a story of passion and love that will stick with you long after it’s done." ~ Angel, Romance Junkies
"...this was a pretty good book... Pierce is a mostly-likeable hero... The author’s writing is full of compassion..." ~ Lindy, Two Lips Reviews
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