‘Beneath The Stain, Part 4’ by @amymaclane #Review #LGBT

Bethany reviews ‘Beneath The Stain’ pt.4. by Amy Lane (Published by Dreamspinner Press on September 19th, 2014)

We were provided an ARC in exchange for a honest review.

Why I read this: I really don’t think it needs repeating, but if it does well it IS Amy Lane.


On this weeks episode of ‘Beneath The Stain’….wait…..that’s not right.  This is a book not a tv series.  But reading it weekly does give it that feeling, by the time you get to the end you usually find yourself screaming……NOOOOO you can’t leave me hanging like that.  While parts 1,2 & 3 left me emotionally upset I had prepared myself for the same kind of torture, but was pleasantly surprised that  I only needed 2 glasses of wine.  That is not to say that is was all rainbows and puppies, she still managed to send me reaching for the tissues.

This one made me feel like we had finally gotten to that “good” place, the place where Mackey was healing and we could see more of the light at the end of the tunnel.  Yet Mackey does have setbacks and I was terrified that it would mess up all the hard work that he had done up to that point.  But our dear sweet Mackey is much tougher than he appears. Now with that said it leaves me wondering, “with things finally going his way, what crap storm is in store for them?”

And I swear the bonus scenes just keep getting better and better, making me completely change my tune on characters that I previously disliked very much.

So yes this part is not as emotionally draining as 1-3 and it does leave me happy it also makes me antsy, cause I know this is just the calm before the storm.  Yet it is totally worth it, the wait, the wondering of what is going to happen.  Amy Lane is a brilliant writer, she draws me in and refuses to let me go.  She makes her characters real and I appreciate that very much.  Looking forward very much to next weeks installment.

Where to buy: Dreamspinner

Amy Lane has four children, two cats, a love starved Chi-who-what, a crumbling mortgage and an indulgent spouse. She also has too damned much yarn, a penchant for action adventure movies, and a need to know that somewhere in all the pain is a story of Wuv, Twu Wuv, which she continues to believe in to this day! She writes fantasy, urban fantasy, and m/m romance–and if you give her enough diet coke and chocolate, she’ll bore you to tears with why those three genres go together. She’ll also tell you that sacrifices, large and small, are worth the urge to write.

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