Beneath the Stain- Part Three by Amy Lane ~ Book Review by Caroline

23160460 Title: Beneath the Stain- Part Three

Author: Amy Lane

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: unknown

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars


Mackey Sanders doesn’t do anything easy—rehab is no exception. Never one to follow orders for the sake of being orderly, Mackey needs a reason, something real, to make him agree to Trav’s terms of getting clean. Trav knows he can’t be Mackey’s only reason to rehabilitate, but before he can convince Mackey of that, he needs to get to the heart of what’s been eating Mackey alive from the moment the band left Tyson.

Can Mackey’s family—can Mackey’s band—survive the fallout of Mackey telling the truth? More importantly, can Mackey?

Caroline’s View:

This episode will have your heart breaking for Mackey. It begins with the worst possible event and things don’t improve much for the majority of the book.

Rehab is not a good fit for Mackey and it takes a few false starts before he finally starts to see any benefits. All the while Trav is there for him, standing solid and encouraging him. When that doesn’t work he bribes, begs and cries until finally Mackey agrees to try and get better. He isn’t on his own as Blake is going along for the ride.

Grant is still hovering in Mackey’s mind like a bad penny and is truly Mackey’s biggest stumbling block. He affects nearly everything Mackey thinks and feels but it looks as though his long therapy sessions are going to tackle this and allow him to move on.

This book is all about the angst! Mackey has to look inward and let everything out if he is to ever stand a chance and that will require bravery and honesty on his behalf. He starts by being honest with Blake and mending that relationship and then goes all out with letters to his brothers and mum. It is finally time to let his family know who he really is and he clings to the hope that they will still love him.

Trav has closed all the doors on his old relationship and is confused and scared by the attraction he feels to Mackey. Grant has been sending the odd unemotional text message and I feel like I want to slap him round the head for not quite letting Mackey go!

Amy Lane has given this young lad no reprieve as yet and I honestly don’t see too much coming in his future. She is a cruel cruel author who is making angst ridden addicts out of all us!!

Buy Links

Dreamspinner Press

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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