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Skin Deep

(I-Team #5.5)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  5,552 ratings  ·  459 reviews
Broken on the inside

Megan Hunter has worked hard to get back on her feet, leaving the nightmare of her teenage years behind. The last thing she wants or needs in her life is a man. But when she is attacked by someone from her past, a scarred stranger intervenes, saving her life and that of her little girl. Looks can be deceiving, for despite the man’s rough appearance, she
Paperback, 206 pages
Published January 25th 2013 by Pamela Clare (first published May 15th 2012)
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
I loved this little novella! Nate was so yummy. Sexy, protective, ex Marine, and scars omg he had it all. I think I melted a little! I loved Megan and was so glad she and her little girl got their HEA. Poor Emily having to deal with her pos sperm donor(he was not real father) about stopped my heart. Nate's dad Jack was funny and sweet. I loved getting to see Marc again, but true story Nate totally made this book for me. Just sayin' :)

"You've got it, you know."…"Got what?"…"The hero gene."



*Kissing my Kindle* Actually…kissing Nate, too! MWAH, MWAH, MWAH! Uh-oh, are we a bit jealous, Megan? I'm sorry, but I had to do that. Okey dokey, let me get down to business. YOWZA! Pamela did it again--she delivers in spades! Did I love it? Hell yes, I did!
Two scarred and vulnerable people find love. It's moving. It's intimate. It's hot.

Well, I have my little fantasy, too. I want to get stuck in the snow-
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

Skin Deep is a story that all of us die-hard I-Team fans have been waiting for!

Megan Hunter, Marc Hunter's baby sister, has been working hard to put her life back together after the horrific ordeal she went through years ago, and just as things are falling into place, when things are finally looking up, she gets a very unwelcome, very dangerous visitor from her past.

Nate West, a local rancher, has just delivered several cases of beef to a community shelter and as he's leaving he spots Megan, th
Mar 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of the I Team series; RS, Contemporary, and Military romance fans
Recommended to Auntee by: Ren
Oh...wowww! Fan-freakin-tastic! I think that best sums it up. Pamela Clare has written one ultra-satisfying, tightly written yet beautifully detailed and smokin' hot little novella here!

There's nothing I like better than a scarred hero (emotionally or physically, take your pick)--I guess it's just something about that vulnerability that they display--it gets to me all the time. And Marine Nate West is scarred physically--victim of an IED while in Afghanistan. (I appreciated all the research and
5 Gigantic Stars! The Boys Are Back In Town!!!Yes they are and there’s a new boy ridin’ with the posse…Nathaniel West, former Marine, rancher and Marc Hunter’s worst nightmare. Nate’s got his eye on Megan, Marc’s baby sister, who he rescues from the clutches of her drug addicted ex, Donny. Now Megan’s making eyes at Nate and Marc’s not happy, because no one can take care of his sister as good as he can…so he thinks! Let the pissin’ contest begin!!!

Pamela Clare does it again! I could not put it d
Mar 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: I-Team fans & romance readers
Recommended to Shawna by: I’d probably read Pamela Clare’s grocery list on a Post-it note...she’s that talented.
5 stars – Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense Novella

Gah! I don’t have time to fully review this book to give it the justice it deserves. And there’s no way I could possibly gush enough over how much I enjoyed the sweet, touching romance between a remarkable H/h, both of whom are battered souls deserving of gentleness, healing, and love. Pamela Clare never fails to amaze me with her emotional, powerful stories and she pens some of the absolute best heroes in romance. If you’re a romance fan
Blacky *Romance Addict*

Megan and Nate are such a sweet couple <3 They are perfect for each other <3

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♡Karlyn P♡
How does she keep coming up with these amazing heroes???!!! I. LOVED. NATE! Wow, what a great story that really goes for the heart.

Skin Deep is not just a quicky story with some smoking heat (and there is that too!!), but an emotionally charged romance between two people healing their deep scars. I loved the tenderness, understanding, and acceptance between them. sigh

I had forgotten much of Megan's story from Unlawful Contact, but we eventually learn all we need to know as her past is slowly r
 Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~*
Mar 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All Pamela Clare and I-Team fans! Heck, Everyone!
Recommended to Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~* by: My addiction to the I-Team series
19 May 2012 - LOVED IT!!! SO GOOD!!! To be reviewed...

5 Stars! - Also reviewed at:Lady Jayne's Reading Den

24 May 2012, Australia

Governor of Romancelandia Declares Pamela Clare Model “Prisoner” But Won’t Release Her

Author, Pamela Clare, made headlines when more readers became confirmed I-Team-oholics after reading Unlawful Contact, the third I-Team book, starring the dangerously gorgeous Marc Hunter and the sweet and strong Sophie Alton (now Hunter).

It was books such as that one that re
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

This review discusses my impression of the audio version, as well as the story itself.

I’m going to start by saying; I’m in love with Kaleo Griffith’s voice. No, let me rephrase that; I’m in lust with his voice. In fact, it took me much longer than it should have to finish listening to this story because there were certain sentences, certain… uh… “things” he said that had me scrolling (is that the right word for rewinding an audio book?) back to listen to them again and again. There were times
Alba Turunen
¡¡¡¡5 Estrellazas!!!! Me ha encantado y rechiflado éste libro-relato corto, que aún no sé cómo o dónde encasillar. Es largo para ser un relato y corto para ser una novela, pero a pesar de las apenas 250 páginas que tiene lo he disfrutado de principio a fin.

Lo primero de todo, antes de leerlo recomiendo haber leído "Espósame", el tercer libro de la serie, pues en él conocemos a Megan, la hermana con montones de problemas de Marc Hunter, lo que le ocurrió, y todo por lo que tuvo que pasar. Sí, Meg
Anne OK
Mar 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-reads
Another fabulous addition to Pamela Clare's popular I-Team Series. I've loved them all and this one is no exception. I swear she writes with a magic wand.

Every new and marvelous character introduced into the I-Team family burrows deep into my heart. Nate makes a big and unforgettable impression. He's perfect for Megan and she's perfect for him. Jack, whom I hope to see again soon, almost stole the show, along with his fab skills in the kitchen and his big-hearted acceptance and gifts of love for
September 2013

Well, last year I said I would have to go back and read this series again and now that we are close to the next novella and subsequent full story I decided it was time for me to say hello to the guys again and I am glad that I did! My hubby wonders why on earth I have been reading these again when I have a huge mountain of books that I haven't read. No matter what I tell him he just doesn't understand but then he is not a reader and I am sure that any fans of Ms Clare will unders
I have missed you Pamela Clare!!!!

This author has so much talent, it's like the characters leap right off the pages. Her characters have to be real because she makes them come alive in the span of a few pages. Amazing.

For all us I-Team addicts.....this is the fix we've been waiting for! Skin Deep finally tells the story of what happens to Marc Hunter's sister from the book Unlawful Contact. Megan Hunter lived through hell on earth and has been slowly started to piece back together the parts of h
❤️ Dorsey aka Wrath Lover Reviews ❤️
LOVED IT!!!! Megan & Nate were perfect for each other and little Emily & Jack so sweet. Plus at the end of the novella we were treated to a bonus with the all the guy's going on a "Beer Run" soooo good!!

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I was so glad to see there was a follow up story for Megan Hunter as her circumstances were so tragic I needed more than my own imagination to envision a happier future for her. This one definitely surpassed whatever I could have delivered.

Nate West was the ideal partner for Megan given his history. His physical injuries may have hindered his prospects for deeper relationships, but they were only "skin deep" because his spirit was remarkable. On the surface, Megan looks as if she's got the worl
Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

***3 Stars***

This was a nice, quick and sweet read.

Megan and Nate were two people scarred by their pasts, both emotionally and physically, and the tenderness they found with each other was really sweet. Nate's protectiveness of Megan and her daughter Emily was precious. And his care and patience when it came to Megan's feelings was downright swoony.

Unfortunately, the ending was rushed, and the climax of the story felt too slapped together. Then again, at that point I was kind of upset with Mega

This book had me by the throat and wouldn't let me up, until I'd finished. It made me laugh, cry and had me on the edge of my seat. To say I liked it would be an understatement, because I absolutely, adored it! It left me with a huge smile on my face, hugging my Kindle and feeling all warm and tingly. So, so good!

So great to have you back Pamela Clare!
Mar 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads
Blog rating: 4.5/5

It's always good to get back to the I-Team world and it's finally Megan's turn to get some happiness in her life. She more than deserves it after her past that was filled with torture, pain and hopelessness (Unlawful Contact). She's trying to keep her life steady and stable for not only her own benefit but most importantly for her 4 year old daughter, Emily. But a man from Megan's past, Donny who's also Emily's father, knows she recently
Michelle [Helen Geek]
Mar 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Does have a bit of a dark side, but most should enjoy it.
Recommended to Michelle by: Duh .. ? Pamela Clare wrote it!
4 Solid Stars

So many have done so much in their reviews on this one, I don't have much to add. I will say about bit about Megan.

For me the hero in this book was Megan. A second chance takes so much courage and this girl has it in spades. Pamela Clare captures the essence of this young mother trying so hard to begin again, leave the past in the past. Of course she looks beyond Nate's scars. She has trouble seeing his when hers are deeper, more ugly and lasting

Second chances. Seems like an easy co
Apr 04, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Two scarred people find love and healing together. Short but perfect straight-forward romance. I get the feeling that Pamela Clare puts as much effort in her search for gritty realism into these little novellas as she does her full length novels because it shows. Love her books.

Oh and I Loved the I-Team Beer run story at the end! 4.5 from me!

for the record- the point off is only because I WANTED A FULL LENGTH! ::pout:: But- I'll take what I get and like it! ;)
Anna (Bobs Her Hair)
Mar 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Contemporary Suspense Romance fans
Grade: A or 4.5 Stars

What I Liked
- No To Stupid to Live moments. It's what hurt the I-Team books I read, especially book 3 (Marc and Sophie's story). Don't hate me GR friends, but Marc Hunter's story was my least favorite. It caused me to put the series on hold. (The remaining books are gathering dust on my TBR pile.)*ducks*
- I loved when Nate's father, Jack, warned him that Megan came with a lot of baggage. Realistic.
- Megan and Nate neck. They spent days at first base. Yes!
- Megan's first tim
Riverina Romantics
4.5 stars

Skin Deep is another fantastic read by Pamela Clare. I'm only just getting over the backlash from reading her historical 'Defiant' Defiant which put me in a bad book funk for over a week because it was utter perfection.

Nate and Megan were a perfect couple. Their romance was sweet and hypnotic - and for fans of I-Team who know the sort of wholehearted connection Pamela can make between her H/h, you will not be disappointed.

Although this story wasn't a full length novel it didn't lack in
We met Megan in the 3rd book of the I-Team series and she had a horrendous past filled with abuse and what not and when we see her again she has turned her life around and is trying to be a good mother to her daughter, when trouble from her past comes calling and the I-Team guys with her brother Marc in the lead take charge.

She is saved by Nate, an ex-marine with scars of his own, both physical and emotional. Nate withdrew to his dad's ranch after an IED explosion ended his career and he saw his
Wonderful, awesome read! Well worth the wait. There isn't many authors that can write a short story and be able to make the reader feel like they got a whole heartfelt story in a small package. I am so glad that Megan got her story and I loved Nate. The Beer Run story was fun and I can't wait to read short stories about our I-Team ladies and their mens. Well done Pamela and keep up the great work!
Lady Heather
First read July 14, 2012

Great story! Just what fans of the I-Team need until Ms. Clare releases her next novel in the series!
Once again we get to spend time with Mark, Julian, Reece, Gabe, McBride and we're introduced to Nate *sigh*.

Second read July 29, 2013

Awesome story! Loved Nate and Megan together (so happy to see her get a HEA and Nate's the man to do it), and I absolutely adored Emily!

I'm NOW ready to read Striking Distance (I-Team, #6) by Pamela Clare
Wow - what an awesome novella!!

I thoroughly enjoyed this little story which takes place in Clare's amazingly real 'I-Team' world. We meet up again with Megan Hunter, the troubled sister of the seriously hot Marc Hunter (one of the best romantic-suspense heroes of ALL-TIME!), who is now drug-free and a responsible Mom and role-model for her 4-year old daughter. Although Megan is clean, she still harbors deep emotional scars from her tragic history. When a dangerous man from her past who threaten
~ Becs ~
This was just perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon.

It's the story of Marc Hunter's little sister Megan, the one he did time for, trying to get her life back on track but the father of her little girl is doing his best to scupper her plans. She meets Nate, an Afghanistan vet, who's been badly burned and scarred in service and is now back living on his father's horse ranch.

Megan has a traumatic sexual past - sex has only ever been an act of violence against her and she is scared to let go with Nate
Manda Collins
May 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
This is the kind of story that makes me, as a writer, despair. Clare has such an exquisite ability to craft characters that live and breathe on the page that it's hard not to be jealous of that skill. But I was really too busy enjoying the way that Nate and Megan danced around one another to care. Both of them had serious issues to get past and I had my doubts that Megan would be able to allow Nate to get close to her in the space of a novella, but Clare did it. Both Nate's and Megan's vulnerabi ...more
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USA Today best-selling author Pamela Clare began her writing career as a columnist and investigative reporter and eventually became the first woman editor-in-chief of two different newspapers. Along the way, she and her team won numerous state and national honors, including the First Amendment Award and the National Journalism Award for Public Service. In 2011, she was honored by the Colorado Pro ...more

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I-Team (9 books)
  • Extreme Exposure (I-Team, #1)
  • Hard Evidence (I-Team, #2)
  • Unlawful Contact (I-Team, #3)
  • Naked Edge (I-Team, #4)
  • Breaking Point (I-Team, #5)
  • Striking Distance (I-Team, #6)
  • Seduction Game (I-Team, #7)
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“If you think your scars bother me, you're wrong. In my eyes, you're a hero. Your scars are just proof of that.” 24 likes
“You broke the Man Code, dude. 'No man shall knowingly and with malice aforethought kick another man in the nuts.'"

"Okay, so I kicked him in the nuts. The little fucker was fleeing the scene of a crime where he'd pointed a weapon at my buddies."

[from short story "Beer Run" at the end of Skin Deep]”
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