Under Her Skin
Her Body is His Canvas
A darkly possessive relationship has left Uma alone and on the run. Beneath her drab clothing, she hides a terrible secret—proof of her abuse, tattooed onto her skin in a lurid reminder of everything she’s survived.
Caught between a brutal past and an uncertain future, Uma’s reluctant to bare herself to anyone…much less a rough ex-con whose rage driv...more
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My 2017 has stared out with a bang...I have been reading a diverse group of books and every one of them brought something interesting to my reading table. With Under Her Skin, I was taken on a journey which surprised me. The author was new, the blurb intriguing and my involvement complete.
It was an experience which left me thinking of a number of things...
Of how evil people can be in this world...and how easy it is to wish for something, be ...more
Under Her Skin is the story of a damaged woman on the run from her past, and the man that wants nothing more than to discover the secrets she hides. It's full of intrigue, steamy scenes, and a romance that will make you swoon.
For me I really liked the story, but it was the characters that I had a hard time with. I just didn't connect to them for some reason so it brought my rating down some. I would still recommend this book though because it was a very captivating story.
Having gone through some serious abusive sh** in my own life at a young age, I can say with absolute authority that one thing you get really goo ...more
The r ...more
Well it started off promising, but went downhill somewhere along the line. Uma is on the run and takes a job with an evil old lady. Now this old lady ended up having a very sad back story, that's revealed towards the end of the book, but to me that didn't excuse the way she treated Uma most of the story. The next door neighbor is Ivan. He was a genuinely nice and considerate guy, even if he had a bit of a temper. He was the ...more
Everything! I loved the story -- the abused woman who takes her agency back with the help of a giant of a man, who is gentle with the lost and damaged but has a hard time controlling his anger at injustice. I loved the subplots, all of which showed Uma (the heroine) growing stronger and reclaiming her ...more
Uma left an abusive relationship six months ago and what a horrible, abusive, disgusting relationship it was. She landed in Blackwood to get a treatment so that she could get rid of the marks of her past.
I felt for Uma but I didn’t like her. Yes what she went through was awful but I could connect to her as much as I wanted to. It wasn’t her fault and these things usually h ...more
Ivan put his life on hold when tragedy struck, but his content. Until Uma comes along and shows him a promise for more. Can he persuade her to stay?
Contemporary romance, feelings, and two broken people finding happiness again. <3 Loved it!
Disclaimer; I wa ...more
Under Her Skin is the first book in her Black Canvas trilogy. I have had this trilogy on my TBR for the longest time, and even have books 2 and 3 on my kindle but realized when wanting to read this trilogy this year, that I didn't have book 1 but my library had it so I just grabbed this up in Audio. Lately, I have been obsessed with Audiobooks and I had a fun time with this treasure trove. I am not sure what exactly I was expecting, but I k ...more
Reasons to read Under Her Skin
Ivan - bearded, blacksmith neighbor who looks dangerous but has a heart of gold
Uma - on the run from abusive ex but stays strong through her road to recovery
Ms. Loyd - old hag that needs love and friendship
Romance novel wrapped in mystery, suspense and the dark and light sides of love
Uma's past wouldn't have allowed for an instant hook up and I'm really like how the romance element wa ...more
So, this will sound silly, but something I find terribly annoying ... I hate when a book includes so much of another book at the end. My Kindle tracks my progress, and so I think the book is so much longer and then, done. Over. And, my progress is at 66%. Ugh.
Okay, over that little miff'd point. I enjoyed this one. I guess what happened to Uma could happen. Seems a bit farfetched, but there are some real assholes in the world, so anything is possible. I really, really liked ...more
If you have ever been in an abusive relationship and HAVE NOT healed, there may be some triggers in this one. So proceed with caution.
Wow! This was completely unexpected. In fact, as a reviewer, I didn't even ask to read this (sorry, just being honest). But it fell in to my lap and I have to honestly say that I'm very pleased that it did. I've never read this author before. And from the looks of it, this could be her first one? If that's the case, then bravo. ...more
Uma is a woman on the run from an abusive ex. She has been at a woman's shelter for 6 months when she hears about a Dr who can help with the damage he caused her body. Uma is a woman still coming to terms with what happened to her yet is so desperate to erase the past, she will do just about anything to make that happen. She takes a job after a ...more
Uma was an interesting character and throughout the story she grew and found herself again. I detest men that hurt woman and manipulate those around them to justify themselves. I want to do what Ivan wants to do to those men. Ivan is so wonderful. I can't find the words to say about ...more
Uma is running away from a past that has left its mark on her in a way I never could’ve imagined. She’s so broken and alone and searching for just a tiny bit of hope that she can find something to erase that past. When she meets Ivan, despite her initial fear, she also finds a sense of comfort. Soon these two are learning to trust each other with not only their bodies but with their hearts and souls.
I absolutely loved this book! My heart hur ...more
The characters are so well written. Uma is a woman who is frightened and obviously abused by her husb ...more
For me this story started off as intriguing, right from the start. A woman on the run with a secret to hide. A man with a past that continues to haunt him. A quirky and nasty old woman who you know has a backstory just waiting to be discovered. I was pulled in to the lives of all these people and anxious to see where the story went next.
Until it just started to linger.
Under Her Skin was a mix of emotions for me. I was filled compassion for Uma who experienced abuse that ...more