“My boy with the tattoos had given me the stars. It made me want to give him the universe.”
I am a huge fan of Amie Knight and will read anything she produces. But do you know what? This might be my favorite of hers to date. I am always a bit dubious about reading duets because I know I’m always going to be left with a colossal cliffhanger, then it will be at the forefront of my mind until I get my hands on part 2 and the anticipation of what’s to come next will be almost too much to bare. Beneath His Stars is book 1 and it is a heart wrenching tale of two beautiful broken young lovers from two totally different worlds and their love of the stars that shines so bright.
Livingston (Liv) has lived with her horrible and pretentious step-mother and creepy and somewhat disturbed step-brother since the death of her father. She’s a good girl, from a well off family. One of her greatest joys in life is to escape to a field in her hometown and to look up at the stars that adorn the night sky. The field has become her safe haven and this is where she meets a shy bad boy from the wrong side of town, called Adam Nova.
Adam may be a bad boy from the wrong side of the bridge with his inked body and bad boy attitude, but he has a brilliant mind and his love of astronomy literally made me swoon. There is nothing sexier than a man with the smarts to match the good looks. Adam has had a tragic past, but his love for Liv knew no bounds and I loved the slow build-up of their relationship and how it developed.
“He lived in the dark.
I worshipped the stars.
I’d praised them, basked in their twinkling lights.
He’d hidden among them, covered in the shadows of their night.
I’d danced under their glittering radiance.
He’d concealed himself in the darkness surrounding them.
A sky of dreams. That’s what they were to me.”
I thrived on the intense and passionate love that sparkled between them and how their feelings were never bound by society and status. Those things are only labels and not what truly matters. Their love was written in the stars and whilst my heart broke for both of these tortured souls, they met when they truly needed one another. The beautiful and broken dreamer who bathed in the light of the stars and the tortured bad boy who liked to hide in the dark… and therein lay the beginning of a beautiful love story.
Beneath His Stars is an exceptionally written story that epitomises why young love is so powerful and heart pounding. I loved this story from start to finish and await with bated breath for the conclusion to Liv and Adam’s story In Her Space, which is due for release on November 15th.
This story was so intense and emotionally driven that I literally felt everything right down to my very core and I cannot recommend it enough.
About the Author:
Amie Knight has been a reader for as long as she could remember and a romance lover since she could get her hands on her momma’s books. A dedicated wife and mother with a love of music and makeup, she won’t ever be seen leaving the house without her eyebrows and eyelashes done just right. When she isn’t reading and writing, you can catch her jamming out in the car with her two kids to ’90s R&B, country, and showtunes. Amie draws inspiration from her childhood in Columbia, South Carolina, and can’t imagine living anywhere other than the South.