Skin Deep (An I-Team After Hours Novella)

Rated 4.92/5 based on 13 reviews
Megan has worked hard to get back on her feet, leaving the nightmare of her teen years behind. When she is attacked by a man from her past, a scarred stranger intervenes, saving her life. Despite the man’s rough appearance, she feels safe with him. But confronting the past is never easy. Megan will have to learn to trust Nate to survive and to claim a passion that is more than Skin Deep. More

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About Pamela Clare

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 National Journalism Award for Public Service and the Keeper of the Flame Lifetime Achievement Award. A single mother with two college-aged sons, she writes historical romance and contemporary romantic suspense within view of Colorado's beautiful Rocky Mountains.

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Bethany Lovell reviewed on on June 16, 2013

Was ok, I'd give it a couple of stars... unfortunately I can't get the stars thing to work...
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Leslie Serrano reviewed on on June 15, 2013

This is one of those feel good, love story that will leave feeling all warm and fuzzy inside. This may not be a full length book, but there was so much packed in that you didn't feel like you were missing anything. The story was written very well with characters that you can't help but care and root for.

I love how our main couple, Megan and Nathaniel aka Nate, complimented each other so well because they were a reflection of each other. They each bore scars that have become a burden on themselves. The difference is that Megan's scars are internal due to horrible events that occurred in her past which left her unable to form an emotional and physical connection with a man. On the other hand, Nate's scars are literally physical scars that cover his whole right side from an IED explosion during his tour in Afghanistan. I enjoyed reading how they help each other heal the other's scars and finding a deep connection with each other.

Nate was amazing in this story. He's the epitome of the knight in shining underneath his disfigurement. You can sense his strength and the desire to protect those closest to him. He had a rugged to charm to him that you can't help but be pulled by. But you also see his own inner turmoil regarding his appearance. His belief that no female would ever be with him due to his looks. It was great reading how deeply affected he was by Megan's complete acceptance of himself. As much as he was helping Megan with her situation and her issues, Megan helped him just as much. That moment where it clicked for both of them was very moving and touching.

I also liked the supporting characters, Megan's adorable 4 year old Emily and Nate's no nonsense father Jack. They added that extra punch to the story. They were great in their roles, especially Jack. I really loved his bluntness. It was actually pretty charming and funny.

This edition of the book also came with a short story at the end. It mostly focused on the men, specifically Marc, Megan's brother, and his friend Julian from the main story. It was funny to read the interaction between the men and how a simple beer run turns out not to be so simple. It had humor and action. It was a great treat to have after the main story.

I thoroughly enjoyed this heartwarming love story. I enjoyed reading Megan's journey to discovering her ability to be with a man in spite of all the horrible things she's gone through and Nate realizing that a woman can see him as a man past his physical disfigurement. I was touched and left me feeling good in the end. Plus you can't go wrong with a story that has horses and an adorable toddler.
(reviewed 37 days after purchase)
els v reviewed on on June 15, 2013

i loved it. it deserves a 5 star definitely.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Bayu Everdeen reviewed on on June 2, 2013
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i loved it. it deserves a 5 star definitely.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)
sunnygrl15 reviewed on on May 30, 2013

Great read!
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
K F reviewed on on Dec. 29, 2012

I have read many Pamela Clare books and have loved them all. Even though this is a novella, it had the depth and emotion of a full length novel. Great story.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Pamela Peddy reviewed on on Aug. 5, 2012

Pamela Clare is one awesome writer!
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Patti Poweleit reviewed on on July 23, 2012

Loved this book and love this author. I usually don't like novellas, but this was a great story from a great author.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
rhonda mccoy reviewed on on July 3, 2012

I loved this book. The relationships of past and present are very strong.
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)
Ren Puspita reviewed on on June 15, 2012

This novellais like a gift for I-Team fans. But, even you not read I-Team books first, you still can enjoy write it. Pamela Clare's writing is superb.
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)
Joanne Pratt reviewed on on June 8, 2012

Love this book. I have loved everything written by Pamela Clare. I really enjoyed the tie in with previous chararacters for the other I-Team books. You can't go wrong with anything written by Pamela Clare!!
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Tracy Fischer reviewed on on June 7, 2012

I truly love these books! Great suspense and characters that are not short of AWESOME!! I really like the way the author writes. You can feel the emotion and have feelings for Nate and Megan. Nate was truly her Hero and she was his salvation. Again......I loved it!
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)
Glenda Bettin reviewed on on May 18, 2012

I loved this book but then I love anything that Pamela Clare writes. I really liked the other couples from the previous books in this one also, nice to know what they are doing. If you haven't read the previous I-Team books, you need to, they are awesome!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Arlene Rios reviewed on on May 17, 2012

Every fan of Pamela Clare's I-Team series needs to get this novella. It was short, sweet and sensational! If you have not read her series and get this novella, do yourself a favor and get the series and then enjoy this short novella.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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