Saturday, September 7, 2013

Blog Tour (Review & Playlist): Beneath Your Beautiful by Tamsyn Bester

Welcome to my stop in the Beneath Your Beautiful by Tamsyn Bester Blog Tour, hosted by Swoon Worthy Books! You can read my review, see my Beneath Your Beautiful collage, take a look at the playlist & enter the giveaway!

Title: Beneath Your Beautiful


Author: Tamsyn Bester


Series: Beautiful #1


Publication Date: July 22, 2013


Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance


Cover Designed by: Toski Covey Photography & Perfect Pear Creative


Models: Lexie Lynn Cain & Carson Fields


Source: e-arc was provided by author for blog tour in exchange for my honest thoughts and review.


Description from Goodreads:

On the outside, Huntley Morgan is your typical girl-next-door, with her long blonde hair and piercing blue eyes, and that’s exactly what she wants people to see. Her name exposes her to the demons of her past but remembering her reason for moving across the country to start over is what keeps her alive.

For the first time since the brutal murder of her mother, Huntley allows herself to care about the people around her.

Grayson Carter has everything a 21yr old College Senior could wish for – he’s the star of Whitley University’s football team, he has a different girl willing to be in his bed every night and a supportive family. For years he has managed keep his family together and hide their dark secrets from the small town of Breckinridge, Alabama.

When Huntley and Grayson meet, a force so strong pulls them together in a hurricane of feelings neither of them could have ever anticipated. Huntley and Grayson try to stay away from each other, but when Huntley’s demons seek her out, their pasts become the biggest storm of all.

Will they learn to trust each other and build a new future together or will they simply do nothing to prevent history from repeating itself?


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My Thoughts:


I was excited to read Beneath Your Beautiful by Tamsyn Bester, because there were so many five stars reviews on goodreads. But Beneath Your Beautiful by Tamsyn Bester did not meet my expectations. I guess that it has to do a lot with the previous book I read before reading Beneath Your Beautiful, because that one was a book hangover for me.
This is going to be a short review.

I know first-hand how hard life can be. I don't pretend that it's all butterflies and roses.

Beneath Your Beautiful by Tamsyn Bester starts off great. We get to meet Huntley (love her name) who has suffered a great loss, and is moving to where her aunt and uncle live. There is a little bit of mystery at the beginning, because Huntley is running away from her past, to be more specific her ex-boyfriend. This is what kept me turning the pages, because I wanted to know more about Huntley. As the story progresses we learn something new about Huntley's character. Her character is your typical broken girl that has suffered a tragic loss and had a boyfriend that was a jerk and never valued her. Of course Tamsyn Bester throws a little twist here and there in the story. 


I realize then that what's pulling me to her is more than just an attraction. It's an inherent bond created by circumstances neither of us had or has control over.

So what happens with you typical broken girl? Yes, she moves into a new town and meets the guy that will put back her broken pieces. But wait the guy she meets, Gray, is as broken as Huntley. Gray's character is your typical cowboy- sweet, southern charm, hot, drives a truck, and loves playing football. Like I said before Gray is as broken as Huntley, and he has sworn off being in a serious relationship with a girl. 


All I know is that I need a new beginning, a chance to start over and try to move forwards with the pieces of my life that were left over.

So my problem with Beneath Your Beautiful by Tamsyn Bester was that I just felt that it wasn't original. It felt like stories I have read before- broken girl meets broken guy, and they fix each other, evil bad boyfriend in search of getting his girlfriend back, being cheated on by your ex-boyfriend/girlfriend, etc..-are blended to make a story. Does it make any sense? I really don't know how else to describe it. But I did find myself checking the page numbers to see how far I had to get through half of the book, or to actually finish the book. Did it feel like a long read? When I started it, I knew it was 273 pages, so I thought it was going to be a fast paced read. But it just felt like I couldn't get to half of the book.

But I did love Huntley's and Gray's relationship. I guess I am a sucker for the broken girl falls in love with the broken guy, and they end of fixing each other. Plus, Beneath Your Beautiful by Tamsyn Bester is an HEA!


Everybody has a past and I won't allow mine to smear my future.

Will I be reading the next installement in the Beautiful series? Yes! Because I loved Demi's character :D! So I can't wait to read Demi's and Brody's book.


Final Verdict: 3.5 Stars 





The House That Built Me – Miranda Lambert
Love Story – Taylor Swift
Holding Out For A Hero – Ella Mae Bowen
Barefoot Blue Jean Night – Jake Owen
I knew You Were Trouble – Taylor Swift
Beneath Your Beautiful – Labrynth ft Emile Sande
Red – Taylor Swift
Hard To Love –Lee Brice
Cruise – Florida Georgia Line ft Nelly
If I Die Young – The Band Perry
I Should’ve Kissed You (Goodnight) – Gloriana
Crazier – Taylor Swift
Between The Raindrops – Lifehouse ft Natasha Beddingfield
Before The Storm – Miley Cyrus ft Nick Jonas
Because You Live – Jesse McCartney
Why Ya Wanna – Jana Kramer
Whiskey – Jana Kramer
God Gave Me You – Blake Shelton
We Are Broken – Paramore
 Gone – Phillip Phillips
Life Aint Always Beautiful – Gary Allen
God Bless The Broken Road – Rascal Flatts
Wanted – Hunter Hayes



About the Author:

Tamsyn is a 21 year old blogger turned author from South Africa who has an insatiable hunger for New Adult Contemporary Romance novels, coffee and chocolate. When she’s not getting caught up in yet another steamy romance with a new book boyfriend, she can be found spending endless hours working away on her laptop in pursuit of her Marketing degree and a career in book Publishing. Tamsyn is a Brat when it comes to books and believes that every story, no matter how challenging, should have a Happy Ever After. Tamsyn is currently hard at work on her debut novel Beneath Your Beautiful, set to be available July 2013.  

Find Tamsyn Bester:

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