When Pam Godwin asked me if I would be interested in doing a beta read for Beneath the Burn I admit I had a moment. That moment didn't last long before I was replying back to her with a enthusiastic hell fucking yes I would! Pam's first book Dead of Eve was brought to my attention by a good reading buddy of mine to whom I will be forever grateful. Dead of Eve introduced me to a new author who is fucking fantastic at her craft. If you can pull off making me love a book full of Aphids then there's just something to be said about that in my book. Not an Aphid in sight in Beneath the Burn, but it is a tale that is written with the same kind of dark intensity that kept me hooked, and to be honest stressed the fuck out!Normally I would be a little turned off by the whole insta-connection between a Hero and heroine deal, but I wasn't in this case. I wasn't turned off because I believed it was possible between Jay and Charlee. These two characters are both tortured souls who come across each other one night and it is clear that they were put on this earth to save one another. The author's warnings are not to be taken lightly. Beneath the Burn is not a romantic love story and the road that these two travel on is rocky. There will be readers who take issue with some of the content as they did with Dead of Eve, but if you are looking to read a book from an author who doesn't conform to society's standards when writing her characters, then look no further. Beneath the Burn is Jay and Charlee's story. You will laugh, you will cry, and you may have the occasional urge to throw your e-reader against a hard surface. It is raw and in your face. There will be times when you will most likely feel uncomfortable, and there's not a chance in hell that you will always agree with all of the actions and decisions that the MC's make in this book. That is the beauty in the written word that takes us readers on a ride that we won't soon forget.Charlee has been to hell and back, but she is a strong woman who is desperate to be free. Jay has demons of his own that have the ability to cripple his mind. Together these two can battle anything or anyone as long as they have each other. Solid 4 stars from me!