Book Review Of “Beneath The Stands” By Emily Mcintire


I hated before I loved.
I loved and then I lost.
And the only man I’ve ever wanted is the one out of reach.
Temptation is the Devil’s candy, but I lost my faith in God years ago.
He’s forbidden.
My biggest secret.
One I’m determined to take to my grave.
I’ve learned to live in the ghost of his memory. Craving his touch, but relieved he never comes home.
Until one day, he does. And everything comes crashing down.
After all, nothing secret stays hidden for long.


I lost before I left.
I left and then I loved.
And the only woman I’ve ever seen is the one that I resent.
There’s a thin line between love and hate, but I stopped playing in-bounds years ago.
She’s forbidden.
My sister’s best friend.
The one who blazes like the sun.
I’ve learned to live in the shade.
Forgetting the heat and embracing the cold.
Until finally, I’m home. And everything goes up in flames.
After all, she’s the one who lights my fire, and I always chase the match.

Beneath the Stands is an interconnected standalone. While the series can be read in any order, it is highly recommended to start with book one to enhance your reading experience

I was blown away by BENEATH THE STARS, I couldn’t wrap my head around the fact that it was a debut. It quite possibly could be my number one read of 2020, but now we have a contender with BENEATH THE STANDS. When I was reading book one, I messaged Emily, because I knew there was something going on with these two, and I needed to know that there was going to be a book about them. I was waiting on pins and needles for the ARC to drop. The day it arrived on my Kindle, there was no hesitation in reading it.

Becca and Eli progressed fast, their relationship went from ZERO to SIXTY in just a matter of a few chapters, and I absolutely loved it. In doing it that way, it made for a lot of steamy scenes! Now, because this is part of an interconnected series, I can’t delve to far in the storyline, because if you haven’t read the first book, it will spoil some things, and also it would obviously spoil things in this book two. What I love most about this, you get your questions from book one answered, and you get further insight on book three. Also, I am soooo ready for Jax!

Emily, has a beautiful writing style, this book is full of so many quotes and lines, that I went Highlight crazy while reading. She makes me want to sell my house in the city and move into a small town, and live that life. I want to live in Sugar Lake.

I love snark, I love sarcasm, and I love a leading lady that has both of those qualities. I love that Emily went there with Becca, and didn’t make her the cookie cutter female character. And yea, Eli is a vulgar man, and I loved it. I love that Emily went there with the Preachers Daughter story line, and I loved how VILE she made both of Becca’s parents, I loved to hate them. Read this series, trust me on this. Even if you are for some reason Anti Indie Authors, these books will change your mind.

‘𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐭𝐡 𝐢𝐬, 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐠𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐝𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐰𝐬 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐥. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐢𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐝, 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮’𝐥𝐥 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐝𝐨—𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟. 𝐒𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐝. 𝐈𝐭’𝐬 𝐡𝐮𝐫𝐭𝐟𝐮𝐥. 𝐈𝐭’𝐬 𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟𝐢𝐬𝐡.‘

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