New Release & Review: The Beauty Beneath by D C Renee


Ugly. Freak. Fatty.  I had been called those things and more for as long as I could remember.  I didn’t mind it, though, because to the outside world, those words described me perfectly.  But it was all a charade, a façade to keep people away.  Never let anyone get too close.  It had worked for twelve years of my life, ever since I caused my father’s death.
And then Carter Anderson pushed his way into my world.  Gorgeous, of course, charming, naturally, and cocky, a given—he called himself my friend and broke through every one of my carefully constructed walls.
Cue the “happily ever after,” right?  Wrong.
This isn’t some fairy tale where the ugly duckling turns into a beautiful swan, and once the beauty beneath is revealed, all is right in the world.  This is real life.  When things seem too good to be true, it’s because they usually are.  And when people say your past will come back to bite you, they mean it.  And trust me, it does.



This is a new to me author and I sure picked the perfect book to get acquainted with said author! This book was amazing. It definitely isn’t your typical romance. This is about finding a person beautiful for what’s on the inside and not just the physical outer beauty.

Emmerson has been at the center of a tragedy so devastating at the age of twelve that it has changed her whole outlook on life and she doesn’t believe that she deserves to be beautiful anymore. She hides behind baggy clothes, big glasses, and a hideous wig and never lets the world see the real her. She doesn’t think she deserves any kind of happiness or love or anything remotely enjoyable, even something as simple as having a friend. In walks Carter Anderson who pushes through all her walls and into her life. He is cocky, charming, gorgeous, and calls himself her friend. When the beauty beneath is finally brought to the surface, Emmerson’s past also comes up to bite her; A truth so devastating that it threatens to tear up their friendship.

I loved how in the beginning Carter was weary about even approaching Emmerson just because of the way she looked but by the end they were best friends and he couldn’t care less. It definitely teaches you that you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover or a person by their appearance. It teaches you to get to know someone before judging them. Both characters changed and grew so much throughout the story. This book will bring out all your emotions and break your heart before slowly piecing it back together again.I cannot wait to read more by this author.


Reviewed by Ashley
LLEP Review Team

DC Renee has been writing all her life, from cheesy poems in elementary school
(i’ll share an example just so you know how cheesy: Flowers are my favorite
thing; they usually bloom during spring. Pink, blue, yellow and green, so many
colors that I have seen…etc.) to short stories and monologues, and eventually
fan fictions for Days of Our Lives.It was thanks to that superbly encouraging fan fiction community that DC found
the courage to publish her first book – Let Me Go. It held fast in the top 100
Best Selling Contemporary Romance Fiction Novels on Amazon for over a month,
going as low as the top 20’s. Naturally, she loves to read, but she also likes
watching hockey, dancing for fun, and loves her family.


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