Oct 31

Beneath His Stars by Amie Knight Review



I met Adam Nova under the twinkling lights of a nighttime sky.
He was hiding, but that gorgeous boy didn’t belong in the dark.
Nevertheless it was where he lived; a different world than mine.

I was Livingston Montgomery, Southern debutante.
With the world at my fingertips, I was well on my way to being another spoiled socialite.

But I didn’t want money.
I didn’t want social status.
I wanted him; tattoos, sarcastic smirk, bad boy reputation and all.

It didn’t matter that he was from the wrong side of the tracks.
It didn’t matter that my family forbade me from seeing him.

I just wanted to be Beneath His Stars.


I’m a huge fan of Amie Knight’s writing. She writes grandly romantic, Southern love stories overflowing with heart, heat, humor and hope. Emotion-filled romances that run me through the wringer, leaving me utterly gutted, and just when I think I cannot bear any more, she finds a way to put me back together again with a beautiful love story.

Beneath His Stars, the first book in The Stars Duet, was not at all what I thought it would be. I think I went into this story expecting it to be a Young Adult (YA) story, and I couldn’t have been more wrong. YA is not my jam, and generally, when I think a story is a teenage romance, I pass it by. I’m so glad I didn’t do that with this book because I’d have missed out on a truly memorable and moving love story. The Stars Duet begins with the story of how Adam Nova and Liv Montgomery meet as teenagers in Beneath His Stars, and it’s important that readers remember that this book is only the start of this couple’s journey. Neither of them were typical teens, and they both were wise well beyond their years. In haunting, heartbreaking detail, Knight tells the story of the two teens from very different ends of the social spectrum, meeting and finding solace from their turbulent, lonely lives in each other.

Brimming with heartfelt emotion, I devoured every word of this unique story. Beneath His Stars is a gut-wrenching, dramatic and devastating young love story, but it’s only the start of it. There is more to tell, and readers will finish this book positively panting for In Her Space. Five smooches from me for Beneath His Stars by Amie Knight!

~Danielle Palumbo