Tuesday, February 26, 2013

How Beauty Saved the Beast (Tales of the Underlight #2) by Jax Garren

Jolie Benoit left her old life behind to become an agent of the Underlight. Training under Sergeant Wesley Haukon, she’s honing her combat skills, all the while coping with the intense sexual attraction she feels for Hauk. She keeps their friendship casual, but when his high school sweetheart transfers into their division, Jolie finds herself grappling with jealousy.

The Underlight gave Hauk a purpose, but he can’t escape his past completely. The physical and emotional scars from the fire that killed seven fellow Army Rangers will mark him forever. Jolie sends his protective instincts into overdrive, but he’s convinced he’ll never be worthy of her love.

Hauk is determined to keep Jolie from harm. But when the Order of Ananke ambushes them with a new weapon that neutralizes Hauk, making him vulnerable, it’s Jolie who must tap into her hidden strengths to rescue him—or risk losing him forever…

4/4 stars

I really like this series.  It's like a modern day steampunk series.  I love that it's also a modern day fairy tale, obviously Beauty and the Beast.  Having Beauty's occupation a burlesque dancer and Beast being a scarred beyond recognition Army vet was a great change-up to the regular story.  The first book was good, this one was much better.  I liked seeing the play between the two and the tension kept me rooting for them to just get together and put themselves out of misery.   I'm looking forward to more stories about this group of people. 

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