Saturday, May 25, 2013

How Beauty Loved The Beast: Audio Review

How Beauty Loved the Beast: Tales of the Underlight, Book 3

How Beauty Loved the Beast:

Tales of the Underlight, Book 3


by Jax Garren (Author),

Therese Plummer (Narrator)

It's all been leading to this.

Jolie Benoit has become a skilled agent of the Underlight, relying on her savvy to complete assignments while Sergeant Wesley Haukon was out of commission. But an unexpected clue to the Order of Ananke's diabolical scheme rattles Jolie, and she turns to Hauk for comfort.

It's been years since Hauk took comfort from the touch of another person, though his love for Jolie is deep and powerful. Uncomfortable in his skin, scarred by a terrible fire, he is unable to give in to the pleasures that Jolie so desperately wants to grant him.

Meanwhile, the Order is lurking in the shadows - and when they strike, the blow is swift and terrible. Hauk and Jolie scramble to fight for their community, but with the future of the Underlight threatened, no one is safe. And Hauk will never be the same....

Ooooh, SQUEE!! 
This was SUCH a fabulous book, an amazing ending to a GREAT series!!
This is Book 3 in The Underlight series by Jax Garren.  I've told you how much I love this narrator,
and don't think she's EVER been better than she was for this book.  It's like she BECAME these characters!

This book centers much more on the actual relationship between Hauk and Jolie ~ and it
needed to.  Hauk is terribly scarred, and missing most of one of his legs ~ I would have found it totally not believable if he didn't have issues with his body. 
And issues he's got.  He knows he loves Jolie, and he trusts her with his life ~
but he's scared to marrow of his bones for her to actually see him striped down naked. 
Jolie loves Hauk ~ she loves the man he is inside, she loves that he's so big & strong...
she has a hard time understanding how vulnerable he is about his body.  It was such a great story line getting to see them work out these obstacles and issues...and doing it while under fire from the Order of Ananke, and their Hands of Atropos. 

After very little steaminess in the 2nd book, this one burns up the pages!! 
Smoking hot sex scenes, and so emotional and special. 
I am so totally in love with Hauk!  And Jolie endears herself to us in this one. 
I've liked her from the get go, but she's come across as kind of shallow...we delve into her depths in this one, too.  And we get a little foreshadow of more to come
in The Underlight!

I was totally freaked at the end, because there are things that aren't resolved, hints at a relationship that might be coming...and it said this was last in the series.
But no worries!  I hunted up Jax Garren's FB page, and she told me no worries, she's already hard at work on more Underlight tales!! YAY!! 
Because I need more of these! 
I do NOT want to abandon this world Jax Garren has built! 


  1. Thanks for the audio review! I love finding new audio books

  2. Thanks Melissa...looking forward to reading this series.