Friday, May 24, 2013

How Beauty Saved The Beast by Jax Garren: Audio Review

How Beauty Saved the Beast: Book Two of Tales of the Underlight

How Beauty Saved the Beast:

Book Two of Tales of the Underlight


by Jax Garren (Author),

Therese Plummer (Narrator)

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....
Sequel to How Beauty Met the Beast.

I cannot TELL you guys how much I've enjoyed this series! 
I adore the narrator Therese Plummer, actually bought the 1st book because she narrated it, and WOW did Jax Garren just suck me right into the world of the Underlight, and make me fall in love with Hauk!
A Steampunk Beauty & The Beast ~
it doesn't get much better than this!!

In this, the 2nd book in the series, we pick up weeks after book 1, How Beauty Met The Beast, and Jolie, our heroine who comes from REAL money & the kind of corporate greed the Underlight stands against, has joined forces with The Underlight.  Jolie has always been a rebel in her family, and she's proven to Hauk and the rest of the Underlight she can be trusted, and depended on. 

Hauk's feelings for Jolie have only gotten deeper, but they pretend as if neither of them is aware of the tension between them.  Hauk has been training Jolie to fight with the Underlight forces ~ and while training in the gym, they kiss, and sparks FLY.  But they are inturrupted so Hauk's bestie, Bowen, can tell him he has a visitor...

Jolie finds herself becomming jealous when Hauk's sweetheart from high school shows up, and begins to push at Hauk...trying to push him into making a move.  But Hauk, even though he's such a big, strong, SCARY guy, is so totally unsure, and almost scared of his feelings for it takes quite a bit to push him into finally making his move...

In the background of the fireworks flying around Hauk and Jolie we have The Hand of Atropos, the opposing forces, trying to take Hauk out...but they don't want to kill him.  No, they want to turn him into a killing machine for THEIR side...

This book was great, but I wanted it to be LONGER, and I wanted MORE of Hauk &'s a 3 book series, and I'm already mourning the fact that there aren't more books, lol. 
These books are so GREAT, ya'll.  Hauk is just an amazing character, and I'm so enjoying getting to know the people of the Underlight, and worldbuilding Jax Garren has going on. 

And for you audio folks out there,
Great story, amazing narration ~ it's a total WIN!!


  1. Thanks for the review - I totally need to get this series in audio

  2. I've got this series on my tbr pile...looking forward to reading them one after the other!