Sunday, 2 June 2013

Review: How Beauty Loved the Beast by Jax Garren


How Beauty Loved the Beast
Series:  Tales of the Underlight #3
Author: Jax Gareen
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre:  Science Fiction, Fantasy, Adult, Romance
Release Date:  May 13th 2013
Pages:  292
Format: ebook
Source: A copy was provided by the publisher for review
View/Purchase:  Goodreads, Chapters/Indigo.ca/KOBO, Amazon, B&N

Rating:

Reason chosen:  

I really did enjoy the first two novels in the series and wanted to see how it ended.


Summary taken from Goodreads:

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…

Review:

Ah the finale. The ending to the story! And finally Jolie and Hauk! Everything lead up to this and it was one wild, and somewhat confusing story, but one that I loved non-the-less. I had been waiting for two whole books for Hauk and Jolie to finally get their stuff together and be together, but that doesn’t stop Hauk from being self-conscious and feeling undeserving. There were some things that left me a little confused like the fact that the ‘bad guys’ weren’t entirely defeated, or that what happened to Hauk was never fully explained, instead it was like we just accepted that answer that ‘he did it and that was that. Then there was also my confusion about the fact that he walked out half naked in the first book (after taking a shower) and he is pretty self-conscious about his figure in this novel. However, there were so many other intimate moments between Jolie and Hauk that I couldn’t help but love their story. I’m not a big science fiction fan, but I was more than able to look past that. I loved the additional characters that were all vastly different. I also loved the Norse mythology that was mixed in there. But, above all it was Jolie and Hauk that won me over. The fact that they would do anything for each other and proved it made me giddy and weak all over.

Good:

Haul/Wesley Haukon- Damaged more internally then externally, in my opinion. Loves Jolie and is willing to do anything for her except let her in. He is a guy any girl could fall for.

Jolie- Proves that The Underlight isn’t a Boys-Only Club and that she can keep up with the rest of them pretty easily. Wants everything that Hauk is offering and more.

Bad: 

Sometimes I don’t believe that two characters could mis-interpret each other to this extent. Even when one character tells the other something it’s like it was never said, or they couldn’t have possibly meant it that way. Makes no sense to me.

The science fiction part of this series was a little out of my zone, so sometimes I was a little bored or confused, or just found some stuff to be “filler”.

Overall (Writing style, story line, and general):

Overall the book was still enjoyable, but I do have the feeling I was reading it just to wrap it up, and to finally read about Jolie and Hauk being together and finally admitting their feelings. There was some room for improvement, but it was an enjoyable and adventurous read overall. I am happy that I took the plunge into the world of The Underlight.

Previously In the Series:

 How Beauty Met the Beast (#1)-> Click for review
How Beauty Saved the Beast (#2)-> Click for review

Viewer Type Recommendation:

If you are a lover of Adult Romance and Adult Science-Fiction that this is a series for you!

If you liked this you'll probably love:

Last Kiss Goodnight by Gena Showalter, The Cat’s Meow by Stacey Kennedy, Coveted by Shawntelle Madison, An Everlasting Bite by Stacey Kennedy, Jolie Wilkins series by H.P. Mallory, Demon Hunting inDixie by Lexi George, Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost, Katherine “Kitty” Katt series by Gini Koch, Mercy Thompson Series and Alpha & Omega series by Patricia Briggs

Read Completely: 
Yes

Author Website/Blog: http://www.jaxgarren.com
Twitter: @JCGarren
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JaxGarren

This book was provided courtesy of the author/publisher for review; however, this is no way affected my review.

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