“This second installment, concentrated more on the growing relationship between Jolie and Hauk. Jolie's kind of ex, Paul, reappears and Hauk's ex, Ashley shows up, just to stir up some drama and jealousy. There was less action here and I didn't mind at all, I enjoyed the emotional development of the characters. Jolie and Hauk are hot together and so sweet. Wish book 3 was out already.”SaturnNalia wrote this review Sunday, June 2, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I'm really enjoying the characters in this series! Now, if only the plots could get better...I see the potential tho. Great narration by Therese Plummer. I still don't know exactly what genre we have here...LOL”Lupdilup wrote this review Thursday, March 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“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. ”Angie D wrote this review Tuesday, February 26, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Check out my review and two teasers here: http://frommetoyouvideophoto.blogspot.com/2013/02/idolizing-in-tales-of-underlight-series.html”Jess @ From Me to You ... Book Reviews wrote this review Tuesday, February 19, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Book 2 in the Tales of the Underlight series, How Beauty Saved the Beast was a fantastic sequel and I enjoyed this book more than the first. The first was an introduction to the Underlight and how Hauk and Jolie first met. This book was had more action, more romantic tension and more mystery. It just had more and I loved it all. This is a fast paced action adventure with romance and Ms Garren’s writing style is so addictive that I couldn’t stop turning the pages just to see if Hauk and Jolie finally get together.
Jolie is a Burlesque dancer from a family that is extremely wealthy and is in high political standing. But Jolie’s Father is head of the Order of Ananke, a cult that is trying to take over the world. Jolie had no idea growing up that her Father was involved and only found out two months ago.
Hauk is ex-military, a fugitive and the best defence that The Underlight has against the Order of Ananke. Hauk was severely hurt during his last stint in Afghanistan, with burns covering most of his body and also losing most of a leg. Hauk is scarred horribly and when he is in a fight, goes into a “RAGE” where he actually blacks out, but the beast emerges and Hauk is unstoppable. He doesn’t seem to feel pain and has super healing abilities, but doesn’t know friend from foe, except for Jolie. He knows to protect her at all costs.
Jolie has come to terms with Hauk’s scars and doesn’t even notice them anymore. She knows the man inside is the most warm hearted and caring person she has ever met and is trying to work out where her feelings for Haul are. Hauk can only think about Jolie, every day and every night Jolie is always on his mind. He is determined to have her for himself and is trying to work up the courage to ask her out. But can he overcome his own fears of letting Jolie touch his scars, trusting her fully and realising she likes him for the man inside?
Hauk’s childhood sweetheart, Ashley gets a transfer to the Austin Underlight branch, Jolie is extremely jealous and realises she does have feelings for Hauk, but is not certain what kind of relationship Hauk and Ashley have. Ashley is everything Jolie isn’t and that angers her even more.
The Order of Ananke has been trying to capture Hauk and turn him into a baddie. They are experimenting on Hauk to try and get him out of his rages; they have no idea how to stop him. Jolie has been training with Hauk so she is able to help him and she has to find the strength within herself and overcome her fears in order to do so.
Follow along with Jolie and Hauk as they decide where their feeling lie and if they can overcome their own fears. Can Jolie rescue Hauk from himself and the Order of Ananke? Who will betray them all and discover how to stop Hauk’s rages? Will Jolie and Hauk finally get together and stop all the tension between them? Watch as they both discover their own strength for loyalty and what it means to be a friend. This was a fantastic sequel and I cannot wait for book 3, How Beauty Loved the Beast that is due out in May 2013.”
“Jolie Benoit has now joined the Underlight. The Underlight is a secret organization, its main goal is to neutralize the Ananke. The Ananke is a goddess worshipping group of magical users that is intent on world domination and control at any cost.
Wesley Haukon, Hauk, is her trainer. An ex-military sergeant, Hauk was badly disfigured by fire. The circumstances around the accident that killed his squad and destroyed his appearance are questionable at best, but Hauk has been tried and found guilty for the death and murder of his squad and is now hiding in the Underlight.
Hauk and Jolie have some serious communication issues but one thing is for certain, the sexual attraction between them is combustible. Hauk wants to protect Jolie from any harm and Jolie just wants to be one of the team.
The Ananke is once again after Hauk and Jolie must rely on her inner strength and new found friendships to save her friend.
There is just something about Jax Garren’s writing the pulls me in. I get completely riveted to her story telling. The twist on Beauty and the Beast and not what you would expect and I am definitely thrilled with her adaptation. Jolie is from a rich family, who has deep ties in the Ananke’s ranks. Hauk is from a poorer upbringing, with an mysterious super human ability. I loved watching these two wonderful characters develop and their relationship grow. Now that I’ve read 2 books in this series its official, I’m a full fledge fan!
This ARC copy of How Beauty Saved the Beast was given to me by Carina Press in exchange for an honest review. Publish Date February 11, 2013.”