New release and review : Beauty of a Monster by Eleanor Lloyd Jones & Katie Fox


Title: Beauty of A Monster: Seduction (Beauty of A Monster Duet, #1)
Authors: Eleanor Lloyd-Jones & Katie Fox

Release Date: May 2nd 2017





A house filled with well-kept secrets.

A delicate balance of order and control.


A story of a life ripped apart by grief and blame…


… and the whirlwind of color and optimism who turns his existence upside


… with the strength of her love.


Beauty of A Monster: Seduction (Beauty of A Monster Duet, #1)
Text Copyright © 2017 Eleanor Llyod-Jones & Katie Fox
All Rights Reserved
Will’s words flew
through the air as fast as the snowball had soared, and the second Joey
recognized the serious tone that accompanied them, she froze, panic in her eyes
as she realized Will was between her and the safety of the house. Her only
other option was to run off into the darkness of the grounds, and there was no
chance of that happening. A split second decision had her hauling arse towards
the corner of the building, hoping to God she could get past him fast enough.
The moment she set off
running, Will stepped to the side and reached out his arm in an attempt to grab
her, but she was too fast. Her nimble frame dodged and twisted to the side
leaving his fingers grasping at nothing but thin air. Annoyance had him turning
around, his arms lifting into the air and his hands clasping on top of his
head, his eyes closing.
Only a moment slipped
by, though, before his stubbornness took a hold of him and he in turn set off
running, watching as her tiny body disappeared around the corner, an extreme
feeling of Deja vu filling his mind.
Why was he always
chasing her?
A strange rush of
adrenaline surged through him as his wide strides found him at the door only a
second or two behind her, and the jingle of female laughter, laced with playful
fear, wafted through the gap and into the winter air sending a tingle of
undefined lust down his spine.
Goddamn her.




Our review

4.5 stars

What a beautifully written romantic love story! How my heart ached for Joey and Will. This book has everything I yearn to read in a mind-blowing romance novel: a great plot, great characters, great chemistry between the two main protagonists and a dark storyline filled with mystery to keep the readers reading when the romance part is temporarily toned down.

Joey is a great heroine. She is smart, funny, determined and really doesn’t take people’s crap very well. Her only weakness seems to be her heart. Joey cares too much sometimes.

Will, aahh, sweet, handsome…. He really is a prince charming under all that cold-hearted attitude and suppressed emotions. As the plot develops Joey and Will find passion between them that is totally erotic and yet sweet at the same time.

“Maybe all he needs is saving.”

“This is what she wanted-all of him. His darkness and his light, his good and his bad and everything in between, no matter how ugly he thought it may be.”

The story had some elements of Cinderella, but didn’t follow the traditional story exactly, but that’s ok. It was a wonderful story, and kept me interested and entertained. All in all a nicely told story and I am really looking forward to reading part two!!

In short:
Hero 5/5 | Heroine 5/5 | Plot (Point, Originality) 5/5 | Writing Style 4/5 | Steam 4/5 | Romance 5/5 | Angst-Suspense 4/5 | Darkness 3/5 | Humor 3/5 | Secondary Characters 4/5 | Drama-Conflict 5/5 | Mystery 4/5 | Twists 4/5 | Pacing Steady | Action 3/5


**ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review**





Raised in a little village in North Wales, a fierce love of
books and reading was instilled in me by my parents from a very early age, and
I have vivid memories of reading secretly under the blankets with a torch for
hours after lights out, often getting caught! I was blown away by The Borribles
Trilogy – Michael De Larrabeiti at nine years old, and it was then that I fell
head over heels with the idea of imaginary worlds. 


A persistent and professional daydreamer, something I still pride myself on
being, I spent most of my early childhood inside my own head making up stories
or scenarios, climbing trees, building dens or doing anything ‘arts and


Music also played a huge part of my young life. Growing up on The Beatles, U2
and Status Quo, my obsession with Top of the Pops and vinyl twelve inches grew
into a love affair with music that has only expanded over time: there is rarely
a moment where music is not playing in my life, and in turn, rarely a time when
I am not singing, even if it is only in my head! 


I had always thought I would write a book someday—it has been an ambition for
as long as I can remember—and I have always been told that I ‘have a way with
words’. Over the years, I’ve dabbled in the odd piece of prose, helped friends
to write letters and résumés and I pride myself on her hilarious lyrical genius
when composing poems for friends’ birthdays! 😉 


Life, however, got in the way and my dream was stored on the back burner as I
put myself through university and started a family. It was only when
I was nearing the ‘forty’ milestone that I decided it was time I got some of
the ramblings and chatterings in my head down on paper. 


A creative mum of one boisterous boy, I class myself as a Yorkshire gal now
after moving to Leeds when I was eleven. I work full time as a teacher, but I
grab every spare minute I can to write, be it on the train to work or by
foregoing sleep for an extra hour or two in the evenings.


My hope for the future is for people to fall in love with my characters as much
as I do. Not a big ask really!





Katie Fox

Katie Fox was born in Florida and raised in Pennsylvania,
where she still resides with her gamer husband and four-year-old son. An avid
reader and hopeless romantic, she is a sucker for a good love story. When not
found with her nose buried in a book, she’s usually spending time with her
family or in her writing cave, giving life to the voices in her head. 
Since a very young age, writing has been her
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