Tales of the Underlight

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 553 ratings

How Beauty Met the Beast Publisher's Summary

The Beast

Scarred. Damaged. Living with a terrible secret. Agent of the Underlight Wesley "Hauk" Haukon has nothing left but the fight for liberty against the oppressive Order of Ananke. He's starting to lose hope... and then he sees her.

The Beauty

Despite her night job as a burlesque dancer, grad student Jolie Benoit has always played the mostly good girl. That all changes following a scorching sexual encounter with a stranger whose face she doesn't see. After she's kidnapped by thugs and rescued by a man with a very familiar voice, Jolie becomes a pawn in a struggle she never knew existed.

Hauk knows he cannot have her, and resolves to protect his heart and his secrets. But as they work together and grow closer, he finds new reason to keep fighting. Dare he risk hope in a new life, one where Jolie can see past his ravaged face and where their friendship can grow into something more?

The trilogy continues in How Beauty Saved the Beast.

©2012 Jax Garren (P)2012 Audible, Inc
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  • Book 1

    • How Beauty Met the Beast

    • Book One of Tales of the Underlight
    • By: Jax Garren
    • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
    • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 247
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 228

    The Beast Scarred. Damaged. Living with a terrible secret. Agent of the Underlight Wesley 'Hauk' Haukon has nothing left but the fight for liberty against the oppressive Order of Ananke. He's starting to lose hope...and then he sees her. The Beauty Despite her night job as a burlesque dancer, grad student Jolie Benoit has always played the mostly good girl. That all changes following a scorching sexual encounter with a stranger whose face she doesn't see.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Left me wanting more...

    • By Sharon on 06-02-13

    Regular price: $4.95

  • Book 2

    • How Beauty Saved the Beast

    • Book Two of Tales of the Underlight
    • By: Jax Garren
    • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rated book 2 by mistake, instead of 3!

    • By Kindle Customer on 05-20-13

    Regular price: $17.95

  • Book 3

    • How Beauty Loved the Beast

    • Tales of the Underlight, Book 3
    • By: Jax Garren
    • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    An unexpected clue to the Order of Ananke's diabolical scheme rattles Jolie Benoit, and she turns to Sargent Wesley Haukton 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lived up to the first book!

    • By Kindle Customer on 05-20-13

    Regular price: $17.95