Beauty in Summer by Ella Goode
Series: Beauty #2
Also in this series: Beauty in Spring
Published by Self-published on April 4th 2017
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The classic fairy tale...
Beauty and the Beast
Bellamy Beaumont thought nothing could be worse than being broke and jobless. Then she found out her parents sold her to a mysterious company with its headquarters far from town. Inside the huge but plain concrete building she finds a growling new boss who doesn't seem to want a new assistant. But who also refuses to let her leave. And what is his obsession with her scent?
Adrian Garrett's life is fine. Perfectly fine. He runs his pack and his company with efficiency and has no time for a mate. No matter how loud and how angry his wolf becomes, Garrett believes that a mate is unnecessary. That is, until Bellamy is brought to his attention. One sniff and he's smitten.
The problem is that Bellamy is a human and Garrett's a wolf. Can one beauty save the beast?
Well, Beauty in Summer didn’t work as much as its predecessor did for me. This Beauty and the Beast variation left me feeling a bit unfulfilled.
Bellamy is a down on her luck young woman. When she is dragged by her parents to a job interview at a weird feeling company the alarm bells in her head start to ring louder and louder. It turns out there’s not really a position for her there and she is kind of a prisoner.
Adrian is the alpha of the pack, and he’s been steadily losing control of his wolf. While his pack thinks that would all be sorted if he found his mate, he refuses. That is until yummy smelling Bella is brought to him.
I felt the whole my-parents-sold-me-to-a-group-of-werewolves thing was a bit out there, and Adrian and Bellamy don’t really get to know each other. While I usually love the mate insta-love, in this story it didn’t work for me. As there wasn’t much character development I couldn’t really connect to them or their romance. I wish there had been an epilogue, and when I discovered there wasn’t one I totally pouted like a three-year-old.
With some action and suspense as well as some sexy shenanigans, I liked the overall idea of the story and I think it could have worked perfectly for me with a little more depth. As it was, I enjoyed the time I spent reading Beauty in Summer, even though I was left wanting more.
Rating: 3 “Call me Alpha” Stars
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