Review: Beauty Series (Books 1 & 2) by Skye Warren

Friday, June 21, 2013

This series is a collection of novellas about a battled scarred war hero and a college student who becomes his lover. This is also a series for 18+ readers.

Published: November 27, 2011
Self Published
Series: Beauty #1
Source: Personal Purchase (Free)
Author's Website
Available: Barnes & Noble / Amazon / ARe
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Erin cleans Mr. Morris’s house twice a week, soaking up every moment with the reclusive ex-soldier she secretly loves. Blake Morris knows he’s scarred both inside and out and is no good for the beautiful young woman who cleans his house to pay for college. But when Erin walks in on Blake touching himself and moaning her name, all bets are off.

Beauty Touched the Beast is a short erotic story of lovers finding refuge with each other. Not for those under 18 years of age or those uncomfortable with the subject matter.

"Sweet, touching and erotic, Beauty Touched the Beast was wonderful.” - Sizzling Hot Book Reviews

Author's Note: By popular demand, the story of Erin and Blake will continue in serial format! The first installment, Beneath the Beauty, will be available May 2013.

Published:May 20, 2012
Self Published
Series: Beauty #2
Source: Author (for review)
Available: Barnes & Noble / Amazon / ARe
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In the long anticipated sequel to Amazon Erotica Bestseller Beauty Touched the Beast, Erin and Blake explore their new intimacy and encounter old enemies.

When Blake receives an offer to return to his alma mater as associate professor, he knows this is his chance to reenter the world—and to be worthy of the woman he loves. Erin wants this chance for him to heal… even if it means leaving her behind.

Beneath the Beauty is a novella in the Beauty serial.

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Beauty Touched the Beast (Beauty #1) ~

Beauty Touched the Beast is the beginning and where we find out about our two main characters Blake and Erin. The blurb for this short gives you exactly what it says so I‘m not going to go into specific details with this one…its short and erotic. This story along with the others are also not as dark as Skye Warren’s other books. The Beauty Series are stories of two damaged people attempting to have a working relationship.

I always love the way Skye Warren puts such intensity in her characters, even when they're messed up. Both Erin and Blake in this first book we discover are extremely attracted to each other, but do not act on their feelings because of one another’s various reasons. But its really Erin here who pushes more for them to take it further. Which I thought was quiet a refreshing thing to read. I have to say that I’m really sick of reading books with women who barely have any sexual experience whether they be college age or older. We’re in age and time where women should not be so damn un-inspired when it comes to sex.

I love when authors give me an adult book worth reading. No sappy ass females and over-bearing alphas and Skye Warren gave me this in Beauty Touched the Beast. It’s a very likable erotic twist on the fairy tale.

Beneath the Beauty (Beauty #2) ~

Beneath the Beauty continues Blake’s and Erin’s story. In the second book, these two are basically trying to figure the other out. They’re also trying to figure out their feelings for each other…yes love was declared on both sides, BUT as I’ve said with these two being so damaged…its still a work in progress.

It’s been two weeks since Erin and Blake started seeing each other. Both Blake and Erin have there issues…Blake feels like he’s taking advantage of Erin and is still fighting his demons because of his scars. Erin trusts Blake, but she’s still insecure about herself.

Beneath the Beauty gives us middle ground I think. Although Blake and Erin are open and honest with one another, there are still things left unsaid. Both fight insecurities…both even though they love one another are really unsure of were this relationship is heading. Someone from Blake’s past wants in again and Erin because of the way she grew up isn't quite sure how to handle it.

Again, Skye Warren gives you angst and rolling emotions. Reading while these two tried to figure out how to deal with their relationship bordered on frustrating, which in turn kept me reading.

There is sex in both books mainly Beneath the Beauty. This is erotica so there should be sex, it’s Skye Warren classic…hot and dirty. But the background story is intriguing and I want to see where Blake and Erin go from here.

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  1. I hear ya. I'm still decorating after 2 in mines...lols. I've been good..a little stressed, but life goes on.

    She does...try her books Hear Me or Wanderlust...super dark.

  2. You just got to buckle down and get to it! LOL Aw stressed is no fun! You'll get through it tho. =)

    I'll look into those.