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A Beauty Uncovered A beastly boss is tamed in this Secrets of Eden book from Andrea Laurence CEO Brody Eden is a loner The brooding billionaire has secrets that he refuses to unveil to anyone until he meets his new assistant, Samantha Davis She s temptation personified, and she s sitting right outside his door Samantha s never met a man as guarded and gorgeous as Brody She doesn t want to fall for her boss, but there s something about Brody Beneath his gruff manner, Sam senses tenderness and an intense passion waiting to be unleashed And she ll make it her mission to enter his lair and his bed This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Quick light read, the time this couple got together is so short it is unbelievable.Reread and remember I didn t like this one much I really don t like the h, she seems very shallow, superficial and ditsy, with all the focus on her clothes, doing nails and jewelry Nothing wrong in being a fashionista usually but the way she does it just grinds on my nerves all those pink eye roll and we do not really see anything besides that aspect of her I m around a third way through and remember I d Quick light read, the time this couple got together is so short it is unbelievable.Reread and remember I didn t like this one much I really don t like the h, she seems very shallow, superficial and ditsy, with all the focus on her clothes, doing nails and jewelry Nothing wrong in being a fashionista usually but the way she does it just grinds on my nerves all those pink eye roll and we do not really see anything besides that aspect of her I m around a third way through and remember I d read this one already, not liking it, so gonna just DNF directly v Excellent book, a real beauty and the beast story I really liked both Sam and Brody Sam takes the job as Brody s assistant while her godmother is on vacation Because of terrible scarring Brody never goes out in public Brody doesn t expect the beautiful Sam to be oblivious to his scars He is very attracted to her but still cautious Sam is just as attracted to him but wary of getting involved as she just left a bad relationship with her former boss As they get to know each other their feeli Excellent book, a real beauty and the beast story I really liked both Sam and Brody Sam takes the job as Brody s assistant while her godmother is on vacation Because of terrible scarring Brody never goes out in public Brody doesn t expect the beautiful Sam to be oblivious to his scars He is very attracted to her but still cautious Sam is just as attracted to him but wary of getting involved as she just left a bad relationship with her former boss As they get to know each other their feelings deepen, but will Sam be able to get the beast out of his cave Sam was great She takes the job as temporary assistant to Brody because it s the only job she can find right now She only gets it because she is filling in for her godmother while she is on vacation She got let go from her last job after a bad relationship with her boss there She is told that Brody can be prickly but as long as she does her job it will be fine She is also told that he has terrible scarring and the best thing she can do is not react to it Brody doesn t even come out of his office the first few days and Sam loses her temper with him When he finally makes an appearance she doesn t react to the scars, she is too fascinated by his eyes Now she wants nothingthan to really get to know this fascinating man I loved the way that she didn t put up with his rudeness at the beginning and stood her ground when he confronted her After that everything she did went further toward breaking down the walls that Brody has erected around himself Thethey were together theshe saw a caring and sensitive man I loved the way that she drew him further and further out of his shell Her love for him grew stronger every day But with that love came the realization that being with him meant living in the shadows and she had a hard time with that Her wish to help him created a huge misunderstanding that tore them apart.Brody is incredibly smart and has become extremely wealthy As a child he was horribly scarred when his father threw battery acid on him He had it better when he was with his foster family, but his scarring has changed his life He avoids being around people, not wanting to deal with their reactions His few relationships with women have soured him on the idea of love because they have all beeninterested in his money than in him He is drawn to Sam right away He can t believe someone so beautiful is not affected by his scars I loved his sweet and romantic side When she visited his home she got to see hisrelaxed side as he played with his dog, and his vulnerability as he tried to make a special dinner for her The secret he shared with her later made him all thea sympathetic character to me I loved seeing him open up evenwith her when they went on their trip It made their breakup scene evenheartbreaking as each said terrible things to the other I loved the scene when Agnes came back and had a long talk with him What Brody did after that was really among the best of romantic gestures by a hero This is the second in the Secrets of Eden series by this author This is Brody s story, the scarred reclusive computer whiz member of the family Samantha is his temporary secretary, put in place by her God mother while she s on holiday.The relationship that develops between Sam and Brody looks like being a little difficult because both of them have prickles Him because of his scars and Sam has made a bad choice in having a relationship with her former boss Seems like the girls in this series This is the second in the Secrets of Eden series by this author This is Brody s story, the scarred reclusive computer whiz member of the family Samantha is his temporary secretary, put in place by her God mother while she s on holiday.The relationship that develops between Sam and Brody looks like being a little difficult because both of them have prickles Him because of his scars and Sam has made a bad choice in having a relationship with her former boss Seems like the girls in this series have pretty poor judgement with men both making the same mistake in the type of guy, but that s the only real quibble I have with the stories.Brody is adorable He s sweet and romantic and the very opposite of sleazy happy sigh Sam, apart from aforesaid icky taste in men, is a bright and positive heroine, perfect for a man who spends a lot of time in the shadows.The background mystery that links this series is furthered along and it will be interesting to see how it plays out in the future books.This was a Netgalley arc SynopsisA beastly boss is tamed in this Secrets of Eden book from Andrea LaurenceCEO Brody Eden is a loner The brooding billionaire has secrets that he refuses to unveil to anyoneuntil he meets his new assistant, Samantha Davis She s temptation personified, and she s sitting right outside his door.Samantha s never met a man as guarded and gorgeous as Brody She doesn t want to fall for her boss, but there s something about Brody Beneath his gruff manner, Sam senses tendSynopsisA beastly boss is tamed in this Secrets of Eden book from Andrea LaurenceCEO Brody Eden is a loner The brooding billionaire has secrets that he refuses to unveil to anyoneuntil he meets his new assistant, Samantha Davis She s temptation personified, and she s sitting right outside his door.Samantha s never met a man as guarded and gorgeous as Brody She doesn t want to fall for her boss, but there s something about Brody Beneath his gruff manner, Sam senses tenderness and an intense passion waiting to be unleashed And she ll make it her mission to enter his lairand his bedMy Thoughts 4.5 StarsI love Beauty and the Beast theme romance novels and Andrea Laurence reminded me why this is still one of my favorite romance tropes I love reading about a vulnerable, scarred, and damaged hero not looking for love, but finding it anyway with a beauty who sees past the scars with acceptance and loving him for who he is Also, a little side note even though this is the second book of Laurence s Secrets of Eden series, it can be a standalone read I haven t read book one yet and A Beauty Uncovered still made sense.Brody is the owner of Eden Software Systems He s incredibly smart and rich, but a social recluse due to the scars marring his face and body that was caused by his abusive father He soon became a foster child and was fortunately taken in by Ken and Molly Edens when he was eleven Never did he expect that his new temporary assistant, Sam, would be the one to make him experience so many emotions foreign to him and most of all fall in love.Having lost her mother at the age of seven, Sam quickly stepped up to be the lady of the house and for that her father had always called her Daddy s Little Fixer If someone had a problem, Sam guaranteed it would be fixed So, when she starts her temporary position as Brody s assistant she naturally wants to help him, but she s mostly intrigued by him The scars doesn t faze or repulse her Rather, she wants to dig beneath his tough exterior She knows she shouldn t get involved with her boss due to a bad past experience, but after one kiss is shared in the office between the two she isdetermined to bring out the beast from behind the shadows.Laurence really has a great way of making the reader feel as if they re a part of the story Through the detailed descriptions and vivid images, I could feel and visualize the settings as if I were there with Sam and Brody I loved watching their romance blossom with time and the way Sam gradually broke down Brody s tough shield Their romance was filled with plenty of sparks it was sweet, passionate and sensual to top it off Although Brody s past was a heartbreaking one this story wasn t overshadowed with angst romance was still the core of this story.This story evoked many emotions from me while reading and even had a few cry worthy moments For example, that breakup scene just tore my heart to shreds the hurtful words exchanged between Sam and Brody, the palpable pain good thing I didn t have makeup on while reading What also surprised me while reading was the bit of mystery entwined with the story Not only did the romance got me turning the pages quickly, but the mystery surrounding Tommy Wilder I was on the edge of my seat trying to uncover Brody s darkest secret Now, I cannot wait for the next story of Andrea Laurence s Secrets of Eden series especially with the way A Beauty Uncovered ended Overall, a great story written by Andrea Laurence and one I d highly recommend Make sure to pick this one up A Beauty Uncovered features an enigmatic and sexy beastly hero, a vibrant beauty who breaches his fortress walls and coaxes him out of the darkness and a romantic and passionate storyline that will surely satisfy readers Beautifully written and poignant, A Beauty Uncovered is a love story that will captivate readers from the beginning to the very endI received an ARC from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. Nothing spectacular here but I love Beauty and the Beast so I m going to keep on reading these cheesy books If it were any other story, I probably would have hated it, but I didn t I ve read some pretty hard going books lately and sometimes I m in the mood afterwards when only some easy reading chicklit will suffice A Beauty Uncovered therefore seemed to fit the bill perfectly.Reclusive, prickly, millionaire boss with about a million idiosyncrasies Check.His new perky blonde PA, with a lot of confidence and a penchant for anything pink and sparkly Check.Pretty instant dynamic chemistry between them Check.Romance, humour and misunderstandings galore Check I really en I ve read some pretty hard going books lately and sometimes I m in the mood afterwards when only some easy reading chicklit will suffice A Beauty Uncovered therefore seemed to fit the bill perfectly.Reclusive, prickly, millionaire boss with about a million idiosyncrasies Check.His new perky blonde PA, with a lot of confidence and a penchant for anything pink and sparkly Check.Pretty instant dynamic chemistry between them Check.Romance, humour and misunderstandings galore Check I really enjoy romance novels but sometimes the formula gets a bit tired and overdone and the male characters just seem too perfect and good to be true I feel like I ve read the story before, if I m honest That s why I was so pleased to read about a man with real flaws Brody who is rude, prickly and NOT the perfect hunk for a change He is insecure and something of a prisoner to the scars that adorn his face and body, after being seriously abused as a child by his own father and cannot bear even going out in public Brody may be rich but he has zero confidence in himself and the only women he has gotten to know in the past have been attracted to him for his bank balance and not for him as a person.Factored into that heartbreaking story, we meet Samantha Bubbly and outgoing, not to mention beautiful, Sam has her own issues as well as a reputation as being a bit of a meddler and wanting to fix everything Is that the reason why she is so determined to get close to Brody, or could it possibly be that she is genuinely attracted to him This was a much better read than I had anticipated and I loved how it was a modern day fairytale with parallels to Beauty and the Beast The characters were really well developed and I enjoyed getting to know them The writer hasn t made them at all superficial and they were portrayed with their own flaws and quirks that made them engaging and fun to read about The attraction between them was instant but still slow building within the context of the story and it was nice not to read a rushed romance which can often be the case The sex scenes were well drawn and not cringey and overdone on metaphors and too much description, which can sometimes happen in a lot of romance novels There was some poignancy and humour throughout too, as well as the continuation of a murder mystery element that began in this book s predecessor that I found intriguing I ve not actually read any of Andrea Laurence s other books before and with this being the second in a series I was a bit concerned that there may be a back story already established that I would find somewhat confusing There is something of a back story there, but enough history is quickly provided here so that I was brought up to speed It has also made me want to go back and read book one to get to know Brody s other brothers and sister a bit better and pick upon the thread that runs through this book This book also ended on something of a cliff hanger with regards to the murder mystery element, so it is safe to say that I will be reading book three when it comes out as well It was certainly worth reading this book to get to experience a really good new to me romance author and thanks to both Netgalley and the publishers for the review opportunity I would recommend A Beauty Uncovered to anyone who enjoys well written contemporary romance I was fortunate enough to receive a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Let me start by saying this is the first book I have ever read by Andrea Laurence, but it will not be my last When I requested this book I just thought it sounded interesting and the cover was sexy but clean I was pleasantly surprised to find it was a new take on the classic Beauty and the Beast which is my FAVORITE It was adaptation I did not see coming and I LOVED IT The plot of the st I was fortunate enough to receive a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Let me start by saying this is the first book I have ever read by Andrea Laurence, but it will not be my last When I requested this book I just thought it sounded interesting and the cover was sexy but clean I was pleasantly surprised to find it was a new take on the classic Beauty and the Beast which is my FAVORITE It was adaptation I did not see coming and I LOVED IT The plot of the story is basically a reclusive billionaire has an assistant who is going on vacation He is very secretive and particular about who is hired The assistant brings her goddaughter in to work for him She is s Fixer he is not wanting to be fixed anyWill she see the real him when he meets her or will she see what the outside world wants to gawk at Honestly this is one of my favorite adaptations I loved it from start to finish They characters are heartfelt and real When I researched the author I found this book the second in a series I highly recommend this book and I personally cannot wait to read the others Wow I read this on a whim,recommended the book lol And I thought it to be adorable It was a modern day version of Beauty and the Beast with an office setting Great find. I first saw this on Netgalley and I knew I had to read it I loved the cover and since Netgalley denied my request I went out and bought it myself so take that Netgalley Brody, my heart hurt for him at times, but then other times I wanted to punch him, and Sam the woman is so pure of heart it s not funny no woman, sparkly or otherwise, had ever deliberately touched his scars like that With every fiber of his being, he wanted her to do it again Sam and Brody kind of get off on a rocky star I first saw this on Netgalley and I knew I had to read it I loved the cover and since Netgalley denied my request I went out and bought it myself so take that Netgalley Brody, my heart hurt for him at times, but then other times I wanted to punch him, and Sam the woman is so pure of heart it s not funny no woman, sparkly or otherwise, had ever deliberately touched his scars like that With every fiber of his being, he wanted her to do it again Sam and Brody kind of get off on a rocky start by that I mean Brody confuses the poor girl, oh, Sam said, not sure if she was relieved or disappoint I thought you were asking me to dinner or something But Brody knows how to quickly clear the air, takes a long a time doing it but he does, here Brody frowned and then nodded when he understood his mistake I m not asking you to work over the weekend, Sam I m asking you to have dinner with me tomorrow night A real date, like you suggested Once Brody and Sam get to know each otherwe learn that Brody is a passionate man, I told you I was taking you out for dinner, and you wear a dress that makes me want to take you home and strip you naked right now


About the Author: Andrea Laurence

Andrea Laurence has been a lover of reading and writing stories since she learned to read at a young age She always dreamed of seeing her work in print and is thrilled to finally be able to share her special blend of sensuality and dry, sarcastic humor with the world A dedicated West Coast girl transplanted into the Deep South, she s working on her own happily ever after with her boyfriend and their collection of animals including a Siberian Husky that sheds like nobody s business.


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