Book Title: The Beauty (The Beauty & The Thief Series)
Author: Ashlee Taylor
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: January 30, 2017
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions
Art Gallery owner Emmeline Billings vowed to keep her parents legacy alive by helping struggling artists.
Having lived a shell of a life since their passing she finds her true self when other family members show their true colors threatening what she’s built.
What she wasn’t prepared for was the thief in the night.
Sebastian Stuart has lived a life in the shadows. He’s watched Emmeline from those shadows grow into a beautiful woman.
Seeing her living a shell of herself, he’s determined to help her. Sebastian re-enters her life when he can no longer stand by and watch.
He does the only thing he knows how to do – steals her heart.
The doorbell rang and the noise resounded through the whole house, I cringed knowing that soon I’d have to be polite and presentable to my parents’ friends. I knew they had a little kid, a girl with a weird sounding name. I just hope she didn’t cry and whine as much as my friend’s little brothers and sisters do.
“Sebastian, can you come down now? Our guests have arrived.” Mom called out and I groaned.
Throwing down the controller of my video game, I trudged down the steps venting my anger with every movement.
“Here he is, Sebastian my boy.” Dad said, his arm outstretched pulling me into a hug. “Sebastian, these are our dearest friends, Cecile and Ezra Billings and their daughter Emmeline.”
“Hello, nice to meet you.”
“Oh Sebastian, you’ve grown up so much since we saw you last, I believe you were our Linnie’s age.” Mrs. Billings commented and I smiled.
“Linnie, darling, this is Sebastian. Can you say hi to Sebastian?”
A little tiny head poked from behind Mr. Billings, a big mess of brown curls came flopping out. Her face lit up as she saw me, as if I was something she’d never seen before. Her eyes were big and the weirdest color I’d ever seen, purple I think. When she stepped around to stand in front of me, I looked down at this little person while she just stared at me.
“Hi Assin.” She said with a wave, causing my parents and hers to laugh.
“Sebastian.” I said. “My name is Sebastian.”
“Assin.” She exclaimed before throwing her arms up in the air and hugging my legs.
“Aww, she likes you Sebastian.” My mother whispered to me before placing a kiss on my cheek.
“Well, I don’t like her.” I mumbled low and under my breath so no one could hear me.
As she grew up reading was put to the side but the book Fifty Shades of Grey brought back the love of the written word. Swallowing every book she could get her hands on while befriending authors. Eventually becoming a beta reader and helping authors work out critical scenes and plot progressions.
Through this process, Ashlee decided to write the stories in her head.