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Sexy Beast

3.53  ·  Rating details ·  267 ratings  ·  56 reviews
Yeah, I did it.
I signed on to be an “intimate companion.”
Desperate times and desperate measures lead to crazy choices.
Really, though, it’s not that crazy. Someone has to pay my brother’s bills after the wreck, and I’m the only someone left.
My first job: snuggle up to a sexy beast of a billionaire at one of his luxury ski resorts.
I can do that.
Except I’m not so sure h
Published April 12th 2018
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Bibliophile  Chloe
Apr 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a hot, hot, hot novella by Ella J.!

I wish that this story was longer! Sexy Beast is the story of Darcy and James.  

Darcy is in financial dire straits and finds a job as a "companion" to James, a billionaire recluse.  You find through the story James' tragic backstory.  But what you don't see is the wicked twist!  It totally threw me through a loop! I did NOT see it coming! And what a hella twist it was!  Read the book and you will agree with me!

This is an extremely fast read, it went too qu
Eve (Between The Bookends)
Apr 04, 2018 rated it really liked it


description~WRITING - PLOT - PACE~
This turned out to be quite a good novella despite its length. The writing was very good. The pace was perfect. The plot actually had some depth to it which surprised me given it only took me an hour to read. Last, it was all wrapped up in a sweet bonus story which was really just a one year later epilogue.

JAMES...I liked James. His character was maybe a little underdeveloped due to the length of the novella and the fact it is all told in Darcy's POV. But he had th
Cierra McCauley (Cierra's Corner)
Sexy Beast was Freaking Amazing!!! I devoured this book in a few hours, not stoping once! I more than Loved It!! Sexy is an understatement! It was alluring and provocative! Crank the ac down because this book was HOT! Darcy is just trying to do what she has to do."desperate times desperate measures" She has no idea what she has gotten her self into! I loved her and her kind hearted innocence! James had me intrigued and curious from his first encounter with Darcy! He definitely will give you a la ...more
Crystal's Book World ~ Crystal Cordova
Sexy Beast is a bundle of surprises. We meet Darcy in the first few pages. She feels like she is at a new low in her life. I couldn't blame her. She was stuck and her only family member needs her help more than ever. So she ventures out on a new job. She meets our sexy beast James!! Once I learned how he lived and the anxiety he lives with, this story felt a teensy bit familiar to Beauty and the Beast! I adore that fairy tale, but this short story puts in the extra heat!

I would have loved a full
Bex (Beckie Bookworm)
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Release Date-12/4/18

"Sexy Beast" Is a short novella by Ella J, and surprisingly for such a short read not only did I find this enjoyable it was also incredibly emotive, unusual to find in such a brief story.
So this tells the story of Darcy and James and right from the beginning, I found this an easy tale to get lost in.
This is told from Darcys POV and despite not getting an in-depth look at James inner psyche I still felt a big connection towards him.
Maybe because
Natalie #northsouthbookblog
Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs-2018
Wow! What a smokin’ hot novella by the amazing Ella J, I would of loved for it to be longer, and I just couldn’t put it down.

Darcy Ellis, dutiful sister turned high end escort. After struggling to pay for her brothers mounting medical bills, takes on her first job as a ‘companion’ where she meets the ‘sexy beast’ himself. Mr James Harrington, reclusive multimillionaire Ice King with a tragic past.

Their two worlds collide in more ways than one in a plot twist I did not see coming at all!!

Alejandra Tolentino  (Girls behind the Books)
Five steamy stars! Be prepared for a sexy, hot & fast read!

Damn it! This was a sexy, hot and fast read. I absolutely loved and enjoyed Sexy Beast by Ella J. I still feel the tingling sensation on my skin that lust and desire left after reading this book. My cheeks were flushed all the time.

The chemistry between the characters is hot AF! This is the kind of book that once you start reading it, you won't be able to put it down until you devour each page as a starved bibliophile. The pace is
Lady Heather

"5 - Cracking the Ice King's Heart Stars!"

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Sexy Beast by Ella J
Release Date: April 12th
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Clarissa Wild

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Yeah, I did it.
I signed on to be an “intimate companion.”
Desperate times and desperate measures lead to crazy choices.
Really, though, it’s not that crazy. Someone has to pay my brother’s bills after the wreck, and I’m the only someone left.
My first job: snuggle up to a sexy beast of a
Cee Cee Houston
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sexy Beast by Ella J is one HAWT little novella. It’s a fast paced story about Darcy Ellis, a woman desperately in need of cash, quickly. She has a long term commitment that requires a huge sum of money and no way to pay for it. When the opportunity to become a high paid escort to a reclusive billionaire presents itself, Darcy has no option but to go for it. She’s never done this sort of thing before and has no idea what lies ahead.
James Harrington is the man who has hired Darcy through an escor
Brittany from Can’t Quit Books
Darcy is struggling to pay for her brother’s medical bills, so she takes a job as a high-end escort. She doesn’t want this job, but the money is too good to pas up. James is a billionaire who likes his space in the secluded mountain resort he has built. When Darcy and James meet, they can feel the chemistry between each other. He has his reasons for buying an escort, and the reason makes you fall in love with him a little bit more.

Darcy is very supportive and a go getter. She will anything for
Sissy's Romance Book Review
4.5 stars
Sexy Beast by Ella J. is the story of Darcy and James.
James is a very rich man who due to a past hurt likes to keep to himself and uses an escort service which puts him to meet. Darcy.
Darcy is 26 years old trying to take care of her brother Denny who had a car accident that has left hi in a coma for almost a year. Denny is now awake but needs expensive physical therapy to hopefully make him walk again. So to raise the money fast she quit school and took up with an escort service. Darc
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Darcy Ellis is brand new in her job as companion. She needs the money, desperatedly. And her first assignement is in a ski resort. There she meets a broken shell of a man, indecent rich Ice King James Harrington. He´s as cold as his ski slopes, he´s a terse man. He has strict rules, but Darcy weasels her way into his life and heart.
Sexy Beast by Ella J. is Darcy and James´ story and a seriously scorching hot read.
Sexy Beast is a novella,a quick read, well written with great characters and I give
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: safe

Goodness this book is steamy, sexy quick but thorough read. Darcy is at the end of her rope trying to do everything she can for her brother Denny. He was in a horrible car crash and needs extensive therapy to help him walk again but there's no way she can pay it with a normal job. So she signs up to be an escort for the wealthy. Her first client is the Ice King and after meeting James she can understand why the nickname. He makes it perfectly clear there will be nothing physical between them. Bu
Apr 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is a quick read, but what an intriguing, sexy ride it is!

Darcy never imagined how closely intertwined her life is with that of James Harrington when they first meet. Their relationship & connection quickly moves beyond that of the job Darcy was paid to do. The chemistry between them is perfect - every touch, every glance, nuance and insinuation is done in such vivid detail - you can't doubt how electric it is.

When all the secrets come out, the Ice King proves that only his Queen can th
Michelle Brace (Wicked Babes Blog Reviews)
Wow count me in as a fan of Ella J!!! I LOVED this novella. I wasn't sure what to expect but what I got was something I was hooked to until the very end. The twists that come and the budding romance had me engrossed.

Good things come in small packages because although I flew through this book I was satisfied with the story line and characters. I didn't feel that there was anything lacking because the story didn't feel rushed at all.

I highly recommend this book and I can't wait for more by Ella
Apr 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-books-2018
WHOA!!! What a sexy, hot novella by Ella J!! Sexy Beast is a quick fun, fast paced novella about Darcy and James.

When Darcy's brother has an accident, and she's left the financial responsibility, she turns to being an "intimate companion" an escort of sorts. That's when she meets the ultra rich, very suave and sexy recluse, James.

There is a HUGE twist I definitely didn't see coming, and was left like... WHAT??? All in all it was a quick, fun, very very HOT, sexy read with a great storyline! I
Apr 13, 2018 rated it really liked it


Sexy Beast is absolutely, positively steamy and quick - the best kind of novella. These authors give the readers just enough characterization & story-line to engage me in their story and give me a satisfying romance.

It is a novella, so obviously the character development of the hero and heroine are not going to be as in depth as we would normally expect or want in a novel. However, within these chapters the authors are able to create characters
Cee Cee Houston
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sexy Beast by Ella J is one HAWT little novella. It’s a fast paced story about Darcy Ellis, a woman desperately in need of cash, quickly. She has a long term commitment that requires a huge sum of money and no way to pay for it. When the opportunity to become a high paid escort to a reclusive billionaire presents itself, Darcy has no option but to go for it. She’s never done this sort of thing before and has no idea what lies ahead.
James Harrington is the man who has hired Darcy through an escor
Apr 16, 2018 rated it liked it
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Apr 08, 2018 rated it liked it
This fast-paced, deliciously sexy novella from Ella James and an anonymous writing partner will get your juices flowing, dear readers. The hot headboard rocking blisters from its heat. So a word of advice: strap on your vibrators because you will have NEEDS.

Darcy and James make a compelling couple. You feel like you know her pretty well, but his development feels a little too sparse. Part of this is due to the novella format, I'm sure, just as I think that's the reason why the resolution feels r
Jodi Bird (Ruby Red Romance Review)
5 Ruby Red Lip Review by Jodi for Ruby Red Romance Review

I freaking loved this book. I love it so hard. This little gem of a story was everything I wanted and so much more. James and Darcy were amazing and their chemistry was off the freaking charts. I can't say anymore about how much I loved this book. This book was  beautifully written. I loved the idea behind needing to help family and being willing to do anything to accomplish that. I loved that this was a short story, but I wanted so much m
Pauline (Passionate About Books)
A hot, molten volcano ready to burst!
When life forces you to become a High-End-Escort to educated, elite and discerning clientele so that you can save the only family member you have left. On your first gig you are to cater to the Ice King's every need... an imposing, ruthless man who is 100% in charge of everything... but not his feelings when he falls for a woman who is somehow connected to his miserable past. A fast-paced, mysterious yet Oh, so sexy novella I highly enjoyed reading non-stop!
♥️Fantasy Land  Book Reviewer♥️
This is my first Ella J book and it is really good. It is a shorter story, around a novella size. But the story is strong and the characters have a wonderful chemistry with them. I really enjoyed this story and it won't be my last! I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy for my honest review. ...more
Maïwenn  B
Apr 12, 2018 rated it liked it
A fast paced, sweet and spicy story! Though quite predictable, Sexy Beast offers sweet moments, and even some unexpected twists. The storyline felt a bit short for me, probably because I love more than anything reading about characters struggles and personal development, but didn't stop me from having a good time. I have loved to read a bit more about Darcy's brother ;)

To conclude this was a light, short read, predictable but overall very pleasant.
Karen Swoffer
Apr 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sexy Beast by Ella J

Love, betrayal, loss, then an undeniable chemistry.

James Harrington is the owner of multiple international ski resorts. Professionally he’s successful, but emotionally he’s a secluded mess.
Darcy Ellis is struggling to pay her brother’s medical bills after his accident. She comes across an ad for a high end escort. James needs “arm candy” for the opening week of his newest mountain resort. She feels the walls James has but up are not impenetrable because of this “heat” in
Jami Jones
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beauitful fast paced story!!

Sexy beast was a beauitful and fast paced story. I really enjoyed it, the only this is I wanted more of the story but definitely a great read!!
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
Original review:

This one is going to be hard to review. I need to be direct: I didn’t like the book. But I’m in a mood and I’m afraid this review is going to pay the price. I have just watched the tenth chapter of Star Wars: Rebels season 4 and I need to yell at something. Anything!! Maybe that way I will stop crying…

In this short book we meet Darcy, a woman that has to take care of his brother who needs a lot of money to pay for his treatment. Due to tha
Nightbird Novels
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc
2.5 Stars

Darcy is in desperate need of money, Helping her brother pay his mounting medical debt and getting him the treatment he needs for his continued recovery isn't cheap. Out of options for jobs that pay enough, she signs on to be an escort and is assigned to her very first job out in the middle of nowhere...

James Harrington is called the Ice King for a reason. Sequestering himself on the top of his exclusive mountain resort, he prefers his life in solitude.

Darcy was hired to help James host
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Romantic, sexy...and so much more!

What a great plot, stellar writing, and pacing. What starts out as a tawdry beginning, blossoms into a sexy, sweet romance with plenty of steaminess. I loved the hero and the heroine, they are perfect together. Darcy and James are competent individuals who share compassion and integrity.

In dire need of funds to help her brother’s hospital bills, Darcy Ellis turns to escort service for high-end clientele. She’s hired by rich billionaire, James Harrington for the
Apr 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-5-star
This blurb caught me from the very beginning. It sounded hot and steamy, with a smidgen of angst. I'm not the biggest fan of angst in books-it has to be GOOD and serve a true purpose. This novella had a touch of angst and I was perfectly fine with it.

I liked Darcy and I liked James. Truly, I did. There's a spark between them that is immediate, and it's 100% believable. With a novella, I expect that some things need to happen quickly-like chemistry-and it can sometimes feel forced. That certainl
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