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Beauty and the Badge (Charlotte’s Cove #1) by Ella Fox

Beauty and the Badge Book Cover Beauty and the Badge
Charlotte's Cove
Ella Fox
12th November 2019

After being held up at gunpoint, Ashley Colton realizes that life in the big city isn’t for her. She decides to take the biggest risk of her life and move to Charlotte's Cove, the small seaside sanctuary where she’s vacationed every summer since childhood.

Everything falls perfectly into place until her first day of work, where she meets her new boss Tyler Jameson, the chief of police. The chemistry between Ashley and Tyler is instant and powerful, but for reasons of their own, both are cautious about jumping in.

When a woman from Tyler’s past surfaces, Ashley retreats, making Tyler realize that if he’s going to show Ashley she’s the only one who has his attention, then he needs to stop being hesitant and put everything on the line.

Is the badge powerful enough to win the beauty who holds his heart?

Tracey’s Review

Oh my God, I think I found a new author, one that knows how to write small town romances. Ella Fox has taken this small town of romance and has added a dash of sweetness. This book had me consumed from the beginning and never let go.

Beauty and the Badge introduces us to Tyler and Ashley. The main characters have that instant connection one that you can feel from the first meeting. These two characters complimented each other so well. They brought a smile to my face, one that remained fixes as I read their journey.

I loved Tyler’s determination to make Ashley his, he is prepared to act upon the connection he felt towards Ashley. He was such a sweetheart, that my heart certainly swooned as we learnt more about this character.

I connected with Ashley from the get go. Having experienced a traumatic experience, she up rooted her life and headed to the one place that held cherished memories, Charlottes Cove. I loved seeing this character open up and take chances on love, something she never expected to find.

Overall for me, this was a great introduction to Ella Fox and I freaking loved it and her style of writing. I wasn’t expecting to love this book as much as I did, even now after a few days I can think of the character and an instant smile is on my face. I would highly recommend this book if you’re looking for a light-hearted small town romance.


USA Today Bestselling Author Ella Fox has learned a bunch of stuff along the way but the most important of all those things is that anything is possible when you try. In 2012 she took a big leap of faith and published her first book, Broken Hart. Since then she’s written fifteen more full-length books and several novellas– and every one is a reminder that you can live your dream as long as you work for it.
Ella’s favorite things are music, movies, traveling, her dog Mona and, of course, reading. This isn’t a surprise considering the fact that her mom is USA Today Bestselling Author Suzanne Halliday.