Book Review | Beautiful Stranger by Christina Lauren

Title: Beautiful Stranger

Author: Christina Lauren

Series: Beautiful Bastard #2

Age: Adult

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotica

Publication Date: May 28, 2013

Publisher: Gallery Books

Source: eBook

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Synopsis: 
The all-new scorching sequel to Beautiful Bastard!

A charming British playboy. A girl determined to finally live. And a secret liaison revealed in all too vivid color.

Escaping a cheating ex, finance whiz Sara Dillon’s moved to New York City and is looking for excitement and passion without a lot of strings attached. So meeting the irresistible, sexy Brit at a dance club should have meant nothing more than a night’s fun. But the manner—and speed—with which he melts her inhibitions turns him from a one-time hookup and into her Beautiful Stranger.

The whole city knows that Max Stella loves women, not that he’s ever found one he particularly wants to keep around. Despite pulling in plenty with his Wall Street bad boy charm, it’s not until Sara—and the wild photos she lets him take of her—that he starts wondering if there’s someone for him outside of the bedroom.

Hooking up in places where anybody could catch them, the only thing scarier for Sara than getting caught in public is having Max get too close in private.

My Rating: 

My Thoughts:
Beautiful Stranger is a perfect follow up to the Beautiful Bastard. I loved seeing the reappearance of Bennett and Chloe.

Sara Dillion has recently moved to NY after leaving her cheating, lying ex Andy. Sara is used to doing what's expected of her. She was in a "comfortable" relationship and never felt satisfied. I liked that she went to NY with an open mind and was ready to explore her wild side. There were times I thought she was downright crazy, but as the story progressed I just loved her boldness. It all helped to become a woman that does what she wants.

Max Stella is a ladies man, a player of sorts -- or so the media paints him as. I loved Max because there was more to him that was piled inside of a magazine. He was a man with a heart, but never found that right girl which I can't fault him on. I did love his forwardness with Sara and how open he was to commitments, love and relationships. Max was superb in how he acted, his observations, his work ethic and being a man of "honor" when it came to respecting woman.

The romance between the two was definitely funny and realistic. I loved how they instantly connected with one another. I loved watching Sara try to keep her distance even though she knew she was falling for him. There relationship wasn't forced even though it was quick. I liked how they got to know each other. The sex between them was intense and amazing. Love them just as much as I love Bennett and Chloe.

Great, quick, erotic romance. Definitely recommend your series.

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