03 June 2013

Beautiful Stranger (Beautiful Bastard #2) by Christina Lauren

YES, I've listened to this book on audio and YES this post contains spoilers, as I am reviewing a book!! LOL! may contain questionable language, discretion is advised! Excerpt below from Good Reads.}

Beautiful Stranger (Beautiful Bastard #2)

A charming British Playboy. A girl determined to finally live. And a secret liaison revealed in all too vivid color. Book two in the NYT Bestselling series. 
Escaping a cheating ex, finance whiz Sara Dillon's moved to New York City and is looking for excitement 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 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.

Hello, hello! So, I just finished this book a little bit ago, and am ready for my review, Mr. DeMille! ;) Just like the first book in this amazing little series, Beautiful Stranger was AWE-SOME! Only have 1 mehhh thing to say about it... It was sooo SHORT! I could have listened to this book for days, weeks!!! I think I thought the first book was relatively short too, if I remember correctly, but this one was set up with male and female narration and although I've recently said this sometimes is off putting, it REALLY worked in this book and I mean REALLY worked! ;) The male reader who does the voice of Max is just BRILLIANT! His accent almost sounded more scot/irish kinda, but I really enjoyed it, and had never heard of a Jonathan R. Cole before now! He's a great reader! Loved his voice for this book! And Grace Grant read the female perspective in the book, which she also read Beautiful Bastard, the book before this one in this series. It was really cool because the story isn't so much as a "sequel" but it does mention Chloe and Bennett from the first book! Just loved it! It wasn't quite as clever and witty as the first one, this one was much more lovey dovey and had a more "love" undertone, which was pretty much the opposite of Beautiful Bastard, lol! That one was gritty, grungy, dirty and just filthy... this one had its filthy little moments, Sara was quite naughty in her own right, but Bennett was much more of a... well, Bastard! LOL! Anyway, anyone who wants a steamy quick read, you should seriously pick up these books! I am absolutely head over heels in love with this series! :)

This one totally deserves:

and I have no idea what is next... I have several loaded up and came across another series I hadn't heard of, so we'll see!

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