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 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.
©2013 Christina Lauren (P)2013 Simon & Schuster
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
I loved the first book... but the dual narration is really buggin me. I really can't get through this. I totally stop listening. Maybe this is a really good book, but for now, my review is just eh! It didn't hold my attention long enough to keep me listen and even though the first chapter had a really hot club scene it was nothing to wow about either. So just eh... I might feel different later if I ever make it through it with the dual narration but for now... Just eh!
A credit... don't buy...
Crazy for audiobooks!!
Christina Lauren is a wonderful author, able to guide the mind's eye as though one is watching a movie. Every emotion is tapped into; Humor, anxiety, hopeful, excitement, and oh, yes, not to forget, Desire! I was excited when I saw Beautiful Stranger after having listened to Beautiful Bastard (another one coming soon in June). These listens are ones that once began, can NOT be put down to come back to later so; choose a quiet, undisturbing time before beginning it.
Here is where 50 shades gets a little more raunchy with sex in public venues. This was my first book discussing sexual entanglement in public places and what it feels to those interested and I admit I am intrigued. You learn something new every day. :)
The only thing not worthy of a 5 was the narrators. Though I liked both their voices, they did a terrible job with the opposit character. Grace could not speak with a good British accent and Jonathan could not drop his British accent for the female character. Overall I thought Jonathan's voice was great for the male character though.
This is a must read. I love this whole series, it has a great love story with hot erotic sex, yet it is also hilarious! I recommend the whole series!
Like the romance, but love the action involved to get there!
This is actually part of a series, the first book is called Beautiful Bastard. Some of the same people WILL pop up, but it can also be a stand alone book.
This is the story of a naive girl, but she's NOT a virgin so we don't have to listen to THAT plot again!, but she is in her late 20's and been with the same man for 6 years...and he wasn't much of a man. After she discovers that he has been whoring around Chicago for the last 6 years that they have been together she decides it's time to start her life over again with her friends who just moved to NYC. While trying to start over...new job, new apartment, new city, new life...she meets a Beautiful Stranger and decides that she is tired of being proper Sarah...she wants to be adventurous Sarah...and so that is who she is with this man.
This was a wonderful follow up to BB, and I will gladly read what ever this author puts out there, the book had me from chapter 1, and I love that in a book, so story gets 5 stars, more if I could....now for the narration...because I have to be picky about something! I liked the idea of having both a male and a female narrator, they took turns based on if the current chapter was from the male POV or the female POV...I wish they had just been all the males and all the females. My problem is that the male lead in the book is from London, he has an accent. While from the female POV the female had an american accent and a passable British accent....from the male POV the male had a British accent and the female...ALSO did! Also the male narrator didn't do female voices well at all, sometimes I got confused who was saying what. So for the female narrator I give 5 stars, for the male I give you a 2...sorry!
The narration was a bit annoying but didn't detract too much from the great story, buy it! Totally worth it!
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