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Beautiful Stranger | [Christina Lauren]

Beautiful Stranger

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Jordy 07-13-13
    Jordy 07-13-13 Member Since 2012

    I'm proud to be a bookaholic...addicted, obsessed, passionate!!! My favorite way to relax & escape reality....

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    "Delicious!!"

    I enjoyed Beautiful Bastard but definitely liked Beautiful Stranger more. Two strangers with a strong attraction. One playboy the other just had her heart broken. Sarah was hesitant to get into another relationship so she decides she only wants to have fun. This book had more of a plot than the first book. There was more character development and an interesting story. Max was living every mans dream but he realizes its not enough. He wants the girl. Overall, this book was delicious and I will continue with this author.

    20 of 23 people found this review helpful
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    Katheryne MD, United States 05-28-13
    Katheryne MD, United States 05-28-13 Member Since 2009

    Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.

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    "Bring on the hotness!"

    I’ve been waiting so long for this follow-up to Beautiful Bastard. I got up early, downloaded and immediately started to consume this gem of a book. Beware: you will not be able to stop listening!! I lost so much sleep but it was so worth the sacrifice. This was one hot and sexy listen and so much better then the first book. WOW!

    10 stars!!!!

    35 of 41 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer LEWISTON, ID, United States 06-06-13
    Amazon Customer LEWISTON, ID, United States 06-06-13 Member Since 2007

    I've been an avid reader since I was a child. I love different types of writing styles and I am never afraid to try new authors.

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    "Enjoyable"

    This book was just as fun to listen to as Beautiful Bastard. While I didn't love it as much as the first book I enjoyed listening from both POV's, loved the creativity of location and types of encounters and will definitely be listening to this book again. The narrators were a great fit.

    This book is worth the purchase or use of a credit. I can't wait to see what comes next from this author.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    laura Morgan City, LA, United States 06-05-13
    laura Morgan City, LA, United States 06-05-13 Member Since 2008

    I love Audible! Being a full time wife, mother, and career leaves no time to actually read. Audio books give me my fix anytime and anywhere.

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    "Creative! Creative! Creative!"

    I listened to "Beautiful Bastard" and enjoyed it immensely, so when "Beautiful Stranger" was released I downloaded immediately.
    This novel was better...flat out better. Why, you ask...because the intimate encounters in this novel are not only steamy and delicious but OH SO CREATIVE! I don't mean to spoil the book for anyone so I cannot go into detail, but trust me when I say that scenes from this novel will get your wheels turning on how to spice up your own love life! I've literally never listened/read a novel that gave me sex like this and Bravo for that!
    On a second note, I also believe this story was much more well thought out and planned then its predecessor and that is such a good thing to see, don't ya think? In "Beautiful Bastard" you are left to believe that these characters already really know one another, for the most part due to their work situation, but in "Beautiful Stranger" you really get to watch it all unfold before you and that is half of the fun!
    And lastly, Cole's narration in his very realistic and very sexy british accent brings this audio to meet the highest of your expectations. He makes me want to check for other books narrated by him and just listen for the sake of listening despite its content!
    As I finish up this review all it makes me want to do is start "Beautiful Stranger" from the beginning and experience it all over again...now that really says something.
    This isn't just worth a credit...its worth your money...so download NOW!

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Kristin 06-03-13
    Kristin 06-03-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Sigh.........."

    I think this was as good if not better than the first. Max is adorable. I guess Sarah can have him but she better apprecitate him! And his accent-Yumm. Both narrators did a great job with Max and Jonathan R. Cole's is swoon worthy! Sign him up for more books, please!!!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    K 06-30-13
    K 06-30-13
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    "Left me wanting more of Max's intoxicating voice!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Beautiful Stranger the most enjoyable?

    Listening to both voices really increased the intensity, especially with Jonathan Cole's British accent. I didn't want the book to end. It's one thing for the woman to be reading in a deeper voice as the man in addition to the female part, but to have a man reading as himself, that really increased the intensity. I hope to hear more of this in coming books!


    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Piyane Melbourne, Australia 05-28-13
    Piyane Melbourne, Australia 05-28-13 Member Since 2012

    i'm a romance's lice! i crawl all over it... :D

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    "What can I say? Wow!"

    For some reason I love this second book more than the first! Don't get me wrong I was totally crazy about the first one but this one.... Oh wow...

    I always got a thing for men with British accent, and this was simply just... delicious!!! He is soooooooo sweet!!!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    S. Alexander San Francisco, CA 08-27-13
    S. Alexander San Francisco, CA 08-27-13 Member Since 2013

    I have NO time to read so Audible is perfect! I listen while commuting and even at the gym. My interests vary from month to month.

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    I at first didn't want to read it. I wanted more of Chloe and Bennett but I got this anyway while waiting for the next continuation to come out. From the beginning I loved it! I think I ended up liking Max and Sarah's story even more than the first book! I laughed out loud multiple times and cant to read more from them!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    NORMA MCALLEN, TX, United States 06-05-13
    NORMA MCALLEN, TX, United States 06-05-13 Member Since 2013
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    "I totally LOVE Max!!!!"
    What did you love best about Beautiful Stranger?

    Max!!!!! Love the story line where the girl is more of the one calling the shots!!


    What about Grace Grant and Jonathan R. Cole ’s performance did you like?

    I love that there were 2 narrators gives the book a whole different dimension. Especially love the British accent


    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Leesa 05-29-13
    Leesa 05-29-13 Member Since 2012

    I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.

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    "THANK YOU!!!!!!! My kind of book!"

    This is it! This is my favorite kind of listen. The hot steamy sex scenes. The male voice!!! His side, her side. "sigh" This is the kind of book I'd give 10 stars for review. I'd gladly give 2 credits for it. Have you realized yet that I love it and highly recommend you get it immediately! Please Christina Lauren give me another!

    29 of 38 people found this review helpful
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    Absolutely brilliant it had me hooked right from the start I love Christina Lauren books .

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