The epic romance between an all-American beauty and her Aussie continues in this final installment of The Beauty Series. Jack McLachlan is fulfilled by more than he dared to dream possible. He finds everything he never knew he wanted - or needed - in Laurelyn Prescott, his last and final companion. Life is beautiful with his beloved by his side but their post-wedded bliss is cut short when his dark past springs into their present happiness. He wants to shelter Laurelyn but keeping her untainted by his previous life proves impossible when yesterday’s sins insist on returning to haunt him. Will it be possible for them to find happiness in their forever with a past like his? Beauty from Love is an adult contemporary novel and is not intended for younger readers due to mature content.
©2014 Georgia Cates (P)2014 Audible Inc.
I have not read the print versions so I can't say.
Their world wasn't always perfect, for a novel of this genera it was nice to have some real life problems in with all the fluff of a romance. But not to much, I listen to this type of book to let my mind rest and be lost for a short time but not to insult my intelligence. This series did that for me.
Like many other reviewers I was not instantly in love with Robert Black's abrupt breathy style and I am kind of a listening snob, I admit. But I listened to the whole series because I enjoyed the story. By the end I found that I had come to enjoy Mr. Black's performance. Not my absolute favorite male reader but he grew on me. I really enjoy having a male and female duet, I feel it adds a lot of depth to the listening experience.
Eventually everyone has to experience the real thing!
This is a great ease of mind series with enough story to keep you wanting more. Characters that have some depth and plenty of sexual heat. When I finished I wished the author hadn't decided to end the series. I think there is plenty of potential for one or maybe two more installments.
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
There's nothing more delicious than having all three parts to a beautiful, romantic trilogy lined up and ready to be listened to and I happily jumped from one to another as Jack and Laurelyn's love story slowly unfolded.
I haven't reviewed books 1 or 2 as other Reviewers have already done that so well but to recap, Jack is Australia's most eligible batchelor for a reason.... he's rich, handsome, successful and oh so sexy but he's an ass of a Playboy and not interested in a committed relationship. We've gone through him seeing Laurelyn, a beautiful American who's only in Australia for 3 months and the offer he made her of becoming the 13th lucky woman to enter into his 'all pleasure and no strings' relationship that was to end in 3 months. Then we saw the devastation of him totally changing his way of thinking about love, family and commitments and him turning into a caring, possessive, loving and thoughtful man only for him to leave it too late to tell her. We witnessed him trying to find Laurelyn for 3 months and the romantic and sexy reunion which was over too soon. And the heartbreak of him leaving her to decide their fate, future and happiness.
Now, in this 3rd and final instalment, when happiness is finally within their grasp, secrets are revealed and too many past lovers are thrust in Laurelyn's way which leads to doubts, mistrust and jealousies. However, their undying love for each other, together with the support of his loving family, is going to be needed for the biggest challenge of them all.
The romance is passionate, all consuming and very romantic with humor, drama, tension, angst, lots and lots of sex, heartbreak and a lovely cast of secondary characters which all eventually led up to a perfect Epilogue and the HEA ending that I hoped for them both.
Worth a credit? A beautiful, sexy, emotional and enjoyable romance that spanned over 27 hours and cost 3 credits and I loved every minute and gladly spent the credits on a listen that was captivating, romantic and emotional.
The story line was good however the voices on the audio I didn't enjoy. The fake accents & flip flopping between female & male voices by both characters was hard to get past. Perhaps I would have enjoyed reading the book instead.
A reviewer at Guilty Indulgence Review Site. I don't go anywhere without a book -ebook or audiobook.
I loved this entire series but especially enjoyed this book that I chose to listen to rather than read. The narrators added a new dimension. Charming characters, hot sexy sex and a quick-moving story. The author goes to my must read list.
I have no words that can express how BAD this audiobook is, from the boring content to the horrible narration.
The author should've stopped at book 2..that being said book 2 wasn't that great, just a snare better than this MESS!
Ms. Cates maybe perhaps you have suffered from miscarriages or perhaps
.put on bed rest ..or maybe someone that you know, but not everyone does. All the female characters in your books have some issue with pregnancy..whether it's an issue with conception..miscarriage..caesarean section..it's always something..please find a new ploy..its gotten really old..it doesn't elicit suspense..its just irritating.
in this book 3 out of 3 women had issues with their pregnancy..come on now..i would give you 1..maybe 2..but all 3
the sex scenes felt like wash and repeat..i began fast forwarding a lot..because it was way over done. Chapter after chapter..of nothing new..
Now the narration..the male narrator..OMG he read so fast on his parts and his version of female..please just stick to your gender..i couldn't tell the characters apart..male or female..
the female narrator did a little better..but the southern twang was over done..and wen she tried to switch characters she must've forgot who she was because Jack was speaking with a southern twang mid sentence and then Aussie..same for the females..it was hard to keep up with who was speaking.
IMO I wouldn't recommend this series..not just this book but the entire series..not even on sale..sorry but it's really bad..
You've been warned..buy at your own risk
I was so very surprised in a very good way to see another instalment to this series . I have listened to it twice since finding it among the vast selection that audible has to offer. it's a perfect ending to an amazing series!!!!!
I am addicted to books, audible books, kindle and my 18 beautiful cats! And one dog and a husband too. Lol
Cates has woven a beautiful love story threw three compelling novels/listens. I rarely care for this new version of piece milling books and selling the book as three standing novels, when they are not. That said, This is a wonderful love story about how life gets in the way of love and then you have to chose between your heart or your youthful beliefs. Give this one a try, the love interest are raw, sexy, and intelligent. They heal themselves together from broken paths. This one is so good.
Wow. This was the perfect ending to the other two in the series. Jack Henry and Laurellyn have a great love story. There was just enough of everything emotionally you would want in a book. This book takes you thru the motions, in a good way. I am very grateful to have this book because it brought everything full circle. It made me feel like I was living the story with them, it was very engaging, thrilling, exciting and you never knew what was around the corner. Great writing Georgia Gates, this gave me ...some kind of closure... if you can call it that. I felt at peace at the end of the book. It didn't feel rushed, or un-finished. it made me feel complete-if that makes sense. I love this book. I am a new fan.Keep up the good work. Wonderful writing and we can't forget the narrators, who brought this series to life. Great job all!
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