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Beautiful Stranger Audiobook

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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    Dalia Kuwait, Kuwait 07-16-13
    Dalia Kuwait, Kuwait 07-16-13

    Audio-fiction ADDICT !

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    "LOVED IT !"

    I loved this second book of the series . The first book was good but this one much better. Funny, witty, and engaging. I loved the main character Max ;*********
    The narrator was good but she needs to work more on her male voices and more animation
    I highly recommend this book :)

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Rowena1999 07-02-17
    Rowena1999 07-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Wonderful"

    Well-rounded, authentic characters. Kinky, emotional story. Excellent erotica.

    Can be read as one-off, but better as series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas 06-29-17
    Thomas 06-29-17
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    "steamy story"

    It was a good read full scenes that were rightly descriptive but nothing raunchy. It was pleasant and got the juices flowing.

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    keith surrey, BC, Canada 03-24-17
    keith surrey, BC, Canada 03-24-17 Member Since 2015
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    "slow start, but it got there at the end"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Maybe, it took longer to get into than I like


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sara, she seemedto have the most baggage to deal with


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

    Grace is one of my favourite female narrators. First listen for Jonathan


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia Villali Koett 03-01-17 Member Since 2016

    I am an avid story lover, no matter if written or narrated. Life is too short not escape to the worlds authors take us to!

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    "Loved it!! I want more!"

    Again, just like in tje previous book, this did not disappoint at all. I loved the witt, the chemistry and the overall story very much. It is such an engaging narration and both Grace and Jonathan deliver and then some. Thumbs up!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    John L. Moncrief NYC 02-20-17
    John L. Moncrief NYC 02-20-17 Member Since 2016

    Lawyer, Vietnam War draftee, Peace Corps Thailand, fan of the Constitution, Science Fiction lover, work in New York City, like bodysurfing

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    "Last time I will take a chance based solely on the Audible blurb"

    I soon realized I was not the target audience but a good book or even just a good yarn is worth the listen. That was not the case. It consists mostly of a series of sexual "adventures" experienced between an impossibly handsome 6'5" British financial genius and an impossibly beautiful blond marketing genius. I like well written sex scenes but these seemed computer generated. The female reader was very talented In that she made you anticipate something interesting was coming. The male reader was unable to rise above the material. I cringed every time he called his lover "petal".

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    mendolynne 05-18-14
    mendolynne 05-18-14 Member Since 2014

    Gardening Geek

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    "Painful piece of writing"

    Oh my. So poorly written, with such flatly drawn, one dimensional characters, that I stopped listening about a third in. Thank goodness it was free.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy KENNETT SQUARE, PA, United States 06-12-13
    Tracy KENNETT SQUARE, PA, United States 06-12-13 Member Since 2009

    Audiobooks are relaxing and 'food for the soul'.

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    "Click....Beautiful Story...."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Most Definitely! It was highly entertaining. It definitely kept my interest.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Max of course. No pretense whatsoever.


    What does Grace Grant and Jonathan R. Cole bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Different Character inflections, which brings out a whole different side of the story.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When they finally make it to an actual bed.


    Any additional comments?

    I absolutely love Christina Lauren's characters with accents.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy Devault 06-07-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Hot! Hot! Hot!"
    Would you listen to Beautiful Stranger again? Why?

    Absolutely, it is quite entertaining.


    Any additional comments?

    I absolutely loved Max and his sexy English accent. I enjoyed this book more than I did Beautiful Bastard.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Audio Audits CHATSWORTH, CA, US 06-03-13
    Audio Audits CHATSWORTH, CA, US 06-03-13 Member Since 2004

    I'm an audiobook blogger for authors and narrators. I do reviews and post all things Romance, Horror and Sci-Fi

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    "Not nearly as good as Beautiful Bastard"

    But then that's a very high standard to reach, the witty repartee of the first book seems to be missing here, but I will be buying the 3rd installment and hope for a return to the first books formula, not a bad buy, by any stretch of the imagination, just a let down from the first.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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