Beautiful Stranger

By Christina Lauren
Read by Grace Grant and Jonathan Coe

The Beautiful Bastard Series: Book 2

8.11 Hours 05/28/2013 unabridged
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The all-new scorching sequel to Beautiful Bastard! A charming British playboy … a girl determined to finally live … and a secret liaison revealed in all too vivid color. 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 own 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.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

The all-new scorching sequel to Beautiful Bastard!

A charming British playboy … a girl determined to finally live … and a secret liaison revealed in all too vivid color.

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 own 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.

Reviews

Reviews

by Diana 9/13/2017
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A Wonderful Sequel

This narration was much better than the last Beautiful audiobook, but still wasn't as fabulous as I'm used to. It wasn't issues with audible inhalation or overly long pauses but more that the narrators weren't as strong in the production as they be. Both of the narrators had a few instances where they forgot to narrate a certain voice like they had before or they didn't do as good a job differentiating between certain male or female voices. I have a feeling that this book may be a first time narration for one, if not both, of them.

Still, this book was durrtyy and so good, I quickly got over the irritating narration quality! One note though: This book was definitely better with your headphones in and NOT in a public/professional atmosphere. I made the mistake of listening to it on my lunch break at work, which was a total mistake. :/ I don't regret listening to it though. Listening to Cole's deep English accent say something naughty was the reason I bought it in the first place!

Despite the awesome beginning and middle, the ending fell flat for me. It seemed as if all the problems were too easily resolved. Max quickly forgave Sara her lack of trust and Sara didn't seem to offer a reasonable (i.e. adult) explanation for her behavior. Still, I can admit this series on audio is highly addictive. Although I do think the narrators missed an opportunity by not having the Mr. Cole do ALL the male voices and Grant do ALL the female ones. Each narrator did a chapter from the point of view of each the characters, filling in all the voices that interacted during that time frame. Cole's voice was a nice deep English that tingled along the nerves but Grant's version of it didn't quite come across the same way.

Originally reviewed at temptingreads.blogspot.com
by sherri 9/13/2017
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Good story

I really liked the alternating chapters when she reads one, and then the story continues from his point of view and then back again. The sexy male British accents was just like the whip cream on top. Yum.

Author

Author Bio: Christina Lauren

Christina Lauren (coauthors Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings) are best friends who have been swooning over romance novels for as long as they can remember. They first met while writing fan fiction in 2009 under the names tby789 (The Office) and LolaShoes (My Yes, My No). They launched a writing partnership with their popular collaboration A Little Crazy. Together they reworked The Office into the novel Beautiful Bastard.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Romance
Runtime: 8.11
Audience: Adult
Language: English