Title: Beautiful Stranger (Beautiful Bastard #2)
Authors: Christina Lauren
Publication Date: April 16th 2013
Publisher: Gallery Books
A charming British Playboy. A girl determined to finally live. And a secret liaison revealed in all too vivid color. Book two in the NYT Bestselling series.
Escaping a cheating ex, finance whiz Sara Dillon’s moved to New York City and is looking for excitement 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 and into her Beautiful Stranger.
The whole city knows 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
Christina and Lauren really know how to grab your attention and hold it. When I read Beautiful Bastard I found it highly addicting and was looking forward to getting my hands on book two. I went out and bought my copy of Beautiful Stranger and it was not disappointing. Just as addicting as the first and unlike Beautiful Bastard not as repetitive. Although, Sara and Max like to have sex everywhere besides their actual bedrooms they mix it up and end up in places I didn’t see coming.
Just like with Beautiful Bastard it was easy to find these characters lovable. Sara was all ready to settle down before she finally realized her fiance was a jackass. She isn’t falling for that crap anymore and just wants to have fun, not strings, no more commitment. She has built up walls and isn’t very trusting anymore. She doesn’t want to fall for anyone but she can’t get enough of Max and the person she is with him. She gets a thrill out of what they do. Plus it doesn’t hurt that Max is British…Sexy!…I meant sexy. Swoon. I love me some sexy British men.
Max was the opposite. Like the summary says he loved women. He wasn’t looking to be with just one for the rest of his life. None of them had caught his attention for that long. After meeting Sara though he is the one pushing for more in this relationship. Where Sara just wants fun Max might just be wanting much more. From their first encounter Max is smitten. With a first meeting like that what guy wouldn’t be swept of his feet 😉 Then the places and pictures. No way Sara is getting rid of him. Of course, in any relationship though problems are going to arise. Things won’t stay sexy and perfect forever. Go pick it up and see what I mean. It’s a quick read but steamy, fun, and gives you a little relationship drama. Next please!