A Beautiful Struggle (A Beautiful Series Novel - book 1)

A Beautiful Struggle (A Beautiful Series Novel - book 1)

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by Lilliana Anderson
     
 

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**New Adult Romance - contains sexual references suitable for mature audiences only**

Katrina Mahoney has a very full life attending university to study a law degree, training for triathlons and now she is working part time as well. She couldn’t possibly find time for a relationship, especially after her last one ended so catastrophically.

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Overview

**New Adult Romance - contains sexual references suitable for mature audiences only**

Katrina Mahoney has a very full life attending university to study a law degree, training for triathlons and now she is working part time as well. She couldn’t possibly find time for a relationship, especially after her last one ended so catastrophically.

Right now she is content focusing on work, study and training while hanging out with her best friend David Taylor, a womaniser with a heart of gold that would do anything for Katrina – except watch her get hurt again.

That is, until the dashing Elliot Roberts, a junior solicitor from her work, shows an interest in her despite their office’s ‘No Dating’ policy.

Katrina struggles with following her heart or following her mind and has trouble seeing where her heart truly lies.

***Beautiful Series***
A series of stand alone novels and companions novellas (The Beauty in Between). Each Beautiful Series novel follows many variations on the love triangle, where one couple gets their happy ending, and the character who misses out becomes the main character in the next instalment.

The Beauty in Between are companion novellas that give fans of the main series background information on some of their favourite characters, or a short continuation of a couple's story.

Readers can choose to read every book and its companion in order, or they can choose only those that interest them.

For those wishing to read the series entirely, there is an easy to refer to reading order below -

Reading Order
**(includes The Beauty in Between)**
(Too Close)
A Beautiful Struggle (book 1)
(Phoenix)
A Beautiful Forever (book 2)
(Commitment)
A Beautiful Melody (book 3)
A Beautiful Rock (book 4)
(Devotion)
coming soon -
A Beautiful Star (November 2014)
A Beautiful Reunion (March 2015)
A Beautiful Scent (TBA)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044215009
Publisher:
Lilliana Anderson
Publication date:
12/25/2012
Series:
Lilliana Anderson's Beautiful Series , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
12,936
File size:
408 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Australian born and bred, Lilliana Anderson has always loved to read and write considering it the best form of escapism that the world has to offer. Besides writing Angelien's biographical trilogy, she also writes contemporary romance and drama all based around Aussie characters. When she isn't writing she is a wife, and a mother to four children. She has worked in a variety of industries and studied humanities before transferring to commerce/law at university. She currently lives a fairly quiet life in suburban Melbourne.

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A Beautiful Struggle 3.9 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 212 reviews.
MissBethBC More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the story of Katrina and where love led her. However, it is very sexually explicit and should be considered an adult read in nature. Katrina experienced a bad relationship---brutally physically abusive, an immature relationship and in the end what we hope is a lasting love. The twists and turns leading to the right man were amazing and had me guessing what would happen next. I was surprised and satisfied with the romantic ending of the story. The story is fast paced and easily read in a day or two, easily understood and enjoyable. I like to rely on my own imagination for the sexually explicit bits, but if you like it explicit, you won't be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the story. Its only about one hundred eighty pages. Not overly deep just entertaining. The main character does have sex with two different people and it is detailed. If this offends you do not get this story. Readers should be over eighteen. I enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was unhappy with the ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really did not like the switching of men near the end of the book . . .especially after the author spent 3/4 of the book letting me fall in love with Elliott.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked katrinas story! I was sad a bit about how things worked out with her relatonship with a certain man but things ended rather well. I cant wait to find out how this turn out for Elliott. I had rather liked that couple but i am sure things will go well.in the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read, too much sex. I changed how i felt about the main character.......she struck me as a bit of a whore that doesnt really get to know her partner well but is good in bed. The whole book would have been better without such explicit details of her sexual adventures, left nothing to the imagination.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wasn't a bad read; good love scenes but she was kind of a slut.  I had a hard time shifting from one love scene to another with someone different. But I would read the next book in the series b/c I'd like to see where it goes.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A goodread. I skipped many pages of filler. Liked the characters though
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I lvu this book it is a beautiful struggle i lvu the ending i would love to read the other book to thus series...kik me---> shonieboo Kik me juss cuz im bored nd follow me on instagram---> shonieboo Nd twitter-->sexy_skittles Nd add me on fb--->shonieboo Btws gt this book it us very gudd
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was hard for me to get thriugh the begibning because it was honestly kind of boring and very slow. I skimmed through to find the intersting parts. The writing can definitely be improved and there were a lot of grammatical errors which kind of bothered me but thats not so important. I probably wont read from this author again as i wasnt really impressed but overall the story wasnt half bad. The sex scenes were great though. Im in between 2 and 3 stars on this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved loved this series. You need to read Too Close first before reading this book. It just makes more sense. I read A Beautiful Struggle first and then Too close. I wish it was the other way around but either way I just love this series. I fell in love with David. OMG so beautiful!!!! You must read this, Lillian Anderson you are awesome! what an amazing love story!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book. But it did bother me that it felt like a teenagers high school drama... :s The fact that sex was treated so lightly was kind of slutty to me. All in all, not a bad book, ok story line and great characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I agree with reader #1. No mother would encourage a daughter to move in with a guy she only knew for three months. To many "f" bombs cheapen the whole book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book didn't live up to its 4 star rating in my opinion. All it was about was her sexual exploits in vivid detail. Not my kind of book - guess I need to read the previews more carefully!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got about 80 pages in and had to stop... it's very boring! There should be no reason the first 80 pages should be about her first day at work. The author rambles way to much about unimportant things. Two and a half paragraphs about how the girl entered an elevator is to much for me. I usually never give bad reviews but this book is worth every penny I didn't pay for it.
Faith08 More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable! I did feel sorry for Elliott at the end but then again he did deserve it in a way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a bad read. Rather predictable in my opinion. Not a fan of the graphic sex details. The Australian language calling a car trunk the boot, using Uni for university etc. was confusing at times.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a nice read but the characters annoyed me. The story was emotiomal and frustrating. It told the story of Katrina and where love took her. The heroine was strong and never gave up even though she was betrayed, abused and neglected by those she loved the most. Sad and frustrating read but overall very powerful and enjoyable.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have never been so torn between 2 men in a vook a frigging book i love David and Elliot to pieces. At one pou t thought hey what if they realized they were gay then thought if her heart ache and brushed it off. This was very cutw i look forward to more
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First book I have read by this author. I am ready to read the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an OK book. It was pretty good, but was a bit hard to get into and not all that amazing. Still, not bad.