Beautiful Stranger (Beautiful Series #2)

Beautiful Stranger (Beautiful Series #2)

by Christina Lauren
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Christina Lauren has become one of my favorite authors. I loved Bennett and now love Max as well! Oh how I would love to have either of those boys!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book. I like it better than BB, which I also enjoyed. One of the best things is that it kept me up with Chloe and Bennett, which I wanted more of after BB was over. I'd love to see a book 3 and let the story continue. I know many people complain it all started from Fan Fiction and that the story line or writing isn't always great, but it's fun to read and a page turner. Where ever a person gets inspiration from, as long as it is truly their own idea, in terms of the overall story is fine with me. If I wanted deep, interllectual narrative, I'd read a book that would satisfy that need. Right now, I just loved reading about these characters. It was fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WOW!! Great read, great story, great dialogue and great characters.... Sara is a strong, confident young woman who meets Max, sexy British, rich fella... So refreshing to read about the main character who is not full of angst and insecurities.. Thank you for writing this enjoyable book which depicts women as strong even after dealing with heartbreak.. Yeah you both authors....Keep on writing,, LOVETOREAD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! Max is AMAZING all on his own, but him and Sara together make for a fierce couple! I love Christina Lauren's writing style. The way they write really draws you in and keeps you interested every step of the way! Hope there is more to come. Hopefully Will! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! I loved how the story from Beautiful Bastard progressed a little bit but this story was able to hold its own. Great continuation of the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is refreshing to get lost in such a well written original storyline. I couldn't put the book down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down. Can not wait for the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Everyone needs a sexy Brit in there life! This was one steamy book! Loved it keep 'em coming ladies!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hot sexy read.
sugarpine721 More than 1 year ago
If you liked Beautiful Bastard you will like Beautiful Stranger....it was fun, hot! I liked the tie in with Beautiful Bastard...still laughing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Didnt think anything would compete with Beautiful Bastard but you girls nailed it again!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is around 215 pages of absolute bliss! I loved it from begining to end and I was hoping it wouldnt end.. The best part of the book was yes they had a fumble in the relationship but it was quickly squashed and moved on to the absolute love they had between them, very refreshing reading a love story about the love they found and shared and not so much drama and mishaps instead... well done!
LEH0644 More than 1 year ago
Sara Dillon leaves Chicago and her cheating boyfriend to start over in New York. Hired as a financial executive with Ryan Media Group, she is out with a group of friends when she meets a beautiful stranger at a bar. As she dances, she sees that he is watching and she dances just for him. No names were exchanged when they have sex in a secluded alcove. She leaves with her friends. But Max Stella is fascinated with the woman and learns her name. From there they progress to sexual buddies but somewhere along the line, it becomes serious. Sara was burned once and is terrified that Max will hurt her. Max has never been in love before and has been known as a playboy but this time, he is the one who could be hurt if Sara left. Love the character of Max! A playboy until he meets Sara and lets her know that trust goes both ways and his heart could also be broken
MEHudson More than 1 year ago
I read this book after seeing it at target. I absolutely fell in love with the story lines and the character. I have bought and read every book in the series and even moved on to her next series starting with dirty rowdy thing, then fell in love with that series too. I even told friends about these books and let them read it. LOVE LOVE LOVE them all!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my favorite in the series.These two ladies know how to weave you into a story. So much so, you feel that desperate need for release or feel what ever they are feeling at that moment. They pull you in! And when you read that last sentence at the end of the book, you sit there completely dumbfounded because it's over. That is the wonder and beauty of reading these books! You will Not be able to put them down until you are done.
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megankylene More than 1 year ago
This series is consuming me. All I want to do is watch these couples fall in love, make mistakes, make up, and make some babies. Sexy as hell, charming, insatiable, Max Stella is a new favorite hero of mine! We met Sara Dillon in Beautiful Bastard, Chloe’s best friend and co-worker. In Beautiful Stranger, she moves to New York head up finance in the new branch of Ryan Media Group. Starting over and finding this new version of herself are her goals. She doesn’t expect to have a little thrill with a gorgeous stranger in the back of a bar. It was H-O-T! It was the simple fact that I didn’t want to be anyone else’s but my own for a while. And although this thing with Max was insane and completely different from anything I’d ever felt before—I  was different—I liked it. A lot. Max Stella (his name is really sexy, right?!) is a ladies man and a regular in New York’s Page Six gossip magazine. Time shifted in his eyes when he met her: everything was “Before Sara” and “After Sara.” Naturally, he was thrilled to discover his friend Bennett was also her boss. What started as a one-night became several Fridays of public meet-ups for sex. The time between their meetings condensed while their feelings for each other expanded and clouded the original terms their little arrangement. What I love about this series is how all of the guys seem to be chasing the girls, rather than the other way around. Since I cheated and read Beautiful Player first (I know!), I already know that Will falls for Hannah while she is none the wiser, just like Bennett in Beautiful Bastard and Max in this book. "I watched her walk away, head straight and shoulders back. Looking to all the world as if she were returning from nothing but a brisk walk through the park. I looked around me as if it were possible to collect together the heart I’d nearly spilled all over the grass." There was something so utterly charming about Max. Maybe it was his British accent or the upper crust air about him, but I absolutely adored him. Sara and Max just clicked from the start. From their cute banter to the way love-drunk way they looked at one another, I just loved them as a couple. And OMG this line! I had to catch my breath after reading it! SWOONSSSSS ALL OVER THE PLACE! “The way you seem nervous makes me think you don’t know that I’m in love with you.” Christina Lauren write falling in love so well while keeping the book really steamy. So many times, the sex can overtake a book. But even though some of Christina Lauren’s books are super heavy on the sex, I still feel the characters’ chemistry, growing emotional connection, and love for each other. That’s huge for me! Like my complaints in the Christina Lauren’s other books, I wasn’t a huge fan of the extra sexual kink in this book – the whole public sex thing. In Beautiful Bastard, the panty-ripping bit seemed excessive and unnecessary. Here, Max discovers that Sara has a penchant for public sex and she gets off on the prospect of others watching her and Max while they get busy. This didn’t bother me as much since it was established from the beginning, but I still didn’t love it. Seriously, guys, jump on the Beautiful Bastard train. I’m leaving this station and continuing on to Will-land. Join me? Choo Choo!! 3.5 stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
fanofbones More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved this book, 2nd in the Beautiful series. The authors just have a way with words that just suck me in. I loved Max and Sara.  I loved how hard Max had to work for it. I also loved "Fridays".  Hot, swoony, sexy as hell read from start to finish. I'm looking forward to the next in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
kimberlyfaye More than 1 year ago
Y'all, I have a new book boyfriend and his name is Max freaking Stella. I loved this book so freaking hard. Like I said when I reviewed Beautiful Bastard, I am absolutely kicking myself for not reading these books sooner. Though, there is something to be said for a lovely Christina Lauren binge-read.  What starts out as a one night stand ends up as so much more in Beautiful Stranger. I was hopelessly hooked on all things Sara and Max right from their first encounter. Their trysts were hot. But I loved more than than just the sexy times they shared. I thoroughly enjoyed just watching them interact with each other. Despite their unconventional start, it wasn't long before it was easy to see just how much they really felt for one another.  One of my favorite things about this book (besides EVERYTHING) was the role reversal. In so many books, it's the woman who wants more and the man who holds back. Not here. Sara wanted to keep things casual and private (except, you know, when they were exploring their voyeuristic sides and taking photos) and Max, the former playboy and hot British man, was interested in more. I loved how this shifted the story a bit. I know the reformed bad boy thing can get tiresome after awhile, but it didn't AT ALL when it came to Max. I think that's partially because we don't actually SEE that side of him. It's not a secret, but we didn't have to watch it. Somehow that made it better for me. Sara's history was interesting, and while we didn't find out the truth until later in the book, I could understand why she was cautious about being seen with a man as much in the public eye as Max was.  Beautiful Stranger had it all. It was funny, sexy and sweet. It was also a little more emotional than I thought it would be going in. There were definitely some teary eyes as I got to the end of the story. But, it all ended with a big smile on my face. Most importantly, I loved the characters in this book. Sara and Max were both fantastic. I enjoyed their character development throughout. I loved how they pushed each other. But, most of all, I just adored them together. As a bonus, Chloe and Bennett played a pretty large part in the book and I loved catching up with them. I'm definitely intrigued by Will and am excited to start Beautiful Player. This has quickly become one of my favorite series.  I listened to the audiobook version of this, which was damn near perfection. Both Grace Grant and Jonathan Cole were fantastic narrators. I could feel the emotion of the story through each of them. While I'm sure this book would've been just as enjoyable if read in eBook or paperback format, there's a huge bonus in having a sexy British narrator. *swoons* So much yes. Loved this one!
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Love this series