BEAUTIFUL STRANGER ALL ABOUT THAT BOOK!!!
- AUTHOR(S): CHRISTINA LAUREN
PUB. DATE: 4/16/2023
- GENRE: EROTICA/NEW ADULT
- PAGES: 346
- OUR RATING: 4 STAR
- REVIEWER: RK
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 and 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.
One song bled into another, and then another, and before I could come up for air, Chloe’s arms were around my shoulders and she was laughing into my ear, jumping up and down with me. “You’ve attracted an audience!” she yelled so loud above the music that I winced, pulling back. She nodded to the side, and only then did I notice we were surrounded by a group of men wearing tight, dark clothes and grinding suggestively at the air near them. Looking back at Chloe, I saw that her eyes were bright and so familiar, this take-no-prisoners woman who had worked her way to the top of what was now one of the world’s largest media firms and who knew exactly what this night meant to me. Suddenly cool air spread over my skin from the fans overhead and I blinked back into consciousness, still giddy that I was actually in New York City, actually starting over. Actually enjoying myself. But behind Chloe, the shadows were dark and empty; no stranger stood there watching me. My stomach dropped a little. “I need to hit the ladies’,”I told her. I wormed my way through the circle of men, off the dance floor, and followed the signs to the second floor, which was essentially a balcony overlooking the entire club. I walked down a narrow hallway and into the bathroom, which was so bright that a pulse of pain spiked from my eyes to the back of my head. The room was eerily empty, and the music downstairs felt like it was coming up from underwater. On my way out, I fixed my hair, mentally high-fived myself for putting on a rumple-free dress, and touched up my lipstick. I walked out of the door and right into a wall of man. We’d been close at the bar, but not this close. Not my face to his throat, the smell of him surrounding me. He didn’t smell like the men on the dance floor, awash in cologne. He just smelled clean, and like a man who did his laundry, and who also had a touch of scotch on his lips. “Hello, Petal.” “Hi, stranger.”
That's not all these two can write well about, they also have depth to their stories. The plot shines, all the characters are very well developed. These ladies know what they are doing.
When you have been burned in a relationship, you are not so keen to jump back in that frying pan. Sara is just getting out of a really messed up relationship, where her finance cheated on her and everybody knew but her. Max loves women, and he loves a lot of them. They meet and decide that they will just be each others monogamous Friday night hook up. As you know, with all romance books, that's never going to work, but you are going to have to buy the book to find out about that.