Review: Beauty From Pain by Georgia Cates (Beauty Series #1)

Released 1/29/13

377 pages

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Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

From the Publisher:

They agreed on three months…but their love knew no boundaries.

Jack McLachlan is a winemaking magnate and easily one of Australia’s most eligible bachelors. His success and wealth make him no stranger to the complications of romantic relationships and that’s why he goes to extreme measures to avoid the hassle. He prefers simplicity in the form of a beautiful female companion with no strings attached. He arranges relationships like business deals and they’re always the same. No long term relationships. No real names.

It’s his game and his rules. He’s content to play as usual, but when Laurelyn Prescott enters his life, his strategy must change because this player is like none he’s ever encountered. His world is turned on its head after he begins a three month affair with the beautiful American musician. Nothing goes according to plan and as he breaks more and more of his own rules for her, she’s exceptionally close to becoming something he never thought possible. His ultimate game changer.

When I read this book I was on a roll. I seriously read one incredible book after another. I really love when that happens. It’s so hard when you read a book that you really get into and you love the characters and then you start reading another book after it and it’s just not the same, not as good. Imagine that times 5. The poor book that I read after this didn’t stand a chance.

Anywhoozle onto the book. I really didn’t know what this book was about when I decided to read it. I just go through the iBookstore and buy books in bulk. Then I look through my bookshelf on my iPad and totally judge a book by its cover. I thought the cover was demure yet sexy so I figured I would give it a try. I was pulled right in once I started reading.

So like it says in the blurb Jack doesn’t do long-term relationships, he even prefers to use fake names! That being said, he is romantic and the two of them have a very playful banter between them. Laurelyn is coming from a break up which is why she is in Austrailia with her best friend for three months. She meets Jack while she’s out one night at a bar. What she doesn’t know is that he’s instantly attracted to her and trying to figure out a way to get into her life. They later meet at her best friends brothers wine tasting and the attraction instantly ignites.

Laurelyn is intrigued by Jack but she’s not quite sure when he describes his terms. The funny thing is, when they choose their fake names they both just something that’s really close to their birth name. The more time that they spend together the more they end up falling for one another. I loved the dynamic between the two. They have great chemistry; they just couldn’t get it through their thick skulls that they were a good match and serious about one another until it was too late. Things end between them and their story continues in Beauty from Surrender (Beauty Series #2) ($3.99 from Amazon or Free for Amazon Prime Kindle Users)

Favorite Quotes:

I think the odds of her killing me with sex are good, but what a way to go. At least I’ll die happy.

“Jack, you don’t always know the true worth of a woman’s love until it becomes a memory.”

I’ve known pain my whole life, but this is a new kind for me. It isn’t born of something wrong or ugly. This pain is conceived out of beauty—my love for Jack Henry McLachlan. I embrace it. I clutch it as tightly as I can with both fists because I never want to forget the love I have for him. Loving him will forever be my Beauty from Pain.