Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Book Review: Beautiful Secret (Beautiful Bastard #4) by Christina Lauren

Ruby Miller has been in love with Niall Stella from afar for months. Although they work together, he doesn't even know she exists. Until he does. And now that he is paying attention, she is all he sees. A business trip puts them together every day and the pull to each other is impossible to ignore.

Sweet, sweet Niall. I understand why Ruby loves you so because I love you too. He is not the typical man we have seen in previous books in this series or in other romance books out there these days. You know, the cocky manwhore type, which admittedly I enjoy, but Niall is the complete opposite. And let me tell you what a breath of fresh air he was.

Recently divorced after 11 years of emotionless and passionless marriage, Niall is a bit gun shy. Ruby, on the other hand, is very open with her thoughts and desires, which really throws him for a loop. It is just not something he is use too. But he is drawn to her like no one else and knows he has to open up more if they are to give it a go. I loved his shyness and awkwardness and lack of confidence and Ruby did a splendid job of drawing him out of his shell. It was a long process but a damn delicious one.

I just really, REALLY loved this book and Niall. Big brother Max will always be my #1 Beautiful Bastard man, but Niall is a close second. This book had me in tears from both laughing hard and angst and it was just so well done. Brava ladies. Brava.

Favorite Quotes

"I want it."
"Want what? Don't filter."
"For you to suck my cock, and suck it so hungrily that you beg me with your eyes to let you swallow."

"Give me your sounds. Let me keep them to think about tonight."

"You aren't something to be rushed through. Your skin is meant to be savored. Your pleasure is meant to be drawn out, stretched thin, seduced from within you. I'm not making love to you tonight with anything but my hands - but i want you to come so violently on my fingers that you'll wake in the middle of the night, desperate to re-create it...only to fail."

"It's yours, you know."
"What is?"
"My heart, of course, but also my body. My hands, my lips, my cock. I trust you with all of it more than I even trust myself."

Marianna's Rating:

**I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Title: Beautiful Bastard
Author: Christina Lauren
Series: Beautiful Bastard #4
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotica
Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/book/show/22431039-beautiful-secret

New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author Christina Lauren’s Beautiful and Wild Seasons series hook up in Beautiful Secret for an erotic intercontinental romp that celebrates the best of both worlds!

When Ruby Miller’s boss announces he’s sending her on an extended business trip to New York City, she’s shocked. As one of the best and brightest young engineers in London, she knows she’s professionally up to the task. The part that’s throwing her is where she’ll be spending a month up close and personal working alongside—and staying in a hotel with—Niall Stella, her firm’s top urban planning executive and The Hottest Man Alive. Despite her ongoing crush, Ruby is certain Niall barely knows she’s alive…until their flirty overnight flight makes him sit up and take notice.

Not one for letting loose and breaking rules, recently divorced Niall would describe himself as hopeless when it comes to women. But even he knows outgoing California-girl Ruby is a breath of fresh air. Once she makes it her mission to help the sexy Brit loosen his tie, there’s no turning back. Thousands of miles from London, it’s easy for the lovers to play pretend. But when the trip is over, will the relationship they’ve built up fall down?

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  1. I haven't read this series yet. I have heard so many great things though!

  2. I started the series, but I haven't read all of the books and novellas yet. I love Bennett!

  3. Bennett❤️❤️❤️Can't wait to meet Niall and Ruby! Thanks!

  4. I have not yet read this series but I have heard great things about it!!

  5. Beautiful Stranger Max Stella is my favorite!

  6. I have not yet read this series, but I have a few of them on my TBR list. Thanks for the chance.

  7. I have not yet read this series, but I certainly want to!

  8. I've only read Beautiful Bastard so I have to go with Bennett.

  9. No, I haven't started this series yet.

  10. Yes, I have read all of them except for Beautiful Beloved which I plan to read soon! I can't wait to read this!!!!

  11. Maria Theresa SantosApril 18, 2015 at 1:49 AM

    Benett is my fave

  12. I haven't read this series yet but can't wait to do so!

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  14. Yes I have read the series. Max is my favorite!!


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