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Beauty from Pain by Georgia Cates

on February 16, 2014
Title:Beauty From Pain
Author:Georgia Cates
PublisherSelf published
Publication Date:January 29, 2013
Publisher's DescriptionThey 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.

Not recommended for younger readers due to sexual content and language.
My rating:**.5


You guys, Jack is a sexist egotist. He’s not some self-assured, sexy alpha man. He’s a guy who is completely okay with running roughshod over Laurelynn and expecting her to make all of the sacrifices in their relationship. He lies when he finds it convenient and doesn’t even tell her his real name, yet wants to be in every part of her life. I nearly gave up on this book halfway through, but then I convinced myself that he wasn’t as bad as I’d thought. I started to see Jack as somebody who had a lot of growing up to do, and who was becoming a better person.

Ha, no. Halfway through the second book, I had to be honest with myself: Jack is awful (more details to follow in that review).


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