Friday, March 13, 2015

Review: Beautiful Stranger by Christina Lauren

Beautiful Stranger by Christina Lauren
Published April 16, 2013 by Gallery Books
Amazon / Barnes & Noble 

About the book:
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.

My Review:

I freaking loved this book so much! I'm so late to the game on this series, but I'm glad I finally picked this one up!

MAX STELLA. Everyone who has read this book will understand that every reason this book was so perfect was because of Max Stella. I read a lot of books, a lot of erotica and romance. I also have a lot of favorite couples. Max & Sara definitely went to the top of my list and I'm kicking myself for not reading this book a lot sooner than I did!

Sara is rightfully hesitant to be in any kind of relationship after her previous one ended in such disappointment and heartbreak. She moves to New York City to start over and just wants to have fun and live a little. I loved Sara - she was bad ass! She was the perfect heroine, never once annoying me and completely relatable. One night at a club, she hooks up with Max, a total stranger, and has every intention of leaving it as just a one night stand. But Max has other things in mind.

Max is a well-known womanizer. Charming, gorgeous, smart, and did I mention British?! In all his encounters with women, he just hadn't met one that he felt he could connect with and that understood his desires and needs, until he meets Sara. Although they decide to continue their secret affair, feelings start to develop and they have to decide if they can both overcome their pasts in order to have a future together.

Oh how I loved Max Stella. The way he adored Sara and how incredibly sweet he was with her, but also so sexy and confident. He is definitely one of my favorite male characters ever.

This book was funny, steamy and just fantastic - I loved every minute of it! If you haven't read this series, go get it now!

ARC kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

5 Suns


  1. I'm soooo excited to read this series soon in preparation for Beautiful Secret. I did chat a bit and read Beautiful Player a month or so ago and LOVED it. I can't wait to get to know Max a little more!

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  3. I could not have been happier with this book. I loved the characters and I am still swooning over Max Stella, my new love (this week anyway and until my next great book). I am looking forward to anything and everything that Christina Lauren releases! They have a new fan!

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