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Book Review - Beauty From Pain (Beauty, #1) by Georgia Cates

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Why oh WHY do I continue to read books that leave me hanging ... I must stop doing this to myself Really Must

This Story gripped me right from the beginning and I was sucked right into the story from the first page all the way to the end and wanted more NOW ./.....

The story

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.

Not recommended for younger readers due to sexual content and language.

“We’re heart to heart and he fades into me until I don’t know where I end and he begins.”

Jack Mclachan has always lived his life by his rules. he is a millionaire Winemaker and most eligible bachelor . he has never been in Love. he doesn't do relationships or commitment. He keeps his woman he see's separate from his business and his personal life , hell they don't even get his real name . He meets woman has affairs with them for 3 to 4 weeks then moves on and does not ever look back to any of the 12 woman he has every been with . The woman all know what he wants from the start and they always agree with his rules and how things will play out .. until now ......

Laurelyn an American Girl on a 3 month trip to Australia with her best friend to escape the life she had in Nashville . She was an up and coming singer , who fell in love with her recording manager only to find out he was a married man ... She leaves everything and goes to Australia with her best friend to escape it all for three months ...She is en emotional girl who's childhood has left her with numerous scars and her trust of men is not all that great .

When Jack see's Laurelyn for the first time he has to know more about her and he finds out more about her through a waitress at the club he is at . he plans a chance encounter with her for the following night. he plans on propositioning her to be his next companion . When Laurelyn see's Jack for the first time she is intrigued by his looks he is hot, he is charming. He asks her to dinner the following night and she agrees .

Jack meets Laurelyn to take her to dinner , he explains what he is looking for in a companion with no strings attached , and after 3 months they will walk away from each other and never contact each other again . She does not answer him right away , instead leads him onto another dinner date .
three months strings-free, no real names or any identifying personal information to be shared between them. He offers her a relationship void of complications, pretences, feelings or long-term expectations from one another, and after some deliberation and inner struggle with the idea of a romance-free fling, she finally accepts Jack’s offer.

“When the three months is over, so are we. I’ll move on and you will too. Because you won’t know my name or any identifying information about me, you’ll have no way to contact me. Ever.”

things are going great they are spending time together , learning about each other (as much as each is willing to share ) and having fun . Then something changes and with any two people who are destined to be together laurelyn starts to have feelings for Jack and she tells him that she loves him in the middle of a steamy sex scene ... he does not say nothing and ignores that she has said that she loves him .. things get a little emotional and Laurelyn decides it is time to say good-bye without really saying good-bye because she will not be able to bare to see him face to face and say good-bye and him just let her walk away with no feelings at all .... the next Day she is gone ....

has Jack lost his true Love, Will he ever find the woman who has become part of his heart , when he doesnt even know her last name .....Will Laurelyn ever see Jack again . We will all find out in book 2 The Good thing about this is Although We get left hanging , we only get left hanging a little bit as Georgia is kind enough to give us the first chapter of book 2 Beauty From Surrender .. But I will say this it still left me hanging and I WANT MORE NOW LOL ....

“Our precious time together feels like a candle with wicks burning at both ends. Once the flame meets in the middle, we’re over. I’ll never see him again, or hear his laugh or touch his skin. I’ll never share a bed with him again.”

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