27. February 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Nikki, Romance

Beauty from Pain by Georgia Cates, 329 pages, read by Nikki, on 02/21/2013

Beauty from PainLaurelynn Prescott has arrived in Australia with her best friend where they will be staying for three months. Her first night out they go to a bar where she makes her first run in with Jack McLachlan. Jack is a wealthy man who makes a living off of making wine in Australia. He purposely sets up short (3-4 weeks) relationships with women where they do not know his true identity. He likes it like this so that there are no strings attached and no preconceived notions of a long term committed relationship. When he proposes this idea to Laurelyn he decides to go for 3 months. The longest he’s gone in a while. Eventually Laurelyn accepts his proposal, fully aware that this will all end in 3 months when she returns to the States.

First off, let me just say that the main character Laurelyn is probably my sister soul. The author portrays her to be this hilarious, sarcastic, down to earth woman who is perfectly capable of saying no and sticking up for herself. She doesn’t take any crap from people and I like that. She was a refreshment from the other books I’ve been reading. The story line was good, but the main character is what made me love this book so much. I don’t think I’ve ever laughed out loud this much while reading.

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