Saturday, May 16, 2015

Beautiful Secret →

Rating: 5 Cups of Coffee

Goodreads' Book Description: 
New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author Christina Lauren’s Beautiful and Wild Seasons series hook up in Beautiful Secretfor 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?


Lindsay's Experience: 
Christina Lauren’s BEAUTIFUL SECRET is a refreshing read for those looking to wander a bit from the classic romance story. You might as well forget the regular storyline of a damsel in distress overcoming her emotional baggage with the help of a knight in shining armor. Instead, this book tells the tale of a knight battling his own past with the help of a young, quirky… intern? Did I mention this knight is British?

"There was something about Niall Stella that made you want to watch him. Not because he was boisterous or loud, but because he wasn't. there was a quiet confidence about him, a way he carried himself that demanded attention and respect, and a feeling that while he wasn't talking, he was watching everything, noticing everyone."

Ruby Miller has spent the last six months marveling over the enigma that is Niall Stella. A man of high status, he holds one of the top positions in the office for which she is currently interning. Her dreams of Niall knowing her name soon become reality as the two travel to New York together for a business venture. Over the course of a few days, Niall strays a bit from his usual straight-laced demeanor as he gets to know Ruby. Even with a crude vocabulary and rather graceless poise, Niall surprisingly finds her charming. Ultimately, Ruby forces him to reconsider those pompous predispositions he has toward people who are a little more disheveld than he prefers.

"I wanted to trust this tumbling sensation I had near her not because the feeling was familiar, but because it wasn't."

Their constant giddiness with one another, combined with their adorable back-and-forth, made for a much-needed escape. I'm not usually one for far-fetched storylines in romance novels, but the vastly different personalities in BEAUTIFUL SECRETS may have won me over. This entire story is a rollercoaster of emotions as Ruby constantly tries to stop herself from vocalizing every thought and Niall tries to figure out how to respond. If you're looking for a true romantic comedy full of character quirks and awkward (but adorable) laughs, BEAUTIFUL SECRETS is the way to go.

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