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First part of a series - :( - hope I can remember it when part 2 comes out.,
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This review is from: Beauty from Pain (Beauty Series #1) (Kindle Edition)
This is a good story although yet another cliff-hanger - sigh.
This loses a star because it isn't complete but also because it ends at 86 percent on my kindle and the rest is filled with blurb.
Anyhow, back to the story - Jack McLachlan is a very rich Australian wine magnate. He buys everything including his anonymity. This allows him to have carnal, non-emotive sexual relationships with attractive, mature and refined women, he makes an agreement with them that will last 3/4 weeks with the absolute understanding that they will go their seperate ways at the end. It's brutal and unfeeling but it's worked well for him. Jack is ready for the next one and he is at a bar when a young singer gets up during 'open mic' time, she's stunning and interesting - she's the next one.
Laurelyn Prescott is flying from America to Australia with her best friend Addison, they are staying at Addison's brother Ben's house for the next three months, Laurelyn is escaping from a broken involvement and betrayal, her heart is feeling battered. She needs this break to have fun and get some distance.
So, when Jack decides on Laurelyn and with his blunt proposal for a relationship things start to get interesting. Of course, how will they both be able to keep an emotional distance when things start to get very intense. Throw in complications with Ben who also wants Laurelyn and Laurelyn's sassy personality and of course sparks fly.
This is a great story told by both POV's in their own chapters, I really like this style of writing and the ending is predictably, annoyingly tantalising. I just can't guarantee that I will be as invested in book no. 2 if it's ages coming, there are loads of good books out there so I don't want to read this again just to be able to read the next instalment. I am now waiting on a lot of book 2's, some of them I will not bother to read, I hope this isn't one of them.