Beautiful Stranger by: Christina Lauren

New apartment? Check. Fantastic job with Ryan Media Group? Check. Loyal and loving boyfriend? Not so much for Sara Dillon who fled her Chicago lifestyle in favor of a new start in the city that never sleeps. During a girls night out adventure with long time bestie Chloe, Sara runs into Mr. Sexy himself, Max Stella. Max sweeps Sara off her feet by being the antithesis of her dirt bag ex but is Sara ready for another shot at love? Picking up right where Beautiful Bastard left off, this steamy read is sure to leave you wanting more.

WOW. What else can I say? From their effortless romance to spectacular…uh…physical encounters these two are one of the best in the erotic romance genre. Since dipping my toes in the erotica waters in 2008, Beautiful Stranger was the first novel that did not have a tortured hero or heroine as the protagonist. Neither Sara nor Max had a horrific incident (either rape, domestic violence or abuse) that caused them to be part of the BDSM scene. Even with that aside, Sara and Max’s romance is genuine and adorable in the “you jump I jump Jack sort of way.” Its not the sort of this only happens in fiction type thing but a cutesy yet realistic way. The way that their relationship grows from a friends with benefits into something that is natural – not forced or drawn out – and makes you want to put the book down and grin from ear to ear.

I loved Beautiful Stranger more than its’ predecessor and is probably my favorite in the genre.

4 STARS

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