A New York Times and USA Today Bestseller....
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 makes 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.
Beauty From Pain is an adult contemporary novel and is not intended for younger readers due to mature content.
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Beauty from Pain
I looooooove this book and I hate when it ended because it was soo god. This is a recommended read in my opinion.
Three month arrangement
Propositioned by a stranger. An American Girl commits to an arrangement with an Aussie guy with no pretenses for three months. The agreement is an exclusive physical relationship with a few rules.
There is an age difference of seven years. They live in different countries. They are strangers. It’s an instant connection. It’s a sexually driven story. No strings attached.
Narrator: Bunny Warren is the voice of Laurelyn. Laurelyn is an American with a southern accent, yet the narrator doesn’t perform with the Nashville twang I had hoped to hear. Robert Black is the voice of Jack. Jack is Australian with an Aussie accent, yet the narrator doesn’t perform with the Aussie accent I had hoped to hear. Personally, Bunny did a better performance of Jack’s voice during her narrated sections.
Robert’s voice was too husky for Laurelyn’s character making her sound like a grandmother. I didn’t look forward to the chapters with Robert’s voice. I was hoping for a stronger southern accent from both narrators. This is a duel narration, yet a duet would be preferable. The audiobook didn’t measure up to what I expected. Robert Black’s voice for both characters was a disappointment. The Aussie accent wasn’t very good nor what I imagined. His tone for Laurelyn’s character wasn’t suitable for her supposed southern accent. The audiobook would have been better had Bunny performed it in its entirety. Or using a different male narrator with a duet performance would have improved the quality.
I remember loving this book when I read it back in 2014. I guess my preferences and expectations have grown over the years. I remember the pole dancing scenes being extremely sexy and wanted to revisit this book based on those scenes. Instead, I found Jack’s character to be too controlling. He smothered Laurelyn. He was a jealous man. He became overprotective of her. I’m disappointed with my revisit of Beauty from Pain.
I hate the comparison barbes comparing Laurelyn to the other girls.
I did like all the examples of intimacy between them showing it’s more than sexual attraction. I like the comfort he shows with Laurelyn. He is thoughtful and caring towards Laurelyn.
I hate this scene...Laurelyn chose not to wear panties while wearing a dress, yet she’s unconcerned about the wetness between her legs that will inevitably show from semen running down her leg onto the fabric of her dress.
What’s it about a name that melts individuals upon hearing it spoken?
This is an incredible book! I will be purchasing the entire series for sure!