Beautiful Stranger by Christina Lauren

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...they come off as two-dimensional and are difficult to invest in. Additionally, the alternating his and hers POVs detract from the story.
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A charming British Playboy. A girl determined to finally live. And a secret liaison revealed in all too vivid color. Book two in the NYT Bestselling series. Escaping a cheating ex, finance whiz Sara Dillon's moved to New York City and is looking for excitement without a lot of strings attached. So meeting the irresistible, sexy Brit at a dance club should have meant nothing more than a night's fun. But the manner--and speed--with which he melts her inhibitions turns him from a one-time hookup and into her Beautiful Stranger.

The whole city knows Max Stella loves women, not that he's ever found one he particularly wants to keep around. Despite pulling in plenty with his Wall Street bad boy charm, it's not until Sara--and the wild photos she lets him take of her--that he starts wondering if there's someone for him outside of the bedroom.

Hooking up in places where anybody could catch them, the only thing scarier for Sara than getting caught in public is having Max get too close in private.

About Christina Lauren

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Christina and Lauren, a writing duo that has been swooning over romance novels for as long as they can remember, are the authors of Beautiful Stranger and Beautiful Bastard from Gallery Books. Separated by the pesky state of Nevada, these co-author besties speak several times a day, agree that Ruby Pumps is the best nail polish color ever, and would, if given the choice, spend all day staring at the ocean from the San Clemente pier. You can find them online at or at @seeCwrite and @lolashoes on Twitter.
Published April 16, 2013 by Gallery Books. 356 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
Peak Rank on May 05 2013
Weeks as Bestseller
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Reviewed by Jane Litte on Aug 31 2014

...because the characters were so likeable and because the romance was sweet and because the sex was so very hot, I picked up the next book immediately. And it’s a book I’d recommend to others with caveats.

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Reviewed by Elisa Verna on Jul 11 2013

...they come off as two-dimensional and are difficult to invest in. Additionally, the alternating his and hers POVs detract from the story.

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Reviewed by Tara Fowler on Apr 02 2013

...So if you like your hook-ups early and plentiful...check out the prologue to Beautiful Stranger.

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