AN UPTIGHT BRITISH EXECUTIVE. AN ADVENTUROUS AMERICAN NEWBIE. A SEXY INTERNATIONAL SCANDAL IN THE MAKING.
New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author Christina Lauren’s Beautiful and Wild Seasons series hook up in Beautiful Secret for 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?
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“It’s yours, you know.” “What is?” “My heart, of course, but also my body. My hands, my lips, my c**k. I trust you with all of it more than I even trust myself.”
My mind is still reeling because this book was my complete and utter undoing. I am writing this review while literally still hugging my now beloved paperback copy, secretly hoping that the beautiful words in it would somehow escape and infuse themselves into me forever. With one of the most phenomenal writing styles of our generation and flawless, iron-clad character development, this talented writing duo has given us once again an unforgettable, emotionally engaging storyline to become addicted to, this time with two incredibly intricate characters and a perfectly paced, meticulously crafted relationship that is never rushed, never even hurried, and solely driven forward by the characters’ emotional growth and self-awareness. I gobbled up every word,...
Beautiful Secret is the delightfully entertaining story of Niall Stella, Max's brother across the pond, and Ruby Miller, a London transplant originally from San Diego. Both characters were briefly introduced in previous Christina Lauren books, but if I thought I had them pegged, I was starkly mistaken. Niall, hugely successful in his field, and Ruby, an engineering student and intern on the rise, find themselves shipped off to New York together for a month long business trip. Initially the dynamic between Niall and Ruby felt vaguely reminiscent of that of Bennett Ryan and Chloe Mills in Beautiful Bastard. Niall is an extremely successful businessman in the area of urban planning, and Ruby is a young intern who's had a relentless crush on him for months. Her crush evolving in the board room of their office, her fumbling nervousness whenever he's present, their blooming attraction taking flight despite his position of power in the work place. all similarities that made Beautiful Secret...
Oh Christina Lauren. You just do this to me every single time. Every. Single. Time.
Fans of their writing will find all the things they typically love in Beautiful Secret. Hilarious inner dialogue, tangible sexual tension, and a heartbreaking level of emotion and sweetness in the growth of the relationship between Niall and Ruby. The journey to actually hitting the sheets took longer than I expected (I mean, hello, Beautiful Bastard anyone? Somewhere in chapter 1 or 2, right?), but in no way did it detract from their story. Anything else wouldn't have been authentic for Niall's character. FYI- Telling me he's a Mr Darcy? Yes, just yes. Thank you, for that mental image. I adored that he was hesitant and unsure and openly admitted that he didn't know what the frick he was doing. Ruby may not have been my favorite heroine (that is still a tie between Chloe and Hannah) but together, I loved them.
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