15 July 2013

Beauty From Surrender (Beauty #2) By Georgia Cates

Beauty From Surrender (Beauty #2) by Georgia Cates.
Audience/Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance.
Publication: May 30th 2013 by Georgia Cates
How do you move on when he’s every song you sing?

After Laurelyn Prescott walks away from the love of her life, she returns to Nashville to pursue the only dream she has left. Determined to find a distraction from the pain of losing Jack Henry, she immerses herself in her music. But with her old life comes old acquaintances and new expectations. When Laurelyn refuses her record producer’s outrageous demands, she finds herself without a career—until an unforeseen opportunity presents itself. From there it’s a rocket ride straight to the top where Laurelyn finds the success she’s always dreamed of. Will it be enough to bring her the happiness she so deserves, or will the absence of Jack Henry leave her wanting more?

Jack Henry McLachlan never expected to fall in love with Laurelyn Prescott—but he did. After he foolishly let her slip through his fingers, he spends three months searching for her, but their reunion doesn’t come easy. The woman he finds isn’t the same one who drifted away without a goodbye. No longer an insecure girl on an Australian adventure, this Laurelyn is a successful musician with a promising career. Her dreams are becoming a reality, and Jack is terrified his American girl won’t have a place for him in her new life. With only a month to convince her otherwise, will it be enough time to make her visualize a life beyond the glitz and glamour, a life that includes him?

Reviewed by Kelly.

Why I Read This: I read this book because I had won the first book and what totally caught up in the writing. I said in the first book thatif someone had propositioned me like that I would have bolted and I am not crazy about the F bomb being part of Jack Henry's every day vocabulary. But the writing sucked me in and I was caught up in their story. I wanted to see what happened next. If you haven't read the first book don't read the review because it has spoilers. This isn't a book I would have picked up on my own but I love how the author could make me feel things. This book is for adults only and has graphic sex scenes and language.

What I Loved: I loved that the author could make me feel like it wasme feeling the sadness, hurt and betrayal. I literally found myself skimming words because I wanted to know what was happening when they
first found each other again. It was a crazy scene and my heart was beating fast, literally! Then later, something came to light and it was very hurtful and I felt like it was me that was hurting and I already knew about it before the character did. I mean, who writes like that?? That you feel like it was you in pain!!! If someone can make me cry, or
feel pain, betrayal, hurt or sadness they get 5 stars regardless of the rest of the content. I was screaming "No No, No, this can be happening”; I was that hooked. I can't really describe it. Only one other author has been able to make me feel like that while reading. I can't tell you about the scenes in this book because I want you to experience it for

I love books where the family is involved and there are children running around and the family is a part of the story. Jack Henry's mom is strong and doesn't put up with the things she learned about him. I love the bonding time Jack Henry has with his brother.

I love when there are obstacles to overcome, stupid or not. It shows growth. And there were things to overcome in this book.

I loved how Jack Henry saved the day when Laurelyn was being assaulted. Again, can't tell you any more about it, you gotta read and experience the scene yourself.

What I Didn't Like: I don't like the F word, it's not me. But it is
certainly part of Jack Henry! That's what you get in NA books. So it's
my own fault for reading it! LOL

There was a lot of sex; A LOT. Like every other page.

So, why did I read it if I didn't like the last two major points below? Because Ms. Cates
is an incredible writer and I will be looking for more of her books.

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  1. I've heard so many good things about this book. I hope it goes on sale sometime soon. Can't wait to read it.

    Ann@Blogging E-books

  2. Ooo alright I was bad and read your review even though I haven't read book one-- I was curious :) And I'm so going to add these to the list. I love when there are families running around too and it just sounds great. And the little problems you had with it. I'm good with those too :) LOL Thanks for the heads up on this one!!

    herding cats & burning soup