Escaping a cheating ex, finance whiz Sara Dillon’s moved to New York City and is looking for excitement and passion 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 that 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.
Beautiful Stranger is the second full-length novel in Christina Lauren's Beautiful Bastard series. While the first book and novella were only good enough for me, this book was a definite good. There is a vast improvement in Beautiful Stranger with more depth to characters and just in general. Beautiful Stranger was quite a good read.
To start this off, I'm just going to come out and say this, I LOVED Max Stella. He was quite possibly the perfect romance hero. With his British accent and good looks, Max was charming and very, very swoon-worthy. The way he was with Sara making her feel like the only woman in the world just made me go all *dreamy sigh* all the time. Max was amazing. End of story.
Sara, on the other hand, wasn't very remarkable. Sara has moved to New York to escape her cheating ex. Now she is definitely not looking for a relationship even though she is attracted to a Beautiful Stranger named Max. I got that Sara was very hesitant to start anything with Max, even a no strings attached, but sometimes her behavior was quite irritating and it was like she was pushing it.
Max and Sara definitely shared chemistry. They were good together, exploring their kinky sides. Sara discovered that she was an exhibitionist and Max was all too happy to do anything Sara wanted. Beautiful Stranger is filled with loads of sex but unlike the last book, it was well balanced with conversations and humor.
Like I said before, Beautiful Stranger was a huge improvement, be it dialogues or chemistry. With Max and Sara's book, I guess I have completely gotten into the series and I am definitely looking forward to seeing how the road goes for all of these characters. Beautiful Stranger was a good read.