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Bloody Brilliant! Beautiful Stranger by Christina LaurenBeautiful Stranger | Beautiful Bombshell by Christina Lauren
Series: Beautiful Bastard #2 | #2.5
Narrator: Grace Grant, Jonathan Cole, Sebastian York
Published by Simon & Schuster Audio on 05-28-13 | 09-03-13
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: Audiobook
Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins | 2 hrs and 57 mins
Source: Purchased
Audiobook | Goodreads
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.


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I’m hooked on the Beautiful Bastard series! HOOKED I say! While Beautiful Stranger has a familiar feel to it, it really does have a life of its own. Max and Sara are a great couple.


Beautiful Stranger starts with Max and Sara meeting one night in a club and have a naughty encounter in a dark corner. Sara has never had a one night stand, much less one in public. Max has never invented a woman into his life or his bed. He prefers to keep them at arm’s length and shag them in a car, against a wall, but never in a bed. Until Sara, he can’t stop thinking about her and he finds himself wanting more from her.


Sara is freshly out of a long time relationship and she just wants to have fun, with Max. But she finds it harder and harder to keep what’s happening between them casual.


I love how these two characters bring out the best in the other. Oh and the hot, hot public sex scenes is great too.Beautiful Stranger is full of emotions and steamy shagging.


The narration for the series continues to be outstanding. Grace Grant continues to voice the female characters with a flair. Jonathan Cole is a new narrator for me and his voice for Max is spot on and damn sexy. I look forward to continuing the series on audio.








When Max, Henry, and Will steal Bennett away for a weekend of shenanigans and strippers in Vegas, the first stop of the night doesn’t go at all as planned. With their scheme for a “Guys’ Weekend” completely derailed anyway, Max and Bennett begin to play a wild game of stealth and secrecy in order to have their bombshells all over Sin City.





This was a fun short about a guys’ weekend in Vegas. But the guys aren’t alone. The gals show up and things get HOT fast.


Beautiful Bombshell is a quick, fun and sexy listen. I was glad I took the time to listen.

Still enjoying Jonathan Cole as Max. I’m already a fan of Sebastian York but his British accent was lacking.



About Christina Lauren


Yes, there are two of us! Lauren (on the left) and Christina (on the right).


Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/besties/soulmates/brain-twins Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. The coauthor duo writes both Young Adult and Adult Fiction, and together has produced nine New York Times bestselling novels. Their books have been translated into 23+ languages.