February 7, 2013

Review: BEAUTY FROM PAIN by Georgia Cates


Author: Georgia Cates

Source: ebook from author for review


They agreed on three months...but their love knew no boundaries.

Jack McLachlan is a winemaking magnate and easily one of Australia’s most eligible bachelors. His success and wealth make him no stranger to the complications of romantic relationships and that’s why he goes to extreme measures to avoid the hassle. He prefers simplicity in the form of a beautiful female companion with no strings attached. He arranges relationships like business deals and they’re always the same. No long term relationships. No real names.

It’s his game and his rules. He’s content to play as usual, but when Laurelyn Prescott enters his life, his strategy must change because this player is like none he's ever encountered. His world is turned on its head after he begins a three month affair with the beautiful American musician. Nothing goes according to plan and as he breaks more and more of his own rules for her, she’s exceptionally close to becoming something he never thought possible. His ultimate game changer.

My take...
Jack is used to spending weeks with a girl then leaving her in the past. He likes it that way. No commitments, no fuss. Just use the girl for what she is worth and leave her behind. The "girls" never know his name and it keeps things nice and neat in the end. This way of life has worked perfectly for him for the past few years. That is until Laurelyn walks into his life.

Laurelyn is taking some "me time" and spending the entire summer with her best friend in Australia. Little did she know that a few days in and she would be given a proposal that would change her whole summer and quite possibly her life. When presented with the decision of getting to spend 3 months with a gorgeous man, what’s a girl to do? Well accept obviously!

BEAUTY FROM PAIN is like a cross between PRETTY WOMAN, INDECENT PROPOSAL, and unicorn tap dancing on a double rainbow. Why a unicorn tap dancing on a double rainbow? Cause that would be freakin awesome right? Mix those 3 together and you have this fascinating book with all its sexy glory. And this book is hot…like scorching hot. These two are like friggin rabbits…constantly going at it. Kudos for their race horse stamina. 

Even though Jack is confident and sure of himself, I started seeing some of his barriers fall when around Laurelyn. He thinks he is protecting his future from becoming prey to a hectic, time consuming lifestyle that revolves around his work, leaving no time for a wife and family. But in all honesty, he is truly hurting and lonely. He just hasn’t noticed it yet. Once Laurelyn storms into his life, her sunshine breaks through his tough exterior and shows him that maybe having someone to love wouldn’t be so bad after all. But his pride and thick skull may jeopardize happiness and love from ever happening.

This is one heck of a story people. I actually stopped myself from finishing the book last night...giving me time to have the story last a little longer.I was just so scared for the book to end. But as soon as I get to the end I see that there will be another book. Yes, the story will continue on. Yes, we will have more of Jack and Laurelyn. Oh but that girl better make him work for it. Ummmmhmmm. Most definitely he needs to work for it.

BEAUTY FROM PAIN will have you smiling one second and hot and bothered the next. The scenes are hot and continue to get hotter as the story progresses. And in the end, if you are not teary eyed, there is something wrong with you. Get this book today…read it, devour it, immerse yourself in it…and I promise you will be handing over your first born just to get your hands on book 2, BEAUTY FROM SURRENDER. Yep, it is that good.


  1. OMG Mandy, I loved this book soooo much. I just finished it last night. I told Georgia I had to take a sneak peek at what she wrote about Beauty From Surrender when I was only 1/4 of the way in because I couldn't stand for my heart to be crushed. I CANNOT wait for the next book. I am so in love with Jack Henry, and talk about hot......I still haven't recovered. I can't wait to read more about him and Laurelyn. Wonderful review.

    1. I didn't even know there was a second book until I got the the end. Very thankful May is not that far away.