I was drawn to reading this book after I saw the unusually high rating it got from the goodreads community. The first time I started it I never actually got past the first few chapters because I had lost interest in the characters. I want to just say that now that I’ve read the story the whole way through, I can see why it received such a good rating. Unfortunately for me, I didn’t feel like this book brought anything new to the table.
Now this could be because I’ve read so many similar books in the past year. I gave it 4 stars because I feel that if I had read Beauty From Pain earlier on, I would’ve fell in love with the characters and the story more than I did. I honestly think it was well written and it did pique my interest. Although it was interesting, it felt like a “been there, done that” ordeal. For some reason I was strongly reminded of the Fifty Shades of Grey and Crossfire series (which were both excellent reads). I may have rated this book a little unfairly due to underlying factors, but for me this was a 4 star book.
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.
Not recommended for younger readers due to sexual content and language.