by Georgia Cates
Released: May 30, 2013
Series: Beauty #2
Published by Georgia Cates
Jack is beating himself up for his mistake. We see his regrets and we see how he aims to correct them. To me, that shows that he isn’t perfect, but he’s trying damn hard to be for Laurelynn. ~ Under the Covers
Starting off where Beauty from Pain left off, readers are thrown once again in the midst of Jack Henry’s seduction. Be warned, there is a lot of sex. But you don’t see me complaining 😉
If you’ve read Beauty from Pain then you know that Laurelyn has left Australia and is headed back home to Nashville. Desperate to forget about Jack Henry and the way he broke her heart, she submerges herself into her music career but finds that even that is on the rocks. When propositions are hitting her left and right and Laurelynn doesn’t give in to them, she finds her career crumbling before her eyes. Adding that to a broken heart can crush one’s spirit and the first one-third of the book is all about living with the pain.
Cates also graces us with Jack’s POV. I LOVED THIS. Not only do we see more of him even when Laurelynn and Jack are apart but we also see the way Jack is beating himself up for his mistake. We see his regrets and we see how he aims to correct them. To me, that shows that he isn’t perfect, but he’s trying damn hard to be for Laurelynn.
Another thing I liked was that you can tell that this is all new for Jack Henry. Before this, he had scores of women, keeping them for whatever duration their contract lasted and then left them without a second’s thought. Until Laurelynn came into his life, it was easy. Jack has never felt this way for anyone and he’s a total mess because of it.
The events that span this book can be guessed quite easily. There is a lot of speculation from Jack’s POV and makes him more desperate to find Laurelynn right this second. While not highly original, I do feel that it fit the storyline. Thinking on what other routes Cates could have gone on, I don’t see anything else fitting more than what she has chosen for this book. (See how I did that? I kept things intentionally vague for all you spoilery haters ;P)
I’m hoping for a third book because I do need another dose of Jack Henry. He’s a heady thing and readers will be clamouring for more once they finished this hotter than hell book!
“Every song I write from here on out will be about Jack Henry. That’s how our tale will go on and on forever—through my music. He will always be every song I sing.”
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When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.
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