Review: Beauty from Surrender by Georgia Cates

Posted June 1, 2013 by Annie in Uncategorized / 6 Comments

Review: Beauty from Surrender by Georgia Cates
Beauty from Surrender
by Georgia Cates

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: May 30, 2013
Series: Beauty #2
Published by Georgia Cates
Pages: 277
 

 

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!

Favorite Quote:

“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.”

Did you like this review? If so, please tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

Annie
Follow me

Annie

Blogger/Reviewer at Under the Covers Book Blog
I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

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.

When I’m not submerged in a good book, you can find me musing about makeup and planners or dreaming about Kpop boys and beaches. Until then, check out my reviews and let’s talk books!
Annie
Follow me

Related Posts

Tags: , , , , , ,

releasecalendarbanner

Under the Covers Book Blog Comment Policy
Please read our comment policy here.

6
Leave a Reply

avatar
4 Comment threads
2 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
5 Comment authors
TimitraLori MeehanUnder the Covers Book BlogTina BZita R Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Zita R
Guest
Zita R

Great review! I read this book on release day and I enjoyed it tremendously. I would also love it if Georgia Cates came out with a continuation perhaps an after HEA novella to see how the pair is doing, to get more of Jack Henry and Laurelyn.

Under the Covers Book Blog
Admin
Under the Covers Book Blog

Thanks Zita! Yes, I’m so glad someone else wants another book. I would be okay with reading a novella of Jack and Laurelyn! They’re such a great couple! And I’m not ready to leave Jack yet 🙂

Tina B
Guest
Tina B

Wonderful review! I just finished this one and completely agree with you. I would love to get another one with these stories, even if it’s a novella. 🙂
Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Ann.

Under the Covers Book Blog
Admin
Under the Covers Book Blog

Thanks Tina. I wonder if Cates will try writing a novella all from Jack’s POV. Now that would be interesting!!

Lori Meehan
Guest
Lori Meehan

Thanks Ann for the great review.

Timitra
Guest
Timitra

I like the sound of this…thanks for the review Ann!