Thursday, 20 February 2014

Mini-Review: Beauty from Pain by Georgia Cates

Title: Beauty from Pain  
Series: Beauty #1
Author: Georgia Cates
Published: January 2013

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.
Not recommended for younger readers due to sexual content and language

I am too lazy to write a review so here are the notes :D
-they talked about protection!!!
-FML not another stalker/enemy/serial killer *sigh*
-the Aussie talk seems a bit awkward
-all the euphemism for the clitoris are making me mental: bump, button, down there, nub, sweet spot[and I missed 1 or 2]
-what's with the BFF's brother?! He doesn't even know her and he acts like a grade A-ass
-oh he sure stuck his foot in
-yay, not a serial killer, but crazy ex who's stalking him now[don't know if it's actually better though]
-can we not act like 10 year olds about sex please?
-uhm, the next outburst like this I'm kicking him in the nuts!
-oooh, she said it and he's staring there like a monkey
-yes, dignity!
-this one is slow on the uptake...

Conclusion: Not too deep, but the setting was nice[vineyards in Australia and a beach in New Zealand] and unexpected, the characters don't act their age[I would give the chick 19, max 20[she's actually 23] and the guy about 25-26[he's 30]] and the supporting cast is really one-dimensional. However, they talked about condoms!!! and didn't really lie to each other so that made it a + in my book. I'll read on to see what happens.


PS: The cover made me read it, it's so very pretty!


  1. Oooops, I have it... I wasn't in too much of a hurry to read it, now I am even less lol ! Thanks for the review :)

  2. I've read the 2nd as well, it's even more meh

  3. Wickedly Delicious24 February 2014 at 05:09

    I passed on this. Read many mixed reviews and the bad were all the same.

  4. Yhea... I read 2, but I am not reading 3 :D