Beautiful Secret by Christina Lauren
Christina Lauren give us a kinder, gentler hero in Niall Stella. Firecracker intern Ruby Miller is a fitting heroine for the stoic gentle giant. Beautiful Secret moves at a smooth, soft pace, compared to the frenzy of the other books in the series. And with that pacing, Christina Lauren keeps it engaging with their wit and dynamic alternating points of view. [April 2015]
With apparent effort, she said, “You know you do.”
“It makes me wild, doesn’t it? it makes me….”
“Hard,” she finished for me.
Her mouth fell open.
“You won’t have the right angle, you see.” I ran a finger along her jaw. “Or the right size of finger, or depth. But mostly you’ll fail at making yourself feel as good as I will because you won’t be patient.”
I fought my smile. “Where, exactly?”
Her eyes met mine, softening. “You know where.”
“Your cunt, darling?” I whispered.
The Beautiful Series Reading Order
(novels stand alone, with some character overlap)
1.5. Beautiful Bitch
2.5. Beautiful Bombshell
3.5. Beautiful Beginning
3.6. Beautiful Beloved
3.6. Beautiful Boss (February 2016)
When Ruby Miller’s boss announces he’s sending her on an extended business trip to New York City, she’s shocked. As one of the best and brightest young engineers in London, she knows she’s professionally up to the task. The part that’s throwing her is where she’ll be spending a month up close and personal working alongside—and staying in a hotel with—Niall Stella, her firm’s top urban planning executive and The Hottest Man Alive. Despite her ongoing crush, Ruby is certain Niall barely knows she’s alive…until their flirty overnight flight makes him sit up and take notice.
Not one for letting loose and breaking rules, recently divorced Niall would describe himself as hopeless when it comes to women. But even he knows outgoing California-girl Ruby is a breath of fresh air. Once she makes it her mission to help the sexy Brit loosen his tie, there’s no turning back. Thousands of miles from London, it’s easy for the lovers to play pretend. But when the trip is over, will the relationship they’ve built up fall down?