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Beautiful Secret (The Beautiful Series #8) (Paperback)
Other Books in Series
This is book number 8 in the The Beautiful Series series.
- #1: Beautiful Bastard (The Beautiful Series #1) (Paperback): Email or call for price.
- #2: Beautiful Stranger (The Beautiful Series #2) (Paperback): $16.00
- #3: Beautiful Bitch (The Beautiful Series #3) (Paperback): $9.99
- #4: Beautiful Bombshell (The Beautiful Series #4) (Paperback): $9.99
- #5: Beautiful Player (The Beautiful Series #5) (Paperback): $16.99
- #6: Beautiful Beginning (The Beautiful Series #6) (Paperback): $9.99
- #9: Beautiful Boss (The Beautiful Series #9) (Paperback): $9.99
- #10: Beautiful (The Beautiful Series #10) (Paperback): $16.00
AN UPTIGHT BRITISH EXECUTIVE. AN ADVENTUROUS AMERICAN NEWBIE. A SEXY INTERNATIONAL SCANDAL IN THE MAKING.
New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author Christina Lauren’s Beautiful and Wild Seasons series hook up in Beautiful Secret for an erotic intercontinental romp that celebrates the best of both worlds!
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?
About the Author
Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of longtime writing partners and best friends Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, the New York Times, USA TODAY, and #1 internationally bestselling authors of the Beautiful and Wild Seasons series, Dating You / Hating You, Autoboyography, Love and Other Words, Roomies, Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating, My Favorite Half-Night Stand, and The Unhoneymooners. You can find them online at ChristinaLaurenBooks.com, @ChristinaLauren on Instagram, or @ChristinaLauren on Twitter.
Mmmm delicious awkward, nervous hero. Part of the reason I really enjoyed this book is that it’s absolutely laden with UST. A lot of time in New Adult the sex happens so fast that a lot of the tension fizzles out. Beautiful Secret does a remarkable job of keeping the sexual content heavy (all Lauren’s books are pretty damn hot) while keeping the tension high.
— Smart Bitches, Trashy Books on Beautiful Secret
“The thing that I love the most about Christina Lauren and the duo’s Beautiful books is that there is always humor in them. As well as hot steamy moments and some of the sweetest I love you’s.”
"The perfect blend of sex, sass and heart, Beautiful Bastard is a steamy battle of wills that will get your blood pumping!"
— S.C. Stephens, bestselling author of Thoughtless
“Filled with plenty of hot sex and sizzling tension.”
— RT Book Reviews
“Smart, sexy, and satisfying...destined to become a romance classic.”
— Tara Sue Me, bestselling author of The Submissive,
“A devilishly depraved cross between a hardcore porn and a very special episode of The Office…For us fetish-friendly fiends to feast on!!”
“Hot . . . if you like your hook-ups early and plentiful..."
“Beautiful Bastard has heart, heat, and a healthy dose of snark. Romance readers who love a smart plot are in for an amazingly sexy treat!”
— Myra McEntire, author of Hourglass
"Beautiful Bastard is the perfect mix of passionate romance and naughty eroticism. I couldn’t, and didn’t, put it down until I’d read every last word."
— Elena Raines, Twilightish