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Review: Beauty from Surrender (Beauty #2) by Georgia Cates

Monday, December 8, 2014

Beauty from Surrender

Beauty From Surrender (Beauty #2) by Georgia Cates

 

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How do you move on when he’s every song you sing?

After Laurelyn Prescott walks away from the love of her life, she returns to Nashville to pursue the only dream she has left. Determined to find a distraction from the pain of losing Jack Henry, she immerses herself in her music. But with her old life comes old acquaintances and new expectations. When Laurelyn refuses her record producer’s outrageous demands, she finds herself without a career—until an unforeseen opportunity presents itself. From there it’s a rocket ride straight to the top where Laurelyn finds the success she’s always dreamed of. Will it be enough to bring her the happiness she so deserves, or will the absence of Jack Henry leave her wanting more?

Jack Henry McLachlan never expected to fall in love with Laurelyn Prescott—but he did. After he foolishly let her slip through his fingers, he spends three months searching for her, but their reunion doesn’t come easy. The woman he finds isn’t the same one who drifted away without a goodbye. No longer an insecure girl on an Australian adventure, this Laurelyn is a successful musician with a promising career. Her dreams are becoming a reality, and Jack is terrified his American girl won’t have a place for him in her new life. With only a month to convince her otherwise, will it be enough time to make her visualize a life beyond the glitz and glamour, a life that includes him?

 

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3 out of 5 stars

This story started out great for me, right where book one leaves off. It was Jack Henry and Laurelyn with their tension and turmoil and I was really into it. Then some small things started to stand out to me and by chapter 14, while I was liking the overall storyline I was ready for more.

The main characters back and forth was getting old and drawn out, everything seemed way to easy, and sometimes them speaking to one another went from playful banter to borderline juvenile. I loved their growing relationship and connection in the first book and was missing it in this one, I didn't feel like there was a lot of depth. I really enjoyed the first book and as much as I hate to compare books, this one seemed to decline for me and I did not enjoy it as much. There was more light drama but everything seemed too easily solved. Things that were a major issue before with Laurelyn just seemed to be glossed over. Maybe they'll come back around in book three?

I like books with sexy times in them but I want it to make sense in the story and I didn’t always feel that with this one. I also thought some of the things Jack Henry and Laurelyn said during these times were odd. Their sex talk and some of the descriptive words were just off putting to me. Maybe I just wasn’t in the right mood to read it.

I really enjoyed the beginning but the rest just falls into the "good read" category for me.

 

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Other books in the BEAUTY series

Beautfy From PainBeauty From Love

Beauty From Pain (#1) | Beauty From Love (#3)

 

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