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Publisher's Summary

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 makes 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.
Beauty from Pain is an adult contemporary novel and is not intended for younger listeners due to mature content.
©2013 Georgia Cates (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By heather on 11-16-13

Great story! Very Hot.

If you could sum up Beauty from Pain in three words, what would they be?

fan-F-ingtastic hooked me

What did you like best about this story?

The story, even though predictable like most love stories. It was entertaining and great love scenes. You get caught up in their story.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Bunny Warren and Robert Black ?

Anyone else. The guy would have to have the accent and the girl needs a southern drawl. But these two need to practice a bit more. Robert read the lines in spurts. No natural flow when he read. He has a good voice and sexy accent but it was exhausting listening to him rush through his lines. Bunny, is to nasal sounding. Her southern accent sounds forced. If the story had not have hooked me, and I hate to waste a credit, I would have stopped listening due to their voices. Hate to be harsh. Sorry.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

No names, Hot Sex, all my fantasies met, no pretenses. A perfect distraction......until I lost my heart.

Any additional comments?

Great book, bad narration.

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5 out of 5 stars
By karen on 11-14-13

Totally Beautifully written !!

Any additional comments?

I loved this book! This book had everything…romance, strong hero/heroine, lust, sex and angst. This book was beautifully written and I’m now a fan of Ms. Cates. I read this book in one sitting and found the plot intriguing - it left me wanting more. I even loved the secondary characters and enjoyed how Ms. Cates made them interesting without detracting from the main hero/heroine. The witty banter and sexual tension between them was wonderful to read. Whether Jack knew it or not, his protective instincts came out with her. Whether worrying about her getting a sunburn or watching her suffer a migraine, he couldn't help himself from wanting to take care of her. Laurelyn was the parent, so to speak, with her mom, so this was sweet to see. I really liked both of the characters and found it interesting that Laurelyn, who had a troubled past was more open to her feelings than Jack, who had a stellar upbringing with loving parents. I'm already listening to the next book and its just as good as the first :)

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4 out of 5 stars
By AB on 04-17-14

Well written story - patchy narration

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes - if they liked 50SOG or the Crossfire series.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Laurelyn - I love her southern sass.

Did Bunny Warren and Robert Black do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

Bunny Warren - yes she did an excellent job of narration IMO. Both her Laurelyn and Jack were believable. But as a Brit I'm no authority on Southern accents and I didn't find her Australian ones too off the mark.

Robert Black was not such an easy listen for me. His Australian accents weren't great, but I could live with that. It was his female characters that I struggled with. Others have commented that he sounded like a transvestite and I'd have to agree to some extent.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Actually no. I needed a few breaks - it was a bit emotionally intense at times.

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