Author: Christina Lauren
Rating: 3 Stars
Dates read: 23 May 19
Publication date: 02 May 2015
Publisher: Pocket Star
Genre(s): New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
In Beautiful Stranger, finance whiz Sara Dillon met the irresistibly sexy Brit, Max Stella, at a New York City club. Through the series we’ve watched them learn to balance commitment with their less than private brand of playfulness. In Beautiful Beloved, Max and Sara take it to the next step. But the question is: Will they be able to find a balance between the wild sexcapades they aren’t ready to retire, and the demands of parenthood that come along with their new Beautiful bundle of joy? Parenthood: it’s not for the weak of heart
I’m an absolute sucker for a story surrounding a baby and pregnancy. And what’s better than that is liking the main characters, knowing the parents, and seeing their story continue in another book. We were introduced to these characters in Beautiful Stranger and it is safe to say that their relaxed natures and voyeuristic tendencies are in stark contrast to the parental lifestyle that is coming their way.
Pregnancy has most definitely changed their relationship dynamic as it does for almost all people in life. Sara’s changing body and Max’s changing attitudes towards his growing family mean that their activities and the things that have made them, well, them together are no longer as important or possible. I really like that they battle to retrieve a little bit of them before the baby, to try and make something of their life now and match it with their life before.
I do feel like it was a decent show of new parents. I don’t have children, but the battles about leaving children with baby-sitters, finding time for parental only dates/action, and going back to work for both mother’s and father’s is something I have heard about and I feel like was quite well done.
It’s not my favourite story in the series, not even close which is why it’s such a short review, but i do like the subject and the way it’s presented. I felt like it was true to the characters and the story arc and was pleased to see a different side to some involved.