Beautiful Secret {Review}

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Published: April 14, 2015 by Gallery Books


Goodreads Synopsis:

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?

 

My Review:

Max Stella still remains my favorite man in this series, but his brother, Niall comes in a very close second. Niall Stella is quite opposite of the typical confident, experienced male protagonist you normally read about. Although he is gorgeous, brilliant, wealthy, and let’s not forget British, he’s dealing with his failed marriage to a woman he has spent most of his life with, but lacked any real love and intimacy.

I couldn’t wait for Niall’s story after getting a little tease of him in Beautiful Beloved. This book was hilarious, sweet, romantic, steamy, and absolutely perfect!

Ruby is working as an intern at Niall’s company, and has been harboring a serious crush on him from day one. She lives for the moments she will get the chance to be in the same room as him, and then one day the unexpected happens and she’s told she’ll be going on a month long business trip to New York City with Niall – just the two of them.

“I’d been wrestling with my Niall Stella crush for six months, and I was pretty sure he still didn’t know that I was an employee at the firm rather than a regular takeout delivery girl.”

“For some reason I was unable to call him by only his given name. Niall Stella was a two-name honor, like Prince Harry or Jesus Christ.”

Ruby is awesome. She’s witty, confident, driven, and badass. I ADORED her. She was perfect for Niall, helping him see that he was capable of letting down his guard and getting close to someone, while getting past the pain and disappointment of his failed marriage.

“Do you think I’m weird?”
“Yes, weird in the sense that you are unexpected and I am rarely surprised by people. I think you rather exquisite.”

“Are you going to kiss me?”
He pulled away just enough to meet my eyes. “I fear I wouldn’t be able to stop,” he whispered. Life Alert? This is not a drill.

Of course there will be misunderstandings and bumps along the way, but I loved every minute of their growing relationship, even Niall’s reservations and constant need to put on the brakes. It’s rare that you read a book where the guy wants to take things slow, and there’s something so sweet and endearing about that. Niall Stella will steal your heart!

“We’ll talk later, yeah?”
“Okay.”
His teeth scraped my neck. “Good, because I know we need to talk. But right now I want to put my mouth on you and sing ‘God Save the Queen.'”

“His was the face I saw when I closed my eyes, when I needed to feel comfort or thrill, grounding or lust. Niall Stella’s face felt like home to me.”

There were so many lines I loved in this book, as evidenced in my review. Such a perfect end to this fantastic series.

You can see my Goodreads review here.

 5 Stars

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Beautiful Secret {Review}

  1. Kathy says:

    I really need to catch up in this series. I own all of the books but stopped after Beautiful Bastard. I loved that one, so I’m sure I’ll enjoy the others. Time just isn’t on my side. *sigh*

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