*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.*
My beautiful is the next book in the ‘Beautiful’ series by Alicia Rae, and it picks up where Beautiful Chances left off. After reading and enjoying the first book, I was looking forward to reading this one. Even though Beautiful Chances had not ended on a cliffhanger, as such, it had left me with one or two unanswered questions that I hoped My Beautiful would give me the answers to, and I’m really pleased that it did.
I love the storyline, and like before Alicia Rae makes sure that it has a bit of everything, it has some twists and turns, it was emotional, funny, and sexy as hell. I liked being with Lily on her emotional journey as she not only starts to heal, and overcomes her fears but also tries to have closure surrounding her parents and sisters’ death, and move forward with her life. I felt for her with some of the struggles that she goes through.
I still love both Lily and Kyle, and as their relationship continues to grow, and get stronger I could really feel that now Lily has opened up to Kyle the connection, attraction and chemistry between them was undeniable. The passion between Lily and Kyle was off the charts. This book had so many hot sizzling sexy scenes that didn’t disappoint.
Secondary characters such as Brook and Luke were back, and it was lovely getting to know more about Lily’s aunt and cousins, I like the banter they shared, and seeing how much love and support they have for her.
Towards then end of the book you get the conclusion to the suspense and mystery surrounding the letters that Lily was receiving in the first book, and I will be honest I was surprised, and slightly disappointed that it wasn’t a bigger part of the storyline like I had been expecting.
There wasn’t a cliffhanger ending, but as there is one more book to come from this series, Lily and Kyle’s story is not over. I definitely get the feeling that the final book is going to be more about Kyle than Lily, as there are some unanswered questions about him and his past. I’m looking forward to January 2014 when Beautiful Dreams is being released, as I want to know more about Kyle and read his story.
Overall another good book from Alicia, I like her writing style, her ability to keep me guessing and that she knows how to write good smut ;-). I recommended this series if you haven’t read the first book yet then I would suggest that you wait till January 2014 only because them you can all three books back to back.
“There was no denying our chemistry. He could touch me, and my body would instantly respond, sending every nerve on alert”
“I did not need fancy cars, outlandish gifts, or a castle. I just needed this right here. His eyes told me everything I needed to know. He made me feel like I could conquer the world.”
“Lily you have had me since the first time I laid eyes on you. Watching you on the beach was a life-changing day for me. It was as if I knew you were going to be a part of me.”
“You open my eyes to accept that I wasn’t truly living. I was just passing through the motions” ~ Lily
“To love and be loved was one of the greatest gifts in life.” ~ Lily