Goodreads’ Book Description:
New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author Christina Lauren’s Beautiful and Wild Seasons series hook up in Beautiful Secretfor an erotic intercontinental romp that celebrates the best of both worlds!
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?
Christina Lauren’s BEAUTIFUL SECRET is by far the biggest breath of fresh air in a long time when it comes to mixing adorably awkward with pure, unadulterated lust. You might as well forget the regular storyline of a damsel in distress overcoming her emotional baggage with the help of a knight in shining armor. This book instead tells the tale of a knight battling his own past with the help of a young, quirky… intern? Oh, and did I mention this knight is British?
“There was something about Niall Stella that made you want to watch him. Not because he was boisterous or loud, but because he wasn’t. there was a quiet confidence about him, a way he carried himself that demanded attention and respect, and a feeling that while he wasn’t talking, he was watching everything, noticing everyone.”
Ruby Miller has spent the last six months lusting from afar over Niall Stella, a man with a high position in the office she is currently interning for, and her dreams of intimacy soon become realistic as the two travel to New York together for business matters. Over the course of just a few days, Niall finally starts to notice Ruby for the energetic, youthful spirit she is, and boy, will his cute internal monologues have you swooning!
“I wanted to trust this tumbling sensation I had near her not because the feeling was familiar, but because it wasn’t.”
Their constant subtle touches and giddiness with each other is enough to make your heart melt, but Niall comes with a past that includes divorce and no experience with passion whatsoever. This entire story is a rollercoaster of emotions as Ruby tries to help Niall open up both emotionally and sexually, but is he really ready? If you want to experience a romance full of what is possibly the most adorable shyness between two lovers that transforms into the steamiest of scenes, BEAUTIFUL SECRET is the way to go.