Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Book Review: A Beautiful Danger - Beautiful #7 by Lilliana Anderson

Title: A Beautiful Danger
Series: Beautiful #7
Author: Lilliana Anderson
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: June 21, 2017


Bad boys. They’ve been Ruby Garvan’s weakness since she started dating. But, when one of them took the ‘bad’ in the ‘boy’ too far, her bones broke… along with her spirit.
She swore she’d never go down that road again. Her next boyfriend would be a ‘nice guy’—a man with integrity, goals and a heart of gold.
Armed with a stack of inspirational quotes and a list of traits her new man must have, Ruby goes in search of her happily ever after.
She’s convinced she’s found it with her self-defence instructor—a kind hearted man named Joel, who cares for her deeply. But when Flynn Trotsky literally slams into her life with the force of a steam train, he quickly derails her plans with his unwavering interest and refusal to take no for an answer.
After a drunken night of far too much honesty, the two strike a deal—two weeks for Flynn to show Ruby that he’s not the bad boy she thinks he is. If he can’t convince her, he’ll go away for good this time.
Ruby doesn’t think he stands a chance against her resolve to turn her life around, and agrees to get the pesky dare-devil out of her way and hopefully out of her mind.
But, when your friends are all on his side, the chemistry just might be too palpable for even the most stubborn red-head to ignore…. 

Standalone New Adult Romance featuring mature scenes.

My Rating:

Favorite Quotes:

As modern women, shouldn’t we be high-fiving each other and adding a notch to our bedpost instead of calling it a walk of shame?

Right now, all I’m trying to do is take all of my broken pieces and turn them into a mosaic instead of just gluing them back together in the same old shape they always were.

Love is like a fart; if you have to force it, it’s probably shit.

My late husband used to cheat with the woman who lived at the end of our street. Then his dick got too old to stand up straight and he took too many of those Viagra pills. Terrible thing having to bury a man with a giant hard-on… I wasn’t sad to see him go, really. But I was sad that I had to organize his funeral—that other woman loved him more than I did. But then, she didn’t have to wash his dirty underwear every day for fifty-six years.

Fearless and brave aren’t the same thing. Brave is doing something even though it scares you. Careful people miss out on the greatest parts of life. Trust me, I know—I’m old. Old people know everything.

‘That’s why I got you a Sphinx. They’re hairless.’ He holds up the mewing cat, scratching it under its wrinkly chin... ‘He looks like an old man’s scrotum,’ Brad comments.

My Review:

Lilliana Anderson has a gift for painting vivid pictures with her words; I could clearly visualize each scene in totality as I was reading.  I enjoyed catching up with the characters from previous installments, although the beauty of this series is each book has strong enough legs to stand alone, but what is the fun in that?  I struggled to appreciate the main character of Ruby as she was incredibly obstinate and her unwarranted venom toward the character of Flynn was rude and arrogant to the level of mean girl – which is not one of my favorite tropes.  Ruby was actually a neurotic mess with a chaotic history of lousy taste in men and a default setting of poor choices, which she was continuing to make for what she thought were the right reasons.  Despite my frustrations with Ruby, the storyline was easy to follow and entertaining with welcome hits of amusing humor and a sizzling bit of salacious steam.  

Empress DJ

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Author Bio

Bestselling Author of the Beautiful Series, Drawn, and 47 Things, Lilliana has always loved to read and write, considering it the best form of escapism that the world has to offer.

Australian born and bred, she writes New Adult Romance revolving around her authentically Aussie characters with all the quirks you’d expect from those born Down Under.

Lilliana believes the world should know Australia for more than just its beaches and outback. Book after book, she successfully brings to life city and suburban characters much to her readers’ delight.

When she isn't writing, she wears the hat of 'wife and mother' to her husband and four children.

Before Lilliana turned to writing, she worked in a variety of industries and studied humanities and communications before transferring to commerce/law at university.

Originally from Sydney's Western suburbs, she currently lives a fairly quiet life in suburban Melbourne.

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