My Beautiful (The Beautiful #2) by Alicia Rae
Genre: Contemporary Romance 18+
Publication Date: November 5, 2013
Cover Designed By: Okay Creations
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.
Still trying to recover from a tragic loss, Lily’s worst fear is falling in love. Distancing herself from everyone is the only way she can keep heartache away.
Deep down though, Lily realizes that living without Kyle is too painful. She finds strength in Kyle’s arms, and he gives her the courage to face her past. With every step forward, Lily continues to nurture and mend her damaged heart.
Just when Lily feels closure within her grasp, secrets from the past finally catch up with her, and Lily will discover that more than her heart is on the line.
Will love be enough to save Lily?
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Alicia Rae is a Contemporary Romance Author who lives in Dekalb, Illinois, with her husband and three beautiful boys. Alicia has a passion for reading all types of romance, writing to bring a story to life, and photography.
Thank you to my dear sister, Kels, who showed me a few years ago how much I truly missed reading. And to my loving husband, for not throwing away my Nook, and planting the seed of writing into my mind. I am forever grateful. Xo
Readers, words cannot thank you enough for supporting me along this incredible journey. I hope you enjoy my novels as much as I do writing them. I thank each and every one of you.
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Lily is a sympathetic character and I felt for her plight in the first chapter. She has a gentleness to her voice which was beguiling, a quiet melancholy with moments of poetry. I wondered about her not thinking about boys in high school (not a few times at least?). Kyle comes on strong, like a typical alpha male, letting her know his intentions. I found his dialogue at times to be too wordy. His strength is something Lily needs at this time to help her heal, but I did expect to see her schedule some form of therapy to help her cope. The chemistry between the couple sizzles and their coupling does fill many of this book's pages. I understood Lily's need to use sex as a coping mechanism, but I did tire of reading their trysts. The power of Beautiful Chances can be found when Lily finally does go home and reconnects with her aunt and uncle and cousins.
In My Beautiful, Lily is asked by Kyle to move in with him. The couple takes the next step in their relationship. But secrets arise and a mystery from the first book is continued. I did find Lily and Kyle suffered from insta-love in book one and now we see the changes in their characters. Lily continues to grow, reaching out to her family, saying goodbye to those she lost and facing her feelings of shame and blame. Kyle really steps up and puts his alpha male ways to use by providing a strong rock for Lily to lean on. Again, I found beauty in the quiet moments of the story but had to scan the numerous love scenes after awhile. A second cliff hanger played on my patience as I wondered what will happen to Lily and Kyle now that his past is being questioned. A contemporary romance heavy on the sheets has moments of gentle beauty as one young woman grasps with healing and reconnecting with family while falling in love.
Rating (both books):3.5
I love both covers.
I received a promotional copy in return for my honest review during a blog tour.
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